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Slack Investor
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US Index, UK Index, ASX Index, Investing, Personal Finance, Financial Independence, Australia ,USA, United Kingdom,
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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
Slack Investor remains IN for US, UK, and Australian index shares. A steady month for the ASX and gains for the UK market (0.7%) and the US Market (2.3%) – It must be the “Mooch” Effect.  I am sad to see him go … In a circus you need heaps of clowns! Chant West are a superannuation consultancy and research firm that release a trove of data on how superannuation is rolling ...
Posted: Aug 01 2017 @ 6:33 AM
From Enolytics.comHey you Millennial dudes and hipsters… Suh! Space … sounds good … its so snatched! … Spaceship … even better. Come on … lets get on board. Superannuation is so boring … but Spaceship .. Its so now – isn’t Elon Musk working on one? What Slack Investor is referring to is the reach out to the younger crowd of cool new investor products that will look after your superannuation in ...
Posted: Jul 11 2017 @ 7:56 PM
Slack Investor remains IN for US, UK, and Australian index shares. Despite a bad month for the UK index where the previous month gains were wiped out, there are no alarm bells yet. All markets have had a reasonable financial year (to Jun 30, 2017) with 12-month returns for the US, UK and Australian Index of 15.2%, 13.0% and 9.6%, respectively. These returns, for simplicity of calculation, do not include dividends. ...
Posted: Jul 01 2017 @ 2:59 AM
From PixabaySlack Investor has been banging on about the efficiency of online accounts as a place to park your savings (here and here) but my life is also cluttered with other banking relationships – but each of these accounts are first thoroughly researched. This sounds a bit Un-Slack but banks don’t want you to really think about your accounts, they want you to accept this banking relationship in a benign way ...
Posted: Jun 20 2017 @ 1:05 AM
Slack Investor remains IN for US, UK, and Australian index shares. Despite a bad month for the Australian index, the Slack Investment Cycle returns for the US, UK and Australian markets are 141.0%, 12.7% and 8.9%, respectively. Extract from the ASX Index Fund (STW) May 2017 – Incredible Charts – More detail on the individual Index Chart PagesMay 2017 still finds the monthly price range bar is well above the 10-month moving average ...
Posted: Jun 01 2017 @ 2:09 AM
Image SourceEspecially when the thing you don’t see is your money! I know things are difficult out there … rents are high, things break, bills keep coming in, and everything seems to be going up – except for your wages. But, if you can have the discipline to save even a little bit of your money, your wealth fund will be able to establish some roots …  and this start is a huge and ...
Posted: May 21 2017 @ 2:17 AM
From abc.net.auSlack Investor doesn’t often comment on the political scene but in Australia it is the yearly budget week and it always pays to keep an ear out for what our politicians are up to. The Australian treasurer Scott Morrison (or SCOMO to the politically aware dudes) presented his budget yesterday with the usual media fanfare. A good summary here … there was a lash at the banks with a ...
Posted: May 10 2017 @ 5:19 AM


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