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The Perfect Investor — An Intelligent Moron
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The Perfect Investor — An Intelligent Moron

After having trained many investors to improve their skills in the sharemarket, I have tried to work out why some people succeed, and why others go onto become net losers. I’ve seen people with superior intellect go onto decimate their superannuation funds completely.  On the other hand, some people who have not been so gifted…

Will You Make it as an Investor?
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Will You Make it as an Investor?

Property investors often make great traders in the sharemarket. There are so many similar skills required to achieve excellence in both arenas. Could it be that trading well is your hidden talent? Perhaps, because of the skills you’ve developed in property, you could translate those skills to another arena and continue your success? Take this…

How property investing can break the female /male income inequality gap
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How property investing can break the female /male income inequality gap

Women in the areas of science, technology, engineering, law, politics and maths are earning less than their equally qualified brothers. It’s endemic across the world.  In the States, women earn 79 cents in the dollar compared to men. Women of colour… well… it’s far worse. They only earn 54 cents in the dollar compared to men….

My Applause is Money
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My Applause is Money

“Now that you’re not working, it must be hard” she said.  “There’s no-one to tell you you’re doing a good job”. I’d caught up with a friend for dinner who had won yet another industry award. I was happy for her. She’s worked hard. I did have to hold back though. Her statement revealed what she…

Feeling Grateful
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Feeling Grateful

I’m sitting here really early this morning. The sky outside is a blazing brilliant blue, like the colour you’d find in a kid’s Derwent coloured pencil collection. The morning sun is ricocheting off the pool creating a rainbow of gorgeous moving water reflections on my office walls. I starting to get a bit nostalgic and…

Ready to Tell Your Boss To Shove It?
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Ready to Tell Your Boss To Shove It?

When I first walked out of my last actual job in the mid-90s, I have to tell you I was more than a bit scared. After I shook off the shackles, I realised that there would be no more nice fat deposits into my bank account from my employer. It gave me a jittery, butterflies…

Money - is it a positive or a negative?
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Money – is it a positive or a negative?

How does money influence you? When does money go from being a positive, to a negative force in our lives? When it becomes an obsession, and it’s one of the last things you think about before going to sleep, and the first thing you think of when you wake up. If you judge the integrity…

The risk of first entry into the market
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The risk of first entry into the market

Typically when a trader or property investor enters the market for the first time they start thinking about how much money they will make. The reality is that a new trader may never make any money because reward is a phantom that may never exist.  The only constant in markets is risk. Despite the current…

Information management
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Information management

Much of the day in the life of an investor is spent managing information. In trading, there is no shortage of information. It is possible to track the opening and closing of all major world markets courtesy of cable television.  The internet has brought the dealing desk into the home with vast information resources available via…

Treat Yourself Like a Toddler
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Treat Yourself Like a Toddler

I see many investors marching to a steady drumbeat of burnout.  There’s something about the A-Type personality that piles activity on activity as if the various aspects of their lives were like pasta sheets in a lasagne. So many of us aren’t taking time to stop, look, listen and live. I don’t have a problem with the…