Part I: The wonderful sharemarket

Australian retail investors have fallen out of love with the sharemarket since the energy-sapping GFC-inspired collapse of 2008. Seemingly, only the brave have come out of their protective shells to try their hand at the great game. This first section of the book is dedicated to reminding people why they should consider the sharemarket, especially when no-one is talking about it.

Chapter 1: The pitch

Many people say they don’t like the sharemarket. In 2002 I was pitching our funds management services to one of Australia’s wealthiest individuals, who I had mistakenly believed was interested in allocating part of his vast wealth towards us, when he blurted out that he didn’t understand shares. His logic was ...

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