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Perth Heat to pay players and staff in Bitcoin

This can only end in tears. Why? Bitcoin is so volatile and has no real value, price is no indication of value, that there will be big winners and big losers in this move by the Perth Heat. If this turns out to be a great move, those who turn it down will be disappointed […]

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Musk ‘to sell Tesla stock’ on Twitter poll

Is Elon Musk a tosser? It would seem so from his latest Twitter poll. He asked his millions of Twitter followers if he should sell some of his Tesla stock to pay his tax bill. 3.5 million of them said he should. The thing is that based on his net profit each share is worth […]

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Step-by-Step Guide to Home loan pre-approval

Before looking for your new home know how much you can borrow. The damand for a home is high at the moment and will remain so for several years yet. Before you start looking though it’s best to know how much you can borrow so you don’t look at homes outside your price range. Also […]

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Are these the 5 reasons commercial property is a good investment right now?

Perhaps not as good as you might think. While I can understand where the writer is coming from, and I hope they are right (I have an exposure to commercial real estate) I suspect thet they might be a tad overenthusiastic. Currently residential rental vacancy rate is sub 1% in every city in Australia and […]

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Al Gore warns of $29 trillion ‘bubble’ in global economy

Since Mr. Gore is the Chairman of an investment company his comments can be seen as being loaded with self-interest.  His credibility with respect to his Climate Warrior credentials are also questioned because he recently bought a seaside villa in addition to only installing solar panels 3 years ago on his mansion in Tennessee.  He […]

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Retirees: you could boost your passive income with these 3 simple steps.

When you take into account the franked credits available to Australian retirees these steps could make a very big difference to your retirement income, if you have the capital to invest. As with all investments, make sure you understand the ups and downs of the stocks you are investing in.  Professional advice is always a […]

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Where to invest your first $1,000 in ASX shares

It’s always the big question for first time investors. Where do I invest?  I have always favoured blue chip stocks as the first step because the chance of screwing up and losing money is much reduced. This has a slightly different take on that so have a read. Yahoo Finance – Business finance, stock market, […]

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Colorado’s $1 Billion in Marijuana Tax Income Is a Game Changer

If you’re looking for a new growth area to invest in and bemoan the fact that you missed out on Bitcoin at the start this might be the new Bitcoin type industry.Incidentally, don’t buy Bitcoin or any of the other cryptocurrencies, unless you like gambling.This is different, this is backed by a real product and […]

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Lawmakers’ probe of British stockpicker and broking giant could shake up the fund industry, analysts say

This article is posted as a warning that you MUST do your own due diligence on any investment advice you get from any source, including this website. A post-mortem by British lawmakers and regulators into the suspension of the U.K.’s best known stockpicker’s flagship fund could expose some systemic flaws in the fund industry, analysts […]

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How Do You Choose An Investment?

During the dotcom bubble of investing there was one company who, in their prospectus for their Initial Public Offering (IPO), stated that “We have a history of losses, and, because we expect our operating expenses to increase in the future, we may NEVER become profitable.”

Now that should have scared off the investors in a huge way but it didn’t. It still scares me.

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