Bob  Sahota

Appetite for alternative defensive allocations continues to grow as investors seek new ways to preserve capital and generate stable income. This is supported by a number of factors such as the current low interest rate environment resulting in low absolute yields, as well as recent increases in public market volatility.... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Aussie market had a choppy positive day as global markets wait for Bank of England to show their hands after ABS delivered another set of dodgy employment numbers. The global markets are waiting for BOE to cut rates and show signal for more stimulus and potential QE program later this... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Aussie market started negative on global sentiment and then ran into global investor selling after employment data directly from the “Never Never Land”. ABS announced that Australia created over 70,000 new jobs while consensus expectations were for a loss of 10,000 jobs. The market is going to remain volatile till... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Aussie market had another volatile start before moving slightly into positive territory by the end mainly due to Banks after that unbelievable unemployment data. ABS unemployment data is farcical. To put things into perspective, 58,000 new jobs in the past month means that on a population adjusted basis, we are... Show More

Pete Wargent

The ABS released its FY2013-14 State Accounts data on Friday which showed that incomes growth is notably slowing both in terms of Real Gross State Income and at the household incomes level. The data also revealed a dramatic divergence in fortunes across the states and territories - both the strength of... Show More