Ten Stocks for Ten Years

‘Ten Stocks for Ten Years’ – that was the headline in The Australian Financial Review nearly 5 years ago. The paper had interviewed analysts to identify 10 stocks to ride out the next decade with. Nearly half way through, how are they going? Resource and energy stocks topped the AFR’s December 2009 list of the Read more…

Investing: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Reliability and steadiness are essential to any successful career, whether you’re a teacher, a doctor, an engineer, or a barber. That’s because these qualities are directly tied to long-term performance. You won’t achieve success over the years if you don’t stick to your principles, if you fail to learn from your mistakes, or if you regularly Read more…

Picking a good investment

Smart Money Investing When you’re making any purchasing decision, you make a judgement about whether you believe you’re getting value for money.  Along with price, other things that may come into the calculation include convenience, great service or in the case of luxury goods, the perceived effect on your social status.  But when it comes to Read more…

The Espresso Portfolio

When you haven’t got much capital of your own, the road to financial security can seem long, hard and complex. But the truth is that wealth building is relatively simple. All it takes is time and the price of a cup of coffee. A son of a friend just graduated from university. Still in his Read more…