The five most important lessons from 30 years of investing in stocks

August 2020 Content provided by Share Wealth Systems The stock market bug first bit me in 1990. I became obsessed with analysing companies and predicting whether the price of their stock would go up, down or sideways. I devoured annual reports, financial newspapers and magazines and books on investing. Back then, I did what conventional…

Marking 20 Years of the S&P/ASX Index Series

April 2020 Content provided by S&P Dow Jones Indices A Look Back at the Growth of Index-Based Investing in Australia Much has happened in the 20 years since the launch of the S&P/ASX Series in 2000. Australians have witnessed sharp ups and downs in the stock market, though over the long term, growth has trended…

Magellan Global Markets and Portfolio Update – 1 April 2020

April 2020 Content provided by Magellan Asset Management Limited Hamish Douglass, the Chairman and CIO at Magellan, talks about what market reaction to COVID-19 surprised him, why the portfolio has withstood the market ructions, what makes Estée Lauder and LVMH sound investments still and why inflation is not an immediate threat despite the massive fiscal…

When to be In the Stock Market and When to be Out

March 2020 Real-money Case Study on How to Decide When to be In the Stock Market and When to be Out This recorded webinar discusses a rules-based investment strategy and process, used by self-directed investors in the stock market, that handsomely outperformed the market and investing professionals during 2019 and Q1 2020. While taking similar…

Market update with Stephen Bruce of EIGA | webinar

March 2020 Join Stephen Bruce, Portfolio Manager of the eInvest Income Generator Fund (Managed fund) (Code: EIGA) as he addresses investors in a webinar following the volatility related to the spread of Coronavirus.  Stephen’s market update covers: The current situation Portfolio Positioning Risks and Opportunities Presented by: Stephen Bruce, Portfolio Manager, eInvest Income Generator Fund (Managed Fund)…

Consumers are driving China’s economic growth – and foreign investors have noticed

June 2018 But foreign companies face new political risks when pursuing Chinese consumers. Where does the US cafe chain Starbucks have the largest of its 28,200 company-owned and licensed outlets that are found in 76 countries? In Shanghai, China. Click here to download the full article.    Content provided by: For more information, please visit…

Media sector sees green shots of growth

June 2018 Bryan Ashenden is the Head of Financial Literacy and Advocacy at BT Financial Group. Australian investors have a long history with media companies, from the days of the great home-grown media empires of Consolidated Press, Herald & Weekly Times, News Corporation and Fairfax. The industry is still well represented on the stock exchange…

What is a toll road worth?

March 2017 We often observe generalist market commentators suggesting that the share prices for toll roads and infrastructure stocks are stretched. Analysis of these conclusions suggest that they are underpinned by crude valuation measures that fail to account for the unique characteristics of these assets. In this note, we talk about our approach to valuing toll…