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Households need to prepare for 6% interest rates

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Philip Lowe has a problem. No-one is listening to him. In June, Lowe tried to talk tough. When asked on the ABC’s 730 program – a rare public appearance – if the $1,000 average mortgage repayment increase that financial markets were predicting by 2023 would come to fruition, his…

Staff Writer | 5th Aug 2022 | More
Morningstar’s 15 Best ASX Share Ideas

Of the 200 companies that Morningstar analysts research on the ASX, 15 companies have made it onto the firm’s Best Stock Ideas for August. Industrials The long growth runway of Brambles (ASX: BXB), particularly in North America and Europe is under-appreciated by the market. The company is currently facing a combination of labour, transportation and…

Staff Writer | 5th Aug 2022 | More
Battery ETF adds ESG screening amid surge in climate interest

The exchange-traded fund (ETF) sector has been among the biggest winners of the pandemic, seeing significant inflows and more investors entering the market. Among the most popular strategies to come to market have been so-called ‘thematic’ ETFs, which offer exposure to a secular trend or opportunity. Over the last few years the success of these…

Staff Writer | 24th Jun 2022 | More
Trade winds blow for semiconductors

“What we’re seeing is an explosion in the amount of data gathering and measurement and functionality across whole swathes of industries,” says Matthew Reynolds, Capital Group investment director for Australia. “Chips are literally going into every device you can think of – not just the obvious ones, like our phones and computers. It looks like…

Staff Writer | 15th Sep 2021 | More
How Nike’s digital pivot is powering profits

In a world awash with exchange traded funds and thematic strategies, there is a shrinking group of fund managers willing to be different. In equity markets, being different is best measured against key benchmark indices like the S&P500 or MSCI, using measures like active share or tracking error. Such has been the strength of these…

Staff Writer | 23rd Aug 2021 | More
  • Overcoming career risk in the fund management game

    They say that career risk is among the biggest factors that drives the perceived underperformance of most active managers. The evidence suggests that as successful managers attract more capital and their remuneration increases, they tend to regress back to the benchmark. But why is this so? With success comes more assets under management and eventually…

    Staff Writer | 19th May 2021 | More
    REITs may be the solution to inflation concerns says Resolution

    There is a common perception in capital markets that real estate prices are most heavily influenced by interest rate movements. Proponents suggest that an increasing cost of capital and loans will ultimately result in different types of property losing its value. Not so, says Resolution Capital’s CIO, Andrew Parsons. In fact, he suggests that investors…

    Staff Writer | 12th May 2021 | More
    AMP shuts multi-asset Dynamic Markets fund

    Falling out of the headlines surrounding AMP this week was the low-key decision for the group to shut its Dynamic Markets Fund and ETF (former ASX code DMKT). Established in 2000 and managed exclusively by Nader Naeimi for the last five years, the strategy struggled to gain traction, and assets, due to persistent underperformance. At…

    Staff Writer | 5th May 2021 | More
    New management for Switzer Dividend Growth Fund

    Contango Asset Management, the owner of Switzer Asset Management continued on their transition to become a focused marketing and distribution platform as opposed to product manufacturer this week. CEO Marty Switzer announced that the group had replaced its wholly owned subsidiary as the fund manager of the popular Switzer Dividend Growth Fund (ASX: SWTZ). Contango…

    Staff Writer | 26th Apr 2021 | More
    Tech stocks now defensive, growth stocks becomes value

    Stylistic investing, or the concept of separating companies into arbitrary buckets due to the perceive growth, value or defensive characteristics tends to dominate discussions these days. Fundamental research and the many rules of thumb applied by investors were founded in a very different world where ‘cigar butt’ companies proliferated and the way we work wasn’t…

    Staff Writer | 21st Apr 2021 | More
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