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  1. Thermal coal swings and roundabouts

    Stock market lore holds that clients always remember their broker’s failures rather than successes. And so it is, our short term success rate is one out of two in following recent smart money moves. In the longer term,  I believe … Continue reading

  2. BHP’s Butterfly Effect

    One butterfly, somewhere in the Amazon jungle, fluttering its wings, can alter the course of nature and set off a whole new scenario. Can BHP then, singlehandedly, with one decision, alter the direction of the Australian share market? The answer … Continue reading

  3. FMG. Is the smart money right?

    Smart money. It sure as hell can tilt the odds in an investor’s favour. Particularly when smart money is more than a hundred million dollars. But following it is not always an instant stockmarket success. Forstecue Mining founder, chairman Andrew … Continue reading

  4. Real returns through active management of your money

    A plethora of money managers can put together a portfolio of stocks from the ASX 200, tell you everything is splendid and safe and that you don’t have to worry. Then you are charged fees, both up front and ongoing. … Continue reading

  5. The Five Keys to financial well being

    The last five years have left investors battered and bruised, with a new era of volatility and a challenge to our “view of the world”.  What worked for the previous 15 years clearly was not going to deliver results in … Continue reading

  6. Smart investing: what we can learn from the past

    The father of modern political conservatism, Edmund Burke, viewed history as a great lesson teacher. “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it,” he opined. Mark Twain’s home spun philosophy may have more appeal than Burke’s cold logic. … Continue reading