Vern Gowdie

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Vern Gowdie has been involved in financial planning in Australia since 1986. In 1999, Personal Investor magazine ranked Vern as one of Australia’s Top 50 financial planners. His previous firm, Gowdie Financial Planning, was recognized in 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007, by Independent Financial Adviser magazine as one of the top five financial planning firms in Australia. He is a feature editor to Money Morning NZ and is Founder and Chairman of the Gowdie Family Wealth and the Gowdie Letter advisory services.

The Genius in Simplicity

The market calm of early 2019 is only a temporary lull in the market’s corrective process. Luring the unsuspecting into believing the worst is over.

With or Without Trade Wars, China is Going to Hit a Wall

China, the global growth engine of the past decade, is slowing…under the weight of debt, trade war and that other indisputable force…

Should You Stay or Exit the US Market?

‘Should I stay or go?’ Versions of this question have been asked of me more times than I can remember in the past few weeks.

The Problem with Extrapolating Trends

The future definitely ain’t going to be what it used to be. Therein lies the danger with extrapolating trends. We fall into the ‘recentism’ trap.

Vertical Integration Goes Horizontal

Don’t you just love the way fancy terms are used these days to cover up the real intent…The ‘fancy term’ that’s been getting plenty of attention at the Banking Royal Commission is…Vertical integration.

Watching the Fed with Interest

The Fed must surely realise the ‘low for longer’ strategy has painted them into a corner…damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

Why Fairy Tales are Better than YouTube

In 2014, I adapted the story There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, to describe the absurdity of the Fed’s actions in handling crises of their making.

What Kanesh Can Teach Us About Deflation

We’re locked into a spiral of more spending, more taxes and more debt. Governments on all continents are caught in this downdraft to financial ruin.