The Last Straw

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Strawman is a private online investment club for those that are serious about taking control of their financial future. As part of our inner circle, Strawman Premium members enjoy exclusive access to: The portfolios, trades, research & valuations of all Premium members. The trades and composition of our market beating Strawman Index. Live & interactive online monthly meetings, featuring company […]

How to prepare for the next crash

It wasn’t a great week for the market, with the All Ordinaries dropping a further 3% from its August all-time high. And there’s plenty of reasons to be nervous.  The US Federal Reserve is winding back stimulus and signalling higher lending costs. China — our largest trading partner — is facing a potential credit squeeze and property market slump, while trade […]

Why volatility is the friend of the young investor

I bet you heard the news this week about the China Evergrande debacle. Global markets shedding billions of dollars due to large and small investors fearful of the butterfly effect of an international behemoth in mountains of debt. China making cryptocurrencies illegal certainly didn’t help investor sentiment either, smashing crypto markets and stocks associated with them too. Volatility struck the […]

Strawman Member Reward Program

The Strawman Member Reward Program enables premium members to earn fractional shares and ETFs by contributing research and recommendations to Strawman. The aim is to attract the best private investors, and to properly recognise and reward those that deliver the most value to the community. We think it provides a powerful incentive for quality content creation, and ensures our interests […]

ASX Companies Adopt ESG Global Reporting Tool

At the start of 2021, the first six ASX-listed companies began improving their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials and reporting their progress against the World Economic Forum’s 21 universal ESG metrics, using “ESG on-ramp” technology platform Socialsuite. After committing to Socialsuite ESG on-ramp in January 2021, Vulcan Energy (ASX: VUL) secured $120M from ESG investors. Newly committed Province Resources […]

Investing won’t make you rich

Investing won’t make you rich. Not on its own. Done right, it will certainly help grow your money — and, over time, that growth can be considerable. But if you really want to build enduring wealth you should also focus on saving. That’s the fuel on which the fire of compounding burns. If you can scrape together $2,000 and invest that for a […]

Patience Pays

Investing is hard*. Success as a stock-picker requires, among other things, a decent understanding of business, accounting, economics, finance & psychology. It requires discipline, objectivity and emotional fortitude. Most important of all, successful investing requires time. A lot of it. Time to educate yourself. Time to do research. Time to manage your portfolio. And, perhaps hardest of all, time to […]