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31. Looking ahead to 2018 with Wayne Swan

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In this episode we sit down with the former Australian Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister, Wayne Swan. As Treasurer from 2007 to 2013, Wayne witnessed first-hand the devastation of the Global Financial Crisis and testament to his management, Australia was one of the only developed countries to avoid falling into recession. We sat down with Wayne to discuss what he is …

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30. Searching for Strategic Assets with Susan Oliver

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Susan Oliver has experience on both sides of markets. As an investor she sits on the global investment committee of IFM Investors (a company with over $100 billion in assets under management!) and also co-founded Scale Investors, a venture capital fund for women-led start ups. As a company director she has sat on the boards of some of Australia’s largest …

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29. Money For Nothing | Dividends

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There are two main ways to make money with stocks. The first is from the capital growth, that is selling it higher than you bought it for and making a profit. The second way is through taking a share of the company’s profit. As an investor you are a part owner of the company, so when they make a profit, …

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27. The Year That Wasn’t | 2017 In Review

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With the silly season upon us now, and the year coming to an end, we have reviewed 2017 – the wins, the losses, and our biggest lessons learned. It’s been a fantastic year for Equity Mates, and big thank you to all that have joined us during the year. We’re going on a short Christmas break and will be back …

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26. How to avoid being eaten by a lion w/ Meir Statman

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The stock market can be an emotional place, and often investing decisions are made based on emotion, and sub-conscious thought, or cognitive bias, with returns not always ending well! Recognising and understanding how you think when you invest, and how to avoid emotional traps, is vitally important for long-term success. This episode we talk with Meir Statman – an expert …

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25. A Strategy to Beat Buffett: Tobias Carlisle on Deep Value Investing

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Tobias Carlisle has taken an interesting path to get where he is today. Starting his career as a lawyer in Queensland, Tobias is now a world-renowned value investor based in California. He has achieved a lot of recognition in the value investing community for his books Quantitative Value (2012), Deep Value (2014) and Concentrated Investing (2016). We spoke to him …

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24. 6 Steps to Finding a Great Stock

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In the book Shopping for Shares, Tracey Edwards presents the 6 steps she uses to find companies to invest in. In this episode, we break down this 6 step checklist, define the key terms and explain what she’s looking for. While we don’t necessary agree with her whole approach, it is important to consider how different investors approach finding investable companies. …

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23. Finding Success in a Falling Market: Michael Dee pt. 2

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In the second part of our interview with Michael Dee we discuss his experience during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. As most investors fled from equity markets, Michael was gathering investors to start his own fund. In this interview we discuss what he saw that led him to predict a market crash, and what he learnt from that experience. Before …

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22. Solving the Investor’s Dilemma with Michael Dee pt. 1

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Michael Dee sees markets differently to a lot of other investors. In 2008 while the global banking system was collapsing and investors panicked, Michael quit his job at the Queensland Investment Corporation to start his own fund. In the 10 years since Michael has established a unique way of timing the market by using volatility as a indicator for market …

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21. Making cents of Acorns with Australian CEO George Lucas

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Trying to save without sacrificing your current lifestyle is often one of the biggest hurdles you will probably have to overcome in order to hit your savings goals. However George Lucas, CEO of Acorns Australia, believes that his company’s micro-investing app Acorns is the perfect tool that not only helps you save without feeling the pinch but also helps to …

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20. Pardon the Jargon : 5 Key Company Metrics You Must Know

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There is a lot of jargon and terminology in investing that can get confusing and sometimes off-putting. EPS, ROE, D/E – what do they all mean? These are just a few of many acronyms and terminology that is used when investors look to understand a company. You may never have heard of them, or may have but find them too …

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18. Why I’m Disgusted With Warren Buffett – Alan Kohler

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For Australians, there is probably no name or face more synonymous with investing and financial journalism than Alan Kohler. A long history of financial journalism has culminated in Alan doing the financial section of the 7 o’clock ABC news, and being known for his weekend overviews. In my house growing up, the 7 o’clock news was always watched, and Alan …

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16. Are you smarter than 70% of Americans? | Reporting season

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It’s that time of year again – reporting season! At the end of each financial year all publicly listed companies have to report their results. Did they make money or did they lose? All is revealed during this time of year. Alsom find out if your financial literacy skills will put you in the TOP 30% of America! In the …

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13. Equity Mates Tech-Tacular!

