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Are you a 'Catch and Release' investor?

The 'value' of 'growth'

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The Father/Son rule doesn't stretch to investing

Be a referee... not a fan.

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The least productive argument in investing…

Would value investors have bought Amazon? Maybe. But not many. Would a growth investor have bought Soul Patts? Maybe. But…

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The Case For Reinstating JobKeeper (and JobSeeker)

I believe confidence is the single most important economic indicator there is.

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Bitcoin is worthless… but maybe priceless?

Cryptocurrency may simply belong in the too hard basket

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I'm investing for my kids. Any advice?

Take the #Investor5DayChallenge!

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The dark side of the WFH revolution

Collaboration, across cities, countries, timezones and continents, is becoming the norm. So what's the downside?

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My biggest losers so far

How to deal with losses... and not let them crush you.

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Why I'd rather invest in 'working from home'

As an investor, I'd bet on ‘work from home’...

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Time is money. But wealth is the result of time…

A stitch in time, saves nine.

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Happy New (Financial) Year!

At midnight, an old year finished and a new one began.

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A Super-bad idea

A bird in the hand, we’re told, is worth two in the bush. Which isn’t wrong, per se, but is…

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Paying Super by docking our pay? Surely not

Some bosses might fund an increase in Super by docking take home pay!

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Good things happen to good companies

A Friday reminder: When you find a winning company, guard it zealously. Because good businesses tend to make good things…

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Extrapolation, contrarianism… and an investing short-cut

Why buy when everyone else is excited and the share price is already sky-high? It can pay to be contrarian.

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Patience, grasshopper

This go-go stock is a reminder of some old-world principles that remain true.

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When the music stops… the investment bankers stop getting paid!

Beware 'piano accordion capitalism'...

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Lithium might be the new oil… in all the wrong ways

ASX trends can be a fantastic wave on which to surf ... or they can wash you straight onto the…

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Don't play the game you can't win…

The best advice is not always found in investment textbooks. Here's why.

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I made 2% the other day. Break out the champagne?

Paying too much attention to short term share market movements can be counterproductive. Here's why...

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I might be getting old, but it has its benefits

From little things, big things grow. The analogy is the same for investing in ASX companies as it is for…

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Make up for lost time…

A dollar saved today has the same potential future yearly gain for all of us.

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How on earth do you justify Australian house prices?

It's a question usually asked, rhetorically, in exasperation by those trying to buy their first homes, or by others worried…

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Learning to love share price falls

If you're going to be buying shares it might just pay to cast this volatility in a different light.

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Market Volatility Update

If there’s one thing 2020 should have taught us, it’s that the stock market is volatile. So what should you…

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My Budget Verdict

I watched the Budget speech, so you didn't have to...

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Here's Why I (Seriously!) Love The Budget

Treasurer Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Budget

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Wrong… but still right!

You don’t win the game by making no mistakes. You win it by making fewer than the opposition and scoring…

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Okay. I admit it. I was wrong.

To beat the market, you have to do something different to the market. That means you need to ignore what…

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Retail just changed. Forever…

The seismic shift most investors missed.

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Untying the CEO pay knot

How much is too much when it comes to both executive pay and government support for struggling businesses?

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Investing has a problem…

Investing has a problem. Actually, to be more specific, investors have a problem. See, humans are drawn to things that are…

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Growing pains, or something worse, for Kogan?

A major share price fall is painful, but if you get the psychology of investing right, it's unlikely to cost…

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To beat the market, do something different…

I was moved to think about ties again thanks to a weekend tweet by ex-Wallaby and current journo and author,…

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What to make of all this good news?

The good news kept rolling in during a bumper week on the ASX. Hear all about it on the latest…

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A win for the good guys!

The Federal Government is apparently dropping its potential opposition to increasing the contribution our employers make to our super accounts.

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Don't drink (your own) Kool-Aid!

Are you investing because of how 'you' think or act, rather than how the whole market does?

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Are you buying the companies of the past, or the future?

In the 'new normal', some businesses with long term growth potential have been thrown out with the bathwater. Have another…

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Rising property prices aren't a surprise. But falls won't be, either…

If you’re buying a house because property prices always go up, or because they don’t -- or can’t - come…

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Retail smackdown: Few winners, many losers

Retailers and retail landlords are fighting to keep their heads above water in a challenging industry landscape. Investors beware.

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