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Marcus Padley


Marcus Padley is the owner and author of the MARCUS TODAY daily stockmarket newsletter. Produced every day it comments and informs, educates and entertains investors about what's going on and what needs to be done in the market on the day, today, everyday. His columns are written in "straight speak", stripping away the jargon and mystery from the stockmarket and delivering it to Mum and Dad investors and traders in bite sized nuggets they can understand and relate to.

Marcus is a regular columnist in The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, the WA News and has been the Expert Analyst on the ABC TV's Inside Business program with Alan Kohler for the last 4 years. He has a regular spot on ABC TV's Lateline Business with Ali Moore. He has daily spots at a variety of on line media outlets including Crikey.com and The Eureka Report and is a regular on ABC and commercial radio business bulletins and programs. He has a daily stockmarket blog on Max Walkers IRadioMax.

Marcus has been a stockbroker for 25 years, sixteen of which were spent talking to institutional fund managers in the UK, Scotland, Asia and Australia. He has a Masters in Applied Finance, is a Bachelor of Law and a Master Stockbroking member of the Securities and Derivatives Investment Association. He is Derivatives licenced and qualified. Now as a private client adviser with a stockbroker he advises clients and subscribers from the front line, a dealing desk.

Born a Yorkshireman, Marcus emigrated to Melbourne in 1994 as the souvenir of his Australian wife Emma's visit to London. He is 43 with three daughters and (finally) a son.

  • Blame game

    The secret to success is knowing who to blame for your failures.

    May 23, 11:44 am
  • The Lucky Country

    “The Lucky Country” sounds like a nice cuddly description of Australia, but it isn’t. In fact it’s a rather nasty mocking.

    May 16, 11:38 am
  • Beyond money in the pursuit of happiness

    Imagine we are rich. We have gone beyond money and its status. What could now elude us in the pursuit of pure and genuine happiness?

    May 9, 11:32 am
  • Timing the market

    The way to time the market is not to try to time ‘the market’ but to try to time individual stocks.

    May 1, 4:22 pm
  • The death sheet

    Thinking about how much time you have left on earth is an excellent exercise in focusing the mind on what’s really important.

    December 17, 1:37 pm
  • Free hugs

    Not all free hugs have the same value. Can the same be said for your dollars?

    December 3, 4:55 pm
  • One stock portfolio

    How doing the opposite of diversification can make you an expert trader.

    November 26, 3:21 pm
  • The magnificent seven

    How a small group of massive Australia companies skews the data and possibly your trading decisions.

    September 21, 11:39 am
  • Assumptions

    Assumptions are the mother of all stuff ups and here are ten. Let's start with the basics.

    September 21, 11:28 am
  • Are you feeling lucky?

    And if happiness is expectations met, change your expectations. Going forward you will be much happier with lower expectations.

    August 28, 1:55 pm
  • The Lucky country

    Pin your financial hopes to luck and you will be delivered a healthy dose of disappointment.

    August 21, 11:03 am
  • The Fat Pitch

    The fat pitch is that perfect stock that is just waiting for you to pick up at a great price before its value sky-rockets.

    July 20, 3:15 pm
  • Thirty years

    A lot has changed in my thirty years as a stock broker and there is a lot we all now take for granted about the stock market.

    July 13, 3:04 pm
  • The Index Fudge

    Forget the market averages the media concentrates on and focus your attention towards the stocks you hold or want to hold.

    December 16, 10:48 am
  • Value investors

    Whilst all our organs are functioning and whilst we are all busy having a life, taking the time to learn and practice the art of value investing is simply not practical and we would quickly trip over the value investor's Achilles heel, patience.

    May 24, 12:00 am

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