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  • DIY Investing from the Internets!
    The www, the internets, the dark web, the Google, the email thing or whatever you choose to call it. The thing on your laptop, tablet or phone that connects you to the rest of the world has been the most boundary flattening way to access information since the encyclopaedia salesman knocked on doors. The good […] The post DIY Investing from the Internets! appeared first on Mancell Financial Group.
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  • Many Lessons in Channel Ten for Investors
    You may have noted it’s a tough time in media right now; at Fairfax, another round of reporters have taken redundancies as private equity circles. News Corp have been bleeding money and laying off photographers and subeditors, while remaining staff were reportedly told the company “is in a fight for its life”. Most recently, Channel Ten went […] The post Many Lessons in Channel Ten for Investors a...
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  • A Reminder on Email Safety
    The internet and email have changed the way we communicate over the last 20-25 years. While email may seem a little old hat these days with various social media tools emerging as ways to stay in touch, it’s still the major official point of contact between businesses and their clients or consumers. With that in […] The post A Reminder on Email Safety appeared first on Mancell Financial Group.
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  • The Land of Confusion
    If you’re old enough, you probably remember when Phil Collins and a band called Genesis were topping the charts in the mid 80’s. For the most part, they were an easy listening pop/rock band, but at one stage they strayed into the political arena with a song called ‘Land of Confusion’. The tensions between the […] The post The Land of Confusion appeared first on Mancell Financial Group.
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  • Mancell Reappointed Chair Global Association of Independent Advisors
    Mancell Financial Group founder Peter Mancell has been reappointed to the role of chairman for the Global Association of Independent Advisors for a third year. The Association comprises of 16 independent advisory firms across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the US and South America. Mr Mancell toured some of the member firms on a recent […] The post Mancell Reappointed Chair Global Association of ...
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  • The AFL Draft and Stock Picking
    We’re now mid-way through the AFL season and for football fans it’s been 12 weeks of great entertainment. For non-football fans it’s been 12 weeks, plus pre-season, wondering why this nonsense takes up so much time on the news. If you’re of the second persuasion, keep reading because the AFL still has some lessons for anyone […] The post The AFL Draft and Stock Picking appeared first on Mancell Fi...
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  • Shopping for Investment Advice
    It happens maybe once or twice a month. A call comes into our office with someone wanting to speak to an adviser. They’re not an existing client, nor are they known to us, but they want to talk about investing. It’s always something specific, maybe real estate or gold. The reason it’s always something specific […] The post Shopping for Investment Advice appeared first on Mancell Financial Group.
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  • How Quickly A Hot Market Can Change
    If you’ve ever wondered about the impact psychology can have in real estate or financial markets, look no further than Toronto in Canada. Between March 2016 and March 2017, the greater Toronto area turned into Canada’s hottest real estate market, with prices soaring 33% in a year from $688,000 to $916,567 for a free standing home, […] The post How Quickly A Hot Market Can Change appeared first on ...
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  • Understanding Our Investment Limitations
    Ever met an intelligent person who could make a mess of various simple tasks? Maybe someone who was incredibly smart, but equally incredibly gullible? It shouldn’t be a surprise, it’s natural that intelligence, awareness or knowledge in one area doesn’t automatically translate to another. The reality is we all have a circle of competence for various parts of […] The post Understanding Our Investme...
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  • Carol Edmunds Named 2017 Barnardos Mother of the Year
    Mancell Financial Group would like to congratulate our own Carol Edmunds on being named 2017 Barnardos Mother of the Year. Carol was named the winner of the title at a ceremony in Sydney on Thursday. For those who work with Carol at MFG it was a fantastic surprise as we huddled around a screen in the office […] The post Carol Edmunds Named 2017 Barnardos Mother of the Year appeared first on Mancel...
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  • Stock Promoters Outed
    Read any good stock tips on the internet lately? If you listen to our advice, hopefully not! We’ve long pointed out the dangers of buying individual companies because of a lack of diversification and heightened risk, among other reasons. Now there’s another confirmed danger for anyone getting stock tips from internet sites and online newsletters […] The post Stock Promoters Outed appeared first on...
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  • 2017 MFG Federal Budget Review
    Last night’s budget was notable for its lack of major superannuation meddling for once. So, in the absence of any truly significant changes, we’ve pulled out the key points for you to consider. Pensioners Older Australians who lost their pensioner concession card by the pension assets test change introduced this year – you will be […] The post 2017 MFG Federal Budget Review appeared first on Mance...
