Diary of A Free Man

One of our members retired at 50 to become a full-time trader, hoping that he could shrug off the rat race and the typical work sleep work life. Fifteen years later he is still 'retired' and still trading full-time. After 15 years of investing, he calls it what it turned out to be, trading not…

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Why the Aussie Dollar Matters

International investors are thought to hold anywhere between 35% and 45% of the Australian market and the money is ‘mobile’, in other words it is held in the hands of fund managers, like Fidelity, whose offices are in New York, or London, and their benchmarks are global stock-market indices (mostly MSCI indices). Australia has been…

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CSL (ASX: CSL) buy hold sell

BUY HOLD SELL – CSL (ASX: CSL)

What to do with CSL? The stock is ~20% off its February high and in a technical downtrend. Blood plasma collections in the US and brokers see more downside risk in the short term. Results are fast approaching (August 19) which has left many investors wondering what to do. CSL (ASX: CSL) is a high-quality…

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Reporting Season Guide – August 2020

‘Tis the Season to be Careful Once again August is upon us, a time that the industry either dreads or loves. So many company results that it is hard to keep up. Analysts burn the midnight oil and investors tremble on their pronouncements. This year is set to be a one-off (hopefully). We have seen…

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On the Couch with Gold Fund Manager Hedley Widdup

Henry’s Guest this week is Hedley Widdup, an executive director at Lion Selection Group (LSX). LSX is a listed specialist investor in small and mid-cap gold miners and explorers. Hedley started life as a geologist on some of the country’s most iconic projects including Olympic Dam, Mt Isa (Black Star open cut), and St Ives Gold Mine. In…

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James Hardie (ASX: JHX) buy hold sell

BUY HOLD SELL – James Hardie (ASX: JHX)

James Hardie (ASX: JHX) is in the building and construction game. Its operating segments are North America, Europe Fibre Cement, and Asia Pacific Fibre Cement. The majority of its revenue comes from North America. Australia only accounts for ~11% of revenue. It manufactures a range of fibre cement building materials for both internal and external…

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On the Couch with Andrew Weilandt

On the Couch with Andrew Weilandt

This week on the couch Henry has an old buddy Andrew Weilandt from DP Wealth Advisory in Toowoomba. Some of you will have seen Andrew on the TV, he is a regular guest on Ausbiz and used to do shows with Henry at Sky Biz and Yourmoney. Andrew is the managing partner at DP and…

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The Overpricing of Technology

One member invested in technology stocks makes the point that most big technology stocks (Amazon) lost money for years and on that basis the stocks we consider to be in a bubble at the moment, which are losing money (APT, XRO), might not be a sell. My response is that you may be right but you are…

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