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What I'm asking Santa for this Christmas

Faced with the choice to be too optimistic or too pessimistic, I’ll take the former, every time.

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New rules, a new book, and new forecasts

Predictions are interesting. But for investors, they’re probably best left alone.

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Is the economic worm turning?

The ‘full steam ahead’ vibe of a couple of months ago now seems to be squarely in the rear vision…

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What really cheeses me off

If you think this riles me up, you’re right.

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The pessimists were wrong. Again.

Remember those people who said, a month ago, that it was all doom and gloom?

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Crypto in Super? No way!

I’m sure there are some crypto fans and libertarians reading this.

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Who needs nuance?

We are not perfect. Nor is anyone else.

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Don't let Black Friday put you into the red!

Please resist the urge for that extra bit of ‘retail therapy’.

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Cycles are back…

Economies move in cycles.

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Do you know what happened on the ASX recently?

It falls to me, here, to do the anti-headlines.

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Musk, Twitter and a Crypto Crash

It’s his company, and he’s going to run it his way.

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If even the RBA gets the forecast wrong…

This might be enough to ensure I’m never asked to serve on a public company board

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Elon Musk's 'Alan Bond' moment?

‘New normals’ are almost always overdone.

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They've got to be ETFing kidding!

What the ETF is going on?

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Who pays the tax if these companies don't?

It's remarkable how little tax you can pay, especially if you’re a multinational.

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Winners and losers this cup — and rates — day

The future is bright, even if the skies are sometimes overcast.

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What to make of last night's budget

This one was… different.

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What should be in tonight's budget (but probably won't)

Treasurer, if you’re reading this, feel free to get in touch.

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Buffett was right… again.

We’re in a funny time, economically.

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Make this change… then leave Super alone!

It would be very simple, and objectively incredibly fair.

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Don't miss the (investing) forest for the trees

Whether the future is better or worse than the past is unknowable.

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Four simple steps to great investing

It's worth asking yourself how many points out of four you’d give yourself on each company you own

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Don't be like our governments. Invest.

So many people are so fixated on trying to guess the very lowest price, or the very best time that…

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Go home, ASX. You're drunk…

Days like these have only one rationale: emotion.

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The pound, AGL, volatility, IKEA and Warren's wisdom

We’ll look back on September and October 2022 as an attractive time to buy some companies that rely on discretionary…

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The biggest risk in a volatile market?

Waiting for the coast to be clear could be very, very expensive.

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Why I was awake at 3.45am this morning…

Could it be worrying about stock market volatility keeping me up at night?

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It's going to be bumpy… but worth it

Trying to avoid the losers can also rob you of the chance to bank meaningful winners.

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Rates up… and more to come. Here's the real tragedy

Australia's economic management has been a litany of mistakes but, believe it or not, higher interest rates are still better…

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'Sorry, you can't afford advice that's in your best interest'

Reports suggest a review is going to recommend that financial advisors no longer have to apply the ‘best interest’ test…

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The most useless thing a CEO can do…

The long-term damage done in pursuit of short-term objectives is frightening.

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Tomorrow: What I'm thinking and what I'm about to buy…

Clear your diaries for 3pm AEST tomorrow.

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Are the stores themselves on sale?

The market – writ large – has simply changed its collective mind.

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An ASX CEO's three most important jobs

It seems like a simple question. Maybe you even have a simple answer for it.

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A fairer way to grow — and cool — the economy?

We shouldn’t do things just because it’s the way we’ve always done them.

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The most wonderful day of the year (or close anyway)

I get a little more excited than most.

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Don't believe everything the CEO says

The CEO gilding the lily is often more persuasive than the person telling the unvarnished truth.

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The new normal? Kinda like the old normal…

If anything is unAustralian, it’s four beers costing more than a pineapple.

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Why the RBA review will be a waste of time…

Waiting until inflation arrived, and was entrenched, before acting was a monumental mistake.

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Want to pay less tax? Or make more money?

You should be careful that you don’t let emotions lead you into making a big mistake.

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