Marcus Padley

Marcus Padley

You can still bank on your investment in the four pillars

Marcus Padley The bank sector has fallen 16 per cent in six weeks. There must be something wrong with the banks and the most obvious thing is this marcroprudential attack on lending practices, which seems to...

Markets flat out being flat

ASX, shares

Marcus Padley As I write the All Ords is up 0.92% since June 30, 2014, and there are 170 stocks in the All Ordinaries index that are down so far this tax year.

Share in the success at WAM Capital

Marcus Padley The secret to beating index huggers is to analyse under-researched companies and identify value where others are not doing the work.

Deadly sharemarket sins

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Marcus Padley In the share market there are a lot more than seven deadly sins.

The ABC of Alpha Beta and Fees for retail investors

Marcus Padley An idiot's guide to rating investments.

The first rule of retail shareholding is traders are your competitors

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Marcus Padley When you are buying as a retail investor, two times out of three you are being sold to by a professional.

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Why time is the most valuable asset in our rushed, technology-driven world

Marcus Padley Simply turning up is now the biggest compliment you can ever pay anyone.

Minding your own business could pay off in MYOB float

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Marcus Padley The Golden Rule of IPOs is simple and goes something like this, "If it's any good you won't get offered it and if you get offered it, you don't want it".

Seasonal share performance charts point to peak gains

Marcus Padley All the big income stocks have two notable seasonal peaks followed by two periods of fairly reliable underperformance.

The super boring subject at a barbecue can be sparked up with three questions

Marcus Padley Any discussion about superannuation has a way of being a conversation killer especially around a relaxing barbecue.

Farrell fells wood as market moves

Market rebounds.

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.


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”.