Equity Mates is run by two mates, Bryce and Alec, who met at university and both developed an enjoyment of investing. It wasn’t long before a number of our friends started to show a real interest in investing as well, all with different styles and approaches. However, there were many others who wanted to start but didn’t know where to begin or had heard horror stories of people losing all their money in minutes, putting them off the idea.
Equity Mates was created with those people in mind – to break down the world of investing to make it much more accessible for everybody. We are by no way financial experts and are not giving financial advice, however, we believe we can present investing in a way that makes it less scary and more understandable. Equity Mates has been developed for everybody, by nobodies.
We have a regular podcast where we chat all things investing. The hope is you follow us on their journey as we go through the highs and lows, and for you to be able to take away some ideas to help you on your own way.
Bryce – Bryce, 27, has always had an interest in the stock market ever since his parents encouraged him to save 50c a fortnight from the age of 5. When he saved $500 he bought his first stock – BKI – a Listed Investment Company (LIC), and since then hasn’t stopped. He hopes that EquityMates can really help make investing understandable and accessible, and not something that is scary and too hard. He loves the Essendon Football Club, and lives in Sydney.
“Save to invest, don’t save to save” – Anon
Alec – Alec, 25, developed an interest in investing while at university because he realised he was spending all that he was earning and found investing as a form of ‘forced saving’. While his first investment, Slater and Gordon (SGH), was a resounding failure he has learnt a lot from that experience. He hopes to share those lessons and others that he has learnt through the podcast and help people realise that if he can make money investing, anyone can. He has recently moved to Melbourne and is a big Sydney Swans fan in the AFL and of the Detroit Lions in the NFL.
“In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run it is a weighing machine” – Benjamin Graham