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Bracing for volatility

Bracing for Volatility?

The last few years have certainly been fruitful for some investors in the international space, with most markets showing meaningful gains. The future, however, may hold more uncertainty, with quantitative tightening and heightened geopolitical risks anticipated as we look ahead. In years gone by the response to failing markets and economies was that of fiscal

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Tight oil supplies could fuel interest in energy stocks

Tight oil supplies could fuel interest in energy

With solid global demand and ongoing supply side disruptions, oil prices could well remain reasonably firm over the coming year. If so, there may be investment opportunities in energy related ETFs. In this post, I examine the dynamics of oil and investment opportunities further. Oil Market Appears Tight Since bottoming in early 2016, global oil

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You get what you pay for!

As a new mother I have experienced a world entirely new to me. Other than the continuous lack of sleep, never have I been exposed to so much advertising and marketing on all the different baby products my child “absolutely, positively” needs.  Gasp! In some ways, the marketers of these products appear to be suggesting

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Time to reconsider the inflation target?

Time to reconsider the inflation target?

With local inflation and interest rates seemingly entrenched at low levels,  this note suggests it now perhaps an opportune time for the Reserve Bank and Federal Government to reconsider the inflation target itself – especially as it now seems a little higher than the international norm. Lower for longer presents dangers Last week marked two

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Market Trends: August 2018 Update

Global stocks were boosted by strong earnings and the absence of inflation shocks in the United States last month.  Countering recent trends, local financials rebounded for the second month in row. Download the latest update of my Market Trends report, detailing current and potentially emerging trends across equity and bonds markets. Market Trends – August 2018 Update

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Investing in hybrids – how does HBRD stack up?

In the analysis below we have studied the performance of the BetaShares Active Australian Hybrids Fund (managed fund) (ASX:HBRD) from inception in November 2017 to 31 July 2018, against a range of alternatives. These include an ASX hybrids index published by index provider Solactive (which is the benchmark for HBRD), the fixed-rate Australian bond benchmark

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