Professional investors distill techniques to improve and simplify investing.

Anton Tagliaferro

The Australian share market is heavily concentrated amongst the largest companies both in terms of market capitalisation and industry sector. The top 20 stocks dominate the share market with the S&P/ASX 20 stocks amongst the most widely held and researched companies in Australia.Given the large concentration of the ASX top... Show More

Education sponsored
Julia Lee

When building a balanced investment portfolio, most investors seek exposure to the four main asset classes – equities, fixed income, property, and cash. One big barrier to entry for many investors is knowing exactly how and what to invest in. Choosing investments like individual stocks, can be overwhelming and understandably... Show More

Expert Insights

Going against human instinct and taking a contrarian approach to investing is not for everyone. It takes practice, and commitment in your convictions as well as restraint and patience. For a contrarian investor, getting 60% of your investments right is a good result. But by definition, that means getting it... Show More

Dr Don Hamson

The ALP is proposing a raft of tax changes that will negatively impact after tax outcomes for many Australian investors should they be enacted. Arguably the most controversial is the removal of cash refunds of franking credits which we have written extensively on in 2018, but they are also proposing... Show More

Expert Insights

If the definition of crazy is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results, then Mr Market is undoubtedly crazy. Simon Shields, Principal at Monash Investors, says there are several behaviours that he observes that cause stock mispricings over and over again. He identifies three common ways that shares... Show More

Fund Manager Q&A
James Marlay

Dr Philipp Hofflin was a late starter when it came to investing. That’s because he dedicated years of his life to academic study, ultimately earning a PhD in Magnetohydrodynamics. By his own admission, this deep knowledge on a single topic offered very little practical application, which lead him to pursue... Show More

Expert Insights

Contrarian investing is like an extreme form of value investing; contrarians will make investments that even a bold value manager would baulk at. It’s a fact of investing in unloved (and, in some cases, distressed) companies that some of the companies you invest in will fail. Simon Mawhinney, Chief Investment... Show More