Shareholders and others sometimes ask: “where do you get the information you need to invest?” In response, I say something like: “every business day I scan headlines in major financial publications in Australia, Britain, Europe and North America. As a rule, I ignore opinion … [Read more...] about Why investors should ignore most “news”
In my previous wire, I highlighted a vital reality that hardly anybody has noticed (or, perhaps, wants to mention): remarkably few financial advisers, analysts, brokers, journalists, strategists and the like are financially independent. Few own sufficient investments to generate … [Read more...] about Why does your manager charge fees and pay salaries and bonuses?
It’s vitally important, yet hardly anybody has noticed it: remarkably few financial advisers, analysts, brokers, journalists, strategists and the like are financially independent. Few, in other words, own enough assets to generate a stream of income that finances their living … [Read more...] about Are you a customer, client or partner?
How important are rankings of managed funds’ results during the past 12 months? How should investors interpret them? In a key sense, rankings ARE important – but NOT in the way the mainstream assumes. At this time of year, and again at mid-year, when they come thick and fast, as … [Read more...] about Investors, beware: It’s THAT time of year again!
Earlier this month, a columnist at another Australian website encapsulated the exuberance that’s currently gripping stocks – and the incredulity that somebody mightn’t share it: “It’s difficult to be anything other than bullish on the prospects for equity markets next year. I … [Read more...] about Speculators are playing with fire; investors, don’t get burnt!