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The Cantillon Effect

THE CANTILLON EFFECT In the early 1890’s Australia’s population was approximately 4 million, not bad for a country that still existed as separate states and yet according to many, Australia lay claim to an even more extraordinary fact. Melbourne housed the world’s 3rd tallest building – that’s right! Completed in 1889, the APA Australian Building was a full 12 stories or a massive 53m tall. Now to put that into context, a small colony in the Empire had the pizzazz to build the world’s 3rd tallest building? Amazing I’d say! However what followed is not dissimilar to the events of the GFC, with Australia in the early 1890’s suffering horrendous falls in both the share and property markets and the onset of a 1930’s styled depression. An enormous contraction in credit occurred with many banks either failing or having their assets frozen until they were recapitalised. But this brings about 150

“I Claim this Planet in the Name of Mars”

“I CLAIM THIS PLANET IN THE NAME OF MARS” These words were famously spoken by the cartoon character Marvin the Martian to Duck Dodgers, but could now be paraphrased by Etienne Schneider, Luxembourg’s Economic Minister to the World! You see the Great Space Race is ON! The Dash for minerals has started and its going sky high. The fast starters Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries now have some serious competition from this tiny European country as they all chase the rich polymetallic treasures that wiz about in space. Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Gold & Nickel are abundantly available as are other uncommon and unknown minerals for those daring enough to place a shovel into these celestial objects.  “the first trillionaire in the world is going to be the person who first mines asteroids” Neil deGrasse Tyson, US Astrophysicist But is not for the faint hearted – NASA’s Osiris […] 150
By | 2018-09-21T15:00:14+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

IMPORTANT! – SMSF Trustees Take Note

IMPORTANT! – SMSF TRUSTEES TAKE NOTE Being a trustee of a SMSF comes with responsibilities, one of which is ensuring that your fund has a relevant and compliant Investment & Investment Strategy. THIS TOPIC IS SO IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE PRODUCED A SHORT VIDEO THAT COMPLEMENTS THIS BLOG. TO VIEW THE VIDEO: CLICK HERE Benjamin Franklin once said “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” So simple, yet every day we see investors who plan to fail! Trustees of SMSF’s are mandated by law to plan. The Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 or SIS Act, require trustees to develop, implement and regularly review their Investment Strategy. Yet we see many funds that have at best outdated or irrelevant strategies and some don’t have one at all. The SIS Act very clearly sets out that any such strategy must be appropriate for the circumstances of […] 150
By | 2018-09-21T15:11:23+00:00 March 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Charles Darwin’s Theory on Cabs

CHARLES DARWIN’S THEORY ON CABS Technology has the ability to make us all more productive – that is the whole idea of it. No matter how primitive the technological improvements are, we want to do more with less effort. The productive gains of a caveman with fire and the wheel far outweighs those without. And the real kicker is Productivity = Profitability This is one of the golden keys to understanding how our economy actually works The more productive you are, the more profitable you can be. The more profitable you are the more you or an asset is worth because in our economic world assets are priced on the future capitalisation of profit! But with all technological and productive advancements there are always loses. Those who fail to adapt will fall victim to brutal side of Darwinian Theory. History is scatter with the corpses of those who failed to 150
By | 2018-09-21T15:17:53+00:00 February 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Ultimate Parking Ticket!

THE ULTIMATE PARKING TICKET! We have our next Melbourne Investment Club meeting tonight, Tuesday the 2nd of February (for details click here) and member Maria Hill will be speaking about how banks create money (or credit) out of thin air. This is especially topical given the announcement last Friday by the Bank of Japan (BOJ) saying that effective from February 16, it will charge “financial institutions a “Parking Fee” for placing their excess reserves with them. Imagine that – a Bank CHARGING you to place funds with them??.. This move by Tokyo’s central bank to impose a 0.1% fee on selected current account deposits is an effort to stimulate Japan’s economy that is forecast to grow at just 1.7% in 2016. You see, Japanese banks have about 250 trillion Yen in total parked with the central bank and the new system will divide the outstanding balance […] 150
By | 2018-09-21T15:25:49+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ANZ Forecast

Jeremy recently joined Cycles Trends and Forecasts editor Callum Newman to record a podcast. Jeremy discussed the Calnan Flack forecasting record and decided to produce a forecast for ANZ Bank for Investment Club members. This document outlines the ANZ forecast including the forecasted potential reversal dates. Please click on ANZ Forecast 2015 to download. 150
By | 2016-11-25T10:24:10+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SYDNEY FORECASTING CONFERENCE

FORECASTING CONFERENCE PACKAGE  Discover the Secrets of a $50 Million Trading Fortune Hi, Jeremy Calnan here. Imagine for a moment you could predict – with confidence – the major turning points in the share and property markets. I’m talking about knowing in advance the dates the stock market will hit a top or bottom. Just think for a moment… You’d be able to time your entry and exits as perfectly as is humanly possible. You would know when to aggressively buy stocks or call options and leverage into property. You would know when to take profit on your winners OR wait for better prices on the stocks you want to buy. In short, you’d know exactly the right point to take advantage of each move. Imagine Seeing What Others Can’t Not only that… Instead of worrying about stock market volatility, you’d come to love […] 150

Swiss Currency Crisis Exposed

Know Thy Broker! The unpegging of the Swiss Franc sent currency markets into a frenzy and some broker’s losses exposed client’s funds to a currency they never traded!   IMPORTANT NOTICE Disclaimer: The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this email in error, please contact the sender and delete your copy of this message. Any opinions or recommendations expressed in this email do not purport to Financial Advice but rather should be considered General Advice and does not take into account your personal needs and objectives or your financial circumstances. You should therefore consider these matters yourself before deciding […] 150
By | 2016-11-25T10:24:13+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome to the Calnan Flack Blog

Welcome to the Calnan Flack Blog. Our blog is our opportunity to share more knowledge on economic and wealth creation topics. They will be clearly labelled by topic to help you identify your level of interest. We encourage you to join in discussion on blog topics using the comments function. Blogs will provide access to education updates, opinions on wealth creation strategies, discussion on how our methodologies can be applied to current market conditions and investment opportunities. If you have an idea for a topic for a blog post please forward it to us and as always please provide us with plenty of feedback. Any opinions or recommendations expressed in this email do not purport to Financial Advice but rather should be considered General Advice and does not take into account your personal needs and objectives or your financial circumstances. You should therefore consider these matters yourself before deciding whether 150