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Farrell fells wood as market moves

Marcus Padley Remember Bob Farrell and his '10 market rules to remember'? Looking at the Dow Jones and ASX 200, investors would do well to remember his edict on bear markets, writes Marcus Padley.

Banking on dominance often pays off

Marcus Padley On my arrival in 1994 one of the most noticeable differences between the share market in London and the share market in Australia was the Food Retail sector. And it hasn't changed.

Share in the advantages of property

An advertisement for a residential property listed by Sotheby's International Realty stands on display in the suburb of Point Piper in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Foreigners who illegally buy homes in Australia will face higher fines and be forced to sell the property under rules proposed last month by Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government. Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

Marcus Padley The key advantage of property is that you can put up $100,000, borrow $900,000 and when the property market goes up 10 per cent you double your money.

Hole in one on optimist theory

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Marcus Padley Investing successfully for an engaged do-it-yourself investor is not about portfolios, benchmarks, diversification, balance, Modern Portfolio Theory, the Optimal Portfolio Theory and whatever else...

Since we 'share' nearly everything nowadays, why not financial information?

Marcus Padley When people make judgements about others they are defining themselves.

Volatility takes the fallacy out of trading

Outdated: Graham's advice.

Marcus Padley I don't have to criticise technical analysts, value investors do a very good job of that already, empowered as they are by page two of a rather narrow-minded and over-marketed book called The...

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Sharemarket has a language all of its own

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Marcus Padley There are a lot of things in the sharemarket that say one thing but mean another.

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In terms of risk versus reward you can't beat the banks

Marcus Padley After the RBA's interest rate message last week, safe income has become the theme du jour.

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Greece rewrites rules for international game of finance

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Marcus Padley You can read about the complexities of the Greek election everywhere but let me make it simple for you with a brief analogy.

Everything you know is already in the price and anything can happen next

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Marcus Padley Everyone is making predictions for 2015 but most of what you hear are what I call “Predictable Predictions”.

This year in markets, expect, and watch for, the unexpected

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Marcus Padley Everyone is making predictions for 2015 but most of what you hear are what I call "predictable predictions".

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Business section headlines for 2015

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Marcus Padley While the Fairfax business folk drink celebrate their underfunded get-together, Marcus Padley takes a peek at the headlines ready for 2015.

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Don't look to the resources sector for earnings

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Marcus Padley A lot of investors are in a spot of bother, grappling with the performance of the resources stocks as the sector continues to fold up.

There are no shortcuts in finance so do it properly

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Marcus Padley Has anyone tried to set up a trading account with a broker recently? You think it’s going to be as quick and easy to set up the account as it is to trade, but it’s not like that.

Time to check that portfolio of shares any moron could pick

A lot of people may be licensed to give advice, but that doesn't mean they're all capable of giving it.

Marcus Padley It's not because only a moron would pick it, but because any moron could pick the shares.

Golden Generation chooses the right time to be born

Marcus Padley Those with money to invest or the guts to borrow experienced rich years of investment.

Long and winding weave of figures to a contented retirement

Marcus Padley Last week we were working out that to have the AFSA definition of a "comfortable'' 25-year retirement spending $58,128 a year, a couple would need to start with $860,000 if they planned on spending...

X marks the spot of how much money you need

Marcus Padley There is a number, let's call it "X". When my after tax debt free bank account balance reaches that number I'm going to stand up from my desk, go home, open a bottle of Champagne and spend the rest...

From micro things, big things can grow

Marcus Padley I attended the Australian Microcap Investment Conference in Melbourne this week which included 24 companies speaking over two days.

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Stop listening, stop guessing and start planning

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Marcus Padley We will only know in hindsight what the market is going to do and who the gurus are.