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Slack Investor

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Name:
Slack Investor
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
US Index, S&p 500, UK Index, FTSE 100, ASX Index, ASX 200, Investing, Personal Finance, Financial Independence, Australia ,USA, United Kingdom,
Start Year:
2016

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Net worth:
$2,621,600.00
Location:
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Age:
60+
Race:
Unspecified
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
SIK (Single Income, Kids)
Profession:
Meteorologist
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Based upon fear of what he might discover, Slack Investor keeps most personal introspection to a minimum. However, for a number of reasons, I am particularly fond of reviewing  investment performance. … and always looking to tie in a quote from a great scientist and Time Magazine’s 1999 Person of the century – Albert Einstein. Anyone … Continue reading "Do not be afraid of failure" ...
Posted: Nov 20 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Bitcoin is everywhere in the media. Tales of fortunes made from just investing in this cryptocurrency and waiting till it rapidly accelerates in price – it sounds like the ideal investment vehicle for the Slack Investor! Well … not really! Slack Investor is a student of history and feels like this has all happened before … Continue reading "Cryptocurrency … Kryptonite!" ...
Posted: Nov 10 2017 @ 12:12 AM
Slack Investor remains IN for US, UK, and Australian index shares. … and what a bumper month it has been with all markets that I follow on the rise – The Australian Index rockets 4.0%, the UK index up 1.6% and the booming US market up a further 2.1%. From Incredible ChartsSlack Investor gets off the couch and has a look at the UK Index … as it is recovering from a small ...
Posted: Nov 03 2017 @ 3:00 AM
Paul Keating, the father of dividend imputation (franking credits) in 1987 – when he was the Treasurer for the Australian Government. He was Prime Minister 1991-96 and is shown here ready to nail to the wall any “24 carat pissants” and “mangy maggots” that cross his path. SourcePrevious posts One and Two in this series show a few simple ways to calculate your portfolio performance. Slack Investor has a complicated ...
Posted: Oct 20 2017 @ 9:35 AM
There are plenty of naysayers in the market today but, from the couch, Slack Investor has been noting a few things. Since 2008, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has been cutting interest rates from 7.25% to 1.5%. This is the right thing to do for this independent body when the country is recovering from a bit of trouble and they have helped Australia avoid a recession for over 25 years. Portrait of ...
Posted: Oct 10 2017 @ 8:56 AM
Slack Investor remains IN for US, UK, and Australian index shares. A mixed month for all markets that I follow – The Australian Index slumped 1.6%, the UK index flat (-0.5%) and the booming US market up 2.1%. Slack Investor stays on the couch and almost does nothing … In response to the US SPY Index rising over 20% from the last setting of the stop loss at the end of December 2016. ...
Posted: Oct 01 2017 @ 10:23 AM
  Measuring your portfolio performance can do your head in … but Slack Investor thinks that it is important that you set aside a time to evaluate your investment performance at least once a year. I choose the end of the financial year in Australia (June 30) as a good time for these calculations … … Continue reading "Measurement … The Sweet Science Part 2" ...
Posted: Sep 16 2017 @ 8:35 PM
Measuring your portfolio performance can do your head in … but Slack Investor thinks that it is important that you set aside a time to evaluate your investment performance at least once a year. I choose the end of the financial year in Australia (June 30) as a good time for these calculations … but you can chose your own date … and, if whatever you do, you do it consistently ...
Posted: Sep 15 2017 @ 11:51 PM
Slack Investor remains IN for US, UK, and Australian index shares. A steady month for all markets that I follow – Slack Investor stays on the couch and does nothing … The Chant West media release  referred to in the previous monthly update has plenty of other useful information. Fund Performance Results (Up to June 30, 2017)- Source Chant WestThe above table quotes the median performance figures from various types of funds that Chant ...
Posted: Aug 31 2017 @ 9:00 PM
Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)from Wikimedia  “….when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind…”   Lord Kelvin, a Science “Hall of Fame” member was right … Particularly so when it comes to your investments. As well as some notable scientific discoveries, including  the invention of the absolute temperature scale which defines the lowest possible temperature – at which atoms stop moving (-273.15C) ...
Posted: Aug 16 2017 @ 7:17 AM

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