August 2, 2021

Afterpay surge helps ASX scale new heights

Afterpay powers ASX to record, Santos takes out Oil Search, iron ore tanks The ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) powered to another record close on Monday, jumping 1.3% on what has been dubbed ‘the biggest day in Australian sharemarket history’; the IT sector

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All eyes on China – bond defaults in focus

Growing concerns on China’s corporate bond market defaults have investors worried that it could manifest into something bigger. Bond defaults have been rising since 2017 with corporate debt standing at US$1.3 trillion ($1.7 trillion), which is more than 30% higher

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Chart topping private equity is back in vogue

This week saw confirmation that private equity was once again the leading asset class over 2021. According to the Chant West super fund survey, the median private equity return for the financial year was 40%, well ahead of Australian equities

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The allure of gold remains

Gold has intrigued investors for almost as long as its existence, first as a store of wealth and currency and now as, well, what? Asset consultancy Frontier has taken a look at gold’s worth to professional investors. And it’s not

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European equities offer the last bastion of value

As concerns grow about record-breaking US and Australian equity market valuations, the nascent recovery in Europe is opening opportunities for value seeking investors. That’s the view of ETF Securities, the multibillion-dollar exchange-traded fund issuer and manager. In a recent article,

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Bond market volatility to rise, high yield attractive

Fixed-income investors, all investors for that matter, should be prepared for ‘higher market volatility’ for the remainder of 2021, according to independent asset manager Neuberger Berman. The comments come from their recently published outlook report for the September quarter of

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Outlook for global growth shares ‘better than ever’

Munro Partners and its chief investment officer, Nick Griffin, seem to have a unique ability to look beyond the day-to-day noise that occurs in financial markets and frame the opportunity for global growth equities in seemingly simple terms. Since starting

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