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Insights, August 2019
The S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index returned 8.05% for the June quarter, with Financials and Materials the top performing sectors and Energy and Utilities the weakest performers for the period. The Australian market continued to rally through July with the S&P500/ASX300 rising 3%. Since the December low, Australian stocks are up close to 25% which is…
Insights, June 2019
The S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index returned 1.75% for the month of May, with Financials and Materials the top performing sectors and Consumer Staples and Energy the weakest performers for the period. Domestically, the RBA has admitted to the domestic slowdown with a rate cut in June following a decline in consumption from declining house prices…
Insights, May 2019
The S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index returned 2.46% for the month of April, with Financials and Consumer Staples the top performing sectors and Materials and Real Estate the weakest performers for the period. The underlying domestic economy is also weakening given the headwinds from the global slowdown and the pull-back by the consumer in the face…
Insights, March 2019
The S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index returned 6.01% for the month of February, with Financials and Materials the top performing sectors and Consumer Staples and Utilities the weakest performers for the period. We remain defensively positioned, but will switch back into good quality cyclical stocks as we gain confidence sufficient stimulus will be provided. The portfolio…
Insights, December 2018
The S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index returned -2.18% for the month of November, with Financials and Information Technology the top performing sectors and Materials and Energy the weakest performers for the period. The Australian market bucked the trend of key global markets which rose modestly during November. The reason for the divergence was our markets’ heavy…
Insights, October 2018
QUARTER TO 30 September 2018 |  The S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index returned 1.50% for the September quarter, with Communication Services and Health Care the top performing sectors and Materials and Utilities the weakest performers for the period. The Australian S&P/ASX200 index was barely changed over the quarter, finishing at 6,207. This was against the backdrop…
Insights, September 2018
MONTH TO 31 August 2018 | The S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index returned 1.40% for the month of August, with Healthcare and Telecommunication Services the top performing sectors and Materials and Energy the weakest performers for the period. Domestically, the economy remains in a solid growth environment with strong migration growth, some new resource/energy capex projects…
Insights, August 2018
MONTH TO 31 JULY 2018 | The S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index returned 1.31% for the month of July, with Financials and Industrials the top performing sectors and Consumer Staples and Materials the weakest performers for the period. The domestic and global economies are expected to continue to provide reliable if unspectacular growth over the next…
Insights, July 2018
QUARTER TO 30 JUNE 2018 | The Australian S&P/ASX300 index delivered a solid performance of 8.5% during FY18. This was below the key US indices, but is reflective of the weight of the banks in the index which are facing headwinds.  The domestic and global economies are expected to continue to provide solid, if unspectacular…
Insights, June 2018
MONTH TO 31 MAY 2018 | The S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index returned 1.19% for May, with Health Care and Materials the top performing sectors. The Australian market has pulled back to be trading roughly in line with its longer-term averages, however, this masks a considerable divergence in performance between sectors. Growth stocks and companies perceived…