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Sam Cole, 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…
Sam Cole, 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…
Sam Cole, 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…
Sam Cole, April 2018
QUARTER TO 31 MAR 2018 | The S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index returned -3.78% for the March quarter, with Health Care and Consumer Staples the top performing sectors and Financials and Materials the main detractors for the period. The general global and domestic growth environment continues to look supportive for the share market, however, we are starting…
Sam Cole, February 2018
MONTH TO 31 JAN 2018 | The S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index started the year in negative territory, falling 0.39% for January, with Health Care and Information Technology the top-performing sectors. January is typically a quiet month for stock-specific news flow as corporates take holidays and companies prepare for the February reporting period. Many of our…
Sam Cole, January 2018
QUARTER TO 31 DEC 2017 | The S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index had a strong finish to the 2017 calendar year, adding 7.74% for the December quarter and 11.94% for the 12 months to 31 December. Energy and Information Technology were the top performers for the quarter with all market sectors delivering a positive return. Our…
Sam Cole, January 2018
MONTH TO 30 NOV 2017 | The local share market moved higher in November and subject to performance in the coming days, looks set to deliver double-digit gains for the calendar year. Up until the end of November, the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index is up 14.7% for the calendar year to date. While the smaller…