Meet your hosts

  • Alec Renehan

    Alec developed an interest in investing after realising he was spending all that he was earning. Investing became his form of 'forced saving'. While his first investment, Slater and Gordon (SGH), was a resounding failure, he learnt a lot from that experience. He hopes to share those lessons amongst others through the podcast and help people realise that if he can make money investing, anyone can.
  • Bryce Leske

    Bryce has had an interest in the stock market since his parents encouraged him to save 50c a fortnight from the age of 5. Once he had saved $500 he bought his first stock - BKI - a Listed Investment Company (LIC), and since then hasn't stopped. He hopes that Equity Mates can help make investing understandable and accessible. He loves the Essendon Football Club, and lives in Sydney.

Episodes

  • How to build a balanced portfolio

    Tune into this episode with Gemma Dale to learn about the key pillars to building an portfolio.

    17 Dec, 2021

  • Dollar Cost Averaging 101 | Get Started Investing

    Dollar cost averaging (or DCA) is the investing strategy of dividing up the total amount to be invested and periodically purchasing over time in an effort to reduce the impact of volatility on the investment.

    17 Dec, 2021

  • Community: Darcy - This guy LOVES mining speckies and NFT's

    To close out the year, before we launch our Summer Series, Bryce and Alec chat to Equity Mates team member AND content manager, Darcy.Learning from, and then modeling other people is one of the fastest ways to Get Started Investing, and in this episode Darcy describes how he started. From his first investment, to what he is doing within his portfolio as he prepares for 2022. Web3, DAOs, NFTs ... Darcy is our man on the ground here at Equity Mates. This episode is full of great tips that will definitely have you getting started.Here at GSI, we unpack all the jargon and confusing bits with the goal of making investing less intimidating.

    14 December

  • Investing in property without buying a house

    We’re getting to the end of the year, and people are thinking about their financial goals - property is a big one for a lot of people around the world. In this week's episode we cover 4 ways retail investors can invest in property without buying a house. Listed options: REITs and ETFs. Unlisted options: New apps and platforms, companies exposed to the housing market.

    7 December

  • The DCA King - Flynn has never sold a stock he has owned.

    A good friend of the Equity Mates Community is Flynn. Flynn is a 30-year-old lawyer and one of the best DCA investors we know. He's NEVER sold a stock he's owned. Dollar cost averaging (or DCA) is the investing strategy of dividing up the total amount to be invested and periodically purchasing over time in an effort to reduce the impact of volatility on the investment.

    30 November

  • Dollar Cost Averaging - what everyone wants to know

    Dollar cost averaging (or DCA) is the investing strategy of dividing up the total amount to be invested and periodically purchasing over time in an effort to reduce the impact of volatility on the investment. Dollar cost averaging is where you invest smaller, fixed amounts on a regular basis. It’s generally done over an extended period. For example; you may have $2000 you want to invest. Rather than investing the lot at once, you might invest $20 every fortnight. It takes away the emotion of buying and selling. Regardless of what the market is doing, if it’s up, or if it’s down, you will invest the same amount each time.You don’t have to think about it. What this means, is when the market is down, you will buy more, and when the market is up, you will buy less. So rather than risking all of your money at once, you buy into the market often, reducing the effect of the market moving up and down. It can be a great way to build wealth over time.

    23 November

  • Community: Sascha Kelly - EM Head of Production admires Paris Hilton

    In this episode we welcome our Head of Production, Sascha, to the studio and chat about her investing journey. She talks to Bryce and Alec about her investing journey to date, what mistakes she's made, the lessons she's gleaned from producing seven shows for Equity Mates Media, and why Paris Hilton is her investing idol.

    16 November

  • ASX Week: Gemma Dale - How to build a balanced portfolio

    In this episode, Bryce and Alec talk to Gemma Dale, who’s the Director, SMSF and Investor Behaviour at NAB, about the principles behind building a balanced portfolio. They chat about Gemma's definition of a balanced portfolio, how actually to go about building one for yourself, and then they throw a stack of hypothetical scenarios at Gemma, playing a little game we call, Balanced v Unbalanced.

    12 November

    Brought to you by Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

  • ASX Week: John Caulfield - 5 mistakes ETF investors should avoid

    In this episode, Bryce and Alec chat to John Caulfied, Director, Intermediaries and Institutions from VanEck, and what he thinks are the 5 mistakes ETF investors should avoid. We know that ETFs are something that the Equity Mates community loves, and hearing about other people's mistakes is a good way of not making them yourself! Prior to joining VanEck, John was the Director of Business Development at FTSE Group (Australia), and he's also worked at the London Metal Exchange.

    10 November

    Brought to you by Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

  • ASX Week: Helen Chong - Insights from the centre of Australian finance

    Helen explains the Role of the ASX and the changing nature of investors in Australia. Every year the ASX does an investor study which gives us a glimpse of the Australian investing landscape and who is investing where. Alec, Bryce and Helen unpack some of the key findings ... which are fascinating.

    8 November

    Brought to you by Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

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