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  • 2017 March Quarter Review
    Economic Overview Global policy makers expressed a cautious welcome for continuing signs of improving activity during the March quarter. The Reserve Bank of Australia noted a pick-up in global trade and industrial production, alongside a tightening of labour markets. In the US, economic data continued to be supportive. Non-farm payrolls were robust and activity indicators […] The post 2017 March Q...
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  • Planning Still The Only Miracle Cure
    Good news came last week in the form of another miracle anti-aging cure. Sadly, the buzz kills at ABC’s Media Watch were quickly on the case. Reminding us it was just another “years away, only tested on mice, not yet even applicable to humans” story that had been pumped up by excitable journalists. Moving on […] The post Planning Still The Only Miracle Cure appeared first on Mancell Financial Grou...
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  • Market Correction Obsession
    Feeling a little too comfortable? Without a correction, the tired media headline of “X billions wiped off the sharemarket today” has been on hiatus so far this year. In its absence, there has been continued pontification about the overvaluation of shares, hinting about our closeness to a correction, and which of President Trump’s tweets might […] The post Market Correction Obsession appeared first...
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  • Spaceship Super Navigates Towards the Naïve
    If you haven’t heard of Spaceship Super yet, you probably aren’t part of the target demographic – young and naïve. Spaceship is the latest entrant into Australia’s superannuation space and it’s targeting young investors with a marketing campaign suggesting they should “invest where the world is going, not where it’s been”. The key idea behind […] The post Spaceship Super Navigates Towards the Naïv...
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  • The Nant Investment Death Cross
    Has the Nant Whiskey investment debacle got you wondering about how an investor gets themselves involved in such a mess? We’ve got a few pointers specific to Nant, but they could very well conspire at any time with any ‘investment opportunity’. One of the first reasons is investment frustration. Markets are unpredictable and their behaviour […] The post The Nant Investment Death Cross appeared fir...
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  • The Devil’s Cut & Angel’s Share at Nant
    It’s whiskey time again and for some investors across Australia the taste of this story is going to burn. Previously we’ve noted the issues investors have had with Nant Whiskey and the follow up endeavour, Nant Angus. The lure was a 9.55% return “guaranteed” which was enough to get some investors to say “take my […] The post The Devil’s Cut & Angel’s Share at Nant appeared first on Mancell Financi...
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  • Seductive Investment Stories
    With disgruntled looks on their faces they were herded into a small conference room where the free coffee and tea was a small consolation for months of agitation. Not an ideal Tuesday afternoon in late February. At the end of the meeting they dispersed. Some talked to the media. Others muttered to themselves. They were […] The post Seductive Investment Stories appeared first on Mancell Financial G...
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  • The Logical Sequence of Life
    In the ongoing talkfest over housing affordability it’s clear the only affordability solutions ever given serious consideration by any government are the ones likely to push up house prices. These solutions either give more money to first home buyers or increase the amount of debt they can take on. Both seem like gifts to the […] The post The Logical Sequence of Life appeared first on Mancell Fina...
  • SPIVA Scorecard For 2016
    Every year S&P Dow Jones put out their yearly SPIVA scorecards and if they sound vaguely familiar it’s because we talk about them every year. We talk about them because they’re important. SPIVA reports on the performance of actively managed funds versus their benchmark indices over 1, 3, 5 and 10-year investment periods. And just as in recent […] The post SPIVA Scorecard For 2016 appeared first on...
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  • Superannuation Changes July 2017
    The argy-bargy is over and late last year the government’s superannuation reforms from the 2016/17 budget passed through both houses of parliament. What does this mean? The reforms will come into place on July 1 2017, so here’s a rundown on some key changes. Transfer balance cap: From July 1 there will be a $1.6 […] The post Superannuation Changes July 2017 appeared first on Mancell Financial Grou...
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  • Gold – The Bre-X Story
    20 years ago, many investors in Canada thought they’d struck it rich by investing in a company called Bre-X. Company estimates suggested it had possibly found 70 to 200 million ounces of gold at its Busang claim in Indonesia. Making it one of the largest gold discoveries ever. Instead of reaping the rewards of being […] The post Gold – The Bre-X Story appeared first on Mancell Financial Group.
