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Could the healthcare sector flatline in 2020?

The Australian Health Care sector has had another stellar year, with the S&P/ASX 200 Health Care Index providing a substantial 43.5% total return over 2019. This was substantially higher than the still impressive 23.4% return provided by the broader S&P/ASX 200 Index. These strong health care returns were largely due to impressive earnings growth being […]

WAAAX, FAANG, and the market’s bucket mentality

Behavioural finance tells us that herd behaviour is hard wired into our brains. As investors we don’t want to miss out on opportunities, especially when we see others taking advantage of them. Herd behaviour and a fear of missing out is what drives asset bubbles, which means as investors we need to be on guard […]

Beware the dividend honeypot—the lesson of Telstra

Shareholders burnt by Telstra’s dividend cut and spiralling share price should be wary of high yield shares with attractive dividends but shaky fundamentals. Telstra sparked an exodus of investors after announcing a cut in its dividend from 15.5c per share to 11c, with the challenges facing Australia’s major telco suddenly made palpable to mum and […]

Small caps shine as Australia’s biggest stocks lag

Australia’s small cap shares have continued their extraordinary run of outperformance, returning 4.1% over the past three months to May, and an incredible 25.4% over the past year. Meanwhile, in a tale of two markets, Australia’s largest shares have proved the laggards, with structural headwinds, regulatory risks, and declining public trust dragging the top of […]

Value investing has taken a hit in 2018

Australian fund managers with a value focused investment strategy are struggling to keep up with the index as the market continues its shift in favour of growth stocks. While value shares have outperformed growth over the past ten years, growth shares have been in front for the past five, despite a value comeback in 2016 […]

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