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Archive for October, 2018


GFC 10 years on: Time & Patience

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Oct 2018

OUTSIDE THE FLAGS By Jim Parker, Vice President, Dimensional Fund Advisors October 2018 In Leo Tolstoy’s great novel ‘War and Peace’, a Russian general charged with defeating Napolean and expelling the French from Russian soil argued against rushing into battle, saying the strongest of all warriors were “time and patience”. It’s an observation worth recalling as the […]

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20 lessons in 20 years – Part 10

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Oct 2018

Don’t overconcentrate your portfolio in bank shares By Michael O’Neill |  19 October 2018 Many Australian investors have long been able to sleep comfortably at night owning large holdings in “blue-chip” Australian bank stocks which have delivered high fully franked dividends and share price appreciation over many years. While Australian bank shares have done well for […]

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Market downturns, like this one, are to be expected

18
Oct 2018

16 October 2018 | Markets and economy It’s been awhile since there’s been a drop in the markets as sharp, broad and sudden as last week’s. A recap of where we stand US markets fell 3.1% (as measured by the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index), on Wednesday, followed by greater declines in Asia. The impact […]

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3 things you should never do when the stock market tanks

16
Oct 2018

In light of the recent volatility in both our domestic market and markets around the world, the following article that appeared on CNBC is worth a read by anyone with exposure to sharemarkets. As we keep saying, we can’t control markets, but by investing in good quality profitable businesses we can mitigate risk of loss over […]

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20 lessons in 20 years – Part 9

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Oct 2018

Companies with recurring earnings provide more consistent returns over the longer term By Daniel Moore and Anton Tagliaferro |  12 October 2018 One of the key attributes that IML has sought in companies when investing in the Australian sharemarket since our inception in 1998 is to look for companies that will generate reliable, predictable earnings over […]

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20 Lessons in 20 years – Part 8

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Oct 2018

The market isn’t always right                                                                                 By Anton Tagliaferro |  05 October 2018 It pays to challenge commonly […]

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