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ASX Sharemarket Game now open

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Twice a year the Australian Securities Exchange offers members of the public the opportunity to take part in a free online, real-time “game” apltly titled the ASX Sharemarket Game.  Players are provided with a virtual $50,000AUD to invest in 200 ASX companies, and alongside thousands of others, you attempt to make it grow over 15 weeks. Due to […]

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Investor Education: Mohnish Pabrai Seminar

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Over the past few days, I’ve been reading The Dhandho Investor  which reading led me to investigate a little more about the author, Mohnish Pabrai (I often like to read about authors whose works I’ve enjoyed). Pabrai is an Indian-American investor who from the mid-90’s to 2013  achieved a pretty impressive annualised return (more on that below!). He comes […]

Investing

My Investment Journey (so far…)

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Before getting too far into posts on current investment ideas, I thought it might be worthwhile to reflect on and share my investment journey to date. Nothing spectacular, it’s really a story of starting small and testing the water with managed funds before moving to direct equities, ETF’s and LIC’s. My interest in investing started […]

Net Worth Update

Net Worth Update (November 2015)

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Previous update here. I’m not too worried about the decline in net worth this month. Cash was down whilst Superannuation increased, as did other investments due to new deposits. The decline in ‘Other Assets’ is a somewhat arbitrary depreciation schedule for a car I bought second hand for $13,800 earlier in the year, in actual fact, I got […]

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Investing: the Value of Starting Early

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The Value of Investing Early. There is sometimes a temptation to postpone investing – particularly for younger investors only rarely contemplating their retirement. After all – what’s another year or two spent living it up when retirement is so far off! The illusion is that by waiting a few years we’re relinquishing only relatively small returns. Let’s […]