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Mathan Somasundaram

Whilst global markets have maintained positive momentum into 2017, valuations look stretched. Markets are going to run into the US reporting season given the US leadership change and the recent rally pricing due to the optimistic outlook. However, US fiscal policy uncertainty, historically low volatility, rising USD, rising yields and... Show More

Karl Goody

Volatility is one of the key issues my retail clients have with the current market. Retail clients simply no longer have the appetite for large swings in the market, irrespective of larger returns. The attitude of investors has fundamentally shifted to preservation of capital. In finding a solution to my... Show More

John Robertson

This week’s PortfolioDirect investment report highlights the continuing fall in resource sector equity price volatility. Prices have remained trapped within narrow trading bands. Larger changes in market prices elsewhere have left the sector relatively unscathed. Meanwhile, cyclical progress remains highly constrained. International policy makers continue to feed liquidity into financial... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Quant Strategy Portfolio | September update - Maintaining three pillar diversification | Despite the short term volatility on the strength of US recovery relative to other regions, we see positive medium to long term equity market prospects due to subdued growth in all other regions of the world. Potential further... Show More

Clime Asset Management

A caution on the banks. The big four banks account for more than a quarter of the total value of the sharemarket is living proof that they're widely loved by Australian investors. But at existing price levels, and taking into consideration what could be perceived as a heightened risk environment... Show More

Ninus Kanna

How we beat the street. Thursday 21st November was the one-month anniversary of the FE 200 model portfolio. It's been a great month - returning 2.5% more than the ASX 200! This is because of good quality companies with better earnings prospects. But our banking sector call helped a lot... Show More