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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 10

24
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

15
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

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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