Xmas Rally to Fade?

Xmas Rally to Fade?

Equity markets have experienced a strong rally through the Christmas period, led by the US market which is at all-time highs.   Closer to home, the Australian market (ASX 200) is sitting at its high for the year and managed to achieve +7% return for the c

"Trumpflation" sees rotation from bonds to stocks

"Trumpflation" sees rotation from bonds to stocks

Taking a bigger picture market view we continue to expect markets to remain focussed on announcements made by Trump in regards to appointments in his administration & actual specifics around policies. As this news flow is released markets will react posit

Trump to Triumph on Tuesday?

Trump to Triumph on Tuesday?

Global markets continued to sell-off on Friday, with the US market sliding for the 9th consecutive day as investors remain cautious before the US election. Traders have moved into relatively safer assets as opinion polls showed the U.S. presidential race

Gold Price Crashes

Gold Price Crashes

Market sentiment has become dominated by speculation around the next moves by central banks across the globe, which have generally implemented easing measures that have propped up stock prices and seen bond yields move lower in recent years. As a result,

NZ MODEL PORTFOLIO +39% SINCE SEPTEMBER 2015

NZ MODEL PORTFOLIO +39% SINCE SEPTEMBER 2015

The ATM NZ Model Portfolio was up 1.2% in September, ahead of the market NZX 50 index which was down -0.5%. Since inception, the NZ ATM portfolio has now outperformed the general NZ market by 8.8% and is up +39.0% in absolute terms.

WE JUST MADE +63% IN THIS BLUE CHIP HOLDING

WE JUST MADE +63% IN THIS BLUE CHIP HOLDING

Since our last update in June, Fletcher Building (FBU.NZ / FBU.AX) shares continue to power ahead, up another +20%. After trading sideways over the last few years, it seems as though FBU is finally playing catch-up with the rest of the NZ stock market.

ATM’s TOP 6 DIVIDEND STOCKS IN AUSTRALASIA

ATM’s TOP 6 DIVIDEND STOCKS IN AUSTRALASIA

While equity markets are reaching new heights, bond yield around the world are moving lower. Germany is on the verge of joining Japan and Switzerland in having 10 year bonds which yield less than zero. Given bond yields are at such low levels around the w

TOP ASX HOLDING DOUBLES PROFIT

TOP ASX HOLDING DOUBLES PROFIT

Wine company Treasury Wine Estates (TWE.AX) jumped 11.5% as profits more than doubled to $179.4 million (compared to $77.6m in the same period last year) as Asian demand continues to drive robust growth for the company. TWE has been one of our strongest h

Volatility Returns to Markets

Volatility Returns to Markets

For the second time since Friday, stocks and bonds have sold off together, leaving investors few places to hide. Equity markets and Bonds have been held up by accommodative central bank actions around the world. Now that there are signs of a reversal, wit

Calm Before the Storm?

Calm Before the Storm?

Markets have been very calm and we have now seen a 35-day streak of market calm without a daily move of more than 1% in the US stock market index. While August is generally quiet given it is summer vacation in America, this is the longest stretch of low v