A particularly interesting interview was the last one, with David Haselhurst. Haselhurst writes ‘The Speculator’ column with The Bulleting. Over thirty odd years, the imaginary portfolio that is held by that column has outperformed even Berkshire Hathaway.
The problem is that the portfolio has remained just that: imaginary. Haselhurst does not trade in shares that he writes about, worrying that to do so is to engage in a conflict of interest. Obviously, Rene Rivkin and he did not read the same book on journalist ethics.
Each chapter is followed by a three or four line summary, presented as a ‘Quick Lesson.’ These can be very simple (don’t trust what companies claim on their own websites) to more complex (discounting future revenue growth by some estimated cost factor).
The chapters are short and the science not too challenging. This is a good little book that makes for good reading in a place such as an airport lounge.
As inevitable as it may have been, the closure of The Bulletin is a tragedy for Australian journalism (writes Simon Canning).
For 128 years the magazine was a cradle for news and opinion with a particularly Australian point of view.
At times those views went beyond racist, yet it gave Australian’s a clear view of their place in the world.
What they are talking about him in forums
16-04-2006, 02:03 PM
How highly do you rate this guy advice for shares.
Going by the figures that the bulletin shows he seems to be amazingly
17-04-2006, 11:33 AM
> How highly do you rate this guy advice for shares.
> Going by the figures that the bulletin shows he seems to be amazingly
Not sure about his tips other than to say if everyone else who reads
the Bulletin is acting on them too then there wouldn’t be any special
advanatge as the market would adjust prices accordingly.
The only other insight I can offer is that he seems to like at a beer
or two at regular intervals at my local in Paddo. Whether this improves
his deduticve skills or not for picking undervalued penny dreadfulls is
Ext User(roger & shirley boyd)
17-04-2006, 11:43 AM
He does seem to be successfull.
I have noticed that he runs a bank overdraft each week of around $13000 and
does not seem to place an interest expense relating to this at the end of
Also do his figures each week include brokerage fees ?
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> BernardZ wrote:
>> How highly do you rate this guy advice for shares.
>> Going by the figures that the bulletin shows he seems to be amazingly
> Not sure about his tips other than to say if everyone else who reads
> the Bulletin is acting on them too then there wouldn’t be any special
> advanatge as the market would adjust prices accordingly.
> The only other insight I can offer is that he seems to like at a beer
> or two at regular intervals at my local in Paddo. Whether this improves
> his deduticve skills or not for picking undervalued penny dreadfulls is
I loved reading it and i loved David Haselhurst’s article. I wish they change their mind and decide not … Please tell me where David Haselhurst is going. …
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“We know that our customers are voracious news and current affairs followers, and this partnership with The Bulletin online will be welcomed by our audience,” said Mr Stewart.
The online version of The Bulletin will provide subscribers access to the complete range of content contained in the hard copy version, as well as access to The Bulletin’s range of highly respected columnists, including Canberra’s most experienced press gallery columnist Laurie Oakes, national affairs editor Tony Wright, economics, business and political commentator Max Walsh, as well as columnists Catharine Lumby, Maxine McKew and Virginia Trioli.
ninemsn.com.au/bulletin will also publish informative articles by business experts Ivor Ries, Alan Deans and Deborah Light, together with personal investment writer Peter Freeman, property writer Pam Walkley, and the share-tipping column ‘Speculator’ by David Haselhurst.
In addition, Bulletin regulars will appear on the website: Michael Maher on Asia Pacific affairs; Josh Gliddon on computers and technology; and Diana Bagnall on social trends. It will also include ‘Not the News’ columnist and cartoonist Patrick Cook.
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