Julie's Blog Posts

Here you will find interesting quotes, useful information and links to helpful articles on a wide variety of subjects.
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Merry Christmas from ES&A!

May your Christmas be blessed with the love and warmth of family and friends.  We value each and every one of our customers and cannot express our gratitude enough for your ongoing support. We hope you have a beautiful Christmas and Happy New Year.

Julie, Jenny, Cameron, Linda & Hilary xx

Our office will close for the Christmas break on Wednesday 18th December at 5pm. We reopen on Monday, 6th January 2020 at 9am.  If you need to contact us over the break, please send an email either via the Contact Us link on the website or via julie@esafinance.com.au and we will respond.




Market Timing
What is Contrarian Investing?

When times are good the crowd is happy and fully invested.  But it gets to as point where everyone who wants to buy has.  This leaves the market vulnerable to bad news because there is no one left to buy.  Similarly, after a sharp fall the crowd gets negative, sells their investments to the point that everyone who wants to sell has and so the market sets up for a rally when some good, or less bad news, comes along.  So the point of maximum risk is when most are euphoric, and the point of maximum opportunity is when most are pessimistic.  But for many investors trying to sell when the market is booming and all around you are euphoric is tough.  As is trying to buy after the market has crashed and everyone is pessimistic.

2019 AFL Grand Final Winners - Richmond Tigers!!

Congratulations to our favourite AFL Team in the competition! The Tigers won the grand final after a big year with plenty of injuries to overcome. Congrats to a team that embrace family, giving it your best, not taking yourself too seriously, guts & determination. #GoTiges!

Who Can Stand The Pain Longer? China or US?

If you have 4 minutes to spare - click the below link and listen to Dick Morris explain why he thinks the US are in the driver's seat with the tariff war with China.  Doesn't mean the ride won't be bumpy though!  Take a listen....


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