In this section we explore investing basics, common themes and information to help guide your investing journey. 

The information provided is general information only. The information does not take into account your investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs. You should consider your own investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs before acting upon any information provided in this document and consider seeking advice from a financial adviser if necessary.

April 20, 2023

A note to young investors part 2: How to invest in quality growth stocks

By Roger Montgomery

In part one of this note to young investors, I set out the reasons why I think young investors should steer clear of index funds and instead invest in high-quality, growing companies.  So, the question is: how to find and invest in these companies? Well, one obvious way is to invest in these companies directly.
March 31, 2023

Why you should avoid the siren call of high-dividend stocks

By Roger Montgomery

We’ve been writing a lot about income, and recently I updated some analysis on the importance of investing in growth stocks rather than yield stocks because, over the long run, the pursuit of growth actually produces a better yield. Let me put forward some more reasons why you’re usually better off avoiding the siren call of high-dividend paying stocks.
March 29, 2023

Why profit is important, but cash is king

By Roger Montgomery

Cash flow is the money flowing in and out of a business. It’s what a business needs to fund day-to-day operations and investments, and protect it from financial challenges. And, as we’ve seen with all those ‘profitless prosperity’ companies, it can be the difference between success and failure.
March 24, 2023

How to manage risk in your portfolio

By Sean Sequeira

Most of us tend to be better at buying and holding stocks than we are at selling.   After all, buying is the fun part – it’s when optimism is kicking in.   But knowing how to sell is just as important when it comes to your returns.
March 17, 2023

What constitutes a quality business?

By David Buckland

With the demise of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and the effect on Credit Suisse – its share price has declined 90 per cent in five years to CHF1. 70 – I thought it appropriate to return to basics and dig a bit deeper into what constitutes a “Quality” business, also known as a “Compounding Machine”.
February 22, 2023

If you are an income investor, it pays to think long-term

By Roger Montgomery

The past year has seen a distinct switch in investor focus from growth to yield. The irony, of course, is that many so-called ‘dividend stocks’ can be long-term wealth killers.  And that’s why we prefer quality businesses – like CSL – which can grow both their market value, and their dividends, over time.
February 16, 2023

The behavioural science of markets

By David Buckland

  In this week’s video insight David delves deeper into the behavioural science of investment markets.   The global economic environment, according to the consensus, will deteriorate as 2023 progresses, but with that said risk is not necessarily inherent in an investment; it is always relative to the price paid.
January 25, 2023

End of the Term Funding Facility = Greater opportunity for Non-bank SME Lenders

By David Buckland

When the COVID-19 pandemic got going in early-2020, the Reserve Bank of Australia established the Term Funding Facility (TFF) to offer low-cost three-year funding to authorized deposit-taking institutions (ADIs, often referred to as the Banks). This facility essentially provided the Banks with access to extremely low-cost funding (at a flat 0.
November 17, 2022

Quality’s performance across the business cycle

By Polen Capital

Quality stocks have been shown in studies to have robust historical performances. 1 This analysis takes a deeper look into the Quality factor’s performance by breaking out its history into the four stages of the business cycle: Early, Mid, Late, and Recession.
November 11, 2022

Big days in small companies

By Roger Montgomery

Overnight, U. S. stocks posted their strongest rally in years, after the country’s October consumer price data provided further confirmation inflation has indeed peaked. These are big moves that investors cannot afford to miss, which is why we will continue to generally advise being greedy when others are fearful.


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