Investment Wisdom from Warren Buffett’s Latest Shareholder Letter

Each year the shareholder letter written by Warren Buffett's for his company, Berkshire Hathaway is highly anticipated. The latest Forbes Rich list has named him as the 4th richest person in the world. When he speaks about markets and investing - everyone listens. The latest letter released last Saturday has the usual update on Berkshire's major … Continue reading Investment Wisdom from Warren Buffett’s Latest Shareholder Letter

Investment Lessons from my Grandfather

"Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late" Benjamin Franklin When I was 19 I started investing in shares. My grandfather was a lifelong sharemarket investor and he encouraged me to get me started. When I say lifelong investor I mean he bought and held forever - he hated selling. He … Continue reading Investment Lessons from my Grandfather

Fearless Forecasts for 2012

Well it's the time of year to be guessing what might happen in the next 12 months. There are tips on what's in store for technology, the grand final winners and of course the sharemarket. The major newspapers and investment magazines contain various predictions for where the ASX will finish 2012. But how useful is it? … Continue reading Fearless Forecasts for 2012

Should I Move Everything to Cash?

With recurring headlines of the demise of Europe and sharemarket volatility remaining high, this is a common question. Would I be better to move all my equities to cash so I don’t have to worry? With the benefit of hindsight it is easy to say we should have been in cash for the last 5 … Continue reading Should I Move Everything to Cash?

Financial Market Volatility and Global Growth

While I don't intend for my Blog to focus only on market updates I think the current volatility we are seeing requires frequent communication. An important aspect of ensuring our financial lives are in order is to make sure we have money when we need it. We do this by managing our savings, investing and spending. We can control two of … Continue reading Financial Market Volatility and Global Growth

My Q and A with BT Investment Management

Recently I had a discussion with BT Investment Management (BTIM) regarding the current state of the markets both in Australia and globally. BTIM manages a significant pool of funds for investors, currently more than $40billion. I asked them the following questions: How do you see the situation playing out in the US and Europe? US  The … Continue reading My Q and A with BT Investment Management