14. Expert Investor: Daniel Want – A self-taught investor in a complex world

We sit down with Daniel Want, a investor that dropped out of uni and taught himself how to invest. Now an expert in complex systems and global macro investing, Daniel gives his advice on becoming a self-taught investor and shares some of his views on the world today. … More 14. Expert Investor: Daniel Want – A self-taught investor in a complex world

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 … More Afterpay Update: 5 Big Questions from the Recent Merger

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 … More Equity Mates Book Review – Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules

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 – … More BEAR: Australian Equities Bear Hedge Fund

11. Are you investing or are you speculating?

Episode 11 is all about Margin of Safety – a rare book, written by revered investor Seth Klarman. Alec gives three great actionable points from the book, and we discuss the differences between investing and speculating. Where do you think you fit?

As always, we talk about the latest in financial and economic news and bring you a new Stock of the Week that will help to strengthen the defensive side of your portfolio when the market turns. … More 11. Are you investing or are you speculating?

Afterpay (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 … More Afterpay (AFY)