MB Fund Podcast: Positioning for success in post pandemic global markets (now with in-studio video)

This week our attention turns to global stocks post covid rebuild, as investment professionals the world over mull the opportunities and pitfalls of the various sectors in the market on the search for reliable growth. With traditional defensive stocks not currently behaving defensively, the new challenge lies in optimising global coverage that positions for growth whilst ensuring some downside protection is maintained.
In today’s investment webinar, MB Fund’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Head of Advice Tim Fuller discuss the MB Fund’s recent positioning in global equities
On the agenda:
Global equities boom
Australian Dollar
Fiscal Guns loaded
Central Banks
Investment outlook

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Tim Fuller is Head of Advice at the MacroBusiness Fund, which is powered by Nucleus Wealth.

The information on this blog contains general information and does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Tim Fuller is an authorised representative of Nucleus Wealth Management, a Corporate Authorised Representative of Nucleus Advice Pty Ltd – AFSL 515796.



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  1. Tim FullerMEMBER

    Our question of the week:
    Do you think local or global equities will see more growth in 2021?

    • MathiasMEMBER

      I was going to say that DXY would do this:

      I admit, I play my trades pretty tight these days. I guess as you guys said, ” Active Management “. You have to keep watching this stuff. You cant take your eye off your trades.

      Im thinking for a year or two, US stocks might be ok but after that, they might not be so ok.

      If only you could Long Australian Volatility heh. I imagine it would be hugely profitable.

      ” What about Uranium? ” bahahahahaha.. I picked up on that straight away. ” War with China? Should we invest in War? Uranium? Lockhead and Martin War stocks? ” lol. A mate of mine asked me the same question. I said, ” If you make a lot of money off Uranium, you wont live long enough to spend it heh “.

      One of my cheap and nasty stock tricks was to multiple book values with cash flows to determine share price. Everything seems insanely overvalued to me. Real Estate inflating Book Values. Cash Flows really low except from whats coming out of a printing press. Its not different to most trading nowadays. Your just trading on momentum. The old game of chicken. You hope to get in, grab your cash and get out before the whole thing nose dives.

      Then you bring in this exciting future…
      Alan Kohler: The Future of Retirement – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU0mka1GAY0

      I dont have an opinion on it except to say, Im not happy with any of it. Australian or American Stocks. Too much risk about.

      DXY tells all. Its all about the DXY. Im still a little uncertain about it. Im on the fence, I think as I watch it daily.

  2. I’ve put 5% of my private portfolio in crypto 6 months ago and that has been so successful that I now need to re-balance. I put my super into the MB fund just over 12 months ago and pretty much hasn’t moved, well definitely hasn’t when you consider contributions, so what do I do with my super?

    • Tim FullerMEMBER

      Hi Plug – fair to say that our defensive positioning through 2020 has meant some mid COVID market growth has been left on the table. Our tactical stance was strengthened through November last year and is now starting to fruit as market conditions start to normalise.

      Great to hear you have had success in the crypto markets! As you know, we called ourselves Nucleus to help highlight the ability for investors to have more time to focus on areas out of our investment playground (crypto is a great example) for those who have the experience and stomach for more volatile markets and leave the rest to us knowing it will be professionally managed in the background.

      I guess the answer to your question lies in choosing gains you are happy to sweep into a longer term investment with much lower volatility to boost retirement savings over capital you wish to have access to prior. It may be all, none or perhaps a more measured ‘topping up’ of current contributions to protect and build the long end goals over time.

  3. Positioning for success in post pandemic global markets

    Being an Aussie when you say “Position” I naturally assume you mean Location
    As in the three most important parameters in any RE purchase Location Location Location
    And by Global Markets, I’m also assuming you mean RE that Chinese will want to buy in a few years, places like Chatswood, Eastwood ….

  4. ‘WORLD WAR’ WITHIN WEEKS: NATO and Russia face off as tensions rise – https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/military/new-footage-reveals-massive-russian-military-buildup-on-ukraine-border/news-story/b53b2eae9d7574c206cbcacacaa3351c

    Bugger. You think they have surfing in heaven? Better get the wax ready.

    I vouche we send the Baby Boomers and Feminists into war first. They can show us all there Aussie Patriotism.

    They tell me Real Estate is all about Location. How expensive will it be when its being bombed by Chinese lol.

    Its all so much fun. I cant wait.

    If we go to war, do you think it’ll be on Netflix? Cant wait for the movie. I dont care if these people die. What have they ever done for me?

    I wont be fighting for someone else’s House Prices. Not my house thats being bombed.