Shock events like the Israel-Palestine and Russia-Ukraine conflicts are not a reason for investors to panic sell, as history tells us geopolitical risk, which is always present and therefore factored in by markets, has little correlation with long-term economic upheavals.
With Alan Joyce’s departure, it’s now up to incoming CEO Vanessa Hudson to restore the airline’s battered reputation after a series of high-profile trust breaches. But getting the Flying Kangaroo back on top will take some intestinal fortitude from the board.
The bond market has never had great investment appeal for Australia’s self-managed superannuation funds, but with rising yields improving their proposition, some observers say the investment tide may be coming in for fixed interest.
Gold has never held strong investment appeal for SMSFs, despite being seen as a hedge against inflation. With the precious metal beginning a so-far volatile 2023 full of steam, SMSFs looking to preserve capital have several reasons to consider incorporating gold into their portfolios.
Australians’ penchant for property investment comes with the caveat that patience is a necessary virtue. This applies doubly so for fretful LRBA holders, writes Nicholas Way.
“Sometimes, the market thinks we prioritise ESG factors above investment fundamentals,” says Perennial’s Emilie O’Neill. “But the reality is that it’s just another investment lens.”
While the market is broadly underweight China, South African-based Foord Asset Management is confident that President Xi Jinping’s economic plan for the country will bear fruit over time.