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Updates & Review


We will bring you updates and reviews from time to time on financial service trends and changes as and when news becomes available.

We remind our clients that the information provided is general information only and highly recommend that before making any financial or investment decisions you consult a financial planner to take into account your personal investment objectives, financial situation and individual needs.

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20 Lessons in 20 years – Part 8

9
Oct 2018

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

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20 lessons in 20 years – Part 7

28
Sep 2018

Management matters By Anton Tagliaferro, Daniel Moore, Marc Whittaker |  27 September 2018 Assessing a company’s management is important when investing in the stock market The quality of a company’s management team is one of the very important attributes IML has always investigated whenever we invest in a company. Assessing a company’s management team is a […]

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20 lessons in 20 years – Part 6

21
Sep 2018

#6 Always look to invest in companies with a strong competitive advantage By Anton Tagliaferro, Daniel Moore and Bruce Du |  20 September 2018 One of the key attributes that IML looks for when we invest in stocks is to focus on companies that have a sustainable competitive advantage. In our view a strong competitive advantage […]

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20 lessons over 20 years – Part 5

21
Sep 2018

30 August 2018 Over the last 20 years we have seen many of Australia’s larger companies such as Brambles, Woolworths, Fosters, NAB, Woolworths, Orica and Amcor demerge and spin off smaller parts of their business on the stock market. The primary objective for separately listing the demerged company was to allow both the parent company […]

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20 Lessons over 20 years – Part 4

11
Sep 2018

#4 Dividends are key By Anton Tagliaferro |  11 September 2018 “…I have learnt over my many years of investing that there are three reasons why dividends are key for investors: Dividends are an important part of the return of an equity portfolio The level of dividends is not impacted by the level of the sharemarket […]

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20 lessons over 20 years – Part 3

6
Aug 2018

#3 Invest using knowledge, not snippets of information By Anton Tagliaferro |  02 August 2018   In the last 20 years we have witnessed an explosion in the amount of information that is available thanks to the advent of the internet and pay TV.  In relation to the stockmarket, this means that investors are bombarded with […]

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20 lessons over 20 years – Part 2

6
Aug 2018

#2 Always understand the difference between speculating and investing By Anton Tagliaferro |  26 July 2018   Whilst many people will claim to fully understand the difference between the words “speculating” and “investing”, it is amazing how often people seem to confuse the two and use the words interchangeably. An investor buying speculative Resource stocks on […]

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20 lessons over 20 years – Part 1

6
Aug 2018

#1 Value, not momentum By Anton Tagliaferro |  19 July 2018 One of the most basic economic concepts that I’m sure you’re all familiar with is the relationship between the demand for a product and its price: as prices go up, demand goes down, and as prices go down, demand increases. So if ‘widgets’ are generally […]

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The Bad News of Doing Something

27
Jul 2018

“Why do you include so many bad news stories?” It’s a question we’ve been asked, not regularly, but maybe it needs addressing. First off here’s a good news story. This is the growth of $10,000 over the past 25 years in five different asset classes. If you’ve been invested inside and outside of superannuation, you’ve […]

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2018 June Quarterly Review

27
Jul 2018

Economic Overview Global economic data proved resilient during Q2 though it was offset by renewed geopolitical tensions. Equity markets were volatile, but mostly positive, while the potential for a trade war between the US and China turned into a reality, while the Trump administration withdrawing from the Iran nuclear accord contributed to higher energy prices. […]

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