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750. All Asset Classes Gained

This was a good month at all times – both strong investment performance and moderate spending. 4.6k. No large and exceptional purchases this month. 10.4k. Snork Maiden is again making profits – this are payments at the minimum wage she actually is receiving from the government through her employer while on maternity leave. I think there about 3 months of those.

We made a decision to get those now in the new financial year to minimize her fees by distributing her maternity pay over two financial years. 2.2k on the existing account. 1.6k in added housing equity. 6.9k across the panel. The Australian Dollar increased from USD 0.7433 to USD 0.7598. The ASX 200 increased 6.29%, the MSCI World Index 4.34%, and the S&P 500 rose 3.69%. We gained 5.27% in Australian Dollar terms and 7.61% in US Dollar terms. So we underperformed the Australian market and outperformed the international markets. 7k, respectively. There were lots of other strong performers.

Colonial First State closed new applications to their retail First Choice Investments system. 100k per fund or something similar to that. Management fees are lower for the low cost platform. As a complete result it absolutely makes sense to go my CFS superannuation account to this system. Probably, moving our managed (mutual) funds will lead to capital gains tax bills.

50k. So, I’d still have a capital loss carryover. Yes, it has an opportunity cost as it brings nearer the day that I’d need to pay capital gains tax. 222k. It would, therefore, take around 8 years to pay off in terms of lower management fees. But I determine that easily keep the funds “forever” it is worth it and if I sell sooner or later in the nearer future I will need to pay CGT anyhow.

Also, if Labor enter government next time, they are likely to improve the capital gains taxes rate. For Moominmama (previously Snork Maiden), the number of years to repay the tax strike is shorter which year her tax rate (credited to maternity leave) will be less than other years. So, that is clearly a no brainer. Just need to find time for you to talk with someone at the lender and discuss everything. Probably will wait around two months as workwise this is a crunch amount of time in the next month or two.

That’s point number two. And leading logically to point number three: why take education from an organization of individuals who know less than you do? In “For the Couch,” I had written that it all seems apparent: investors seldom maintain objective, rational, stable and neutral positions. Do you agree with that or not? Is the market a rational and clinical fundamental analyst, or a barometer of investor sentiment? Does the market’s behavior nowadays look like something an adult adult should emulate?

It seems clear to me: the market doesn’t have above average insight, but it is above average in emotionality often. Thus we shouldn’t follow its dictates. Actually, contrarianism is built on the idea that people should do the contrary of what the masses is doing generally, especially at the extremes, and I prefer it.

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The calendar year 2008 culminated in the greatest stress I’ve ever seen. BofA and Barclays not to acquire Lehman Brothers, and on the part of the U.S. An enormous downward spiral ensued. It was easy to depress bank or investment company stocks by offering them short. The declining stock prices were taken as a sign that the banking institutions were weakening, leading to the price of buying CDS protection to go up.

The increasing cost of CDS protection was taken as an additional negative sign, leading to the stocks and shares to further fall. You can be told by me, the feel was got because of it of the unstoppable vicious circle. Some compared it to the “China Syndrome”: a 1979 movie with Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas where an out-of-control nuclear reaction threatens to propel reactor components through the earth’s core, from the U.S. But it’s important to notice that the negative feedback loop explained above could continue regardless of – rather than necessarily in reasonable romantic relationship to – real advancements at the banks or changes in their intrinsic value. 9 billion injection of convertible collateral from Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.

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