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The beauty of stock markets

The beauty of stock markets

Managing Director, John Garrett, explores the beauty of stock markets and the importance of the right perspective, a few home truths, a grasp of history and an ability to filter out the noise.

A bull market for 2021's year of the Ox?

A bull market for 2021's year of the Ox?

The (Chinese) new year of the Ox has begun, and the zodiac predicts positive events to take place. To date we’ve seen the year of the Ox twice before – in 1997 and in 2009 – where the China A-share market performed strongly. Will 2021’s year of the Ox see another solid performance?

Short squeezes, GameStop and the implications for investing

Short squeezes, GameStop and the implications for investing

The last few weeks are testament to the wild swings investors can experience when both emotion and crowd behaviour take control. Managing Director, John Garrett, explains short selling’s dangerous quirk along with the time-tested way of delivering attractive returns.

The home bias problem, and why geographic diversification can be a lifesaver
The Australian real estate sector exhibiting strong growth and resilience

The Australian real estate sector exhibiting strong growth and resilience

Demonstrating strong growth and resilience, and underpinned by a range of positive long-term structural trends is which Australian real estate sector? Executive Director, Matthew Lane, explains.

Misconceptions overshadow true value – the structured credit story
Investing and the political crystal ball – AusBiz interview
Ant-y Climax, or Revolution?

Ant-y Climax, or Revolution?

Why the biggest failed IPO in history, Ant Group, represents the most disruptive model for financial services in our generation

Does investment success require a crystal ball on politics?

Does investment success require a crystal ball on politics?

Plenty of ink gets spent by strategists and economists opining on the latest political developments and implications for markets. So, does investment success require a crystal ball on politics? 

The overlooked asset class in investors' insatiable search for yield

The overlooked asset class in investors' insatiable search for yield

The historically low cash rate has meant investor appetite for yield across the fixed income spectrum has become insatiable. In searching for yield, one key asset class has generally been overlooked. Investment Manager, Guy Kaufman, explains.

October 2030: Reflecting on your investment decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic

October 2030: Reflecting on your investment decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic

As investors we take positions with foresight but are judged from hindsight. So come 2030, how will you judge your investment decisions during the COVID-19 dislocation?

Mitigating risk in the hunt for enhanced returns

Mitigating risk in the hunt for enhanced returns

The search for enhanced returns in a low rate environment can be a fruitful exercise, but it is not without danger. Managing Director, John Garrett, explains how investors can mitigate risk.