Category: General

Stick to the plan

A lot of investors seem to be pivoting their investment strategies in light of the coronavirus crisis. Mine, for better or worse, remains essentially unchanged: Seek to acquire a range of quality companies with a view to holding them for many years.  Aim to hold between 10-15 companies that do not have highly correlated risks. A quality company is one […]

Coronavirus: what does it mean for investors?

Fears over the impact of the worsening coronavirus outbreak continue to drive global markets sharply lower. And, potentially, things could get a lot worse from here. For the long term investor, it’s easy to deride such moves as mere ‘speed-bumps’ along an otherwise sure and prosperous road. Insert a Buffett quote, add a long term chart of market growth and […]

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 […]

3 ASX listed stocks to help you sleep better in 2020.

Millions of people around the world regularly suffer through a terrible night’s sleep due to various medical issues such as sleep apnoea. Poor sleep is a widely acknowledged contributor to poor attention, diet and productivity – not to mention the declining sanity of its sufferers – so many companies are understandably on the lookout for the holy grail of treatments. […]

Are you swimming naked?

Last year was good to investors. The last decade even more so. And with markets at record highs there’s plenty of shareholders feeling pretty good about themselves — especially those that had any exposure to tech. But as we roll into a new solar orbit, it’s worth remembering the difference between process and outcome. The market demands a good deal […]

Can PushPay’s (ASX:PPH) acquisition accelerate growth?

Donor management platform provider PushPay (ASX:PPH) today announced the acquisition of Church Community Builder (CCB) in a deal worth US$87.5 million. Founded in 1999, Church Community Builder sells a Church Management System (ChMS) and has over 4,000 existing customers. The cloud based platform enables churches to more effectively engage with their community and manages a range of administrative functions. PushPay […]