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Thread seems quiet today, everyone too busy playing Pokemon?

Busy with an essay on piercing the corporate veil. Like the High Court Tories will ever do it anyway.
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Busy with an essay on piercing the corporate veil. Like the High Court Tories will ever do it anyway.

Wow you are an edgy bloke.

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Busy with an essay on piercing the corporate veil. Like the High Court Tories will ever do it anyway.

Unlucky. I was reading that it was selling out everywhere and there was a shortage. So I got up bright and early and got to Target at 8, got one of the few copies they had(I was the first in and they had 10) and there was a queue at the electronics desk forming behind me. Got home and fell asleep. Played a couple of hours. It's fantastic.

 

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No thank you I spent enough money buying those cards for my son, and why pray tell aren't you still shacked up with some bint you pulled last night?

Haha I wish!

post #39259 of 54709
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i do not know what a value premium is. All i know is picking good companies with good management at fair prices, and compounding will do the rest. Dont need to be a rocket scientist to identify good companies such as CSL or COH ten years ago, and to steer clear of highly leveraged names.

 

I write a quarterly report on the market and financing performance of Australian Biotechs, Med Dev and Pharma firms. This sector has been one of the most volatile in Australia over the past ten years. half of the bloody firms in this sector have gone under or been taken over by miners looking for a cheap backdoor listing. You may not need to be a rocket scientist to pick CSL or COH, but you do have to have absolute balls of steel and be pretty darn lucky regardless of your talent in picking winners.

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Wow you are an edgy bloke.

 

Having a brother who works with Asbestos its interesting. Sadly, Hardie payed out every time the courts got close to making a decision on the matter. 

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I meet Rene from DeeR Style last night just to discuss so ideas. He's a great guy and I will definitely get something from him in the near future; +1 JM for the recommendation.
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He can work to most budgets and from my little experience is the most affordable permanent MTM option in Brisbane. He had a couple of example jackets, trousers, shirts and shoes to look at. Regarding suit materials, there was Holland & Sherry swatches, others I was less familiar with and also the 'in-house' fabrics used by his preferred tailor. All pure wool. I'm not sure how easy/cost effective it is to specify a particular mill because it all depends whether the tailor is willing to bulk buy the fabric. He mentioned that he can do waistcoats, but has not had much experience having them made. At the other end of the spectrum, he is forming a working relationship with an Italian tailor and the hand-stitched shirt he showed me look incredibly refined.


He also does affordable MTM shoes which I don't believe have been mentioned here; is there any reason why you have not recommend them JM?

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PS There was a post about JM being baller for using Deer Style - I'd tend to agree with this sentiment.


PPS are there any engineers (even real ones of which I'm not) on this forum? We should make a pact never to discuss shop in order to avoid 'disagreements'.

You're very welcome, Halifax, and I'm glad that you enjoyed meeting Rene. He's a lovely person, and very knowledgeable about clothing.

I must admit that I've been tempted to order a pair of shoes from him but just haven't really felt the need to do so as I've got so many pairs of shoes!
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Wheres the Carmina sale?
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And Carmina sale? Details please

Probably referring to free international shipping being offered by Carmina at present if you order directly from the Carmina webstore.
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

I write a quarterly report on the market and financing performance of Australian Biotechs, Med Dev and Pharma firms. This sector has been one of the most volatile in Australia over the past ten years. half of the bloody firms in this sector have gone under or been taken over by miners looking for a cheap backdoor listing. You may not need to be a rocket scientist to pick CSL or COH, but you do have to have absolute balls of steel and be pretty darn lucky regardless of your talent in picking winners.

Agreed. In this game, one needs to work very hard to get lucky, and courage of conviction to act when everyone is running scared.
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

I write a quarterly report on the market and financing performance of Australian Biotechs, Med Dev and Pharma firms. This sector has been one of the most volatile in Australia over the past ten years. half of the bloody firms in this sector have gone under or been taken over by miners looking for a cheap backdoor listing. You may not need to be a rocket scientist to pick CSL or COH, but you do have to have absolute balls of steel and be pretty darn lucky regardless of your talent in picking winners.

10 years ago, pre family and with a different risk appetite, I took a very similar approach to investing like what Petepan is talking about (value investing if you will) and killed it in the market. COH was one of my big returns when I bought it at $22. Add BHP, RIO, WBC, aristocrat and a few others and $130k turned into just over $450k in 4 years. Buying undervalued companies at the right time and price (it takes a lot of effort to do this) was almost like a second job. I think I only ever lost money on one small speculative investment in the retail sector.

These days with the lack of time and different risk appetite it's all about paying down debt.
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Unlucky. I was reading that it was selling out everywhere and there was a shortage. So I got up bright and early and got to Target at 8, got one of the few copies they had(I was the first in and they had 10) and there was a queue at the electronics desk forming behind me. Got home and fell asleep. Played a couple of hours. It's fantastic.

Haha I wish!

What no GTA5? 1 Billion worth of sales in 3 days WTF?
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


What no GTA5? 1 Billion worth of sales in 3 days WTF?


I seriously think Nintendo/GameFreak fucked up with this and underestimated how big this is.People are buying 3DS's just for this game. Pokemon is one of the biggest franchises in the world, and all their games from the 90s have been almost the same, all 2D. This is the first one ever in 3D. I see GTAV copies everywhere, personally, I'm waiting for a PC release, haven't touched it nor do I want to until I can play it on there.

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I seriously think Nintendo/GameFreak fucked up with this and underestimated how big this is.People are buying 3DS's just for this game. Pokemon is one of the biggest franchises in the world, and all their games from the 90s have been almost the same, all 2D. This is the first one ever in 3D. I see GTAV copies everywhere, personally, I'm waiting for a PC release, haven't touched it nor do I want to until I can play it on there.


 Good call FH. In another life, all my savings went into PC games and remember disliking Rockstar's attachment to console. As a kid, I had two dreams: making games and designing aircraft.

Rene's shoes were significantly cheaper than Loake's. I'm tempted by both the price and getting the size right.

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10 years ago, pre family and with a different risk appetite, I took a very similar approach to investing like what Petepan is talking about (value investing if you will) and killed it in the market. COH was one of my big returns when I bought it at $22. Add BHP, RIO, WBC, aristocrat and a few others and $130k turned into just over $450k in 4 years. Buying undervalued companies at the right time and price (it takes a lot of effort to do this) was almost like a second job. I think I only ever lost money on one small speculative investment in the retail sector.

These days with the lack of time and different risk appetite it's all about paying down debt.

While I mean you no disrespect, the annual returns for the XAO in 03,04,05 and 06 were circa 11%, 23%, 18% and 19%. You certainly outperformed the market (by about 20% in compounded annual return), but not by a truly staggering amount and there is no way to know your true success without trying to calculate a risk adjusted return.

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Wheres the Carmina sale?

American Tailors - Melbourne

Give Sebastian a call, limited stock, act fast and prudently my man
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Georgia Institute of Technology 1965
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