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Podcast: Property vs Shares – A Closer Look at the Major Asset Classes

July 14, 2020

In this episode…

In this podcast, we take a deep dive into the two major asset classes that people turn to for long term returns: property and shares.

These investments are best suited to deliver the income and growth we need to sustain our Financial Independence.


Listen to the show…

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Discussion points…

  • Dave’s article where he considers selling shares to purchase a home (0:25)
  • The main benefits of investing in the sharemarket  (13:11)
  • The downsides of investing in shares  (19:08)
  • The main benefits of property investing  (26:56)
  • The negatives of investing in property… Dave has a rant! (37:25)
  • What we choose to invest in and why  (51:02)
  • We summarise our most critical lessons from each asset class  (56:50)
  • Listener question:  How did Pat become good with money?  (1:04:39)
  • Listener question:  Many people who retire early start out in property and then move to shares… why is that?  (1:08:53)

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3 Replies to “Podcast: Property vs Shares – A Closer Look at the Major Asset Classes”

  1. Both can be excellent wealth winners and a diversified portfolio should have both.
    Both have pros and cons.
    People who refuse to use one or the other because of irrational fears need to get their head out of the sand. In Australia too many people mostly are obsessed only with property.

  2. Hi Guys ,
    Awesome Podcast …congrats …you two really gell and Peter Thornhill would be loving your podcast I’m sure , if he were listening!!!

    Currently, I have 400k sitting in the bank ???? ( sadly ) earning a pittance and it’s time , I start turbo charging my investment.

    I have to say I am a fan of Peter Thornhill ( the guy cracks me up ) and his mindset is spot on in terms of the simplicity of LIC s , which really would suit my risk profile ( considering Im a saver , my lifestyle and reinvesting is my cup of tea ) !!! I intend to live to 100 and am in my mid forties , enjoy my job and can’t wait to buy my AFIC listed shares !! For me a company that has been around since the 1920 s , spitting out a 4 percent dividend yield , year after year for the next 20 years , will do … enough !!! …just the one !!! …boring as hell right?????….bring it on !!

    All the best and stay healthy!!????????

  3. Hi Boys ,
    Hope all is well ????????
    In regards to Property vs Shares , if shares are so SCARY , why does it then exist ??? The share market is benign and reassuring for a LONG TERM investor!! and malignant for SHORT term speculators !! ….Property in Australia is fueled by speculation , distorted perceptions, Greed and stress !!!!
    My thoughts on property moving forward are that Big corporate Businesss will have no choice but to invest in long term tenure for tenants , giving them cashflow and security for future younger Aussies for them to further invest in the sharemarkets ( businesses) !!! …..our backward thinking when it comes to having money ( services by huge debts ) for a liability such as a house is plain madness !!!


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