How this Hall of Fame bear is buying the dip

The Rules of Investing

Livewire Markets

It's not a stretch to call the last twelve months in markets a regime change. Inflation, rates, valuations, liquidity; everything has been turned on its head. 

While today's conditions may be unique in makeup, they're not new in isolation. Each of the trends we see today have visited markets before. 

So who better to get on the Rules of Investing than someone who has seen it all: Hall of Fame fund manager Chris Kurtis from Ellerston Capital. Chris has served as a Director and Portfolio Manager of Ellerston since 2005, and has over 36 years investment experience.

Before Ellerston, Chris co-founded the Melbourne based Investment Management firm Portfolio Partners in 1994, where he served as Director, Senior Investment Manager and Head of Equities. 

As you'll hear, Chris is extremely bearish on markets - but that doesn't mean he's packed his bags. Quite the opposite, he's bought the dip!


  • the parallels between today and the dot-com crash
  • how to gain exposure to the resource sector without being a slave to commodity prices 
  • the problem with banks
  • what he liked about Xero compared to other tech plays
  • the importance of dividends
  • why 'old-school' investing principles are so important in today's market

He also gives us double value for money by naming two stocks he'd put in the bottom drawer.

Managed Fund
Ellerston Australian Share Fund
Australian Shares

Note: this episode was recorded on Monday September 12, 2022.

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