The ASX 200 fell 3.8 per cent over the month, the biggest fall this year, as investors sought to understand the impact of war, economic factors and other concerns on markets at home and abroad, according to Selfwealth.
The global energy transition is an unstoppable process with major questions marks still hanging over it, not least among them the economic implications of super-cheap energy once the transition is complete, according to ClearBridge Investments’ Nick Langley.
The Australian small-cap sector is currently trading at a whopping 30 per cent discount, according to new research from Datt Capital, with history suggesting strong returns are likely to follow as active managers continue to show their skill in this buzzing space.
The Australian Shareholders’ Association and the Australian Investors Association have agreed to amalgamate in the new year, seeking to grow their membership and influence as a unified leader in advocacy and education.
The “decidedly subpar” investor experience with managed funds is often down to two factors – overstretched portfolios and human bias – that a high-conviction focus on quality stocks can help avoid, according to Claremont Global’s Bob Desmond.
The unique benefits of a gold allocation are clear, but investors, particularly retirement savers, are missing out on much of the market according to World Gold Council market strategist Joe Cavatoni, who says the metal’s dual role as a consumer good and an investment asset is key to its bright outlook.
“Unresponsive. Slow. And not member-focussed.” The Assistant Treasurer took superannuation funds to task for failing members on several levels at a “critical juncture” for the system, repeating the government’s call for a legislated objective of super.
The approach of retirement requires a profound change in how investors approach markets and construct portfolios, including arranging their income needs around three distinct periods of retired life, the financial advice firm’s founders said.
Ahead of screenings of a new film about the 2021 GameStop short squeeze, Australians will see a warning about the risks and regulatory perils of social media and market manipulation, part of a new ASIC campaign aimed at preventing ‘dumb money’ losses.
Australians have an “amazing love affair” with property, but many are limited in their investment exposure. At AIA’s recent annual conference, investors heard how three alternatives to direct ownership provide portfolio benefits with less hassle, particularly for income-seeking retirees.