Worlds Greatest Investor Series: Part 3 - Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch’s career at Fidelity Magellan began in 1966 as an intern and as an analyst following his graduation from Boston College in 1965. Following a brief stint in the army from 1967-1969 he r...

Worlds Greatest Investor Series: Part 2 - Thomas Rowe Price, Jr.

After graduation from Swarthmore College in 1919 with a degree in chemistry, Thomas Price, Jr. began his career as a chemist however soon found he had a fond interest in investments and switched t...

Worlds Greatest Investor Series: Part 1 - Benjamin Graham

Born in London, Graham immigrated to the United States at a young age where he grew up in New York before attending Columbia University, graduating in 1914 before beginning his career on Wall Stre...

Making sense of negative interest rates

When a handful of currencies recently made the headlines over their negative interest rates, they effectively challenged a bedrock assumption across centuries of financial history that when you le...

Investment themes for a ‘new-look’ Australia

Despite the end of the commodity price boom, Australia’s economy has held up remarkably well, with non-mining sectors now doing a lot more of the heavy lifting for the overall economy. Due largely...

Ten classic mistakes share investors make and how to avoid them

With the share market so easily spooked into panic selling amid fears over China’s economy, record low commodity prices, over-exposure of banks to commodity-based debt, and talk of the US economy ...

How to combine a dollar cost averaging strategy with instalment gearing

You can significantly enhance the wealth accumulation value you’re getting out of a dollar cost averaging (DCA) strategy by complementing it with instalment gearing, and we’ve dedicated this artic...

How to cull deadwood shares this holiday season

There’s no better time than during a secular bear market cycle for you to take a blow-torch to the deadwood within your share portfolio. But if you are planning a major review of your share portfo...

Useful guidelines to buying IPOs

While the cascade of initial public offerings (IPOs) coming to market is keeping a lot of lawyers and lead managers busy, they don’t necessarily have silver linings for investors, and to avoid ove...

Forget buy and hold strategies: make money from takeovers

It's no secret that with global economic headwinds limiting opportunities for expansion, companies are looking for new ways to generate growth. Pegged against a backdrop of low borrowing costs and...

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