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Don’t let the Election disrupt your Investment Strategy

With Australians due to go to the polls on 21st May, that old saying about never bringing up politics at the dinner table perhaps needs to be revisited and extended to not letting how you vote interfere with how you invest.  The Australian election pits a centre-right Liberal-National Coalition government, [Read More]

May 17, 2022

Quarterly Market Wrap Q1 2022

Global equity markets in the
March quarter posted their worst quarterly performance since the onset of pandemic two years ago, while the global bond market notched up its worst performance in at least three decades.

Don’t assume outperformance is down to skill

Most investors base their decision on which actively managed fund to invest in on past performance. However they fail to appreciate the extent to which volatility skews returns. They assume that managers who’ve performed well were skilful, when in fact they outperformed simply because they took on more risk.

March 28, 2022

How to stay calm when markets fall

With the Ukraine crisis unfolding, markets are gyrating as, each day, they try to incorporate the new news and expectations into stock, commodity and bond prices. In this environment, as markets wobble, its easy to feel anxious, and feel like you need to do “something”. And yet, paradoxically, sometimes the best thing to do is nothing at all.

March 11, 2022

Five things Investors can Learn from Shane Warne

Drought, fire, pandemic, floods, war and now the premature death of an Australian sporting icon. What’s next? Shane Warne was a flawed individual who polarised opinion. But in this edition of Insights, financial journalist author Robin Powell, explores some of the more positive aspects of his character and suggests there are important [Read More]

March 09, 2022

Geopolitical Risk and Your Portfolio

Current events in Ukraine are having direct impacts on global markets. Russia and Ukraine are suppliers of raw materials, food an energy – essential for many supply chains.

March 01, 2022

Is the Investment Climate as gloomy as it seems?

The years 2020 and 2021 were not “normal years”. Both years humbled forecasters, virtually none of whom accurately predicted either the downturn or the recovery. Now, two years on, with the pandemic still raging, forecasters seem more reluctant to make bold predictions for 2022. So, what do we have in store [Read More]

February 24, 2022
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