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What Comes Next?
the future of technologyI’m often amazed at the kinds of tech being developed every day. When you stop to really look at the world, it’s full of wizardry. So where is the next revolution coming from? Who or what will have the next iPhone moment or World Wide Web moment or bitcoin moment?
Australia Is in the ‘Spring of 2014’
Medical Marijuana Buds on Black Background, cannabisWe get massively excited about the potential for crypto. We believe it will change the world. But we get equally excited about the potential for cannabis too. It will also change the world. Just in a different way. It’s funny because crypto and cannabis actually share a lot in common.
A Strategy for This Market
Central banks still behind the curve, marketHousehold sector debt is already very high and it will take lower interest rates again for it to get a decent boost. The RBA will only cut in the event that a global slowdown brings it on. That doesn’t look anywhere near likely now and if it does, it will not be good for the banks.
How You Could Profit as Bankers Go Extinct
ANZ Banking Group, profitInstead of lending to those that can afford it, you start lending to riskier borrowers. And it’s justified for the sake of sales. That’s why it’s not really surprising banks and other large institutions get into these situations. They simply haven’t crafted a great incentive system yet.
The Two Hands of the Aussie Economy
economic growth rate in Australia, aussie economyIt all goes back to that major financial event, the global credit crisis, in 2008/09. It unleashed a massive stimulus response around the world. China, in a panic about the impact of rising unemployment, went hard and created it’s own massive credit boom, which expanded most quickly from 2009 to around 2012.
The Biggest Catalyst on the Horizon
investment strategy for selling stocks, catalystIn the last five years, the All Ordinaries (largest 500 Aussie stocks) is up. But it’s nothing to write home about. Those that have ‘bought the index’ are up around 25%, before fees. Over a five-year stretch, that’s about 4.6% each year. It leaves a lot to be desired.