Optimism among SMSF and other retail investors is finally solid and sustainable enough to see cash from the sidelines shift into the Australian share market

Optimism among SMSF and other retail investors is finally solid and sustainable enough to see cash from the sidelines shift into the Australian share market. According to the latest Australian Investors' Sentiment Survey (July), the shift from cash on the sidelines into equities has already begun, with average cash holdings dropping to 18% from 20% in May. Average cash levels have trended between 18-20% since 2012 and they are now back at the bottom of the range with many respondents indicating they are actively looking to invest more in Australian equities. If only we could welcome that long anticipated share market correction! Average portfolio weighting of equities, now at 54%, has reached a post-GFC peak. For more details about the Survey Results: (VIEW LINK)


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