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Microcap Manager Review October 2018 Not for the faint hearted!

Mark Tobin

Well, October 18 was a brutal month for microcaps with the S&P/ASX Emerging Companies Index closing down 10.9% for the month, Yikes! Although things have stabilised in November there has been no major recovery of the losses in October. Not that the larger cousins escaped without injury, the S&P/ASX All... Show More

Markets Fearful - Nowhere to Hide?

Clime Asset Management

Sometimes it seems like there’s nowhere to hide. Equity investors were smacked in the face over the month of October, with waves of selling hitting sharemarkets from Sydney to Shanghai and London to New York. Something like $7 trillion was wiped off the value of global sharemarkets. Tighter financial conditions,... Show More

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MicroCap Stocks To Watch Sept 2018

Mark Tobin

Well, the first quarter of FY19 is behind us and it has been tough for microcaps. As I alluded to in my newsletter last month, reporting season overall was pretty insipid as far as microcaps were concerned. This is reflected in the performance of the index with the S&P/ASX Emerging... Show More

The key market risk right now

Etienne Alexiou

Let's first consider the broader global economic environment, in particular, the macro drivers of a “globally co-ordinated” gradual improvement in economies which are continuing to evolve. The primary driver of markets, at this point in time, is globally accommodative monetary policy, which underpins economic expansion and the rise in financial... Show More

Don’t get hung up on property 'headwinds'

Nicholas Sproats

We constantly hear about the headwinds facing retail property. The headwinds, the headwinds, oh the headwinds – it’s like Tim Bailey got caught on loop. Lets face it, there aren’t many businesses that aren’t operating in headwinds - it’s called competition, it’s called capitalism – and for all those pedalling... Show More

Technology And Retail: The Menulog Bump

Glennon Capital

A couple of days ago the Australian Bureau of Statistics released the latest retail sales figures, touching on many of the retail segments services by the ASX listed retailers. Overall sales increased 3.1% for January and 3.4% for the year, and continued to reduce from the strong 6% growth rates... Show More

Will gold fall with rising interest rates?

James Gerrish

Global equity markets continued to surge recently with the S&P500 making the fresh all-time highs we have been forecasting all-year. Hopefully, the local ASX200 will regain some much needed "mojo" into Christmas, it currently sits 4.9% below this year's high, 12.1% below its 2015 high and a horrible 28% below... Show More