View Post

Pardon the Jargon #1: Breaking Down 5 Key Terms

Here at Equity Mates, we’re trying to break down barriers and help everyone get started on their investing journey. A common issue for beginning investors is the confusion caused by all the different investing terminology. So to help we’re introducing a new segment, Pardon the Jargon. This blog post explains the 5 terms we covered in Episode 20 of the …

View Post

How do I find a good company? Your complete guide

Finding opportunities to invest can often be the hardest part but there are plenty of resources available to help you. As with anything, the more you practice looking for companies, and the more you become aware of opportunities, the easier your investing will become. There is no magic formula, and it is entirely up to you to decide but it …

See All Basics 101 Posts
View Post

Equity Mates Book Review – Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules

Equity Mates Book Review #2 Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules – Jeremy Miller Warren Buffett with Jeremy Miller, the author of Ground Rules   Michael Steinhardt, one of the great investors, once said of Warren Buffett that, “he is the greatest PR person of recent times.” If the amount of books written about him were any indication then Steinhardt may be …

View Post

Equity Mates Book Review – Margin of Safety

Equity Mates Book Review #1 Margin of Safety – Seth A. Klarman Listen to our review in Episode 11 If you are interested in value investing, Seth Klarman is a name you need to know. While Warren Buffett has become synonymous with the value investing ethos Klarman may one day be looked at in the same light. He’s already been …

See All Book Review Posts
View Post

Moats: What are they and why should I care?

It is often said, investors should look for companies with moats. Now everyone knows what a moat is literally, but outside of European castles and celebrities homes in LA, it’s tough to find a moat these days.

So what do we mean when we talk about a moat in an investing context?

View Post

Have you paid you stupid tax?

Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s) are all the rage in investing circles these days. For those readers new to investing, an ETF is something you can invest in that gives you access to a variety of stocks with one purchase. Rather than buying one company on the stock market, you can buy an ETF – which gives you exposure to all …

View Post

Afterpay Update: 5 Big Questions from the Recent Merger

Big news for our stock of the week pick Afterpay. As a quick refresher – Afterpay is a online payments company that partners with online retailers and allows shoppers to pay purchases off in installments without incurring any interest payments. By way of an example –  want to buy a $1000 jacket? With Afterpay that jacket is now $250 a …

See All Equity Mates' Updates Posts
View Post

NDQ: NASDAQ 100 Exchange Traded Fund

  This was the only way we could end our tech-tacular! After all that talk about the big tech companies and some of developments coming down the pipeline we wanted to showcase a way to get exposure to the sector. This exchange-traded fund is a great way to invest in those trends. NDQ holds a basket of the 100 biggest …

View Post

BEAR: Australian Equities Bear Hedge Fund

Purchase date: 9/05/2017 Price: $15.10 There has been an increasing number of news stories, professional opinions and commentary coming to light over the past couple of months warning of another potential market correction (a fall in the value of the market). The timing of this correction is still uncertain, but it made us think – what can we do in …

View Post

Afterpay (ASX: AFY)

Afterpay (ASX:AFY) Purchase price: $2.55 For our fourth Stock of the Week we dive into the fintech industry, and take a chance with Afterpay (ASX: AFY). We say ‘take a chance’ because there are a lot of great things about Afterpay, but in an industry where there are some big players, like Amazon, PayPal and the big banks, it’s likely …

View Post

Australian Agricultural Company (AAC)

Purchase Date: 12th April 2017 Price: $1.68 This week we have chosen Australian Agricultural Company (AAC) as our stock of the week. AAC is a vertically integrated beef producer that focuses particularly on high quality beef for export markets. They are Australia’s largest beef producer and they have the largest Wagyu beef herd in the world. Here at Equity Mates …

View Post

PM Capital Global Opportunities Fund (PGF)

ASX Code: PGF Purchase Date: 21.03.2017 Price: $0.98 This week’s stock of the week is PM Capital Global Opportunities Fund (PGF). PGF is a listed investment company (LIC) that aims to create long term wealth for investors by investing in 25-45 global companies. They look for companies that are trading at a value different to their intrinsic value (i.e. looking …

View Post

Gateway Lifestyle Group (ASX: GTY)

Purchase date – 16/2/2017 Purchase price – $2.01 The first stock of the week is Gateway Lifestyle Group. Gateway offers an alternative to the traditional retirement village by offering retirees the opportunity to design their own dream home for living in one of Gateway’s 53 retirement communities. These communities are primarily located outside major city centres and are targeted at …

See All Stock of the week Posts
View Post

How do I find a good company? Your complete guide

Finding opportunities to invest can often be the hardest part but there are plenty of resources available to help you. As with anything, the more you practice looking for companies, and the more you become aware of opportunities, the easier your investing will become. There is no magic formula, and it is entirely up to you to decide but it …

See All Uncategorized Posts