Articles by Michael Yardney

Michael Yardney

Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who create wealth for their clients through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and his opinions are regularly featured in the media. Visit


Vital Signs: Deflation Down Under?

This weeks Australian inflation shocks, making for higher expectations of a budget day rate cut and watch out on budget day for how creative Treasury assumptions are on inflation, writes… Richard Holden, UNSW Australia in his weekly economic wrap.   Markets were shocked this week by Australia’s March quarter Consumer Price Index.   Headline inflation was negative…


Some Lessons You Can Learn From These Successful Billionaires [infographic]

So what characteristics do billionaires have in common other than have more …well… money? According to Growth Everywhere, billionaires have a fair amount of useful advice when it comes to building a solid lifestyle. Whether it’s reading voraciously like Warren Buffet or learning to diversify like David Koch, you’ll find that one thing is true:…

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9 Reasons You Should Consider Setting Up A Self Managed Super Fund

I’m seeing more and more property investors setting up a SMSF with the intention of using it as a vehicle to buy a property investment. Of course before doing this, it’s important to get independent advice from a suitably qualified professional, but if you’re interested to know some of the benefits the following article from…


Nine costly financial mistakes you can correct before it’s too late

Successful investors learn as much from their mistakes as they do from their successes, whereas the average Australian seems to make the same financial errors over and over again, and wonders why things don’t change. To help place you in that successful group, let’s have a look at nine of the most common financial mistakes…