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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...

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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcSTOujA8oI&t=9s"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1576128392640{padding-top: 64px !important;padding-bottom: 32px !important;}" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview Global markets sold off in January, as investors moved to risk-off mode, due to fears about the impact on economic growth of the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1576128392640{padding-top: 64px !important;padding-bottom: 32px !important;}" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview Global markets were buoyant in December, on the back of positive developments in the US-China trade war and the decisive outcome of the UK election, which will likely see an end...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1576128392640{padding-top: 64px !important;padding-bottom: 32px !important;}" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview Markets were buoyant in November, and EIGA delivered a return, including franking credits of 2.4% Better performing holdings included, Caltex (+26.7%), which received a takeover offer, Qantas (+13.9%) which announced ambitious...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview The ASX300 Accumulation Index finished the month down -0.4%, weighed down by the banks and the major miners. It was notable that, over the month, a number of very expensive growth stocks, were sold off sharply. We do...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview EIGA delivered a strong return of 0.7%, including franking credits, in September. This strong performance was driven by a rotation towards value-style stocks, on the back of positive market sentiment, while expensive growth and defensive stocks underperformed. ...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview Macroeconomic concerns saw global markets fall in August, with the S&P500 -1.8%, FTSE 100 -5.0%, Nikkei 225 -3.8% and the Shanghai Composite -1.6%. The Australian market also fell, finishing the month -2.3%, despite the reporting season seeing...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview Global markets moved higher in July, on the prospects of Central Bank easing, with the S&P500 +1.3%, FTSE 100 +2.2%, Nikkei 225 +1.2%, while the Shanghai Composite eased, -1.6%. The Australian market delivered another strong result, finishing...

30 June marked the end of the 2019 financial year and what a good year for generating income from the stockmarket it was for us! While Australian companies have traditionally been generous dividend-payers relative to most overseas markets, this was a step up in the...