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Will rising rates kill the bull market?

Will rising rates kill the bull market?

The recent surge in US bonds yields has caught the attention of investors worldwide and forced a re-think over the equity outlook.  This note suggests, however, that higher rates need not kill the bull market anytime soon, provided corporate earnings remain upbeat and inflation contained. Market comes around to the Fed’s thinking As evident in

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Market Trends Report October 2018

Market Trends: October 2018 Update

Reasonable valuations and good earnings outlook should assist global equities in the face of higher rates. While technology remains dominant in global markets, Japanese equities enjoyed a standout performance in September.  Australian equities eased back during the month, even though forward earnings ticked a little higher – as a lift in bond yields helped push

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Has yield come at the expense of performance?

Have high yield stocks been a drag on your portfolio returns?

Australian investors have likely recently felt the effects of market volatility, which has put downward pressure on many large cap Australian companies that offer relatively high yields. For investors with a concentrated single stock portfolio, this recent performance trend highlights the danger of relying on a small number of high yield stocks for retirement portfolios.

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Robot Revolution

Robot Revolution: Is this the great global mega-trend of the 21st century?

Thanks to rapid technological advances, the global robotics and artificial intelligence (A.I.) sectors stand poised to significantly boost global economic productivity and redress worker shortages caused by population ageing over coming decades.  As this note will demonstrate, moreover, the robot revolution also offers the growth potential to reward investors who tap into this emerging global

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Back to the bad old 1960s?

US Inflation: Back to the bad old 1960s?

With the US labour market tight and inflation starting to lift, one similar historical episode that has attracted investor attention, and which may be instructive for today’s market, relates to the late 1960s.  At that time US wage and price inflation started to lift quite quickly, which eventually led to higher interest rates and a

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