How Lowe can you go?

November 2020 Content provided by Msquared Capital This week marked one of the most controversial Australian Economic events, officially entering into the Quantitative Easing (QE) club.  The first week of November commences with the Melbourne Cup and it traditionally marks the start of the silly season, with the realisation that Christmas is only a few…

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Issue 14: Property and Infrastructure – do they fit into my SMSF?

August 2020 Welcome to our second instalment for the new financial year. We continue to see markets, while volatile, trend up with equity markets in the USA reaching new highs. While in Australia we are seeing results season provide insight to how companies have fared through the pandemic. Some commentators are suggesting that markets may…

The outlook for gold: The GFC vs COVID-19

June 2020 Content provided by The Perth Mint Gold was a highly sought after asset class during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), with the yellow metal outperforming as investors rushed toward this trusted safe haven. We’ve seen a similar market reaction in 2020, with the price of gold rising by 13% in the first five…

Where to next for gold?

April 2020 Content provided by The Perth Mint Precious metals like gold, have had a particularly strong start in 2020.  This webinar focuses on looking through the current trends influencing the gold market, and the role precious metals, particularly gold; can play in diversified investment portfolios for SMSF trustees.  Topics include: Performance trends Demand outlook Short-term…

Watch this ratio as market volatility escalates

March 2020 Written by Jordan Eliseo, Senior Investment Manager, The Perth Mint The sharp correction in global equity markets since late February is encouraging SMSF trustees to revisit the asset allocation in their portfolios, with safe haven assets like government bonds and gold outperforming risk assets over this time period. One ratio that might be…

Gold: Low Cost, Liquid and Simple

February 2020 Written by Jordan Eliseo, Senior Investment Manager, The Perth Mint Gold has begun 2020 in a strong position, with the yellow metal topping AUD 2,300 per troy ounce in January, an increase of almost 10% for the month. Driven by geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and fears over the potential spread of…

Gold demand hits all time high as price soars in 2019

January 2020 Written by Jordan Eliseo, Senior Investment Manager, The Perth Mint The rise in the gold price beyond AUD 2,000 per troy ounce and multiple interest rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) helped drive a surge in demand from Australian investors throughout 2019. The rise in demand includes increased buying from…

Gold back on the radar as rates hit all-time lows!

November 2019  Despite its recent pullback, gold is well and truly back on the investment radar with the price rising above AUD 2,200 per troy ounce for the first time ever in 2019. To the year end in October, the price of gold rose in excess of 25% in Australian dollar terms, more than doubling…