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The psychology behind investing

What do you mean my money didn’t consistently grow over 5 years? Whatever the investment, we all wish that we could rely on our money to grow at an expected rate, but the reality is more accurately represented below: 

Economic theory of the ‘70s

The graph on the left reflects the 1970s attitude of traditional economics found in “Efficient Market Theory” (EMT), where it’s assumed that people act only to maximise returns and minimise risk, and that all the available information is reflected in historical prices. Under this theory, investors wouldn’t be able to purchase undervalued stocks or sell stocks at inflated prices. 

Fissures to this theory started forming in the 1980s as stocks showed a lot more excess volati...

Read More… By BrickX - 1 Oct 2019
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Part 2: Taking out a Home loan

This is the 2nd edition of our 4-part series ‘First steps for First home buyers’. In case you missed it, check out the previous part, “Part 1: Saving Up”, where we discuss the first, and often most tedious step of your home buying p...

Read More… By BrickX - 29 Aug 2019
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Part 1: Saving Up

The Great Australian Dream. For over half a century, young Australians have dreamt of buying their own homes and stocking them up with shiny new appliances and clumsily-built IKEA furniture. However, for many home-buying-hopefuls to...

Read More… By BrickX - 26 Aug 2019
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The FinTech Phenomenon

When Financial Technology (FinTech) first started to have an impact on our lives, the tech was mainly used to power the back-end of financial institutions and banks – think ATM’s as an example. However, as the capabilities hav...

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8 FinTechs disrupting the finance industry

The finance industry has many dimensions and FinTechs are transforming them all.  According to KPMG, the number of FinTech startups in Australia has increased from less than 100 in 2014 to approximately 650+ companies today,...

Read More… By BrickX - 1 Aug 2019
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What is fractional investing?

Fractionalised investing, as the name suggests, involves investing in a fraction of an individual asset. The most common type in Australia is fractional property investing where the cost of a property is divided into units, and sold...

Read More… By BrickX - 31 Jul 2019
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