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Economic Overview It was mostly a positive quarter for markets, with volatility across equities and fixed income being much lower compared to recent quarters. In the US, the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, but provided a more optimistic assessment of economic conditions at its July meeting, deeming that the risks in the near term […]

Thinking Small

September 11, 2016

Every night on the TV finance news, you’ll hear about the ups and downs of household name stocks, like the big four banks, Telstra, CSL, Wesfarmers, Woolworths, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto. But the market is more than that handful of names.

In the age of the internet it’s not hard to set up a website and start publishing your own views. Getting people to your website is a little harder, you need to get the public’s attention first so you can peddle whatever you’re selling. This is where the media comes in. It helps to be […]

2016 June Quarter Review

August 2, 2016

Economic OverviewGlobal equity and bond markets offered generally solid returns despite the late quarter uncertainty generated by the United Kingdom’s referendum result in favour of leaving the European Union.The economic news was mixed in the quarter. In the US, the Federal Reserve left its official interest rates unchanged in June, saying before it increased interest […]

2016 March Quarter Review

April 28, 2016

Economic Overview China, commodities and central banks were the focus for global investors in a volatile quarter that swung from fear about global growth prospects to relative confidence. In China, data showed factory output growing at its slowest pace in eight years and investment at its weakest in at least five years. Beijing is seeking […]