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  • 2016 Year In Review
    Economic Overview The dangers of basing investment strategies on media forecasts were highlighted dramatically in 2016 as the outcome of major world events and the market reaction to them confounded pundits. The major news event was Donald Trump’s US presidential election win. The Republican outsider defeated Democrat Hilary Clinton on a platform that tapped into […] The post 2016 Year In Review a...
  • Jack an Outsider to Investment Facts
    There’s been a lot of talk about fake news since the election of Donald Trump. According to some on the losing side and in the media, who found themselves often unable to reach voters, rogue groups were all over the internet creating fake news sites and concocting stories that convinced people to vote for Donald […] The post Jack an Outsider to Investment Facts appeared first on Mancell Financial ...
  • Bellamy’s Another Lesson in Speculation
    You may have heard of a company called Bellamy’s Organic. It was the darling of the ASX last year as the Chinese took a liking to its organic baby formula. Tins of the Tasmanian company’s formula were flying off the shelves in Australia as it was sold into China in what was termed a “white […] The post Bellamy’s Another Lesson in Speculation appeared first on Mancell Financial Group.
  • Time & Discipline Bring Rewards
    Our files say they wandered into our offices looking for retirement guidance nearly 17 years ago. Records say their current portfolio began with a rollover in 2002. They’re now veterans of investing and an example of not listening to the weenies who tell you to time the market or pick stocks. That rollover in 2002 […] The post Time & Discipline Bring Rewards appeared first on Mancell Financial Gro...
  • What You Can Learn From The Donald
    November 4 2016, four days BD (Before Donald). The ASX had wormed its way down to 5263 and the Dow Jones was at 17,888. Market timers had driven both indices down, selling their own assets and their clients’, so they could sit in cash and safely ride out any uncertainty. A day earlier in the Australian […] The post What You Can Learn From The Donald appeared first on Mancell Financial Group.
  • The Apprentice – Whitehouse Edition
    Well here we are again. After the Brexit vote earlier in the year we’ve again witnessed a public vote having a real-time impact on financial markets. The US voting to elect Donald Trump as President. Markets spent the last week before the election reacting to polling numbers. Firstly, there was a sell off when Trump […] The post The Apprentice – Whitehouse Edition appeared first on Mancell Financi...
  • ASIC Report Shows Pitfalls of Direct Life Insurance
    Part of being a financial advisory business involves jobs clients want to delegate or don’t want to do. Modelling financial outcomes, monitoring government legislation, compiling decades of data to formulate an investment philosophy – most recently it was reviewing ASIC’s 120-page report into Australia’s life insurance industry. It’ sounds a snooze, but it’s not when […] The post ASIC Report Shows...
  • 2016 September Quarter Review
    Economic Overview It was mostly a positive quarter for markets, with volatility across equities and fixed income being much lower compared to recent quarters. In the US, the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, but provided a more optimistic assessment of economic conditions at its July meeting, deeming that the risks in the near term […] The post 2016 September Quarter Review appeared f...
  • Pension Changes: Part 2
    A few weeks back we highlighted the looming changes to the aged pension assets test that would come into force from the 1st of January 2017. This week we’ll look at a few minor strategies, with minor being the key word if a pensioner is borderline with regards to pension eligibility. There has been some […] The post Pension Changes: Part 2 appeared first on Mancell Financial Group.
  • Clinton, Trump, Giant Meteors & Your Portfolio
    We’re a month away from the US Presidential election and while that might bring sighs of relief, it may also prompt feelings of trepidation. Never before have we seen a more loathed pair of characters running for the presidency than in 2016. How detested are these candidates? Public Policy Poling, one of the more accurate […] The post Clinton, Trump, Giant Meteors & Your Portfolio appeared first o...
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  • Pension Changes: 1st January 2017
    From 1 January 2017 changes are coming to pension payments. Anyone who is currently receiving a pension or part-pension needs to be fully aware of these changes that are based around assessments of asset limits. The changes will mean some pensioners will see a reduction in their payments, while others will see increases in their […] The post Pension Changes: 1st January 2017 appeared first on Manc...
  • Continually Driving Down Costs
    There are several certainties when it comes to investing; risk and reward are related, diversification reduces risk, asset allocation determines portfolio performance and an investor needs to maintain discipline no matter market conditions. The final certainty is fees matter! They matter a lot because they’re a drag on investment returns. Along with our financial services […] The post Continually ...

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