What are the key challenges Magellan founder Hamish Douglass is thinking about? In the midst of a pandemic, markets could grind higher by 20%, or drop by half – and investors need to be prepared for either scenario.
Central banks and politicians around the world sought to save their economies from the GFC with unconventional monetary policy over a decade ago. Many of these stimulus measures introduced were still intact when COVID hit, forcing authorities to offer more and more stimulus. While debt grows around the world, equity markets are returning to their highs. So what does this mean for investors?
Platinum International is one of Australia’s most widely held professional investment managers, and its CIO, Andrew Clifford, is worried. On a historical basis, he and his team fear that global markets are heading into bubble territory, with potentially catastrophic consequences for investors.
Buying shares has never been easier, but little things like which day and at time you place your trade can make a big difference to the price you pay for a stock.
One of the most frequently asked questions for this podcast is how hard it is to make the transition to full time investing, and how to get started. In the last two years, Steve Mabb has gone from being in business to running his own portfolio – becoming a board member of the Australian Shareholders Association along the way.
To the astonishment of many commentators, the Nasdaq, the tech-heavy US index, is actually up for calendar year 2020, having regained all of its losses since the COVID crisis. Investors who have held the FAANG stocks and darlings such as Tesla have generated vastly greater returns than those who have not.
Ever wondered why shares keep rising despite an increasingly troubled economic outlook? What do expressions like ‘don’t fight the Fed’ and ‘brrrr’ mean?
The end of the financial year is a great time to review your portfolio and ensure you are aware of the tax deductions and incentives that exist for your investments and your personal income. Many recent changes could offer benefits for certain taxpayers.
Small cap stocks have lagged large caps over the last twelve months, and are often forgotten as investors look to big names in times of trouble. Many Australian smaller companies have come to market seeking capital to ensure they can stay profitable post Covid19 and into a recovery.
With major Australian companies cutting and deferring dividends, investors relying on equities for income are facing a challenging year ahead. Martin Currie’s Australian equity team have crunched the numbers and estimate a cut of 40% in yield for the ASX200 in 2020.