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For lucky number 13 we’ve put together something special. Technology is the fascination of investors and non-investors alike these days. The biggest companies in the world are technology companies and the rate of progress technology is enabling is unprecedented in human history. In this episode you will learn: What are some of the current technology trends and how you can …

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12. Expert Investor: Michael Glennon – The Art of Small Cap Investing

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From selling tiles to being a multi-million dollar fund manager – we bring you Michael Glennon. We’re really excited to bring you this weeks episode – our latest interview with an expert investor. For this interview Bryce sat down with Michael Glennon, the founder of Glennon Capital. Michael has over 15 years experience as a portfolio manager and is an …

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11. Are you investing or are you speculating?

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Do you like taking risks or do you prefer to sit and play the patient game? 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? In this …

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10. Expert Investor: Sarah Riegelhuth – Get Rich Slow

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“The Longer you leave starting, the harder it is to catch up” Episode 10! We’ve hit double digits, what an exciting time. This episode is a special one. We talk with CEO of Wealth Enhancers Sarah Riegelhuth. Sarah is a serial entrepreneur and investor in startups, having founded 8 companies alongside her husband, Finn Kelly. Following several successful exits, she …

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8. Expert Investor: Paul Bennetts, CEO of Spaceship

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Episode 8 is a cracker! We bring you our second Expert Investor interview, with the visionary Paul Bennetts – CEO of Spaceship. We discuss tech investing, and how you can invest your superannuation in line with where the world is going, not where it has been. Thinking about how your superannuation is invested now can have significant benefits for you …

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7. How do I find a good company?

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Knowing how to find a company to invest in, or finding information on specific companies, can be hard and overwhelming. In Episode 7 we look at all the resources available to you so you can find opportunities to invest and to help you make investing decisions. In this episode you will learn: Tesla vs Ford – changing of the guard …

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6. Expert Investor: Andrew Brown – Part 2

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Part 2 of our interview series Andrew Brown. If you haven’t listened to Part 1, we strongly suggest you do so before listening to Part 2. Brief of Part 1 below. The brilliant and entertaining Andrew Brown, Executive Director East 72 Holdings Limited, is the first guest in our interview series. Andrew has over 35 years investing experience, that has …

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5. Expert Investor: Andrew Brown – Part 1

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The brilliant and entertaining Andrew Brown, Executive Director East 72 Holdings Limited, is the first guest in our interview series. Andrew has over 35 years investing experience, that has taken him all over the world. He is passionate about stocks and passing on his knowledge to those who want to learn – us! We cover a broad range of questions, …

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4. How To Buy Shares

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The number one question on everyone’s lips – how do I actually buy shares? There’s no point in us harping on about companies and exchange traded funds (ETFs) and indexes if you don’t know how to actually buy them! In Episode 4 we answer the question “How do I buy shares?” In this episode you will learn: That it is really easy …

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3. Let’s Pick a Winner!

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It’s time to put our hypothetical money where our mouth is. This week we bring you a brand new segment, that puts into practice some of the strategies we’ve been learning. Equity Mates also attended an investment talk at Clime Capital, and we debrief the most important pieces of information, for you!  

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2. Investing 101

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The journey continues! This episode we bring you two new segments that form the backbone of our show – News and Basics 101. News – It’s important that you begin to understand the links between what happens in our world and how that can impact your investing decisions, so each episode we will dissect some news to help show you …

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1. The Journey Begins

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Welcome! We’re so happy that you’ve decided to come on the journey with us, as we talk all things investing. Equity Mates has been in the making for a while now, so this is a very exciting moment for us.

In this episode you will learn:

– Who Bryce and Alec are!
– What this podcast series is going to be about, and what you can expect to get out of it
– The basics of Value Investing