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To Refresh is Good for All

11 Jan 2021
What on earth could strawberries have to do with prestigious investment management firm Joseph Palmer & Sons? Differentiation!

In an era of apparent ‘sameness’, where it can be difficult for some to differentiate one investment firm from another, this brief essay provides an opportunity to perceive key differences.

The Challenge is to be Exceptional

8 Dec 2020

By almost any measure, Australia is an exceptional place: its size, its location, its history, its flora, its fauna, its people and its reputation: combined, these make this country ‘more than a bit special’...

Investment & Economic Review October 2020

15 Oct 2020

More than half a year has passed since the global pandemic wreaked havoc in societies and financial markets worldwide. Regrettably, the virus remains virulent so has slowed the pace of economic recovery and caused a multitude of social implications to remain prominent. The path towards a vaccine seems promising, with more than 130 projects globally, funded almost limitlessly, with accelerated clinical trial processes. A rapid rebound in consumer confidence and associated economic activity is expected should a successful vaccine become widely available.

Relationships

21 Sep 2020

People do business with people because they choose to not because they have to. 

We can always find others doing the same thing or selling the same product, it's the personal connection that makes the difference.

Investment & Economic Review July 2020

15 Jul 2020

The 2019/20 financial year was truly extraordinary.  For the first eight months it was steady progress, with asset prices modestly inflating, interest rates staying low and consumer confidence elevated.  Then the pandemic triggered the diametric opposite, a large deflation of asset prices, an economic conflagration and worrying social and health concerns.

My last quarterly report, in early April, coincided with the depths of the market downturn, at which time the wellbeing, social and economic effects and consequences of the global pandemic were entirely unknown.  Three months later there is some clarity and a modestly improved stock market, but still immense uncertainties and rattled consumer and business confidence. 

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