Below is a very interesting article which caught our eye last week. This is written by Hugh Dive, Chief Investment Officer at Atlas Funds Management. This article has been sources from LiveWire. In March Wesfarmers announced their intention to demerge Coles into a new separately listed company, with the new company expected to list on…

Teaching children about money can be a challenge, especially if you are pressed for time. So how do you pass on good financial values early on, no matter what? Clinical child psychologist Emma Spencer shares her advice, which was recently shared in the FPA Money and Life E-Book, which can be found here 1. Talk…

Should our portfolios be a reflection of us? Yes! If you want to be involved, find out who is doing what, and why certain investments are in your portfolio – then you can!  If you’d rather take a backseat and simply receive a statement each six months or a year – then you can! It…

Are your bullish or bearish heading into 2018 Only time will tell if a bull or bear market awaits investors in 2018. There’s plenty of ammunition for both scenarios. I think it will pay investors to look closely at the boundaries marked by the bull and bear cases, and treat them like the flags between…

How much is enough? This is a question we often get asked by our clients, and it relates to any number of things, but mainly: How much is enough to start investing? How much is enough to buy a house? How much is enough for a safety net? At the end of the day, there…

Buying a house to live in is an emotional decision, not a financial one. Newspapers and televisions scream that “Rent is dead money” – so what is the hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest the average buyer will pay to the financial institution from whom they borrow the money to buy this property, if…

We recently came across the following article written by Australian value investing legend, Roger Montgomery. Below is a snip it, we encourage you to read the full article on LiveWire! DALBAR is a leading research firm who for 21 years have been researching investor behaviour through their annual Quantitative Analysis of Investor Behavior study measuring the effects…

Geoff was recently asked to comment on Macquarie Bank’s robo advice that is advising members to exit the market and stay in cash while this volatility purists. Here is what Geoff had to say on the matter; Yes, the markets are volatile and that volatility is going to continue – but if you can handle…

A common saying in the property market is ‘buy the worst house on the best street’. Why would you want to do this? Simply put, there is a greater potential for upside and reduced risk of downside, which makes sense. Looking at the role of due diligence in the decision-making process, we see that investors…

The Blue Sky Alternatives Access Fund Limited (BAF), through BSAAF Management Pty Ltd (the Manager), invests in a diversified portfolio of Alternative Assets managed by Blue Sky Entities. Currently these asset classes include Real Assets, Private Equity, Private Real Estate and Hedge Funds. Under the Company’s investment mandate, each asset class must represent no more…

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