Can You Keep Your Cool in a Falling Stock Market?

It seemed timely that I recently read another excellent article by Bruce Jackson (formerly of the Motley Fool but now from The Capital Club) in relation to falling and volatile stock markets.  This article was written on October 12 2018. In the last few weeks, world markets have experienced some wild swings which naturally tests […] Read More

Don’t give shares to children – Minor Shareholders

Don’t put shares into your children’s names! Over the years (and there have been quite a few!!) I have often been asked by clients about investing money into shares for young children – so as to build up investment balances “over the next 20 years or so”. Whilst the intention is great, there are potential […] Read More

What is DRP and do I have to pay tax on it?

In the financial sector the term DRP is frequently used, it is an abbreviation for Dividend Reinvestment Plan. When you buy shares in a company often you will receive various forms and one of these will commonly be in relation to if you would like to participate in DRP’s. Frequently Asked Questions What is a […] Read More

Investing in the Australian Sharemarket

I am a great fan of The Motley Fool, which is a service I subscribe to for advice on investing in the sharemarket. It is easy to read, full of common sense and is a great reference point for new and experienced investors. Below are some great tips they have about investing in the Australian […] Read More

What have I learned in the last 6 weeks?

You can continue to learn a lot in a short amount of time, but in the last 6 weeks I have been reminded of some pretty important lessons I have learned previously.  A couple of these points I have mentioned in my previous blogs. The Richest Man in Babylon This is a financial book by […] Read More

Global Financial Crisis

What happened to the dividend & interest income? According to Wikipedia the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC) was considered by many economists to be the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The resulting panic and irrational investor behaviour saw many investors sustain significant losses when they switched out of plunging global equity markets (including […] Read More

How important are dividends?

I read a great article recently titled “Dividends: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly” by Joe Magyer from the The Motley Fool group and it makes for interesting reading. Every investor in the world (especially Australia) loves receiving dividends, but Magyer’s article questions if paying dividends is always the best strategy for a listed […] Read More