Tag: investment

Red or Black, Buy or Sell

Twenty years ago I made my first investment in an IPO*. It was 1996 and I’d not long finished my economics degree. I was young and dumb but armed with just enough knowledge to be dangerous. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Risk and Return

When deciding which investments are right for you, it is important to understand the trade off between risk and return and how to manage investment risk. A risk profile can help identify the type and […]

Timeless Investment Lessons

Below is the link to a feature story I have written for latest B2B Magazine. In this article I cut through the noise to focus on two investment concepts that are crucial for today’s market. […]

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. […]

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? […]

What are ETF’s?

ETF’s have become the latest big investment trend on the ASX and the growth looks set to continue. Over the past 9 years the ETF market in Australia has increased in value from around $500 […]

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 […]

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 […]