About Greg Canavan

Editor,
Money Morning Australia

Greg Canavan is a Feature Editor at Money Morning and Head of Research at Port Phillip Publishing.

He likes to promote a seemingly weird investment philosophy based on the old adage that ‘ignorance is bliss’.

That is, investing in the Information Age means you have all the information you need at your fingertips. But how useful is this information? Much of it is noise and serves to confuse, rather than inform, investors.

And, through the process of confirmation bias, you tend to read what you already agree with. As a result, you often only think you know that you know what is going on. But, the fact is, you really don’t know. No one does. The world is far too complex to understand.

When you accept this, your newfound ignorance becomes a formidable investment weapon. That’s because you’re not a slave to your emotions and biases.

Greg puts this philosophy into action as the Editor of Crisis & Opportunity. As the name suggests, Greg sees opportunity in a crisis. To find the opportunities, he uses a process called the ‘Fusion Method’, which combines traditional valuation techniques with charting analysis.

Read correctly, a chart contains all the information you need. It contains no opinions or emotion. Combine that with traditional stock analysis and you have a robust stock-selection strategy.

With Greg’s help, you can implement a long-term wealth-building strategy into your financial planning, be better prepared for the financial challenges ahead, and stop making the basic, costly mistakes that most private investors do every time they buy a stock.

To find out more about Greg’s investing style and his financial worldview, take out a free subscription to Money Morning here.

And to discover more about Greg’s ‘ignorance is bliss’ investment strategy and the Fusion Method of investing, take out a 30-day trial to his value investing service Crisis & Opportunity here.

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Emerging Value in the Retail Sector

retail stocksWhile it might be too early to jump in and thumb your nose at the Amazon effect. Keep an eye out for turning points like the above. That is, when you see buying on negative news. It means the news wasn’t as bad as expected. Often this is a turning point.

False Break of the High!

aussie marketASX 200 looks to have just experienced a ‘false break of the high’. The question is, just how bearish is it? Why worry about the market anyway? It’s only an index. That’s true. But getting the overall movement of the market right allows you to position your portfolio for maximum gains.

Another’s Worries Could Be Your Gains

investing in global equity marketsMy guess at this point is that the next sell-off will result in a panic in some parts of the market. And this may lead to a buying opportunity. The best way to outperform over the long term is to take advantage of others’ mistakes. And often, those mistakes are psychological.

This Is Your Brain on Stocks

stocks and investment processDid you know that when your stock holdings go up and down, your brain releases chemicals to generate a response from you? When stocks rise, you get a shot of dopamine and serotonin. It’s your brain’s way of encouraging you…

Where are The Exits?

aussie marketsInvestors simply aren’t worried about anything. Which means the market isn’t priced for any kind of worrying event. When you get such pervasive optimism, it is indeed a time to be worried.

The Telco Sector is a Disaster

telco industry in australia currently a disasterI thought there might be some buying opportunities in the sector by now. But the ‘short term’ is playing out for a little longer than I expected. One of my rules is not to buy into a downtrend, no matter how compelling the opportunity.

On the Origin of Baguettes

aussie marketApparently, when the French metro was being built in the late 19th century, The builders asked the local bakers to make a thinner, longer loaf that the men could break with their hands, allowing them to leave their knives at home. Et voila, the baguette came into being!