23May 2018

Money-ball Investing

May 23, 2018

It’s been a few years since the term ‘moneyball’ was widely appropriated throughout the sporting world. In case you missed it, Moneyball was a 2003 book by Michael Lewis (later a 2011 film starring Brad Pitt) following the Oakland Athletics baseball team. The team had the third lowest player payroll in US baseball, but general manager Billy Beane attempted […]

11May 2018

The other night’s federal budget stood out on a tax perspective and there were a couple of other positives to be found. Importantly, we’ve just clocked two consecutive budgets without major superannuation meddling. And the super changes we did get were positive. Pensioners The Pension Loans Scheme will be opened to all Australians over 65, including […]

16Apr 2018

Tower & Diamond Blues

April 16, 2018

In 2015 it was the hottest thing in Western Sydney. Blacktown’s Altitude Tower, the first high rise in the area. The media breathlessly reported 90% of the apartments were sold on the opening auction day. With Sydney house prices nosing past $1 million at the time (depending on the data provider) the chance to grab something below […]

02Apr 2018

Certainty. We all deserve it, don’t we? Especially as we get older, the expectation we can rely on the same things to keep working and providing for us over decades of retirement. We may think we deserve certainty, but life’s not like that. As Labor’s recently announced changes (and quick revisions) to franking credits showed, […]

16Mar 2018

In & Out of Fashion

March 16, 2018

The latest investment fad is over. Bitcoin went from euphoria to revulsion inside of three months. Only a reality television marriage could turn uglier at a faster rate! The proof comes in the form of this chart we’ve compiled that contrasts the weekly Bitcoin price with weekly Google search interest in the term ‘Bitcoin’. The […]