Trump talks Turkey

Aug 14, 2018 admin Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news 0 Comment

Headlines around the world are flashing serious concern over recent developments in Turkey. How can a country that has its total market capitalisation of companies listed on the stock exchange worth less than Netflix cause such panic and havoc?

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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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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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Who's GARY?

May 20, 2018 admin Alternative Assets, Equity, news, SMSF 0 Comment

Over the last 20years, nearly half of the Australian stock market's return can be attributed to healthy, reliable dividends. This dividend stream needs to eventually grow, and companies that are well placed to do this are called Gary. No, not your neighbour Gary, rather Growth-at-reasonable-yield companies.

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