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Slack Investor
General Finance
US Index, S&p 500, UK Index, FTSE 100, ASX Index, ASX 200, Investing, Personal Finance, Financial Independence, Australia ,USA, United Kingdom,
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West End, Queensland, Australia
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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Yes, … there are some images that stick in Slack Investor’s head … and this is one of them! The average ceramic toilet should last 50 years. The relentless view from a toilet’s perspective must be pretty confronting – and the cumulative exposure must be horrific! Apart from now treating each toilet that I encounter … Continue reading "Terrible Things" ...
Posted: Feb 18 2019 @ 12:35 AM
What another wild month for shareholders! … Rises in all Slack Investor followed markets (ASX200 +3.9%; FTSE100 +3.6%). The volatility is best illustrated by the US Index S&P500, down 9.2% last month, and this month, up 7.9%! Slack Investor has sold his  US and UK Index Funds and remains out until a positive trend on the monthly … Continue reading "January 2019 – End of Month Update … and vale Jack Bogle" ...
Posted: Feb 01 2019 @ 4:14 AM
The “Wedgie” is a classic Australian image that brings delight to the Slack Investor. Last post, I referred to a breakout from a “falling wedge” in the ASX 200 weekly chart. There are all sorts of patterns that technical (using charts) investors use. Slack Investor concedes that, as the pattern was longer than 3 months … Continue reading "Workin’ the Wedgie – Breaking Downtrends" ...
Posted: Jan 16 2019 @ 8:49 AM
What a month! … In amongst the Christmas and New Year Celebrations, Slack Investor has been forced to get OFF the couch! Slack Investor is on the SELL and is leaving the US, UK Index Funds – for now. He remains tentatively IN for Australian index shares – ASX 200. Trumpishness and Brexit, future US rate rises, … Continue reading "December 2018 – End of Month Update … and Moving Day" ...
Posted: Jan 01 2019 @ 10:41 AM
Slack Investor has always been on the “glass half full” side of life – but acknowledges the decided benefits of pessimism.  The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised. George F. Will – from source Slack Investor would much rather hold shares than not … Continue reading "Optimism" ...
Posted: Dec 16 2018 @ 10:57 AM
Slack Investor remains IN for US, UK Index Funds. The jury is still out for Australian index shares. Nervousness has crept into all markets as uncertainty on world trade (Thanks Donald!), Brexit, future US rate rises, and stock valuations prevail. The FTSE 100 is down 2.1% and S&P 500 is up 1.8% for the month. The … Continue reading "November 2018 – End of Month Update … and Hayne … You ...
Posted: Dec 02 2018 @ 9:54 AM
Lets just get this out there … Slack Investor knows just the bare minimum on human relationships and isn’t qualified to give advice on matters of the heart. The only piece of useful knowledge that I can pass on is from, designer and business woman, Coco Chanel. “As long as you know most men are … Continue reading "After a relationship breakup – When is the right time to start ...
Posted: Nov 16 2018 @ 10:34 AM
Slack Investor remains IN for US, UK and Australian index shares. What a splash in the face this month was – with many rushing for the exits. All Slack Investor watched markets took the cold bath with big price drops all round. The ASX 200 index  down 6.1%, the FTSE 100 -5.1% and  S&P 500 -6.9%. … Continue reading "October 2018 – End of Month Update … and corrections" ...
Posted: Nov 01 2018 @ 4:42 AM
Now Slack Investor admits to being a lucky bloke. and recognizes that many are doing it tough and just haven’t got the income to engage on a savings program. This post is not for you, and I hope that your fortunes will turn around soon. This post is the first in a series –  for … Continue reading "The Slack Way to Financial Freedom: Episode 1 – Saving" ...
Posted: Oct 18 2018 @ 2:28 AM
Slack Investor remains IN for US, UK and Australian index shares. September heralds a change of season and there is some nervousness creeping into the Australian market (ASX 200 index -1.8%) as the Banking sector continues reeling from the interim report on the finance sector by Royal Commissioner and Slack Investor Hero – Kenneth Hayne . … Continue reading "September 2018 – End of Month Update … and 2018 SPIVA Results" ...
Posted: Oct 01 2018 @ 12:45 PM


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