Insights 15 Jan 2020
Outlook for shares in 2020
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2020 is the Year of the Rat – a creature seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. However, as we settle into the New Year, many investors may well feel caught between a cat and a mousetrap as they hunt for returns in the sharemarket.
Insights 10 Jan 2020
Will 2020 be the year of infrastructure stocks?
With global growth slowing and central banks around the world running out of ammunition to respond, governments will need to step in with increased fiscal stimulus to keep their economies ticking along, which bodes well for infrastructure stocks.
We expect that governments will boost economic activity in 2020 by either cutting taxes or bolstering public spending on large public infrastructure projects such as road and rail developments —and likely more of the latter.
Insights 4 Jan 2020
Best and worst stocks of the decade on the Australian share market
Savvy investors could have profited from “monumental gains”, while Jessica Amir gives her tips to cash in on the next booming share price.
Insights 30 Dec 2019
From the helm: BlackRock’s Michael McCorry
BlackRock’s Chief Investment Officer, Australia, Michael McCorry paves out what to expect in 2020, from not expecting 20% returns, to tilting towards cyclical stocks that will outperform from the rise of global growth and manufacturing. Plus, what Australia can expect from the May 2020 budget.
Insights 21 Nov 2019
With over 240 ETFs available, how do you select the right one?
ETFs of today now offer exposure to sectors and emerging investment themes far beyond the realms of the ASX200, providing investors endless choices. So how do investors select the right one for their portfolio?
Insights 30 Sep 2019
Should Retirees Spend More and Worry Less?
Having enough income in retirement is a universal desire, and the lack of certainty around how much is ‘enough’ can cause anxiety and negatively impact lifestyle. A study conducted by Allianz in 2010 titled, Reclaiming the Future: Challenging Retirement Income Perceptions, involving more than 3,200 American participants ranging in age from 44 to 75, sought to determine people’s preparedness for retirement.
Insights 30 Aug 2019
Bell Potter’s August Reporting Season highlights
The Bell Potter August 2019 Reporting Season Highlights have arrived. In this years' issue, the analysts look at Macquarie Group, Afterpay Touch Group, IOOF Holdings, Propel Funeral Partners, Bega Cheese Ltd, and Mesoblast.
Insights 26 Jun 2019
How to be part of the world’s biggest investment themes
ETFs are fast becoming a favourite for investors’ portfolios. In order to meet increasing investment demand, ETF providers are launching specialist ETFs that provide exposure to sectors and emerging investment themes, taking investors far beyond the realms of the ASX200.
Insights 30 May 2019
How Fixed Income can reduce your risk
For Australian investors, who are heavily invested into equities, many may not appreciate the benefits of fixed income, otherwise known as bonds.
Insights 28 May 2019
4 reasons to consider ETFs for your portfolio
ETF ownership has taken off in Australia, and its unsurprising really. Given ETFs are one of few ways to access global markets - and they’re low cost- it’s clear why people seem to be flocking to them.
Insights 22 May 2019
Building a balanced portfolio using ETFs
It's important to ensure your portfolio is well balanced in order to ensure a greater degree of security. ETFs are a great way of accomplishing that balance.
Insights 19 Feb 2019
If volatility is here to stay, portfolio protection is more important than ever
Investors with balanced portfolios (50:50 bonds and shares), may have found their share market declines became balanced by their bond returns.