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“You may want to check out Tesla's new roof tile concept, if you build.” Or maybe not, Lachlan: https://www.solarquotes.com.au/blog/tesla-solar-roofs-expensive-warranty-far-infinite/ [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017
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Great to hear you're doing so well, Lachlan. Sounds like it's all lining up for you. You may want to check out Tesla's new roof tile concept, if you build. My problem isn't a lack of time, rather a lack of _expertise_ in identifying shares immune to loss. My mate (78) has managed to stay ahead of the game, but none of his skill has rubbed off on me. I made pocket money for some time, but nothing like our property investments returned over time. On ETFs, our sons have done well. Greg once commented that had our eldest bought prior [...]
Sat, May 20, 2017
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As your article says Biker it can be hard looking out for too many shares when you're already busy. I did well enough out of oil/energy except for Santos, but all up a fair profit. Admittedly I never intended to trade out so quick. However I'm just so busy, the correspondence was a burden and I want my dirt now…I need the cash. I wondered at the beginning is all… if an ETF may have been simpler to play oil. [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017
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My accountant is booked in for next week Biker. I'm very lucky to have the business I have. There's no investment that would compare. I have to work hard and take risks of course. Anyhow the property I want will be a business purchase too. I'm waiting to see what the accountant predicts for tax etc. Oh yes, would be a great place to live too. Plenty of bush and wildlife and some parts are already protected with regional ecosystems of some value. I watched the video of Elons Falcon 9 last night. Awesome! [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017
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Greg I remember when we whinged about Keatings $9B black hole. Its funny now to look at the figures 20 odd years later.http://www.australiandebtclock.com.au/ Those clocks are amusing. In any event I remember a day when many would have thought that a government collapse would be likely with such gov debt figures. But then there are trade deals and whatever. So then the average Joe simply concentrates on what these alchemical (its in the dictionary Biker) digits will buy for the collective. And life will go on. Until whatever. [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017
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Greg, I think we've all reached that same level of tired detachment… . I appreciated your couch-fossicking analogy, which reminded me of the ANZ's latest promo on the great excitement of finding cash in a pair of one's old jeans… ! Lachlan, going to cash to buy your rural property makes great sense, especially if you can (also) base your business, or major elements of your business there… and write-off some of the interest. You'd need to discuss the pros and cons with a good accountant… . (There are cons.) A pro: We're now growing so much more food on our ten [...]
Wed, May 17, 2017
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Biker I think I have reached a point of budget fatigue. I was thinking of writing an article about it but if I did it would mostly be a list of complaints. My only comment is yet again we see that the government is unable to control spending and is looking under the couch for money. I guess there are some good measures/reforms in the budget but nothing to get me excited 🙂 [...]
Wed, May 17, 2017
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Interesting article Biker. Yeah I'm no devotee for cash and stocks can be good even now depending on ones timeline. However I just have to get liquid to make my move on property. I am not sure that rural property won't come off more. I could look at rural debt and global risks and see an argument. However in my position (considering my business position) it is the right time to position myself and jump in. I use private farms and state forests all over southern and central Queensland however there are some activities I will need my own large [...]
Tue, May 16, 2017
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We certainly live in interesting times, Lachlan. On ‘going to cash': I recalled a really interesting item related to Marcus Padley, here: http://www.lighthouseinvestments.com.au/jun12.pdf After the B & B debacle, I'd lost confidence in Padley, but lately I've read two very relevant items he's written recently. The first was related to ETFs… the second to the need to be defensive in the post-accumulation phase (which I'm in, probably for the long term!) I'm still trying to figure out some aspects of The Budget, particularly in relation to property. On Musk, it's interesting to read about the reason Tesla just dropped 6%. Was [...]
Sun, May 14, 2017
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I thought the same Biker. Banks: I'm a Suncorp customer. My business banker is probably one of those employees that any business would love to have. She's very efficient not to mention punctual and polite. I'm not too sure about the banks direction however I haven't asked too much from them yet, just small commercial loans. I'm going into cash now Biker bar a few shares. Even the shiny stuff is going. I want my farm soon. My business needs more space. Not sure if I own this business or vice versa. I'm single still and can't see where [...]
Sun, May 14, 2017
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Thanks for that clip, Lachlan. Hadn't seen it previously… and it seemed like an attempt to summarise, without bias, what might be happening. We're actually in the process of reviewing our relationship with the ANZ. We've been with them nearly 25 years, but we're losing faith in their direction. We'll probably switch within a year… . [...]
Sat, May 13, 2017
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hbdm4M54Y2w ANZs comments. [...]
Sat, May 13, 2017
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Any comments on The Budget, Greg? [...]
Wed, May 10, 2017
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Hi Shaun. That sounds like a reasonable approach and 6400 is certainly not out of reach for 2017. It looks like the ASX 200 is making another run towards 6000 today and if it gets some momentum it might be closing in on 6400 within 6 months. But I still reckon things are all lined up for a correction back down towards 5500. [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
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Greg, if you use a logarithmic long term chart, I reckon the year end 2017 is around 6400. I tend to use logarithmic when the period is long, like multi-decades. [...]
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
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Greg: “At some point I reckon we are going to have one of those nasty reality adjustments and the ASX 200/All Ords might go under 5000 again.” Very likely. Feels like the Cuban Missile Crisis all over again… . In that possible BS event, who could predict what markets might do? [...]
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
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Well, some random Trumplosions in the ME and no market reaction. As you'd expect. This seppo cruise to Norkland might end badly though. Australia's nice in Winter Greg. Come and see the wattle blossoms. [...]
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
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That all seems reasonable Lachlan. For me something just doesn't seem right with a global economy that had a debt crisis then go back to growth after a short recession by getting into more debt. The Australian economy now seems hooked on debt and the RBA is making things worse by keep rates low. This has sent investors towards the housing market and I dount many people are doing well from relying on cash in the bank. At some point I reckon we are going to have one of those nasty reality adjustments and the ASX 200/All Ords might go [...]
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
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