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Matt Joass, CFA

Matt is the Lead Advisor for Motley Fool Pro. Matt regularly appears as an expert guest on CNBC Asia and Sky Business and contributes to the Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Financial Review. Matt Joass Matt’s ideal investment is a company that is just tipping past what he calls a ‘fundamental inflection point’. It might be a new product or service that is growing rapidly, or a new market that is gaining traction, or just an old-fashioned turnaround. Whatever the cause, he loves to find those spots where the company’s future is likely to be very different from its past. The markets are typically slow to adjust, allowing savvy investors to profit. Originally from New Zealand, Matt first joined the Motley Fool Australia team from chilly Copenhagen, where he had been working as a financial analyst in the headquarters of an international shipping giant. Matt is a big supporter of investor education and during his time in Denmark he co-founded the Copenhagen Investment Club, a fortnightly meeting of like-minded value investors. He believes that the best asset of an individual investor is a long-term focus and he is always keen to take part in an open-minded investing discussion. Matt has also worked for a fast-growing telecommunications company in New Zealand and has trained in New York and India. He is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation as well as an Honours degree in International Business from the University of Auckland. When not working or studying, Matt loves to get outdoors and is an avid sailor. Matt has mentioned his love of sailing in his bio for a few years now, and remains disappointed he has yet to be invited on to anyone’s yacht.

Posts by Matt Joass, CFA

3 key takeaways from inside Australia’s FinTECH summit

Here are some key investing trends of the future smart investors should know about. More »

Technology One Is A Shareholder Hero

An Aussie tech success story that has made shareholders rich More »

Make money from the Ashley Madison hack

As attention turns to cyber security this Aussie small cap is poised to profit More »

Profit from paying bills

A high quality growing business that is still flying under the radar More »

How to profit from the cyber-threat

This Aussie small cap is poised to profit from the rise of cyber security More »

3 critical lessons from Ben Bernanke

Now that he is finally free to say what he wants, what would he say? More »

Picking up the bill for investors

A high quality growing business that most investors are ignoring More »

Buffett’s lost it

The Motley Fool PRO team were visiting the Sage of Omaha last weekend! More »

Has Xero Already Won?

The financial press is buzzing about the epic battle shaping up between Xero (ASX:XRO) and MYOB. But has Xero already won? More »

6 Signs Your Company is a Dud

6 signs that you are too good for that company More »

Recession-proof your portfolio

Recession-resistant businesses are hard to find, but Auto-parts distributor Burson Group measures up More »

Xero’s Huge Cash Injection

XERO FPO NZ (ASX:XRO) has received a huge show of support from one of the US's most respected tech investors. More »

7 Big China Myths Busted

We went to China to separate fact from fiction. Here are 7 big China myths that it’s about time we all dropped. More »

Three China myths busted

Here are 3 big China myths that it’s about time we all dropped More »