Author Archive | Roger Montgomery

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Seismic change and investing in barbells

The stock market is increasingly looking like a ‘barbell’ of company returns with a few big winners and lots of losers, especially in retailing where new competition led by Amazon is nothing less than a seismic change.

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Perfect storm brewing for local retailers

A decline in activity related to household construction, combined with the arrival of foreign retail brands, does not bode well for Australian retailers. And an online behemoth may be an even bigger threat.

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What should you do next?

Sticking to a value-driven investment strategy is difficult in a market fuelled by hope and buoyant expectations. At what point should investors forego the equity market rally to prepare for a possible correction?

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Investing in 2017 and beyond

Pointing the crystal ball to 2017, what’s the outlook for residential property and which sectors of the sharemarket offer the most potential? There are new opportunities to buy some quality companies at reasonable prices.

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So bond rates are not ‘lower for longer’

Historically low bonds rates have boosted asset prices, but rates are likely to keep rising from this point. While this will cause pain over the next few years, it’s a positive longer term as higher rates mean higher returns.

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Market serves up some savage volatility

We are seeing rapid one-day movements in some large stocks of 10% to 20%, especially those that were ‘priced for perfection’. What is causing this, and does it present a threat or an opportunity in a portfolio?

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How good a guide is guidance?

The market’s fixation with whether companies are meeting, exceeding, or falling short of quarterly financial targets is inhibiting market efficiency. Investors would do better focussing on long-term prospects.

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