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Roll up..Roll up...to the Resources Roadshow!
Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Managing Director of Incremental Oil & Gas Ltd, Gerry McGann, as he shares with us some of the biggest discoveries globally in oil and gas.
Where does Australia sit amongst these? What is the exposure of listed Australian companies in this important resource area?

FREE to Attend and a complimentary  lunch and glass of wine too! (if you book prior to April 17 )

Resources Roadshow: Oil, Gas & Energy

You're invited to attend a special Resources Roadshow featuring a keynote presentation and ASX-listed companies from the Oil, Gas and Energy sectors next Wednesday at  CQ Functions, 17th of April. 

Keynote Presentation
Gerry McGann
Managing Director
Incremental Oil & Gas Ltd. 
"Seven game changers in seven years"
Mr McGann's talk will discuss the seven biggest discoveries worldwide in oil and gas in recent years and discuss the exposure of listed Australian companies to these game changers.

The series also provides attendees with one of Australia's best opportunities to network with high-level representatives from both the resources industry, and the finance and investment communities.
Know someone that would be interested in attending?
Forward this invitation
Wednesday, 17 April 
CQ Functions at 12:00pm
113 Queen Street
Complimentary lunch served with wine
*Please note: A late booking fee of $25 will be charged for on-the-day registrations. 

Be an Early Bird!

AIA National Investors Conference

Where To From Here?

Sunday 28th July - Wednesday 31st July 2013
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa


The conference commences at 5pm Sunday 28th July 2013 with a keynote presentation "Years of Living Dangerously" by Brian Parker, Investment Strategist and Head of Portfolio Specialists at MLC.
Sessions continue Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, finishing at 3:30pm on Wednesday 31st July, followed by happy hour. In addition to the seven plenary sessions, the conference features four streams:
  • Australian equities
  • Self managed super funds
  • Other asset classes
  • Lifestyle Planning - Financial, Living and Leisure
Although you will not be locked in to all the sessions within a stream if you seek comprehensive coverage of the matters addressed by the stream, you would be advised to attend all the sessions related to that stream. The speakers and session outlines are provided in greater detail.
Conference Brochure    Registration Form

Who Should Attend

  • New or inexperienced investors
  • Experienced investors who wish to stay abreast of the markets and be aware of future trends
  • Individuals wanting to learn about investing to take control of their financial future
  • Trustees of SMSFs
  • Anyone thinking about establishing a SMSF
  • Anyone approaching retirement wishing to ensure their money will last as long as they do
  • Anyone who has inherited assets and not sure what to do or who to trust
  • Investors who wish to meet other investors

Early Bird Discounts

Delegates who register prior to 31 May 2013 are entitled to the following:-
Early bird rate providing $100 saving on standard fee. From 1 June the registration fee will increase by $100.  This year we have some further early-bird incentives.  Book by 31 May and go into a draw where three lucky members will each win one night's free accommodation at the Marriott Resort.
Additionally, the first 100 people to register are also entitled to attend a Master Class on Monday evening, 29th July including a light supper from 6.15 – 7.30pm.

Looking for under valued stocks. Then Roger Montgomery's book Value.Able may help. Read more on our blog.

Give Your Valentine More Than Just Roses.

When considering an investment book as a gift it pays to do some research? Amongst the myriad of titles and authors you will find a lot of information overlap, some books rate purely as vanity publishing and even worse, some books exist merely as a “hook” to sell products and promote websites.

Having been in the book business 13 years, specialising in investment and business books, I feel I can speak with some authority about books that teach, inform and guide the investor or trader on this journey.

Let’s break the share market into two forms of analysis – fundamental and technical.

Fundamental analysis is looking at the financial health of a company. Long used by stock brokers when advising their clients, investors are now using this discipline and undertaking their own research. Whilst time consuming, investors are reaping the rewards. But how and where do you start? One of the most respected and informative books on the subject are “Valu.Able” written by Roger Montgomery. If it is your desire to understand how to calculate the intrinsic value of a company and looking to find undervalued companies in the share market, then this is the book for you.

My next blog will look at technical analysis.

Very excited about our book launch and property market update happening this Friday at 12.30pm. Michael Yardney will be at the shop, so come along and see where he thinks the Australian property market is heading. http://ping.fm/21QMe

Just posted my blog featuring some great new books that I reviewed on Channel 31 and Radio 2GB/MTR. Check it out http://ping.fm/S9kln

Last Friday was a big day. I was asked to do 5 book reviews to be shown on Channel 31, community television. It was great fun working with the host Dallas Brooks and I had the opportunity to showcase 5 great new books.
In the first segment I reviewed "Endgame". Written by John Mauldin, author and editor of Thoughts from the Front Line Newsletter, it was an intriguing look at the world debt cycle. Many countries are featured in their own chapter, so I was drawn to the chapter on Australia. It made me cringe a bit. What he was writing about is happening now in Australia, high interest rates, high dollar, one speed economy driven by the resources sector, our reliance on China, and one of the few countries in the world where the real estate bubble has not burst! Frightening, particularly with Australian economists predicting that we will have 2 interest rates before Christmas. This was an interesting book particulary from the view of an American looking at the state of our economy.
The second book in the segment, was "A Sharebuyers Guide to Investing in the Australian Mining Boom" by Dr Allan Trench. For anyone thinking of investing in the resources sector here in Australia, this is a must read! Allan starts with the basics, how to invest, what to look for in research and development and gives a very readable and comprehensive look at the mining super tax. There are 28 selected commodity profiles and he finishes off with some ASX listed company profiles, which takes a lot of the hard work out of the job of analysis. Whilst many of Australia's mining companies no longer offer good value, Allan believes there are still many little gems bubbling away under the radar, you only need to research to find them.

My next blog will look at the books featured in the Channel 31 second segment, "The Barefoot Investor" by Scott Pape and Michael Yardney's new book "What Every Property Investor Needs to Know About Finance, Tax and the Law", very timely.

Just as a follow on for the Friday theme, after the filming at Channel 31, the crew from "Today Tonight", Channel 7's nightly current affair program, were at the shop filming Scott Pape for a segment on financial planning and advise. They were a great group, and some customers did recognise the shop as a backdrop.
Finally after a pretty full on day, Scott Pape interviewed me on radio 2GB/MTR, looking at some of the latest books at the shop. On a roll, I featured "Endgame" again. I guess it has had quite an impact on my view of the Australian economy, also Mining Boom and Michael Yardneys' property book. Both of these books again are pivotal to Australia's resilient economy.
If you want to read more on these great books, follow the links.
Till the next time

Wow have we been selling a lot of Metastock software! Now you can attend a Metastock conference. When you register through Educated Investor Book Shop we will send you a free copy of Technical Analysis From A-Z.
Book now.....

signed copies of Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape now in stock.

Fantastic deal on Metastock V11 charting software. Hurry!

Be the first to get you Top Stocks 2011. Available now at Educated Investor Bookshop. http://ping.fm/4ftWk

The move to the new shop is finally happening! See us on the Plaza Level Monday 4th October. Watch out for our program of events and opening specials.

Wiley trading guide now available at Educated Investor, check it out now http://ping.fm/8GQzJ