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Ardea Resources – ready, steady, cobalt!

Ardea Resources is the owner of one of the world's largest cobalt deposits in Western Australia. Managing Director, Matt Painter says contrary to popular belief, there is actually more cobalt and more nickel in most lithium ion batteries, than there is lithium! Cobalt is now the hottest metal in the world, demanding more than $61,000 per tonne.

Giving the finger to the index, AI, block chain and Jack Ma as Michael Jackson

I am still thinking about my interview with Nick Griffin yesterday. It's really only a matter of time before AI is the new normal, but how to invest in it?   There are so many unknowns these days: artificial intelligence is definitely one, but lately macroeconomics has become an unknown as well! No one really knows what’s happening anymore. And then there’s Bitcoin and blockchain. While I am skeptical about Bitcoin, at least I have an open mind, unlike a certain Jamie Dimon.

Melbourne scientist leads research to revolutionise cancer treatment

Dr Melissa Davis is a computational biologist and  Laboratory Head of the Bioinformatics Division at the  Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Driven by a passion to make the cancer diagnosis a less devastating one, Melissa and her team are at the cutting edge of bioinformatic studies aimed to reduce the traumatic side effects patients experience while being treated for cancer.

Broker Research

Fund Research

  • How do you find a company with a “moat”?
    We’ve invited select fund managers to write exclusively for The Constant Investor and address our question of the week. Plus we summarise the latest opinions of leading fund managers to bring you a range of views in one convenient location. Are ETFs Dangerous? We ask six fund managers, who write exclusively for The Constant Investor: Jamie Nicol Camille Simeon Toby Warburton Warryn Robertson Oscar Oberg David Wilson Click to scroll down… Fundie Fragments …

This Week In Our Community

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Question of the week

Q: What is your recommendation for adding exposure to overseas stocks like Apple and Google to your portfolio without buying those stocks directly? Can you suggest some particular LICs or other vehicles that give you exposure to those kinds of stocks?

A: Alex Pollak of Loftus Peak is worth looking at.  He focuses on disruption, and he has a few Chinese businesses in the fund such as Alibaba.  Also Munro Partners – they invest in the usual tech e-stocks, but are also heavily invested in e-sports.

The Curious Investor »

In the Curious Investor we invite a member of The Constant Investment community to share their story.

Latest Podcast

  • Alan Kohler interviews Alan Kohler and heavens above – it’s …
    Imagine the delight of The Constant Investor team to learn we had a subscriber named: Alan Kohler! We knew we had to get him on the 'blower' for an interview with Alan Kohler.  Besides a name, the two Alans share similar family histories. Curious Investor, Alan, worked for years as …