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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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Location:
West End, Queensland, Australia
Age:
Unspecified
Race:
Unspecified
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
SIK (Single Income, Kids)
Profession:
Meteorologist
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Latest Blog Posts

From Brian Kersey Easy does it Ladies and Gentlemen … slide back in your seats … there has been a correction in the S&P 500 … the world is not ending … Yet! The market volatility has been driven by the US market which was overvalued due to stellar gains of 22% in 2017 and … Continue reading "Department of Corrections" ...
Posted: Feb 17 2018 @ 9:20 AM
Slack Investor remains IN for US, UK, and Australian index shares. … some monthly setbacks for the Australian Index (-0.5%) and the UK index (-2.0%).  However, confidence remains high in the USA with another huge (I mean … It’s like … Really Huge!) rise of 5.6% – This is “irrational exuberance” territory! Slack Investor gets off … Continue reading "January 2018 – End of Month Update … and Milk 2018 style" ...
Posted: Feb 01 2018 @ 2:43 PM
  “… the farm had grown richer without making the animals themselves any richer — except, of course, for the pigs and the dogs.” George Orwell – Animal farm (1945)   There is a bit of an animal theme in this post as Slack Investor pays tribute to George Orwell and his book Animal Farm. The … Continue reading "Fat Pigs and Fat Cats" ...
Posted: Jan 10 2018 @ 1:02 PM
Slack Investor remains IN for US, UK, and Australian index shares. … and further gains for the Australian Index (+1.6%) and the US index (up 1.0%) on the month.  The UK Index is in record high territory, up 4.9% in December. Slack Investor is on the couch again and congratulates himself for being involved with the … Continue reading "December 2017 – End of Month Update … and Bitcoin again" ...
Posted: Dec 31 2017 @ 2:01 AM
Further reading of the excellent article referred to in my last post by Kerr Neilson – The Rise of Asia – has got the Slack Investor onto one of his hobby horses. In a previous life, before my main working stint as a meteorologist, I was a maths and science high school teacher in Australia, UK, Jamaica, US … Continue reading "Australia … Dumbing Down!" ...
Posted: Dec 10 2017 @ 7:28 AM
Slack Investor remains IN for US, UK, and Australian index shares. … and further gains for the Australian Index (+1.0%) and the US index (up 2.8%).  The UK Index dropped 2.2% in November due to what the Financial Times attributes as the “Firmer Pound contribution”. Slack Investor is on the couch again and marvels at the … Continue reading "November 2017 – End of Month Update … and the rise of ...
Posted: Dec 01 2017 @ 4:48 PM
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 21 2017 @ 7:00 AM
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 @ 11:12 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%. Slack Investor gets off the couch … Continue reading "October 2017 – End of Month Update … and Index Page Updates" ...
Posted: Nov 03 2017 @ 12:00 PM
Previous posts One and Two in this series show a few simple ways to calculate your portfolio performance. Slack Investor has a complicated set of portfolios with inflows and outflows during the year and, for an accurate performance figure, it is necessary to account for the time that your money is available for investment. For … Continue reading "Measurement … The Sweet Science Part 3" ...
Posted: Oct 20 2017 @ 6:35 PM

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