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Tuning out the hard assets mantra

The “hard asset mantra” is rising to a fever pitch in an inflationary environment, but investors should be “skeptical of historical analogies.” Inflation over the coming decade is expected to be closer to the experience of the 2000s than the 2010s, ending a paradigm that has underpinned an “unusually long bull market for stocks” and…

Staff Writer | 17th Mar 2022 | More
Gold: it’s all about correlations

Gold has intrigued investors for almost as long as its existence, first as a store of wealth and currency and now as, well, what? Frontier, has taken a look at gold’s worth to professional investors. And it’s not about an inflation hedge. Frontier’s Chris Trevillyan, director of investment strategy, and Nicholas Thomas, senior consultant, have…

Greg Bright | 30th Jul 2021 | More
ASX touches new highs, flattens at the close

ASX finishes flat, materials gain again, Lynas delivers records The ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) gave up another record opening, dropping 0.4% throughout the day to finish flat. Every sector finished lower barring materials and mining, which jumped 1% on the back of a strong update from miner Lynas Rare Earths Ltd (ASX: LYC). Energy dropped 1.4% and property trusts…

Investor Strategy News | 26th Jul 2021 | More
  • ASX pauses for breath as new fiscal year kicks off

    Happy new year, markets fall as gold shines, retailers under pressure, PEXA lists The ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) finished the first day of trading in the new financial year on a weaker footing, losing 0.7% with every sector apart from materials finishing lower. The consumer staples and discretionary sectors were the hardest hit, falling 1.3% and 1.2%…

    Investor Strategy News | 1st Jul 2021 | More
    ASX edges to new record close, fourth weekly gain

    ASX finishes at fresh record, shrugs off inflation threat, tech, gold rally The ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) finished +0.1% on Friday, taking the market 0.2% higher for the week and ultimately finishing at another all-time high. On Friday, it was the gold miners responding to the expected inflation data in the US. Resolute Mining Limited (ASX: RSG) and Newcrest Mining Ltd (ASX:…

    Investor Strategy News | 13th Jun 2021 | More
    Fresh record high for ASX after broad Friday rally

    ASX hits new record, ING shocks analysts, Tabcorp offer formalised  The ASX200 (ASX: XJO) hit another record high on Friday, finishing the day 1.2% higher and taking the weekly gain to 2.1%. The records fell as the banking and materials sectors combined to deliver gains. Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) gained 1.6% on Friday and both BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP)…

    Investor Strategy News | 30th May 2021 | More
  • ASX trims early lead, CBA and gold miners shine

    Dip buyers emerge, ASX moves higher, EML Payments enters trading halt, Nuix continues to fall The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) fell throughout the day despite a positive open, finishing 0.1% higher as dip buyers emerged following last week’s unexpected sell-off. The IT and energy sectors were the stories of the day, with the former returning to normal heading 1.2% higher…

    Investor Strategy News | 17th May 2021 | More
    ASX adds 0.3% as banks and miners rise

    Another positive week, tech continues disappearing act, Macquarie delivers record profit  The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) managed to deliver another positive week, adding 0.3% on Friday and 0.8% for the week. The news of the week was the Chinese Government ceasing high level discussions with Australian officials, but at the same time, their demand sends the iron ore price to a record above…

    Investor Strategy News | 9th May 2021 | More
  • ASX retreats from 14-month peak

    Market weakens on China tensions, local tech dumped, hot IPO market cooling The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) fell 0.5%, weakening throughout the day as news continued to worsen.  Initially, it was US payment giant PayPal (NYSE:PYPL) delivering a strong earnings result but announcing they would soon be bringing their BNPL offering to Australia in direct competition with Afterpay (ASX:APT). Shares in APT fell 7.0% and the IT…

    Investor Strategy News | 6th May 2021 | More
    ASX rallies after two-session slide

    AGL CEO had enough, Brambles keeps shipping, markets break losing streak  The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) broke a two-day losing streak, shooting 0.8% higher as business conditions and investment intentions hit their highest level in 27 years. The energy and IT sectors were the main laggards, with energy falling 0.6% as India reported the highest number of new cases…

    Investor Strategy News | 23rd Apr 2021 | More