Rule One: Don’t Lose Money

Warren Buffett once said “The first rule of an investment is don’t lose [money]. And the second rule of an investment is don’t forget the first rule. And that’s all the rules there are”. So for your investing pleasure, here are ten top tips for not losing your money. 40 years of experience in here.…

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technical trader educator Stuart McPhee

Stuart McPhee joins Marcus Today

It is with great pleasure I announce that technical trader and educator Stuart McPhee has joined the Marcus Today Team. Stuart will be writing a Technical Trading section starting Monday September 12th. Some of you would be aware of Stuart already, his reputation as a technical trader, analyst and consultant precedes him. In his former…

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Results season - Blow Up or Go Up

Results – Blow up or go up

The most likely thing to shock any shareholder and share price is company results. Results present a bi-annual moment of heightened risk for all stocks that report. We are coming up the Australian results season in August. Thanks to continuous disclosure requirements (meaning companies ‘dump’ information at results) and high-frequency trading (some of which now…

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Tangled web - simple solutions

A Tangled Web

Am I just part of the older generation and getting out of touch or is the world becoming a crazy place?  Everything is so complicated now.  We seem to have lost the ability to find simple solutions.  Our current power problems illustrate the issue very well.  Only 30 years ago there was State Electricity Authority…

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Glastonbury Festival - MT Retirement Today

Keep on Going

It was wonderful to read about Paul McCartney’s performance at the iconic Glastonbury Festival.  The first Glastonbury festival since Covid needed some big names, but who would have expected to see Paul McCartney who turned 80 just before the festival began as a headline performance?  As the write up from none other than the ‘The…

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stock tip

500 of your Stock Tips

Question 20 of our 2022 Member Survey was this: “Do you have a stock tip, theme or a bit of (legal) inside information about your own industry or business to share with other members?” Here are the 500 odd answers – your stock tips. Note the date – June 2022. Don’t want you reading this…

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worst #Financial Decision

500 of Your Worst Financial Decisions

We sent our Members a 20 question survey in 2022. One of the questions in our 2022 Member Survey was: “What was your worst Financial Decision?“. We had over 500 pieces of “advice”. There are too many to include in the newsletter so I have put them in a PDF for you. You may have…

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Smart Financial Advice

600 bits of Smart Financial Advice

We sent our Members a 20 question survey in 2022. Question 19 was this: “What piece of Smart Financial Advice do you have for other Members?”. Over 600 answers included 13 references to stop losses, 18 references to subscribing to Marcus Today, a number of references to Marriage (as always) and a lot of motherhood…

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