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09Oct 2017

It’s AFL silly season. With the grand final over – congratulations Richmond – the attention has turned to player movements and drafting. It’s at this time of the year when player managers become a more prominent feature. Aided by their mates in the media it becomes an opportune time for managers to signal their importance […]

02Oct 2017

If you’re an Oasis fan you’ll know who Liam Gallagher is. If not, at one stage Liam and his brother Noel fronted one of the biggest bands on the planet – Oasis. Due to creative differences (regular punch ups), Oasis broke up in 2009 with the brothers going their separate ways. While the pair have […]

17Sep 2017

Take a look at this chart. See that blue line at the bottom? That isn’t the isn’t the horizontal or x-axis. It’s a price chart showing the growth of the Dow Jones in the US since 2012 – 71%.  Confused yet?  The black line is the monthly bitcoin price in the same time frame. In […]

12Sep 2017

Deliverance From Bad Insurance

September 12, 2017

If you’ve ever seen the classic film Deliverance you’ll know it’s the ultimate insurance advertisement. The character of Lewis, played by Burt Reynolds, begins the film proudly declaring, “I never been insured in my life. I don’t believe in insurance. There’s no risk.”   Movie fate ensures the canoeing trip Lewis and his friends take is […]

06Sep 2017

Low Volatility Not The Norm

September 6, 2017

In case you needed a reminder – the sharemarket does go down. It’s worth remembering this in a year which has so far been something of a rarity. Earlier in the year we highlighted the media and their incessant hectoring about an imminent correction. With nothing much happening in the markets they fell into the […]