Rate Hikes: Did I get it wrong?

Markets still think rate hikes are coming. Turn it up. Ok, let me give you a little update. Back in May I noted that the markets and most people were expecting the next move in interest rates to be up. I said they were crazy: I’m way out on my own here, but hear me […]

The secret message in old Shakespeare

Shakespeare had some amazing things to say about being in integrity, generous and abundant. Shakespeare left the world a lot of wisdom and many wonderful turns of phrase. After 400 years though, you do have to wonder if some things are not getting lost in translation. Take the saying, “to your own self be true.” […]

I’m still pissed off – 6 years later!

“Hopelessly conflicted” pretty much sums it up. The Hayne Banking Royal Commission keeps delivering the goods. To those of us in the wealth industry, we knew it was a crooked shop. Still, the banks have a lot of power and so I expected a fair bit of it to be kept under the rug. But […]

Govt hands lucky investor $160K!

This is how to play government changes There’s a saying in property that ‘they’re not making any more land.’ The idea is that land is a fundamentally scarce commodity, and that’s why its value grows and grows over time. And with it, dwelling prices. Except it’s not entirely true. For example, you could say that […]

Fake cycle? Houses still selling like hotcakes!

Days on Market is pointing to a boom… so why aren’t we there yet? I sometimes wonder if Aussies are getting too soft. It’s like thing are so good for so long, that people acclimatise. They get used to the good times. And when things go from mind-blowingly awesome to just awesome, it’s like the […]