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Fear of loss vs. Fear of missing out

May 25, 2020

Fear of loss vs. Fear of missing out

​ As an investor, you’ll have experienced a fear of losing money and/or a fear of missing out on potential gains.

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Business as usual (the new temporary usual): COVID-19 pandemic

March 26, 2020

Business as usual (the new temporary usual): COVID-19 pandemic

We are currently in a time of global uncertainty; we are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and a significant drop in the investment market that hasn’t been experienced for years. ​ So, what does ...

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Why a 10% drop in the share market shouldn't be a surprise

March 02, 2020

Why a 10% drop in the share market shouldn't be a surprise

The week of 28 February 2020 the ASX200 had dropped by around 10%.  This has taken many people by surprise.  But should it?

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A good financial adviser is like a...

December 18, 2019

A good financial adviser is like a...

What is a financial planner? It’s the most common question I’m asked. If you ask Wikipedia, a financial planner is ‘a professional who prepares financial plans for people’, which is akin to saying a ...

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My business is my super.

October 28, 2019

My business is my super.

Building a successful business doesn’t happen overnight.   A successful business is a product of dedication, sacrifice, humility and hard graft.   After years of investing a great deal of time and ...

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What is your 'investing time horizon'?

October 14, 2019

What is your 'investing time horizon'?

This has always struck me as a question that doesn’t make sense.  In theory if a financial adviser asks their client this question, they would shoot back a defined time frame i.e. 3 years. In reality ...

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Is your information already factored into the price?

September 30, 2019

Is your information already factored into the price?

Often people invest based on a prediction the price of their chosen asset will eventually rise. This must be the case, otherwise they’d just wait until the price drops to buy. Their predictions are ...

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How to increase your age pension.

September 16, 2019

How to increase your age pension.

Tax. It’s an unavoidable aspect of working. Most people pay a lot of tax in their working life and don’t receive much assistance from the government in return.  So, when it comes time to collect the ...

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Taking leave as a lump sum vs income.

September 02, 2019

Taking leave as a lump sum vs income.

Most people have another ‘asset’ up their sleeve leading up to retirement; their leave entitlements. In some cases, you may also be able to choose whether to take these entitlements as a lump sum or ...

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Why people in their 50’s are stuck in the middle.

August 19, 2019

Why people in their 50’s are stuck in the middle.

I’ve just had my first child just before I turn 30.     My father was 30 when I was born and his father was 30 when he had him.  Based on this anecdote let’s assume the average 50-year-old has ...