Zagga rated ‘Superior’ by SQM

May 2021 Content provided by Zagga Independent ratings house, SQM Research (SQM) has awarded a Four-star ‘Superior’ investment grade rating to the Zagga Investments Lending Trust, managed by Zagga Investments Pty Limited (Zagga). This rating means that the Zagga Feeder Fund is considered to be of a High Investment Grade – Suitable for inclusion on…

Are Low Interest Rates a Risk to the Property Market and Economy?

April 2021 Content provided by Msquared Capital Article written by Paul Miron, Managing Director, Msquared Capital It is to the astonishment of most economists, politicians and property experts that we are experiencing an extraordinary V shape recovery. This week’s fundamental economic good news is that the unemployment rate has fallen to 5.8%, smashing everyone’s expectations.…

Live webinar: Finding hidden value in volatile markets, And what we’ve learnt from February’s interim results season…

February 2021 Content provided by Magellan Asset Management Ltd This is an upcoming webinar from Magellan Asset Management, which you can register for using the button below. Date: 9 March 2021 Time: 11:30am (AEDT) Against a backdrop of heightened economic uncertainty and ever-falling interest rates, Australian investors have flocked to “quality”: paying higher multiples across the board…

2021 – Can we Expect the Unexpected again?

February 2021 Content provided by Msquared Capital Article written by Paul Miron, Managing Director, Msquared Capital For savvy investors, including property and mortgage investors, the new year traditionally starts with reading bold economic and property predictions by our favourite fund managers and economists trying to foresee “what lies ahead for the coming year”. If 2020…

SMSF resilience continues to surprise commentators

February 2021 Content provided by Thinktank Written by Per Amundsen, Head of Research, Thinktank The resilience of the self-managed super fund (SMSF) sector still surprises some financial market commentators. Although the sector now comprises the largest super sector – $733 billion at 30 June 2020 – it is still subject to a level of unwarranted…

Australia Persistence Scorecard: Mid-Year 2020

January 2021 Content provided by S&P Dow Jones Indices While comparing active funds against a benchmark index is a typical practice used to evaluate their performance, persistence is an additional test that reveals fund managers’ skills in different market environments. In this report, we measure the performance persistence of active funds that outperformed their peers…

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 15: How did your SMSF portfolio survive reporting season?

September 2020 For income investors, a more important question may be; how does my future cash flow stack up now I know more following reporting season? Welcome to our third instalment this financial year and the first following a reporting season, telling us a little more about how companies have fared during COVID-19 as results…