What is a Trader

What is a Trader?

The word ‘Trader’ will mean different things to different people but the best place to start would be by saying what a trader is not.   It’s not getting up at 10 am Walking out to the sundeck of your yacht, opening your laptop, hitting buy or sell a couple of times and then retiring…

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Trump Not a Chump

We have looked through the details of the Phase One trade deal and despite spending last year exasperated by the unwelcome uncertainty and volatility that trade ‘news’ and Trump’s delivery of it caused, the conclusion from reading the trade deal is that however badly/annoyingly Trump has handled the news flow (a more efficient President might…

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Australian Ethical Fund small cap update

Update: Small Caps to Watch 2020

Back in November, we released our top picks for 2020 in the Small Caps space, you can grab a copy HERE. Here is the investment case for AEF we outlined in November. It has had a strong start to the year. Ongoing growth in FUM and strong inflows are expected to drive continued profit growth.…

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Smashed Avocado

I Like Smashed Avocado

Family Christmas lunches provide a range of entertainment. This year was no exception. From eccentric aunties discussing their timeshare purchase, to the excitement of a 3-month old baby cousin being introduced to their extended family for the first time. Then there was that nice glass of Penfolds that spilt on the new couch and wayward…

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2020 Market Call

Day three back at the desk – time for a round up of what to expect in 2020. US Central Bank policy was the biggest issue in 2019 and still is the biggest issue – Last year’s stellar performance from the bond and equity market was driven by the US Federal Reserve’s dovish pivot point…

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Rich Tom Poor Tom

One more day until the Christmas holidays. Well, for most people, the Marcus Today desk will of course be operating. “Whenever the market is open we’re open” says Marcus. Blimey. This is my third year working with Marcus and the Team and as tradition has it, before we all head off to the annual Christmas…

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Following the Fund Managers

You may have seen my article on Livewire this weekend which talked about some of the common traits and mistakes, as well as the heroics we see when we do portfolio assessments for financial planning clients, mostly portfolios that have been managed by SMSF Trustees in isolation. Our portfolio assessments provide people with a bouncing…

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