• Economy,  Stock Market

    What’s a Trade War?

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Golly gosh, it’s that time of the week again right? Another episode offfff TheFrugalSamurai. A bit late on this post, apologies guys – been driving around half of Sydney yesterday chasing my tail. THEN I realized I was doing so somewhat illegally… as I completely forgot about renewing the bloody car insurance. LUCKILY nothing happened (breathes huge sigh of relief). Excuse my absent-mindedness, got a lot on my plate. Like? To tell the truth, a big sticking point is figuring out where to make my dollars work the hardest right now. Traditionally I’m a property and shares kinda guy as you know, BUT currently real estate…

  • Economy,  Stock Market

    What to do in a Bear Market (Part 4)

    Reading Time: 4 Minutes What’s up guys! How’s everyone’s week been! December is here, can you believe it?! I know I can’t, was only just remarking to MrsFrugalSamurai that I don’t feel like I achieved anything at all this year. Then she not-so-subtlely reminded yours truly that we did GET MARRIED this year. Oh yeah…that. “It’s what happens when I’m with you babe, time just flies”, is what I was obviously thinking but didn’t quite say out loud. Hindsight eh? Which brings me to the topic of today’s post, Step 5 of a continuation on my friend’s Light Beam question: “How to survive a bear market” BTW have a read…

  • Economy,  Stock Market

    What to do in a Bear Market (Part 3)

    Reading Time: 5 Minutes “Rrrrraaaaagghhhh!” “Oh help, run away, run away” (the villagers run away). But not Bob, Bob stayed. And then Bob got eaten. The end. ~~~ Whoa what an abrupt and sad story… hey speaking of! I knew a Bob once… he never got eaten by anything… but he was a builder come to think of it. “Rubs chin ruefully”. AHEM. ANYWAY the moral of the above story is if a hungry bear comes looking for food in your village – sometimes being a hero doesn’t work, because being a hero can make you someone’s lunch. This is especially true in the financial markets as well – yknow…

  • Economy,  Stock Market,  Work

    What to do in a Bear Market (Part 2)

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes What’s up guys! How’s the week coming along? Bit of a rollercoaster so far for your truly, work’s been pretty brutal these last couple of days. Life. Is. Hard. But it’s harder if you don’t keep going right! Fight the good fight, it’s what we all must do. Speaking of the good fight, a quick congratulatory word for my friend Bugzy, who was married to the girl of his dreams this week. The one who he can finally “play the piano and stroke my baby’s hair”. I’m just happy that he’s found the one, because if you saw him just 2 years ago… sitting by himself…

  • Economy

    Snapshot of the Oz Economy

    Reading Time: 5 minutes  Hey YOU! (Points finger in your direction). “M…me?” YES YOU! Have you ever wondered how the Australian economy is going right now? What our GDP growth rate and headline figures are? WELL?! HAVE YOU??? “N…no…no” Well today’s your day to find out! “Oh…O…OK” The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA aka Oz Central Bank) kindly released an economic snapshot (great info-graphics) of how our Australian economy is tracking right now. Given the negativity recently in the media and pundits stating we are overdue for a recession – it’s a prudent time to see just how we are doing. Courtesy of the RBA: Some solid numbers reported, with…