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Would You Take Out a Mortgage to Buy Bitcoin?

12.01.2018 • AustraliaComments Off on Would You Take Out a Mortgage to Buy Bitcoin?

When it comes to investing, there’s a well-recognised equation: the higher the market, the lower the investor IQ. Never fails.

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Regain Your Independence by Thinking for Yourself

10.01.2018 • AustraliaComments Off on Regain Your Independence by Thinking for Yourself

Forget cold coffee and poor internet connections. The new first-world problems are going to be: My retirement is postponed indefinitely…I can’t afford to see the doctor… To avoid becoming a victim of the system, you need to take back personal control of

How to Prepare for the Bitcoin Bubble Fallout

08.12.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on How to Prepare for the Bitcoin Bubble Fallout

Central banks have blown THE BIGGEST bubble in history. History shows us that ALL bubbles eventually find a pin. Due to the breadth and height of this bubble — spanning the global economy and across all asset classes — containing the fallout will be nigh

Europe Uses “Economic Steroids” to Get Ahead of the US

17.11.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Europe Uses “Economic Steroids” to Get Ahead of the US

How did Europe manage to out-flex the US? With natural growth? Heck no. The European Central Bank kept pumping the economic steroids - negative interest rates and money printing - for longer than the US. Europe may well puff out its chest, but all it's done

Beware the Second Half of the Market Cycle

13.11.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Beware the Second Half of the Market Cycle

The weather is seasonal.Moods can change.Traffic conditions vary.Everything it seems is subject to variation and transformation…everything except investment markets.Investment analysts and commentators — in the main — always predict a better year a.

Here’s Why This Goldilocks Economy Is a Fairy-Tale

06.11.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Here’s Why This Goldilocks Economy Is a Fairy-Tale

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Goldilocks is going to be mauled by another bear…and it’ll be far more ferocious than the one that awoke from hibernation in 2000.

Distressed Mortgages Surges by 20% in Australia

03.11.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Distressed Mortgages Surges by 20% in Australia

This is the result of 26 years without recession. Risk-taking and complacency replaces prudence and caution. People have overreached and are now under the pump.

The ‘FOMO’ Pandemic Is Spreading

02.10.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on The ‘FOMO’ Pandemic Is Spreading

Don't forget - the investment industry runs on sales... just like any other sector. To generate sales, financial advisors will use emotional triggers like "a happy retirement" or "protection for your children". And it's easy to ignore reason and buy into

The Church of Scientology and Bitcoin

22.09.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on The Church of Scientology and Bitcoin

Space lord Xenu, frozen corpse spaceships, alien soul rapture, and brainwashing facilities on Earth? How has something so fanciful become an established, well-funded organization? True believers.... not unlike those worshiping Satoshi Nakamoto and his

We’ve Been Taking Growth Hormones Without Knowing!

11.09.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on We’ve Been Taking Growth Hormones Without Knowing!

China has taken this GDP growth obsession to another level. The government directive is ‘We will achieve 6.7% growth each and every year’. And, miraculously, that’s the number they produce…within days of the quarter ending. Fake news?

This Government Definition of “Employment” Is Laughable

08.09.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on This Government Definition of “Employment” Is Laughable

Work at least one hour per week for cash or — wait for it — in kind, and you, my friend, are employed. Congratulations; you’re now officially a bread winner…provided the baker will accept ‘in kind’ payment.

Gowdie: Why I Won’t Be Buying Bitcoin

06.09.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Gowdie: Why I Won’t Be Buying Bitcoin

Would I buy bitcoin, Ethereum or any of the other 1099 cryptos? The resounding answer is: No. I wouldn’t put one red cent into these assets.

How Much Bull Can Investors Bear?

01.09.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on How Much Bull Can Investors Bear?

A few years ago I warned about chasing yield. There are no free lunches. The extra return comes with a potential sting in the tale. My parents learned that lesson the hard way...

Boomer Retirees Will Be Disappointed

28.08.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Boomer Retirees Will Be Disappointed

As a baby boomer, I'll admit we took advantage of the stable financial conditions our frugal parents created, leveraged up, and enjoyed prosperity... but as the cycle turns, we should prepare to live like our parents did.

ABC: For Every Dollar Earned, Australians Have Two in Debt

25.08.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on ABC: For Every Dollar Earned, Australians Have Two in Debt

Stability creates instability as people take on more risk, believing trends will continue. That's a dangerous assumption...especially with a bank's money.

Thomas Jefferson: ‘Never spend your money before you have earned it.’

21.08.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Thomas Jefferson: ‘Never spend your money before you have earned it.’

If households are almost ‘maxed out’, the only way to move the GDP needle into the positive is by governments going deeper and deeper into debt. Running even more generous social welfare programs. None of this is a productive use of capital.

A 37-Year Debt Buildup Is About to Crush the Market

18.08.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on A 37-Year Debt Buildup Is About to Crush the Market

All that’s happened since 2008 has been an accelerated pursuit of the policies that caused the crisis in the first place, lulling people into a false sense of security.

Why Public Information Can’t Be Trusted Anymore

14.08.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Why Public Information Can’t Be Trusted Anymore

CPI figures. Unemployment numbers. US corporate earnings. Investment industry reports. Information being produced for public consumption is seriously compromised.

8 Qualities Held by ‘Second-Level’ Thinkers

11.08.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on 8 Qualities Held by ‘Second-Level’ Thinkers

Second-level thinking is deep, complex and convoluted. It is different and better than first-level thinking, which tends to be applied by the crowd.

Central Banks Are Already Armed Against the 2017 Financial Crisis

07.08.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Central Banks Are Already Armed Against the 2017 Financial Crisis

The fall of the US stock market will send shockwaves around the world and, like Pavlov's dog, the response from central bankers will be something that you can easily expect...

145 Years of Market Progress Will Be Reversed by Complacency

04.08.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on 145 Years of Market Progress Will Be Reversed by Complacency

Don’t people realize that when anything market related is prefaced with ‘record’ or ‘all-time’ it’s closer to the end, and NOT the beginning, of a trend?

The Economy’s 30-Year Buildup Will Be Destroyed in Just One

01.08.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on The Economy’s 30-Year Buildup Will Be Destroyed in Just One

The world has too much debt, too much capacity, too many entitlements, too many people moving into retirement, and too many people who think the world owes them a living. Reality is going to hit — and hit hard.

The Japanese Blame Amazon for the Failure of Abenomics

24.07.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on The Japanese Blame Amazon for the Failure of Abenomics

Personally, I’d have thought a national debt load in excess of 600% of GDP and an ageing population who are opposed to debt-funded consumption would have been the root causes. No, it’s that pesky Jeff Bezos who’s to blame…

The Butterfly Effect Will Level the Market

14.07.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on The Butterfly Effect Will Level the Market

On any given day, less than 1% of shares in the market change hands, but their sale impacts the value of the other 99%. The same principle applies to the economy...so how much has to change before we should worry?