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Bitcoin — Digital Gold This research primer is a guide to understanding Bitcoin. It explains why Bitcoin is important, how the technology for Bitcoin is likely to change over the next decade, how we can value Bitcoin, and what the main risks associated with investing in Bitcoin are. We believe Bitcoin presents the investment opportunity of…

The Inside Investor | 18th May 2022 | More
It’s not all bad news as markets retreat on inflation news

Despite the media hype surrounding last week’s US rate hike, interest rates are going up but not as fast or as damaging as everyone thinks. The RBA upped rates for the first time in over 11 years by 25bps to 0.35 percent from 0.10 percent. Roughly a $65 a month increase, on a twenty-five year…

Ishan Dan | 18th May 2022 | More
  • Why bank analysts prefer this quality lender over the rest

    Morgans have released a summary of the key points from the recent bank reporting season. Of the banks that reported, Morgans says NAB was in line with consensus expectations, while ANZ and WBC beat consensus earnings expectations. Despite this, Morgans holds NAB as having the strongest 1H22 performance overall. NAB produced the strongest profit growth…

    Ishan Dan | 18th May 2022 | More
    Jump in grocery prices supports supermarket profits, for now

    Grocery prices have soared in Australia, rising at a faster pace than the Consumer Price Index, which is benefitting the earnings of Coles and Woolworths. However, the boost could be temporary, with food inflation expected to moderate next year. The rise in inflation globally has exceeded wages growth, eroding households’ purchasing power. Lower income households…

    Nicki Bourlioufas | 18th May 2022 | More
  • Science versus history on predictive ability of yield curve

    “Whatever you are thinking might be the trigger of a potential correction today, you are quite likely to be wrong” explains Michael Hampden-Turner, Director of Fixed Income at FTSE Russell in a recent blog post discussing the recession predicting capabilities of the yield curve. Headlines have been dominated by the undeniable fact and historic analysis…

    Drew Meredith | 13th May 2022 | More
    White noise: Great for babies, not so good for investors

    White noise is broadly defined as the combination of sounds of all different frequencies together, typically being used to mask other sounds. Among the most common uses of white noise is to help babies (and adults) sleep without background noise. Whilst highly powerful for this purpose, one could easily make the opposite conclusion when it…

    Drew Meredith | 13th May 2022 | More
    Netflix, Tesla, NVIDIA still popular despite mass tech selloff

    In the US, corporate earnings season is in full swing, and it couldn’t come at a worse time. Investors are fleeing away from risk and to safety putting the market in a bearish unforgiving mood. Companies that have missed expectations have been absolutely smashed. According to FactSet, 70 per cent of S&P500 companies that have…

    Ishan Dan | 11th May 2022 | More
    How to avoid dud IPOs like Chrysos

    The initial public offering (IPO) of Chrysos Corporation Limited (ASX: C79) was supposed to be a local example of innovation. Using technology developed in conjunction with the CSIRO, the company built its proprietary PhotonAssay machine which provides faster and more accurate testing of gold samples. Instead, the IPO flopped, with the Chrysos share price down…

    Lachlan Buur-Jensen | 11th May 2022 | More
    Be wary of over exposure to China, says Datt Capital

    In the wake of Covid lockdowns in Shanghai, investors are being warned to remain alert to shifts in China’s zero covid policy. According to Datt Capital founder and chief investment officer, Emanuel Datt, “China is the engine room of the global economy, and any further extension of lockdowns geographically will weigh heavily on the global…

    Ishan Dan | 11th May 2022 | More
  • The top five fallacies of managed funds

    Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been all the rage in Australia and around the world for several years now. Despite their success and popularity, the sector at last count represents just $100 billion of a $4.3 trillion broader asset market in Australia. By and large, the vast majority of assets remain invested in traditional managed funds,…

    Drew Meredith | 6th May 2022 | More
    Unlisted property funds outperform every asset class over the year

    Unlisted Australian Direct Property has emerged as the standout investment sector throughout Covid-19. The cream of the sector has rewarded investors, with some returns above the 40 per cent mark, outpacing most ASX sectors. And it comes at an opportune time, just as the RBA announces an interest rate rise on the back of a…

    Ishan Dan | 4th May 2022 | More
    Raiz smashes $1bn, Asia growth continues

    Australia’s leading micro-investing app, Raiz (ASX:RZI), posted its 3Q financials late last week, and they came in largely as expected. The platform has burst through the $1 billion funds under management (FUM) level, recording a rise of 46.7 percent year on year to $1.02 billion at the end of the quarter. Some of the highlights…

    Ishan Dan | 4th May 2022 | More
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