Upfront Investor | The Power of Compound Interest…

Warren Buffett once said of compound interest “My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest.” Starting with only $9,800 in 1955, Buffett is now one of the richest men in the world with a net worth of over $50 Billion. Besides an amazing mind for investing,  […read more]

Upfront Investor | Is Negative Gearing All That Important?

How important is negative gearing property to Australian investors? For most of us earning a wage and saving will not provide sufficient funds to afford a comfortable retirement. Many Australian Families have built wealth and secured their futures on the back of property investing using negative gearing to help them get ahead. However, at every  […read more]

Ask Dale Gillham Trading Tips National Australia Bank Limited (NAB)

Hi everyone, ‘Ask Dale’ is a segment where each fortnight I review one listed company from the Australian share market, suggested by our Facebook subscribers. If you would like me to review a stock that you either currently hold or are looking to trade then please post your suggestion in the comments section of the ‘Ask  […read more]

Upfront Investor | Always Do Your Research…

Political campaigns have always been waged in the press and right now the situation is no different, we are seeing the battle lines being drawn. Kevin Rudd is accusing Rupert Murdoch’s News Ltd of unfairly representing his own agenda and siding with the Liberal Party. If you want to be sure to hear both sides  […read more]

Why You Should Be Adding Microcap Stocks to Your Portfolio

Last year I had the pleasure of attending the Australian Microcap Investment Conference (AMIC), in Melbourne. Now I must admit that I’m not one to normally attend investment seminars. It may surprise you to hear me say this given I myself am an investment expert however I tend to find most seminars and workshops of  […read more]

Upfront Investor | How to Beat The Fear Monster…

This week I was talking to a student who had successfully graduated from my Diploma course and was ready to step into the ‘real world’ of trading. This student had diligently completed the required research on a particular stock and all the signals were lining up, screaming ‘buy’ yet this person couldn’t pull the trigger.  […read more]

Good vs Evil – The Battle Between Trading Systems & Trading Strategies

Unfortunately today there are many people who still search for the ‘holy grail’ of trading. The system or plan that will result in no losses big profits and total ‘set and forget’ automation. Whilst trading to a certain degree can be ‘automated’ (something I’ll touch on another time), the fact of the matter is that  […read more]

Jekyll & Hyde – Tips on Controlling Your Emotions While Trading

In the years that I have been assisting traders, the one experience that is common amongst all who choose to be part of this crazy trading game is a trade or trades that were take on the basis of emotion rather than sound analytical logic and probability. We have all been there, myself included and  […read more]

All That Glitters is Not Gold | Janine Cox

In 2009, news headlines were touting that gold would continue to hit new highs and it did, over the years that followed it appreciated from around $US1000 an ounce in 2009 to the dizzying heights of around $US1920 an ounce in September 2011, equating to growth of around 85%. However, it was after the peak  […read more]