Financial Services Guide


This Financial Services Guide was updated in May 2016 and issued by Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd.

This Financial Services Guide (FSG) is designed to inform you of certain matters relating to our future relationship before we provide you with a financial service. It covers who we are, how we can be contacted, the financial services we are authorised to provide, how our staff are paid, details of any potential conflicts of interest and how you can make a complaint.

This information is set out in the questions and answers that follow.

Please keep this guide for future reference. A copy is available from us on request or can be downloaded from our website at www.portphillippublishing.com.au/financial-services-guide

If you do not understand anything in it, or require more information, please feel free to contact us (details below).

Who is Port Phillip Publishing?

Port Phillip Publishing (PPP) is a publisher of financial information via newsletters, emails, websites and reports. Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd is a member of the global network of Agora companies, located in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. PPP publishes the following services:

  • Australian Small Cap Investigator – subscription-only newsletter and e-letter
  • Resource Speculator – subscription-only newsletter and e-letter
  • Gowdie Family Wealth – subscription-only newsletter and e-letter
  • Money Morning Premium – subscription only e-letter
  • Phillip J Anderson Cycles, Trends and Forecasts – subscription-only newsletter and e-letter
  • Port Phillip Insider – for paying subscribers e-letter
  • Revolutionary Tech Investor – subscription-only newsletter and e-letter
  • Crisis & Opportunity – subscription-only newsletter and e-letter
  • Quant Trader – subscription-only trading service
  • Total Income – subscription-only newsletter and e-letter
  • The Gowdie Letter – subscription-only newsletter and e-letter
  • Jim Rickards’ Strategic Intelligence – subscription-only newsletter and e-letter
  • Port Phillip Data – subscription-only e-letter
  • Currency Wars Trader – subscription-only newsletter and e-letter
  • Money Morning Trader – subscription-only newsletter and e-letter
  • Microcap Trader – subscription-only newsletter and e-letter
  • Phil Anderson’s Time Trader – subscription only trading service
  • Money Morning – free e-letter
  • The Daily Reckoning – free e-letter

Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd 

ACN: 117 765 009
ABN: 33 117 765 009

Place of Business:
Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd
96-98 Bridport Street Albert Park, VIC 3206

Contact Details:
Postal Address: PO Box 713, South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Telephone: 1300 667 481
Fax: (03) 9558 2219
Email: cs@portphillippublishing.com.au

Who will provide the financial services to me?

Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd acts on its own behalf. Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd is responsible for the financial services provided to you.

Australian Financial Services License Number: 323 988

What kind of financial services is PPP authorised to provide and what kind of products do these services relate to?

Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd is licensed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to carry on a financial services business to provide general financial product advice for the following class of financial products:
- Derivatives
- Investment life insurance products
- Life risk insurance products
- Interests in managed investment schemes
- Securities
- Superannuation

to wholesale and retail clients (our subscribers).

We advise on securities through our newsletters, e-letters, websites and reports.

We do not offer any services for you to buy or sell the securities or derivatives we recommend. A list of stockbrokers who are licensed to deal in securities is available from the Australian Securities Exchange (www.asx.com.au).

IMPORTANT: We provide general financial product advice only. The advice published by Port Phillip Publishing has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situations or needs. Before acting on our recommendations, you should consider their appropriateness to your specific investment objectives, financial situation and needs. If you are uncertain as to what your objectives and needs are, you should contact a financial adviser or stockbroker who is licensed to provide you with personal financial product advice.

How does PPP get paid?

Port Phillip Publishing is a subscription-based service. A subscription fee is payable when you subscribe to one of our newsletters. Some of our e-letter services are free. Publisher’s prices at the time of preparation of this FSG are:

  • Australian Small Cap Investigator – A$99 annually
  • Resource Speculator – A$99 annually
  • Gowdie Family Wealth – A$449 annually
  • Money Morning Premium – A$9 per month
  • Phillip J Anderson Cycles Trends and Forcasts – A$268 annually
  • Port Phillip Insider – email service only available to subscribers of a paid service
  • Revolutionary Tech Investor – A$1,399 annually
  • Crisis & Opportunity – A$149 annually
  • Quant Trader – A$3,499 annually
  • Total Income – A$99 annually
  • Currency Wars Trader – A$3,499 annually
  • Money Morning Trader – $49 a month
  • The Gowdie Letter – $49 renews at $99.00
  • Phil Anderson’s Time Trader – $2999 renews at $2999
  • Microcap Trader – $2999 with a $2999 renewal fee
  • Jim Rickards’ Strategic Intelligence – $49 renews at $99
  • Port Phillip Data – Port Phillip Publishing Alliance members only
  • Money Morning – Free email service
  • The Daily Reckoning – Free email service

Note: prices are subject to change. Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd does not receive any other fees, commissions or benefits for the services it provides. All employees and directors of Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd receive a salary. They may also receive performance based bonuses. No employee is entitled to any other fees, commissions or benefits from Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd or any other person in relation to the financial services provided.

