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Learning from the Greats series - Benjamin Graham

17 Jan 2019

A smartly dressed, thirty year old man boarded a train in New York city bound for the annual general meeting of the Northern Pipeline company; it was a little odd, to say the least, that the AGM would be held in Oil City, a small town in Pennsylvania, almost 400 miles from where its headquarters were located, just blocks away from Wall Street.

The Self-Deception of Mental Accounting

17 Jan 2019

The Smith household comprises two adults, John and Mary. As a couple they run their credit cards so that at the end of each month some $2,000 is left as a debit balance on which they pay 20 per cent p.a. interest. As a separate exercise, the couple prides itself on having a savings jar in which they have $1,000 as a steady balance.

Three Pillars Investing: Attitude, Aptitude, Altitude

17 Jan 2019

One’s attitude towards investing may be coloured by a multiple of different – and sometimes competing – considerations.

Investment & Economic Review January 2019

9 Jan 2019

2018 was a perplexing year for investment markets, having started apprehensively due to economic growth and rising interest rates concerns, which was then followed by a benign mid-year period of greater optimism and growth, that ended abruptly in the final quarter. By year-end markets of all types - stocks, bonds and currencies - were experiencing heightened investor agitation and volatility.

Three Pillars Investing: Attitude, Aptitude, Altitude

16 Dec 2018

‘Altitude’ is generally accepted as meaning the height of an object above a certain benchmark (e.g. a plane in flight achieves what the pilot will convey to passengers as ‘cruising altitude’ meaning how far the plane is above sea or ground level).