Global Market Review July 2018

Aug 03, 2018 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news 0 Comment

  • Australian stocks added 1.4% for the month despite a fall in resource prices and related stocks. Gold fell 2.5%, oil off almost 7% to $74.25, and iron ore remained firm at $68.50.

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Rural Funds Group (RFF) 3 for 10 accelerated pro rata non-renounceable entitlement offer

Jul 13, 2018 admin Australian economy, Equity, Investment Opps 0 Comment

Rural Funds Management (“RFM”), as responsible entity of the Rural Funds Group (“RFF”), has entered into two “Transactions” in the cattle sector:

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Global Market Review June 2018

Jul 10, 2018 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news 0 Comment

  • The RBA left interest rates on hold, maintaining the same stance now for almost 2 years – a new record of stability. The consumer seems to be shopping again, with retail sales rebounding in April. Unemployment remains stable at 5.6%, and wage prices remain weak. Bond investors earned 3%, and Cash investors +1.8%.

 

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Oil Shenanigans

May 28, 2018 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Global economy, news, SMSF 0 Comment

In recent weeks, oil has had a stellar run. Back in 2016, the oil price collapsed, trading just under $30p/b. Last week it topped $80p/b, lifting around 6% in a month, or 160% from the 2016 lows.

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Global Market Review April 2018

May 05, 2018 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Fixed Income, Global economy, news 0 Comment

Global stocks had a better month after a weak March. The US/China trade war saw China retaliate with 128 US goods being slapped with a 25% tariff. Chinese stocks weakened 2.7%.

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