Research Monitor - December Quarter 2018 Research15 Oct 2018

The Australian Share Market, as measured by the S&P/ASX 300 Index, rose only 0.2% on a price basis and by 1.5% including dividends in the September 2018 quarter.

 

 

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  • The Hayne Report: “The biggest loser appears to be AMP. Their business model is based on vertical integration, grandfathered commissions and allows for a substantial risk of conflicted advice”.
  • Late Cycle Investing: “Resources outperform Industrials by an average of 25.8% in the “late cycle” – from two years prior to the onset of a US recession to one year after”.
  • The semiconductor sector: "Samsung, the largest semiconductor equipment investor, announced in August that it will invest US$161bn over the next three years in R&D and capex”.
  • Demand for aged care: “Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a Royal Commission into Australia’s aged care system following cases of abuse of elderly people and non-compliance by a number of operators in Australia”.
  • Stock Picks: MQG, SUN, BHP, OZL, CTX, WPL, SGP, VCX, AHX, PVS, AD8, BIN, CAJ, RHP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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