New Normal

I’m feeling just a little bit more optimistic for the first time in months.  There may be just a chink of light at the end of the tunnel.  If Victoria can get its house in order Australia might just achieve some degree of a new normality.  I know we can’t expect to return to the…

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Super For The Long Term

‘Superannuation is for the long term’.  I wonder how many people react as I do to that statement.  I immediately have two reactions.  The first and most obvious is that at 82 with 83 approaching at an alarming rate there is no long term for me.  It’s a case of living for the day, week…

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One of my daughters has been looking for a casual job and one came up at PetBarn yesterday packing online boxes. Her response was “I’d better apply before JobKeeper ends and everybody else starts looking for a job”. Clever girl. Getting ahead of the curve. The same applies in the stock market. Assume everything everybody…

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Hello Stranger

It’s amazing how a simple and apparently insignificant thing can have such an amazing impact on life.  When Victoria declared mask wearing to be mandatory I thought that’s OK not a big issue if it helps solve the problem.  I had no idea how it would change things. Ever since working briefly in Libya and…

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ASX director buying and selling

How To Track Director Buying And Selling

You can track Director buying and selling every day on the Market Index website – CLICK HERE – this gives you a daily list of directors transactions although you can click through on each code to see the history of directors transactions in any stock, or you can simply search a particular stock code at…

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Warren Buffet's story related to Orangutans flipping coins

Stock Market Secrets: Orangutans

The concept for this article has been unashamedly stolen from Warren Buffet although it has been given an an Australian flavour. He expounded the US version in a speech in 1984 commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the book Security Analysis by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd, the bible of value investing. He called his speech…

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