Thought Starters

Food Fraud and Counterfeit Cotton: The Detective Untangling Global Supply Chains

The nature of international commerce has led to incredibly complex supply chains. The cotton shirt that you buy from the local store may be made of cotton grown in India, blended with other cotton in Australia, spun into yarn in Vietnam, woven into cloth in Turkey and then sown and cut in Portugal.

27th Sep, 2021

  • Thought Starters

    For food delivery apps, private label is the next battleground

    Food delivery apps have been one of the biggest winners from the pandemic, as people around the world were locked down and ordering food from our phones become a staple of day-to-day life. Now it seems some of these food delivery apps are following a path well-worn by food retailers before them, moving into private label.

    21st Sep, 2021

  • News

    Dogecoin, Safemoon, Cumrocket: What the hell is going on with cryptocurrencies?

    You’ve probably heard recently - cryptocurrencies are having a moment. We’re all having flashbacks to 2017 when cryptocurrencies were all that was discussed in group chats and Facebook groups. But 2021 is putting 2017 to shame. If you’ve got no idea where to start with cryptocurrency in 2021, here’s a brief explainer.

    14th May, 2021

  • Get Started

    Investing Styles #2 - Who Am I?

    If you’re a passive investor - choosing what to buy is easy - buy and hold market indexes, managed funds or broad thematic ETFs. If you’re active then there is plenty of choice about different styles. In this article, we unpack some of the different choices.

    27th Apr, 2021

  • Get Started

    Investing Styles #1 - Active v Passive

    There are plenty of different ways to make money investing. The important thing is that you find one that works for you and stick to it.

    20th Apr, 2021

  • Get Started

    What On Earth Are NFTs?!

    You're probably noticing a huge amount of blockchain and cryptocurrency news flying around social media and news outlets. You're also probably thinking 'wtf does all this mean, and where do I even start?'. Fair enough. It's very confusing. There is one part of the blockchain universe that's very amusing at the moment, and that is NFTs, or non-fungible tokens.

    24th Mar, 2021

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    3 Myths To Stop Telling Yourself About Investing

    We have addressed some of the major myths that we hear about investing. These myths are often stop you from starting your investing journey, but in reality, these myths need to be busted.

    24th Mar, 2021

  • Equity Mates' Updates

    You're In Good Company, a new podcast passionate about closing the financial literacy and outcomes gap between men and women.

    Maddy and Sophie are the hosts of new money and investing podcast, ‘You’re In Good Company’, the fifth show from Equity Mates Media. The premise of the show stemmed from the girls’ own frustrations when they were searching for simple and informative investing resources.

    16th Mar, 2021

  • Get Started

    Don't Stock Markets Always Crash?!

    "The stock market is too risky - it always crashes!" This is a common excuse we hear from beginner investors, as an excuse not to get started. And fair enough. Yes, there are famous stories of market crashes, BUT over time the stock market continues grinding upwards.

    16th Mar, 2021

  • Get Started

    How To Start Small With Micro-Investing

    Forget the idea that you don’t have enough money to invest. Gone are our parents days when you needed $2,000 to get started. Thanks to technology, you can get started with as little as a few dollars and cents.

    9th Mar, 2021

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