Three big investment mistakes in 2015 you hope you didn't make

Brendon Lau

Vantage Point Partners

Many investors would be happy to see the back of 2015 as they've lost money betting on three popular themes. With the way things are unfolding, these three trades may not fare much better in the New Year. The first is positioning their stock portfolio for the end of the yield trade. We are in an era of lower for longer interest rates and stocks offering mediocre growth but can sustain a fat payout will likely remain in the good books. By extension, small caps will continue to do well in 2016 as they can offer growth that's largely independent of the broader economy. The second losing trade was betting on the plunge in the gold price to below $US1,000 an ounce. Gold certainly looked out of favour and heading to three-digit territory in the first half of 2015, but has found support at around $US1,100 an ounce. Click to read for free (VIEW LINK)

Brendon Lau
Brendon Lau
Associate Director - Investor Relations
Vantage Point Partners

I am with Australia's leading small caps investor relations and media relations firm, Media & Capital Partners. I worked as a small caps analyst and journalist prior to MC Partners. Views are my own and should not be regarded as advice or...


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