Christopher Dixon

In ancient times early cartographers would illustrate mythological sea monsters into the edges of their maps. The fantastical images of serpents and basilisks represented dangerous areas where ships had been lost, and unexplored territories through which mariners feared to sail. Says Thomas Sander of the Washington Map Society, “It was... Show More

Shane Oliver

Getting your personal finances right can be a challenge. Here are 13 tips that may be of use: shop around when it comes to financial services; don’t take on too much debt; allow that interest rates can go up as well as down; allow for rainy days; credit cards are... Show More

Marcus Padley

A lot of trading books and courses will tell you in the first paragraph “Treat it as a business” and whilst that’s boring, it’s right. And one of my tennis partners has another trading cliché, “Do not trust yourself”, which is really the same thing. The more investment, and the... Show More

Alex Cowie

Platinum Asset Management’s Founder Kerr Neilson is a fund manager who needs no introduction. Kerr recently sat down with Platinum's Julian McCormack to discuss timeless investment principles, the big issues today, and what he’s excited about ahead. We have prepared the following transcript for you, with a link to the... Show More

Daryl Wilson

Much has been written about the plan by the Federal opposition (likely to be the next Government) to abolish franking credit refunds. Along with removing negative gearing for existing housing and a 30% minimum tax rate on family trust distributions, this amounts to a three-pronged attack on Australian investors. Show More

Michael Goldberg

Much has been made of the increased popularity of passive investing, and rightfully so. Markets have generated excellent returns over the long term, and index tracking Funds or ETF’s provide very low-cost exposure to highly diversified portfolios. However, in this wire, we explain what it has in common with investing... Show More

Robert Frost

The emergence of a US-China trade war (via the threat of tit-for-tat tariffs) has, not surprisingly, spooked investors and led to heightened volatility in global markets in recent weeks. The feud began in March when Trump announced a plan to tax steel and aluminium from China and other countries. Since... Show More

Andrew Mitchell

One important thing for investors to think about is how to ensure that the portfolios can be meaningfully protected through inevitable periods of downturn and ensure you remain well positioned to participate in the resultant recovery. In this wire, we discuss five key ways to achieve this. Show More

Mark Tobin

Kip McGrath Education Centres Limited (KME: ASX) has been a long-standing microcap on the ASX. The company provides private tuition for students through a network of franchise tutors. The company has been overhauling its business model and systems in the last few years in order to improve profitability and capture... Show More

Daryl Wilson

Through LICs you can access many different managers, asset classes, geographies and investment strategies. One of our funds invests only in LICs, so we spend a lot of time looking for investment opportunities in the sector. Here are ten things you need to consider before making any LIC investment. Show More

Daryl Wilson

We know, you have probably heard this all before, but it is still one of the most fascinating investing phenomena out there: The miracle of compound interest! Here’s an example... Show More

Livewire Exclusive

We asked a panel of portfolio managers how they are thinking about investing in today's richly valued market. Specifically: what attributes they are seeking, and how they are avoiding biases. Steve Johnson offers some essential reading, Tim Kelley focuses on capital preservation, and Alex Pollak cites four key characteristics. Show More

Livewire News

John Bogle, the founder of the Vanguard Group has written an essay on balancing professional values and business values in the world of investing and finance for the CFA Institute. He includes seven pieces of timeless advice for all investors, and looks at the extraordinary changes in society, technology, and... Show More

Livewire News

This Bloomberg article focuses on the growing interest in Australian companies from offshore acquirers. There was $76.1 billion of cross-border M+A last year, with health care, education and tech in focus, while Industrials and utilities are now in the cross-hairs. Goldmans is now reportedly seeking to double its principal investments:... Show More


Tom Piotrowski speaks with Navitas Ltd (NVT) CEO, Rod Jones about the company’s half year results, its newly announced partnership with University of Idaho and its outlook for FY17 To watch more Executive Series interviews, visit Show More

Intelligent Investor

Don't bank on hybrids. Alongside the recent collapse in share prices has been a slump in the prices of hybrids, in many cases to below their issue price. I won't say 'I told you so', because I didn't, but my colleague Richard Livingston certainly has done on many occasions. The... Show More