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I have read countless books on investing, met an enormous number of financial experts and fund managers, and made pretty much every investing mistake possible! If I could distil my learnings into one statement, it would be this: the short term is unknowable, but the long term is inevitable. Let me share my three all-time favourite […]

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Four major issues are influencing markets at the moment: Rising rates and the withdrawal of liquidity The disruptive effect of the Omicron wave The potential for conflict between Russia and Ukraine Chinese policy easing Of these, only the fourth is positive. As a result we have seen equities weaken in the year to date. At […]

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Australia’s economic recovery is expected to be driven by a 7.3% boost in household spending in 2021 as an embattled population loosens the purse strings and gets back to business as usual. While the pandemic is still a persistent threat, it is giving way to a return to more normal living conditions, and both job […]

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The following explanation of the tax system has been popular for many years. “I’ve been waiting a long time for a chance to use this. The numbers may not be exactly right, but the idea is. The unarguable bottom line is that everyone’s view of the fairness of the tax system – like most such […]

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Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B) Chairman Warren Buffett recently released his annual letter to shareholders, along with the company’s 2020 earnings. Despite negative comments from Berkshire partner Charlie Munger last week about the market mania surrounding GameStop (GME), Bitcoin and SPACs, Buffett didn’t directly mention any of that in his letter. Instead, he extolled the virtues of long-term […]

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It may seem obvious that financial stress would have a direct impact on people’s health and happiness. However, new research from Fidelity International suggests that Australians are not making the link between financial health and our overall well being. Fidelity’s survey of over 2,000 Australians shows almost half of us worry about money at least […]

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                  We have made a change We are proud to announce the launch of the new firm logo and brand identity as part of the ongoing development of our firm. We have grown and evolved over the past 10 years, and we have refreshed our look to […]

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During an average workday, a single minute might seem negligible. If you’re lucky, a minute might buy you enough time to write a quick email, grab a coffee from the lunchroom, or make small talk with a coworker. But in other situations, a minute can also be quite extraordinary. Imagine being a quarterback in the […]

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Matthew Smith March 21, 2019© Success – in the monetary sense – hasn’t been a major priority for Guy Warren, the great Australian artist who, at 98 years of age, is attracting the kind of notoriety that’s now bringing more commercial spoils his way. Warren had an exhibition in February with the commercial gallery he […]

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The idea that when someone reaches the age of 60, it might be time to step out of work and retire into a life of leisure is relatively recent. But with more people living longer, expectations of retirement are being reshaped. More years were added to human life expectancy in the 20th century than were […]

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