About Steve

Steve have been an investor for nearly 20 years, 11 full time.

Steve has a mix of private sector, public sector experience. Steve has worked in the private sector, had his own company, worked for the public sector, worked as a political advisor, and in late 2005 became a fulltime investor.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science (Environmental) from Griffith University and a Masters of Applied Finance from Kaplan. 

In early 2006, Steve started to invest full time and with plenty of time to devote to watching and studying stock markets,  started reading all manner of books, articles and academic papers on various attributes of stock markets, human behavior, natural and social sciences.

I have made and continue to make most of my successful investments when markets, sectors, styles and companies have crashed or are generally shunned.

I also discovered that there is a large body of myths and principles about investing that are just plain wrong. Like many myths, they “feel” and sound right, are mentioned often by mainstream finance commentators and accepted without much scrutiny. However, if you are able to think for yourself, keep an open mind, you soon discover that these myths actually mislead investors and result in investors making wrong decisions at precisely the time they should be considering their own individual position which often was not what the experts advised.

So, I developed a strategy which has delivered above average returns in many stock markets round the world. It is not a complex strategy. It is simple and able to be implemented by anyone. As Peter Lynch, a famous Investors said:

“Everyone has the brain power to make money in stocks. Not everyone has the stomach.”

By stomach, Lynch means emotions. Allowing your emotions to dictate your investment decisions will send you broke in a very short space of time. 

I’ll show you how to understand what type of investor you are (the first rule of life espoused by many sages is “know thyself”), and avoid succumbing to emotional based decision making when it comes to your investments.

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