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Baby Giants Podcast

Join us as we chat about the wild, weird, and whacky of small cap investing, all while searching for those precious few fast-growing businesses that have a shot of becoming industry giants. Latest episodes below, but you can find the full catalogue on the Baby Giants website, on Spotify, or anywhere good podcasts are found. Also, be sure to follow […]

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The ‘Risk’ Of Small-Cap Investing

Here at Strawman, we like to poke around the lesser known corners of the market. And why not? There are lots of hidden gems to be found. In fact, there’s plenty of things to like about so-call ‘small cap’ stocks. More growth potential Less competition from other investors Less rational pricing (more opportunity to find significant mis-pricings) Better access to […]

Houses & Holes: the shape of the Aussie share market

Consisting of over 2100 individual companies, the Australian share market has a few interesting features. One of the first things a curious investor might notice is the significance of the major banks. There are only 21 businesses on the ASX classified (loosely) as banks, but the ‘Big 4’ — CBA, NAB, ANZ and Westpac — are the clear standouts. Combined, […]

Strawman Mobile App

Strawman now has a a progressive web app. Essentially, it’s the regular Strawman website, but it’ll work more like a native app on your phone. Aside from providing a better mobile experience, it will allow us to offer improved functionality, such as customisable push notifications. Downloading the app is pretty straightforward, although please be aware that the exact process will […]

Shooting for 100 Baggers

I recently finished re-reading Chris Mayer’s ‘100 Baggers’, an updated study in the spirit of Thomas Phelp’s iconic book ‘100 to 1 in the Stock Market’, first published in 1972. Without question, it’s become essential reading for investors and I encourage others to dive into its simple and easy to digest wisdom. It impressed upon me some lessons I had […]

Tech Stocks Enter Bear Market

The Aussie market, as measured by the S&P All Ordinaries Index, entered a ‘technical correction’ this week, having fallen more than 10% from the record high it hit at the start of the year. Small cap stocks have fared worse, down about 14% over the same period of time according the ASX Small Ords. The situation for tech investors is […]