Despite the evidence that past performance is no guide to future performance, investors continue to seek portfolio managers and stock pickers who appear to consistently outperform the market.
The outlook for US equities looks more uncertain in 2019 than it has in many years, with the withdrawal of supportive monetary policy and political tensions creating a perfect environment for increased volatility. With US stocks having delivered years of strong returns post the GFC, many are wondering whether the party can continue, or whether it’s time to pack up and go home.
Some investors have sold off parts of their portfolio and changed their asset allocation under the assumption that the Opposition’s policy proposals have been implemented. However, this is not the case and frankly, any announcements could take a while to reach implementation.
Many see the healthcare sector as providing ideal defensive exposure and yet some of Australia’s best growth stocks reside in this sector. As Australia’s best rated healthcare analyst, Andrew Goodsall from MST Marquee, explains, healthcare offers a wide range of fascinating and complex opportunities, from private hospitals and insurance to world class medical device manufacturers.
S&P Dow Jones Indices Managing Director and Head of Global Index Investing Craig Lazzara, has dedicated his career to researching whether fund managers can consistently outperform their respective benchmarks. He and many researchers with nearly a century of studying the topic, conclude that, it is not often, and not for long.
One of the greatest concerns for Australian investors looking to invest offshore is the impact of currency on the value of their portfolios. Magellan Asset Management Portfolio Manager Chris Wheldon offers his insights into strategies to manage currency risk and his thoughts on hedging in the current market.
At the ASX’s recent Investor Day, nabtrade’s Gemma Dale shared with attendees what other investors are holding in their portfolios, and what they’re buying now, both domestically and abroad. This episode is designed to show how today’s smart investor can tap into high-performing overseas markets, invest in top stocks and achieve quality portfolio diversification without leaving the ASX.
Superannuation is likely to be your second largest asset after your home, so it should be an important part of your planning, but for most people it rarely rates a mention until they’re just a few years off retirement.
With a technical correction in market values occurring in October, many investors are wondering whether it is time to snap up bargains… or wait on the sidelines for fear of further price falls. Popular market commentator and value investor Roger Montgomery of Montgomery Investment Management has long expressed concerns about high valuations; have his views changed since the recent sell off?