Marcus Padley

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Greece rewrites rules for international game of finance

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

Sharemarket.

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.

Bigger picture offers few clues to the investment jigsaw

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Marcus Padley Excuses, excuses. I'm reading a lot of excuses for why the market has fallen.

Medibank Private shapes up as a great long-term investment

Medibank is a large IPO, worth $4 billion.

Marcus Padley I have had a lot of emails from Marcus Today members asking whether they should buy Medibank, which, market allowing, is going to list later this year.

For better or worse, expect better to avoid worse

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Marcus Padley Do you talk to your spouse about money? Do you have your money in joint accounts?

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Falling Australian dollar leaves international investors exposed

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Marcus Padley Predicting the current reality is why a lot of macro-economic forecasts are always 'backcasting'.

Forget property or shares, you are babysitting your own fortune - right now

Marcus Padley There are two ways to approach making money, starting with a bag of money and starting without a bag of money.

When it comes to property investment, where's the green buffer for when times get tough

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Marcus Padley Without paying off any capital there's no 'green buffer' against rising interest rates, falling property values, tenant issues or maintenance costs.

As in shares, so in property: Skip the hype, grasp the detail

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Marcus Padley Investing in shares or properties may not be safe, but everyone is trying to make it appear so.

Learning the real use of charts in trading

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Marcus Padley My industry uses a lot of charts, of course we do, a picture tells a thousand words.