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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
Top of the pops – top global funds had one thing in common

March stands out as being one of the most difficult periods for investors in a generation. On the one hand, bond markets send fixed income to its worst return in more decades, and on the other, equity markets were sold off broadly on valuation concerns as bond yields ended a forty-year downward trend. It is…

Drew Meredith | 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
  • Your guide to the bitter AGL demerger 

    It’s not quite a 1980’s style corporate raider attempt, but it’s pretty darn close. Australia’s 4th richest man is trying to disrupt the dissembling of the country’s largest energy generator and retailer. After previously trying to buy the whole company twice, MikeCannon–Brookes, through his holding company Grok Ventures, has effectively secured 11% of AGLEnergyLimited (ASX:…

    Lachlan Buur-Jensen | 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
    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
    5 blue-chip ASX shares to counter inflation

    After months of central banks kicking the can down the road, inflation is beginning to entrench itself. Businesses are reporting rising input prices. Households are being hit with bigger bills. And markets continue to swing wildly. Here are five ASX shares to protect your portfolio from inflation. Supermarkets don’t exactly scream sexy, exciting, or invest…

    Lachlan Buur-Jensen | 6th May 2022 | More
    These are the top six stocks for May

    Stockbroker and wealth manager Morgans has released its “best ideas” paper, which outlines the broker’s best ideas offering the highest risk-adjusted returns over a 12-month timeframe supported by a higher-than-average level of confidence. They are also the broker’s most preferred sector exposures. Here are six of its best picks: Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) – Large-cap idea –…

    Ishan Dan | 4th May 2022 | More
  • Where to next for the BHP share price?

    It’s been a bumpy ride for the BHP in 2022, with the share price of Australia’s now largest company resembling more of a rollercoaster than a blue-chip company. In the last two weeks alone, the BPH share price fell top to bottom 15% – eliminating $50 billion in market capitalisation – before recovering part of…

    Lachlan Buur-Jensen | 4th May 2022 | More
    The end of an era as rates reverse, recession next?

    Only those who completely avoid any sort of media, social or traditional, would not be aware that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) this week hiked rates for the first time in more than a decade. Tuesday’s decision, which moved the cash rate from 0.1 to 0.35 per cent, has reverberated through the markets, however,…

    Drew Meredith | 4th May 2022 | More
    Australian equities set to outperform: Ausbil

    The March quarter is well and truly over. Unfortunately, the war in Ukraine is not. Chart 1: World equity market returns – March Quarter 2022 Looking at the world chart above, equity markets tumbled across the board in the quarter, except for some small pockets in Singapore and Australia. According to Ausbil, much of it…

    Ishan Dan | 29th Apr 2022 | More
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