investment wisdom

Investment Wisdom from Marcus Today Members

I put the call out to our members the other day asking for their investment wisdom in the spirit of members helping members. The prompt was: “If you could pass on just one piece of investment wisdom to other Marcus Today Members, what would it be”. Not surprisingly we got some fantastic responses, which provide…

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bubbles and tulipmania

Bubbles and Tulipomania

In 1623. A single tulip bulb sold for a thousand Dutch florins, seven times the average annual wage. The average tulip trader made sixty thousand florins a month. 400 times the annual wage. 40 bulbs sold for 100,000 florins. You could have bought 3,333 pigs for the same price. People were selling possessions to speculate…

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Risk and reward

Investment Philosophy

Most fund managers have an Investment Philosophy. For some it is little more than a marketing blurb on their website, for others it is their core. An “Investment Philosophy” for professional fiund managers is required for compliance purposes (compliance with compliance) but it goes beyond that. An Investment Philosophy, whilst it can be updated and…

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why ETFs

Why ETFs

  Embarrassingly our ETF portfolio has been outperforming our other portfolios (written on 17th February 2021). It is a revelation that this low-cost, low activity, low stress, low administration, relaxed portfolio, exposed to compounding returns in the Australian market as well as the HACK, FANG, FUEL and S&P 500, is outperforming our Australian stock picking…

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