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Consumer discretionary strength drives upbeat reporting season

Companies were largely able to pass cost increases on to the surprisingly resilient Australian consumer, allowing them to defend profit margins, while retail continued to defy analysts’ expectations of a downturn.

Nicki Bourlioufas | 4th Sep 2023 | More
Managed fund levels head back toward record highs as returns improve

Growth in superannuation drove Australia’s managed fund industry to near-record levels in the December 2022 quarter. While most asset classes delivered positive returns and Australian equities outperformed, investors are looking more to offshore assets for portfolio diversification.

Nicki Bourlioufas | 10th Mar 2023 | More
Higher rates biting into household wealth, with more pain to come

Household wealth in September recorded its third largest quarterly decline since the Australian Bureau of Statistics began keeping records in 1989. And wealth is likely to keep falling in the coming quarters, as the lagged effects of interest rate hikes flow through.

Nicki Bourlioufas | 16th Jan 2023 | More