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Episode 250 | Roger Montgomery – Chat with Australia’s Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is probably the greatest investor in the world. And when we say “probably” we really mean…“is”.

Sure, Buffett is estimated to be worth $US83 billion (not incl. the billions he’s already given away to charity)…… and, yep, he sure did make the majority of his wealth after his 50th birthday.

The question is… HOW did he become a self-made billionaire????

…… Value-investing!

In other words: he invested in stocks that were priced for LESS than their true worth. And he held onto them for the long term. That’s it.

So as a very special treat for OUR 250th EPISODE… WE’VE GOT “AUSTRALIA’S WARREN BUFFET” in the house!

And that brings us to today’s guest….

Roger Montgomery, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Montgomery Investment Management, which is a Sydney based specialist boutique equity manager that manages $1.5 billion on behalf of private investors, their advisors and families. Through a simple, common and time-tested philosophy, Montgomery manages several VALUE-ORIENTED FUNDS focused on the various aspects of quality to generate superior return over the very long term.

Before we unpack all this completely, Roger’s 26-year background in financial markets includes Equity Analysis, Equity and Derivative Trading and Investment Banking. After founding, listing and selling a financial services business and listed investment company, Roger established his boutique investment management office.  In 2010, he published his first best-selling book, Value.able – How to Value the Best Stocks and Buy Them for Less Than They’re Worth.

… the clincher, folks?? … His book, of course, sets out his three simple steps for value-investing and online trading.

So. Shall we get on with it… and simply chat to Australia’s version of Warren Buffet????

… You betcha!!!

 

AND DON’T FORGET….. WE HAVE A 250TH EPISODE “BIRTHDAY” GIFT FOR YOU….

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Huge heads up: there’s a couple of cool surprises tucked behind it that we think we’ll blow your socks off 😉

 

Before we go ahead, here’s Wayne Schwass’s eulogy that Bryce mentioned in today’s show. Click here to watch it now.

 

THE TOP 10 HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Everything You Need To Know About Value Investing!
  2. When Roger was in his entry-level role, what did the Asia Pacific Partner of Pricewaterhouse say to him that he’ll never forget?
  3. What advice was given to lottery winners?
  4. How much of an influence has the real Warren Buffet had to Roger’s philosophy and success?
  5. What are the TWO Most Important Frameworks you need to know?
  6. Shares vs. Property — what does it come down to?
  7. How can you take advantage of “booms and busts” in the share market?
  8. Was “a fall in house prices of 40%” ever realistic?
  9. Does investing for the long term really matter?
  10. Where can you find value in the market now?

 

“Price and value are two different things. Value investing is about paying a lower price than the value received.”
Roger Montgomery

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 225 | Breaking News with Dr Shane Oliver – Are We in Store for a Global Recession?

Folks, we have a very special guest on today … Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital!! (Ben was a bit giddy, ha!)

So, if you’re keen to hear the latest economic news across the property AND stock market, or you want the intel on how the cogs of the economy run … then you’d best hit play on this one!

To give you an idea, Shane Oliver is responsible for determining AMP Capital’s investment strategy and asset allocation and also provides economic forecasts and analysis to the asset class portfolio managers. And chances are, you’ve seen his face somewhere in the news because Shane is also a regular media commentator on major economic and investment market issues and has been with AMP for over 30 years!

And he’s not just an expert on this stuff, he’s also excellent at breaking down complex economic updates into simplified, bite-sized pieces!

Oh, and as mentioned on today’s show, he’s often providing live updates on Twitter, so if you’re keen to get his economic insights his twitter handle is @ShaneOliverAMP

 

Other resources mentioned in today’s show…

(And, don’t forget… CLICK HERE to Find Out About our AFL Competition – Epic Prizes!)

 

So… What are you in for?

 

 

Episode 204 | Peter Koulizos – What he’d like to do about Negative Gearing?

Folks it’s time to rip out the straw hat, grab your sunnies and chuck on your thongs… because TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF OUR SUMMER SERIES!!

Which means this: 2 Episodes of The Property Couch each week — Tuesday and Thursday — kicking off RIGHT NOW all the way until Thursday 31st January! Yep. That’s 7 unstoppable weeks of nothing but the best guests, double time!

And joining us for our first ever episode of the season to dive into the implications of the proposed changes to Negative gearing is none other than the Property Professor himself… Peter Koulizos! If you recognise the name, that’s not only because Peter is an industry expert who has been in the property education space for a very, very long time, he’s also sat on the Couch a couple times already!! We spoke to him about gentrification way back in Episode 30 and then again in Episode 47!!

Although he likely doesn’t need an introduction, we’ll clear up that, yes, aside from being a hands-on property investor himself, Peter specialises in property valuation and economics and holds a teaching degree, a Graduate Diploma in Property and a Masters of Business (Property). He lectures in Property Investment for Tafe SA, Uni SA and other property education courses all over the country. And he’s done all this for over a decade. Not to mention, the Property Professor also took over the reins from Ben as Chairman of Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA)!

So, let’s bring out the Summer cocktail and kick off the conversation shall we?!

 

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Here’s the lowdown on Negative Gearing…

AND….

  • What’s Peter’s final word for property investors for 2019???

 

Quote of The Show…

No one ever said, “My Great Australian Dream is to make the banks more money.”
– Ben

Episode 200 | Paul Clitheroe – Timeless Wisdom from the Original “Money” Guru

Folks, it’s finally here…… our 200TH EPISODE!!!!!!!!!!

Pheeeeeeeeeeuuuuuuuuppppp!!!!

(This is as close as we can get to a Party Horn sound.)

