Investments & Timing
Each of our investment platforms offers clients a wide range of investment strategies designed to provide specific outcomes. Our investment strategy finder will highlight Metapyr strategies that may suit your investment goals
Principles are ways of successfully dealing with reality to get what you want out of life.
“A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way. But intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience.”
Whatever success I’ve had in life hasn’t been because of anything unique about me—it’s because of principles that I believe anyone can adopt. I created this animated series to share them with you.
Rather than thinking, ‘I’m right.’ I started to ask myself, ‘How do I know I’m right?’”
Traditional finance theory is based on the two assumptions. Firstly, investors make rational decisions; and secondly investors are unbiased in their predictions about future returns of the stock. However financial economist have now realized that the long held assumptions of traditional finance theory are wrong and found that investors can be irrational and make predictable errors about the return on investment on their investments.
Steps towards an investment plan
Depending on your income and savings, investments could be an important part of your financial plan and strategy.
Shares in Australia and overseas
Government and corporate bonds
Listed property trusts
Managed fund units
Commodities, such as gold etc.
Cryptoassets & Fintech startups
Know what you want to achieve – financially and personally
Seek independent, professional, expert advice
Minimise your personal debt, especially credit card debt
Diversify your investments across different sectors
Know and invest at your risk comfort level
Look for investments that provide a tax advantage
Believe in the saying ‘time in the market is better than timing the market’
Recognise the value of compound interest and dividend re-investment plans
Understand that active ‘hands-on’ investing requires more time and skill
Remember, the sooner you start investing, the better your potential for growth
Metapyr undertanding of sustainable and predictable business models
The firm needs a diverse set of resources, people and investments to be resilient. While diverse investments are seen to draw on resources and absorb managerial attention, a single line of business, single sources of revenues, or people with similar mindsets can expose the firm to greater risks. Firms can no longer simply ‘stick to the knitting
Matrixed organizations are often seen as facilitating knowledge flows. However, such organizations are not only resource intensive, they expose the whole organization to shocks as they reverberate through the organization. Organizations need to be less interdependent, and focus on modularity, so they can be insulated from shocks
Resilient firms must know what’s going on outside their boundaries. These firms can sense issues on the horizon. They are constantly monitoring the external environment, and drawing scenarios of possible futures. They expect not only to react to those potential futures, but also help to shape them. The link between the organization and the external business and natural environment is vital, permeable, and malleable.
In an era of just-in-time production, slack resources are often seen as costly and wasteful. However, innovation and adaptation requires both financial and creative investments, and the space to change direction. Firms that can ride storms must allow for a little more time to accommodate new ideas, scenarios, and shifts in thinking.
Firms often think about optimizing performance and getting more from less. But, this thinking puts firms on a treadmill, doing the same thing faster every day—and, it has them bumping up against resource constraints. Resilient businesses think, not about constant growth, but rather about cyclical processes: cycles of growth and contraction, cycles of production, and cycles of consumer purchase patterns. Understanding the rhythms of business and the environment will allow the firm to synchronize with them meaningfully, and not overreact to what is likely just a cycle.These ideas need to developed and tested. But, they offer a starting place for dialogue for a 21st century business model based on sustainability.