What makes us different?
Fixing Financial Planning Profession in Australia - 2009 Parliamentary Inquiry
Useful knowledge for investors in these unusual times.
Puzzle Blog 2016 onwards.
Puzzle Blog 2013-2015. House price bubbles. High bank share prices.
Cyclically adjusted P/E ratios as best metric for share market valuation .... and much more.
Financial security keys.
Managing expenses is key to financial security. Variability of
long-term investment returns is a major challenge to financial
What are the keys to becoming wealthy?
What is GOOD ADVICE?
Understanding conflicts of interest that
may taint investment advice
"For a further example of an example of an outside destabilising speculator who bought high and sold low,
there is the edifying history of a great Master of the Mint, Isaac Newton, a scientist and presumably rational.
In the spring of 1720, he stated 'I can calculate the motions of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.'
On April 20, accordingly, he sold out of his shares in the South Sea Company at a solid 100 percent profit of 7000 UK pound.
Unhappily, a further impulse later seized him, an infection from the Mania gripping the world that spring and summer.
He re-entered the market at the top for a larger amount and ended up losing 20,000 UK pounds."
'Manias, Panics and Crashes.' by Charles Kindleberger.
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Independent Advice for challenging times:
What have we learned about investing, from 24 years of research? Our Knowledge Base.
Here is a valuable Knowledge Base resource for you, to help you prepare for these challenging times.
Knowledge Base link.
We will publish more of our research to this Knowledge Base over time.
Our broader mission is to help you (and your family) to maintain and achieve financial security for the rest of your life through
intelligent investing, robust estate planning & minimising tax.
But right at the moment, our key focus is
to provide INDEPENDENT ADVICE to navigate our clients through the riskiest period for Australian investors since 1900.
Why do we say that this is the riskiest period for Australian investors since 1900?
Some historically extreme risks discussed at this link.
But investing is about adapting to the investment challenges that we face at the time.
We advise a small group of clients most of which we have had very
long-term relationships with. The average client relationship is
over 12 years.
We are a resource to the thoughtful investor.
Our advice tends to suit investors who wish to be in control by understanding their investments and their investment strategy.
For example, our advice tends to suit business people and people with science or engineering backgrounds.
Our value proposition:
What do we offer?
Good listener. We spend the time to
understand your needs and issues so we tailor the right
advice for you.
Ethical, competent, trustworthy. Just ask
advice and we
have the competence to explain this advice to you to the
level of detail you require. It is our research
which has prepared us for this period of economic
advice is short, understandable and tailored for you.
are working for you.
for money – win-win relationship.
aim to provide you with value for money. If we feel
that we cannot provide you with value for money we
will not take you on. If you feel we are not
providing you with value for money, you can walk
away at any time – no lock-ins.
If we did
not provide value for money, we would not have as
many long-term clients, many of whom have become
are seeking to enable our clients to survive and thrive in the riskiest markets for
more than 100 years.
are seeking to protect our clients financial security.
eyes are open.
to offer you best of breed strategies and best of breed
After identifying the major
investment themes we want to invest in, we go
searching for the best possible investment vehicles to
harness those themes. Since we are not beholden to any
fund manager, we can offer you the best-of-breed
products and where fund managers are not adding value,
we can offer you the most cost-effective solutions
such as exchange traded funds, index funds, direct
listed securities, term deposits and bonds.
While we believe estate & tax planning
strategy is absolutely crucial to our client service, investment
strategy is the core focus of our practice. We believe
that anyone with a very good long-term understanding of
investment history can see that we are currently in a very
high risk time for investors, with the last 30 years being a
very poor guide for astute investors.