It seems likely that a period of volatility lies ahead.
Volatility brings opportunities as well as threats.
So it’s important to know what your strategy is, and then execute it accordingly.
It’s also important to separate the media noise from the signal.
I discuss a little in this...
The post-financial crisis era has largely been characterised by low income growth for employees, and not only in Australia.
If you’re an employee then increasing your earning power is a key tenet of your ability to move ahead, as it directly impacts upon your capacity to save and invest.
Warren Buffett said that Rule #1 of investing is to not lose money.
And Rule #2?
Well, see Rule #1.
It’s a truism to say that you shouldn’t lose money on investments.
But there’s an important mathematical principle behind the mantra.
That is, if your portfolio drops by half (50...
It seems that in developed countries the highest rate that governments can tax salary income at these days is about 50 per cent before the hissing from the goose becomes too loud.
It’s tough for employees to get ahead when the top slice of income is taxed so heavily, while the remained can...
In business schools they used to have a saying: ‘what gets measured gets done’.
Perhaps they still do, for all I know…either way, it’s very true!
It’s not uncommon to push wealth creation plans and personal finances onto the back-burner, because life so easily gets...
As a vegetarian I was naturally thrilled to see the successful float of Beyond Meat (NASDAQ: BYND).
That’s great, but anyone can see that valuing a company with such tiny revenues at almost US$10 billion is also beyond ridiculous.
I don’t mind using Uber either, for that matter, but...
There are a handful of decent quality stocks in Australia with strong growth prospects.
The problem is, the prices of many growth stocks right now are outlandish.
In the US equivalent stocks, the prices are often borderline ludicrous.
Not everywhere around the world has been so expensive, but at...
If you’re seeking financial independence it’s probably time to let go of the idea that interest rates are going to rise meaningfully any time soon.
It’s been becoming incrementally less and likely likely that income from term deposits or cash equivalents will form a powerful...