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Sam Cole, November 2018
The Australian S&P/ASX200 index was 6.1% weaker in October, its worst performance since August 2015. Utilities and Information Technology were the top performing sectors, with Financials and Materials the weakest performers for the period. The Australian market was following the lead of global markets where we saw a general risk-off environment.This was the first material pull-back…
Sam Cole, 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…
Sam Cole, 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…
Sam Cole, 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…
Sam Cole, 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…
Sam Cole, 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…
Sam Cole, May 2018
Ralton Asset Management has appointed Gordon Ramsay as Senior Investment Manager to work with the Ralton team of Andrew Stanley, Will Riggall, Olga Kosciuczyk and Shannon Lambert. “We’re delighted to have Gordon join our growing investment team. He brings over 25 years of Australian equity experience, having held senior management roles within leading global resource…
Sam Cole, May 2018
MONTH TO 30 APR 2018 | The S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index returned 3.78% for April, with Materials and Health Care the top performing sectors and Financials and Utilities the weakest performers for the period. Domestically, the economy remains in a modest growth environment with the worst of the resource/energy capex wind down now over, services…
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, April 2018
April 2018 | Watch Andrew Stanley, Head of Australian Equities at Ralton, discussing the challenges facing retailers at the recent IMAP Investment Forum in Sydney. Watch video