And, boy, do we have a legendary episode for you!!! To give you an idea folks — when we locked in today’s guest, Ben was cartwheeling and high-fiving all over the joint. And for good reason… because joining us today is none other than THEMoney” man himself, Mr Paul Clitheroe!!!

Look, we probably don’t need to tell you that from 1993 – 2002, Paul Clitheroe was indeed a household name — appearing in people’s lounge rooms as he hosted the wildly successful show Money on the Nine Network. Yep. Almost one in two households were watching his show, so if you’re like us, and you’ve got a bit of “salt and pepper” in your hair, chances are you were one of the folks watching!

For those Gen Y-ers who might not know Paul, he (along with his uni mates) founded the leading investment research and advisory company ipac, back in 1983. He’s got more than a handful of books to his name — Money, Marriage and Divorce, Making Money, The Road to Wealth, Free Yourself from Debt, Make your Fortune by 40… and this isn’t even all of them! You can stalk all of his books here.

To put the cherry on his very successful career, Paul’s gone on to dedicate his professional life to serving others, having been an active advocate of financial literacy for DECADES and championing ASIC’s MoneySmart Schools. To give you an idea, he’s Chairman of the Australian Government Financial Literacy Board and Financial Literacy Australia, as well as the Chairman of InvestSMART. Oh, and he’s also Chairman and chief commentator of Money magazine.

Yep. Doesn’t get much better folks!!

Well, maybe it does… because we’ve got him for over 1.5 hours of rock-solid gold!!! (Yep. You might need to listen to both ways on your commute!!)

The even better bit?

… Paul comes with real life money hacks AND he’s also a ripper storyteller!

 

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AND BACK TO TODAY’S 200th EPISODE…

  • When did Paul start to think about money habits?
  • What was his parents’ relationship with money like?
  • How can parents teach their kids about the value of money?
  • How do you affect behavioural changes around money?
  • What was Paul’s financial mistake?
  • How much did the money his parents put aside turn into?
  • What little things you can start to do now that overtime will have huge benefit?
  • Is there a link between happiness and a person’s salary?
  • If so, how much do you need to earn before your happiness is no longer affected?
  • What are kids now being taught in schools? (Head here for more)
  • Are humans programmed to spend 10% more than they earn? How can you fix this?
  • How did Paul overcome his own financial issues when he started his own business?
  • How did he end up on ABC’s Four Corners?
  • What was it like meeting Kerry Packer???
  • What do most people think when they see a suit and tie?
  • How was juggling a growing business, a family and television?
  • What are the common questions Paul gets about money?
  • What’s Paul’s #1 Money Tip?
  • When did Australia sell the greatest number of CommBank shares? And why is this relevant?
  • What’s Paul’s views on the changing property market?
  • What’s the “aggregate economic effect”?
  • What does Paul think about the proposed changes to negative gearing?
  • Have Australian voters become “Red lolly suckers”?
  • What was the BEST advice Paul ever received?
  • And here’s the link to the Two and Half Men Video! Watch here.

 

P.S. Here’s to 200 more episodes folks!

 

Episode 165 | Royal Commission’s Role in the Lending Sector and Q&A on Improving Loan Serviceability, Sell v Hold Strategy and Investing in Shares

Just a heads up, folks: we’re tackling a couple of serious topics today!

Because, not only are we diving into the world of the Banking Royal Commission (and what they do), we’re also answering a few voicemail messages about how to best service your loan, what to look out for if you considering investing in shares and having a crack at the million dollar question: should you sell or hold??

Yep, Ben will be donning on his Chair of PICA hat to address some of these topics, especially when it comes to choosing your mortgage broker wisely and making sure, as property investors our assets and financial wellbeing are well protected!

 

As part of this, we will be dropping the “F” word… Fraud.

It should go without saying, DON’T go there… but if you find yourself taking dodgy advice, you could find yourself in boiling water too. And remember — for the folks that haven’t signed up yet — you can get an individual Membership of PICA for as little as $5 to lobby government regulations and help us get rid of the “bad eggs” and spruikers responsible!

 

So, let’s jump into the SpeakPipe Q’s:

Question from Nick (from New Zealand) about Selling or Holding a House and Land Package:

I purchased a house and land package in Landsdale, Perth in 2012. It’s next to the parks, next to the school; it’s a beautiful place with nice places around it — should I play the long game and hold onto it? Or should I look at selling it & placing my money elsewhere? It’s cash flow neutral, so it’s not costing me anything. It’s rented out, I’m paying the debt down through my own cash flow… the only other thing is, I’m at university so if I sell it, I won’t be able to get another place — I wouldn’t be able to get a mortgage — for 2 years until I graduate. I know it’s a million dollar question — but should I sell it or hold it?

 

Question from Will about serviceability concerns with current lending regulations:

We’ve got a current portfolio of currently 3 properties, looking to buy our 4th and final property in late 2018. I’m a little bit concerned about serviceability since the new APRA rules? have been brought in with the big banks. I was wondering if there were any practical things we could do to improve our serviceability? The second part to the question: Is there anything we can do to increase serviceability with second-tier lenders and third tier lenders?

 

Question about shares from Jamie:

Through your podcast, Rich Dad, Poor Dad. In the book, it talks about using shares to raise a deposit to purchase property. I was wondering if you were aware of any podcasts or books or any other resources that are similar to your own podcast but talk about trading shares? It’s something that is less tangible than property and I have a harder time understanding it.

 

p.s. Make sure to check out PICA’s website: www.pica.asn.au

p.p.s. And the video that we talked about is called, Becoming Warren Buffet.

 

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