Investing (shares)

Let me tell you a story about how I quadrupled my money.

In September 2011, Warren Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway, announced a plan to buy back its own shares. I remember sitting there thinking to myself, “Well, if the best investor in the world thinks his shares are worth buying … who am I to argue?” But it gets better, because at...

Investing (shares)

Are we heading for a stock market crash?

Well, less than a year ago, the leader of the free world had this to say about the market: “We are in a big, fat, ugly bubble. And we better be awfully careful.” At the time, the Dow Jones was trading at 18,000 points. Recently the Dow broke through 22,000,...

Investing (shares)

The Most Important Investment Lesson In The World

“If you stick around till lunch, I’ll share with you what I believe is the most important investment lesson in the world”, Warren Buffett told me (okay, and 40,000 others) in Omaha last weekend at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. At which point my old man, an Omaha virgin, elbowed...

Investing (shares)

Today, I’m going to explain how you can make a lot of money

Were you “greedy when other people were fearful” (as Warren Buffett would say) when the market tanked this week? If you managed to scoop up some bargains you were no doubt patting yourself on the back for the rest of the week as Wall Street staged one of its strongest...

Investing (property)

Send in the Clowns

What the hell is going on? Our normally very reserved Reserve Bank chief, Glenn Stevens, this week broke ranks and said that Sydney property prices were “cray-cray and not in a good way”. Okay, so what he actually said was that Sydney property prices were “crazy”, but make no mistake: this is coming from a man whose words ricochet around the world, often wiping billions of dollars from global currency trades. So them’s fighting words.

Family and legacy

The 10 Million Dollar Question:Kidults and Money

I must have sat through hundreds of investment lectures in my lifetime - but there’s only one that literally made my jaw drop. Let me tell you about it. It happened a few weeks ago in Omaha, at a talk that featured Warren Buffett’s only daughter, Susie, answering questions from the audience. A young Asian kid put up his hand and asked, “What would you do if your father had given you $10 million on your eighteenth birthday?”


Two Weeks In The US

I walk past a line-up of well-to-do, middle-aged women, decked out in puffy coats and Gucci handbags -- camping out on the sidewalk. They’ve been here all night in the freezing cold, lining up to secure the best seats. It’s worth it. By the time the sun rises, the line behind them will stretch literally as far as the eye can see.

Investing (shares)

Scott Pape on Triple M – April 30

Join Scott Pape (coming to you from Omaha, Nebraska) and the Triple M Hot Breakfast crew as they discuss all things Buffett… listen to ‘Scott Pape on Triple M – April 30’ on audioBoom


Five Must Reads on the Road to Success

A few years back, I caught up for coffee with a book publisher who was intent on publishing my next book - a guide to "Get Rich". I shot him down.


Philanthropy at It’s Finest

It's only human to be a little green with envy about the lucky hand they've been dealt, but in many cases it takes away more than it gives.