How does PPP manage potential conflicts of interest?

Port Phillip Publishing Pty Ltd does not have any relationships or associations with any financial product providers that influence, or could reasonably be expected to influence us, in the provision of financial services that we are licensed to provide.

  1. Port Phillip Publishing staff may invest in any share market investment, providing the investment is not a current recommendation in a Port Phillip Publishing service.
  2. Any share or index (or derivative associated with a share or index) recommended by editors of Port Phillip Publishing’s investment services is an ‘Affected Investment’.
  3. Staff may invest in an ‘Affected Investment’ only if the investment meets one of these three criteria. These are ‘Exempt Investments’:
    1. It is a company in the S&P/ASX 50 index
    2. It is one of the following liquid ETF’s – S&P/ASX 200 [ASX: STW], S&P/ASX 50 [ASX: SFY], Gold ETF [ASX: GOLD]
    3. It is a futures contract, Option, CFD or other derivatives on the following indices – S&P/ASX 200, S&P/ASX 50, S&P 500, FTSE 100, Nikkei225, DAX
  4. Staff cannot invest in any ‘Affected Investment’ unless it is an ‘Exempt Investment’.
  5. An editor of a service cannot buy a position in a stock, index, or derivative before recommending it in their service.
  6. Port Phillip Publishing staff and editors may buy a share or index (or derivative associated with the share or index) seven days after a recommendation, providing it is an ‘Exempt Investment’.
  7. Port Phillip Publishing staff and editors must hold any investment made for a minimum of 30 days.
  8. Where a share or index is part of the ‘Quant Trader’ service, the seven day wait rule does not apply. However staff must only buy or sell the stock or index after 11am on any day. The 30 day holding rule still applies.

Employees are prohibited from disclosing to third parties the substance of recommendations before they are published, and are not allowed to instruct others to act on recommendations before they are published or during the blackout period.

What should I know about the risks of the financial product advice PPP provides?

There are risks with all securities and derivatives. Their prices may fall as well as rise, and there is a chance you could lose your entire investment.

We assign risk ratings to the securities we recommend in the newsletter. Note that these risk ratings are general in nature. We do not guarantee the performance of any securities or derivatives we recommend.

As indicated above, we provide general financial product advice only. We do not provide personal product advice. You should consult a financial advisor or stockbroker who is licensed to provide you with personal financial product advice if you require any advice on securities, derivatives, managed investment schemes, or if you require assistance in determining your particular risk profile.

Compensation Arrangements:

Port Phillip Publishing has Professional Indemnity Insurance in place to cover us and our representatives for liability arising from the financial services we provide. We understand it is adequate to meet our requirements as a financial services licensee.

What information does PPP maintain in my file?

We keep your name and address details in our database for the purpose of providing the services you request. We may also keep your telephone and email details if you provide them to us, as well as a record of correspondence between you and us, including emails, telephone conversations and letters. At any time, you may change or remove your details by contacting us.

We may from time to time inform you of special offers. You may opt out of receiving any of these. Port Phillip Publishing respects your privacy and abides by the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles.

How do I make a complaint?

We try to adhere to the highest standard of service at all times. Nevertheless, we understand there may be times when you would like to make a complaint about our services. Our dispute resolution process is as follows: Contact us and tell us about your complaint. We will try to resolve it fairly and within 48 hours. If it is not resolved satisfactorily, please write to the Director of Port Phillip Publishing with your complaint using the contact details in this FSG. If your complaint still cannot be resolved, Port Phillip Publishing is a member of an external dispute resolution scheme called The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). FOS can be telephoned on 1300 78 08 08 and its website is www.fos.org.au. FOS will facilitate discussions and negotiations between the parties to help reach an agreement and provide an independent adjudicator if necessary. There is no fee to members for this service. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) also have an information line which you can use to make a complaint or obtain information about your rights. The telephone number is 1300 300 630.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

In accordance with the requirements of the Corporations Act, Port Phillip Publishing maintains adequate Professional Indemnity Insurance. This insurance cover extends to claims in relation to our conduct as an Australian Financial Services license holder and our employees and representatives past and present, to compensate clients for loss or damage suffered if we provide negligent advice.