Category: Currencies

YEAR 9 STUDENT AND PART TIME MCDONALD’S EMPLOYEE GOES FROM 0 TO 13 INVESTMENT PROPERTIES DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS – HERE ARE HIS 5 TIPS FOR BECOMING A PROPERTY TYCOON

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My ramble on the property market, the banks, APRA, index investing, market timing and diversification.

Ok so you probably gathered I am experimenting with a bit of click bait.

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MORE LIC SUPPLY AND MARKET SENTIMENT COMMENTS, NEWS ON SOME HOLDINGS, FX UPDATE, DOMINOS PIZZA.

In my last blog update I shared my concerns about the number of new LICs that have come to the market of late. Not long after this I read another story to add to the supply picture.

Continue reading “MORE LIC SUPPLY AND MARKET SENTIMENT COMMENTS, NEWS ON SOME HOLDINGS, FX UPDATE, DOMINOS PIZZA.”

SSM, TTS, UOS & Currencies.

SSM – I took some profits on half my holding around 79 cents in the middle of the year after being in the stock since the previous year when it traded in the 20s. I didn’t have a strong view after those large gains whether the stock was particularly cheap or not. Continue reading “SSM, TTS, UOS & Currencies.”

Seinfeld, active fund managers underperforming, the pound and IG markets, AGF & KAR / NGE.

Seinfeld & fund managers underperforming

Firstly I want to touch on the volatility in the pound. Most of this year I have broadly favoured looking for foreign currency exposure when AUD/USD is above 75 and more so at 77 as a guide. Continue reading “Seinfeld, active fund managers underperforming, the pound and IG markets, AGF & KAR / NGE.”

AGF – The only way to invest in USD cash with a decent yield?

Last time I wrote about being underweight the AUD I suggested above 77 on AUD/USD was attractive to make such an underweight more meaningful. I would ideally like to be about 10% underweight around here, but stock selection is my main focus and I never like having too much in derivatives or low yielding assets to get to such a target. One way in which I have now managed that recently is by buying some AGF and also the GOLD ETF on the ASX which I already mentioned this week, more so when the AUD/USD around 76.4 but some higher. Continue reading “AGF – The only way to invest in USD cash with a decent yield?”

Various recent portfolio changes

I would have to admit I am quite staggered by the moves we have seen since Brexit. I am not surprised that the market found some support given the initial panic, but to post new highs so quickly together with highs in bonds and in the gold price was a shock to me. Continue reading “Various recent portfolio changes”