Invest in Cash, Property and Shares: All You Need To Know

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Disappointed, confused or frightened by global financial turmoil? Are you meeting your personal financial goals, or don’t you have any? Would you like to take charge of your financial future and invest with confidence? This course will challenge many of the popular misconceptions associated with investing and will give you a solid foundation for further learning.


  • Assets-vs-liabilities
  • Understanding stock market indices
  • The importance of income or cash flow
  • The role of the media
  • A brief look at history and the relevance of past stock market corrections
  • A comparison of the performance of cash and shares
  • An illustration of why share prices go up over the long term and the key drivers
  • A discussion of the ‘yield trap’ for cash and shares and why yield should be ignored
  • A comparison of the performance of property and shares
  • Why there are no successful listed residential property trusts
  • The ‘yield trap’ in relation to shares and property
  • A discussion of stockmarket performance and its relevance over the last 100 years plus
  • The role of human perceptions (biases) and ‘herd’ behaviour in investment decision making

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Take charge of their financial future in a focussed, positive and constructive way.
  2. Understand the vital importance of investing in good businesses (shares).
  3. Enable them to more clearly identify what and what not to pay attention to in this world of ‘too much’ information and avoid ‘analysis paralysis’.
  4. Maximise the efficiency of the many investment structures available to us, e.g. superannuation.
  5. Help add to their ongoing knowledge with sensible and relevant questioning of future professional advice that is offered.
  6. Avoid the most common mistakes that destroy wealth.
  7. Identify the difference between assets and liabilities
  8. Help decide just what it is they want to be good at financially and to confidently outsource those things beyond their competence.
  9. Differentiate critically between investment perceptions and reality.