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In the space of few weeks we have gone from a handful of Coronavirus cases in Australia to over 4,000. We have seen a run on toilet paper and longer life food, the shutdown of restaurants and cafes, mass switching to work-from-home and...

Legendary investor Howard Marks from Oaktree Capital recently released his latest client memo. This time centering on COVID 19 and its effects on markets. In it were some interesting views and food for thought. I thought I’d pass on to our clients some tid bits that...

Dividend yields are important at the best of times, although in times of uncertainty they are even more important to investors. The market volatility is hard to weather but can create buying opportunities for astute investors. And when markets get negative, there are ways to...

Getting our news straight from the source, we sat down with Mark Mitchell and Justin Tyler, Portfolio Managers of our suite of fixed income funds (ECAS, ECOR and EMAX) to ask them how recent volatility has impacted credit markets.  So, what has happened? A decade of...

Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked – Warren Buffet. The high tide the markets were recently experiencing has been sucked out far quicker than a gentle lunar induced low, being more like a rapid tsunami drop just before the...

The Coronavirus has been the key driver of the market over the last two months. Concern about its spread caused a sell-off in global markets in January. In the first half of February, markets rallied back as new infections in China slowed significantly. However, in...

What happened to the financial world during and after SARS and can we expect a similar market response from Coronavirus? Coronavirus is all over the news. Often compared to SARS, this contagious virus is only now having an impact on financial markets, despite it being identified...

Liquidity is the ability to buy or sell something whilst incurring normal transactions costs. Liquidity in fixed income markets are no less important to liquidity in equity markets. How does one measure liquidity? In a managed fund, it is complicated. It depends on many inter-related factors such...

Investors have a bad habit of doing the wrong thing in the wake of sharemarket lurches such as the one we are experiencing, basing their reaction on gut instinct rather than logic. Newspapers will blare “billions wiped off markets” and nervous investors will obey their overriding...

We live in a complicated and interconnected world. The same values that can drive an investment decision also naturally influence other areas of our lives. Appreciating art has helped me identify what I value, and realised that it has also reflected in my investing style....