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Investment & Economic Review April 2019

10 Apr 2019

The first quarter of 2019 was distinctly different, and much improved, from the final quarter of last year.  Stock markets which had slumped badly recovered just as quickly, erasing the losses of late-2018 within a few months.

Three Pillars Investing: Attitude, Aptitude, Altitude

30 Mar 2019

This article references the recent high/low altitude of the ASX 200. From here onwards, these articles will examine the collective aspects of the three pillars in each issue to demonstrate how, in reality, attitude, aptitude and altitude comingle to provide the basis for understanding the investment process.

Learning from the Greats series - John Maynard Keynes

13 Mar 2019

This giant of economic thinking wrote the following in his book, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, published in 1919, a year after the end of WWI: ‘If we aim deliberately at the impoverishment of Central Europe, vengeance, I dare predict, will not limp. Nothing can then delay for very long that final war between the forces of Reaction and the despairing consequences of Revolution, before which the horrors of the late German war will fade into nothing.’

Sceptical About Global Opportunities?

12 Mar 2019
Sceptical About Global Opportunities?

Your phone was neither designed nor made in Australia. Same goes for your car. And your TV. And your shoes. And the shirt or blouse on your back. Over 90% of what you use every single day was most likely made overseas. Does that tell you something?

Three Pillars Investing: Attitude, Aptitude, Altitude

30 Jan 2019

Skill, talent and ability. These define an aptitude for a task or challenge; in the context of investing, however, one should add ‘insights’ and‘research’ as components of successful outcomes in the complex environment of markets.