The Core Value Portfolio (CVP) generated a positive return of +2.02% in January in a strong month for domestic and international equities with both indexes up +4.7% and +4.4% respectively. As a result of the robust performance in the Australian equity market, all managers delivered positive returns in January. The best performing fund was the…

Many Australians love sport, and as a result, we can be a bit obsessed with “averages”. Perhaps the most famous average of all is likely to be Don Bradman’s Test batting average of 99.94. For example, did you know that the mailing address for the ABC in each state is GPO Box 9994, which was…

Performance for equity markets was weak in December with both the Australian equity market (-1.9%) and MSCI World Equity Index (-0.9%) posting losses. The Core Value Portfolio (CVP) capped off the year with a flat monthly return of +0.02%, a pleasing result which brought the calendar year return to +11.2%. Despite the Australian equity market…

It was a year of extremes, with shares hitting record highs and interest rates at historic lows. Yet all in all, 2019 delivered far better returns than Australian investors anticipated at the start of the year. The total return from Australian shares (capital growth and dividend income) was 24 per cent in the year to…

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