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The three ingredients of successful investing

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Scott Haslem started his career in 1991 as an economist working alongside the likes of Glenn Stevens and Bernie Fraser at the RBA. Today he is the Chief Investment Officer of Crestone Wealth Management, a firm that oversees ~$16 billion of assets on behalf of wealthy individuals and not for... Show More

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Buy Hold Sell: 5 global disruptors – Facebook, Amazon, Tesla and more...

Buy Hold Sell

By definition, the largest companies by market cap are the most valued by investors in absolute terms. Over the past decade the composition of the world's most valuable companies has undergone significant change. You can blame it on technology, globalisation or even call it disruption, the reality is that companies... Show More

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There’s a snail in my bottle!

Sinclair Currie

In Paisley 80 years ago, a woman became ill after being served ginger beer from a bottle containing a decomposing snail. The ensuing claim for damages resulted in a lengthy legal process resulting in success for the claimant. This precedent created a legal risk associated with poor quality service and... Show More

Looking at the bigger picture

Magellan Asset Management

Four years ago, Microsoft became our largest holding. We bought it for US$28 a share, at a time when Steve Ballmer's rule was ending and people thought the Windows business would disappear. Windows wasn't about to disappear. With the Office software, Microsoft probably had the best applications business in the... Show More

Sectors and stocks on our radar right now

Chris Stott

Expectations of accelerated interest rate rises sent equity markets into a tailspin in February, impacting the first quarter and setting the tone for the calendar year. The good news is that it’s not all doom and gloom and investors can look to the media and retail sectors for opportunities over... Show More

Is Facebook still a buy?

Kevin Hua

Social media powerhouse Facebook has been embroiled in yet another data breach scandal involving the unauthorised release of data from over 50 million Facebook user accounts. British data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, best known for assisting the 2016 presidential campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump, is at the centre of... Show More

Podcast: Will JD.com dethrone Amazon?

Peters MacGregor Capital Management

In the second episode of Peters MacGregor Global Investing Podcast, join Wayne Peters, Chief Investment Officer, and Alex Haynes, Head of Distribution, as they turn their attention to Chinese technology giants Baidu, Tencent and JD.com to discuss the markets they operate in and how these businesses stack up against US... Show More