Investment Group

9.30am, Thursday 2nd May

Balwyn Baptist Church, 517 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn (Melway 46 F8)


Please Note: Instructions for signing up for the ASX Sharemarket Game, which begins on February 21st can be found below.

We welcomed back Eric Darbyshire, a long-time member of the Group, at our April meeting.  Our thanks go to Richard Wilhelm for picking  Eric up and helping him join the ASX Sharemarket game.

We again began with members discussing their individual performances, as well as the Group’s performance, in the current ASX Sharemarket Game. On the day of the April General Meeting, Eric Berzkalns was leading, with Richard Wilhelm in second place, and Alan Holmes in third place. The competition is tight and that makes it all the more interesting for the 15 members who have joined the Game. The Group’s combined league entry  “Balwyn Central Probus”, which has its own portfolio, occupies 8th position in the league table.

Any Club members interested in investment are invited to join the Group and participate in the game.  Details on how to join the game can be found on the “Investment Group” page of the Club’s web site.

After the morning tea break, members were asked  to propose any investment topics they felt have not been sufficiently covered and should be expanded upon.  It was accepted that with the forthcoming Federal election, time would need to be allocated to cover the investment-related policies of the major parties, as well as those of the minor parties.  It is expected that our members, because of their age group, may need to pay careful attention to the investment-related policies being announced.

Finally, Eric Berzkalns explained how one of the best Sharemarket performers – the Australian-devised AfterPay system – operates both here, and now worldwide.



To participate in the ASX Sharemarket Game –

1) Go to the ASX website – 

2) Register or Login to MyASX
If you are already registered with MyASX, click “Login to MyASX” (top right on the ASX homepage), add your username and password and login. 
If you haven’t registered before, simply click the “Register” button; fill in your details and register. 
Once you have confirmed your registration via an email link sent to your inbox, login to MyASX.

3) Complete the Game registration.
Once you have logged into MyASX – go to the MyASX home page and select the ASX Sharemarket Game. 
Complete your Game registration by choosing a player name and filling in other essentials for the Game. 
You will then be registered for the ASX Sharemarket Game. All the best, and good stock selections!

4) Join the league. 
Under the “Game Play” menu, select “Leagues” and then “Join leagues”.
Enter in the details below:
League ID: 25333
Password: pizza19

You will be joining the league: Balwyn Centrl PROBUS



The Group meets on the first Thursday of each month. 

Learn about, and collectively enjoy the experience of managing a virtual share portfolio.

Members can also participate in the quarterly “Mike Neville Investment Competition” or the ASX Share Market Game when it is running.

Gain members’ insights and discuss their individual selections in a virtual portfolio.

Come and join us for a chat. Both novice and experienced investors are always welcome.

After our coffee break / informal chat, we explore current economic topics and financial opportunities for our group.

All members, partners and friends are welcome to JOIN US.

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