financial markets

A Different Way to Play this Market

Whatever the findings of the Royal Commission — and any disruption that follows — investors will still need to work out where to park their money. With volatility continuing in the market, and share prices…

Cycles Have Two Phases – Up AND Down

We have lived through an extraordinary ‘up’ phase of the cycle…and unfortunately, this sustained period of false prosperity has been mistaken for a permanent reality. Nothing could be further from the truth. The signs are…

Finding Out the Truth about Stocks

Australian investors often lament the performance of our market. They look at other markets and wonder why ours can’t be the same. We all know that financial stocks dominate the Australian market (around 40%). That…

Impermanence: Investors Must Wake Up

We make decisions — loans, savings, investments, purchases, etc. — based on an understanding that tomorrow is going to be the same as today. History tells us this is a flawed principle. We’re being set…

Where the Real Risk Resides

Individual investors aren’t a systemic risk. Individuals don’t have a large enough access to borrowed capital (loans) to create that risk. The risk, as always, is in the hands of the know-it-alls and big heads…

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