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Plan for the worst, hope for the best
ALLY SELBY  |  THURSDAY, 21 MAY 2020
... Wilson Asset Management's Geoff Wilson has encouraged investors to plan for the worst and hope for the best as central bank liquidity props up equity markets. However, he warns, "hope is not a strategy", and recommends investors accept that things ...
Multi-boutique warns of fourth quarter reckoning
ALLY SELBY  |  MONDAY, 18 MAY 2020
... manager has warned of an ultimate reckoning in the fourth quarter, as global bourses continue to ascend on the back of central bank and government stimulus. Despite woeful economic data, US equity indices have been dancing to their own tune, according ...
Australia facing largest ever GDP fall
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 MAY 2020
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg outlined a bleak future for the Australian economy in a speech to parliament, forecasting GDP to fall over 10% in the June quarter. The figure would be the largest contraction in GDP in Australia's history. "At $50 billion ...
Investors pile into companies on life support
ALLY SELBY  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2020
... "Volatility will not disappear, but confidence is growing that stabilisation has set in (for now) given government and central bank support - pending future developments," he said. Investors need to assess which companies are best positioned for recovery ...
Fundamentals return to the forefront in EM
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2020
... compelling when compared to developed markets and adjusted for inflation as well as within the context of easing central bank policies," they said. "It's worth noting that the markets with more robust and attractive interest-rate curves tend to be on ...
Chief economist update: Easing does it (again)
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2020
Easing of central bank monetary policy settings helped equity markets rebound and economies to recover from the "Great Recession" wrought by the Global Financial Crisis of 2009. Easing - this time, of social distancing and lockdown restrictions (implemented ...
Dividends take hit, but will recover
ALLY SELBY  |  MONDAY, 11 MAY 2020
... that seen during the GFC, fiscal and monetary stimulus should aid a quicker recovery. "The amount of government and central bank stimulus and support already exceeds that of the GFC, which may allow most companies to get through the downturn without ...
Chief economist update: Annus horribilis with a vengeance
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 8 MAY 2020
... quarter before rebounding later this year but still leaving national output 14% lower by the end of 2020. The UK central bank also expects to double from a near 45-year low of 4% (February 2020) to 8% by the end of this year. It'll be better in 2021. ...
Investors back corporate bonds as COVID-19 winner
ALLY SELBY  |  THURSDAY, 7 MAY 2020
As COVID-19 batters the once celebrated yield-providing banks, investors have turned to corporate bonds in their search for income. Amid the spiraling economic environment, investors have become increasingly aware of the difference between "dividends" ...
Pinnacle boutique launches Cayman fund
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 7 MAY 2020
... an agile, discretionary macro trading strategy is the best way to exploit opportunities across Asia. "Divergent central bank policies on interest rates and foreign exchange, equity market dispersion, and temporary dislocations caused by the dominance ...
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