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MB Fund Podcast: Will Technology Driven Deflation be ‘The Price of Tomorrow’? With Jeff Booth

Join us as we discuss Technology’s ever-growing role in the world, the resulting deflation it will generate, and the major structural changes to the economy as we know it caused by this. We discuss these changes in industries it’s already happened in, as well as some likely candidates such as energy and automotive. We wrap

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An investor’s guide to good government stimulus

We are in a strange political environment. Globally there have been trillions of dollars of government stimulus announced, deficit hawks have turned chicken, and formerly staunch opponents of government intervention have been leading the charge. How should investors assess each government stimulus announcement? One day the Australian government told us they had the right level

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MB Fund Podcast: Pulling back the curtain on Australia’s economy with CBA’s Head of Economics, Gareth Aird

Join us as we discuss CBA’s real-time tracking of the Australian economy, the difficult path ahead, the role of government in stimulating growth, and Gareth’s views on the housing market. In today’s investment webinar MB Fund’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen, Chief Economist Leith van Onselen, Head of Financial Advice Tim Fuller and CBA’s Head

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MB Fund podcast: Will Insolvencies topple the Australian economy? With Caroline Di Russo (Includes podcast version)

Markets have disconnected from reality. The economic fundamentals are almost as bad as they have ever been. But that hasn’t concerned markets in recent months, and it doesn’t look like concerning markets any time soon.  Therefore, we’re looking at factors that may bring markets back to earth, and believe corporate insolvencies may be a key

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MB Fund takes gold medal in 2020 performance

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Coronavirus has shown this to be accurate, both in managing the virus and in managing investment portfolios over the year to 30 June. At the end of January, we inoculated our portfolios against coronavirus. Our best performing fund in an absolute sense was our international

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MB Fund Podcast: How to find Income in a 0% Interest Rate Environment (updated with podcast audio)

In todays show we focus our attention on an emerging issue faced by both institutions and retirees alike : finding income in a zero interest rate environment, that could last for another decade. Areas of interest today: A philosophical approach to yield Some exploration of commonly available bond options and how they can be used

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MB Fund Podcast: Coronavirus to kill Australian property (updated with podcast version)

The strong rebound in Australian property values has come to a shuddering halt with the Coronavirus lockdown. Auction clearance rates and buyer sentiment have collapsed, unemployment is surging, and mortgage availability is tightening. All of which points to declines in Australian dwelling values. Yet these headwinds pale next to the looming headwind of heavy falls

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Damien Klassen on What Will Burst the Bubble | ABC’s The Business

Stock markets have disconnected from fundamentals (and reality). The economic fundamentals are almost as bad as they have ever been. Stock market valuations are as expensive as they have ever been. But that hasn’t concerned markets. Nucleus Wealth’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen spoke with Rachel Pupazzoni on ABC’s The Business about what the latest

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MB Fund Podcast: Is the recovery driven by Robinhood & Robots? With Kevin Muir (The Macro Tourist) – Updated with podcast audio

We have had a special focus in the last few weeks on the key players potentially driving the recent recovery in global markets. Today we resume focus on the theme, with special guest Kevin Muir joining to offer his take on the driving forces behind the recent resurgence, and a look to the potential trouble

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May 2020 MB Fund Performance

May saw share markets extend their bounce in the face of worsening economic conditions. In particular the last week of May and the first week of June we would characterise as a blow-off top. Value and cyclical stocks rallied hard, completely at odds with earnings and economic outcomes. Our portfolios continue to be positioned for

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MB Fund Podcast: Markets disconnect from reality: what comes next? (Updated with podcast version)

Stock markets have dislocated from fundamentals. The economic fundamentals are almost as bad as they have ever been. Stock market valuations are as expensive as they have ever been. But that hasn’t concerned markets for the past six weeks and, to be frank, it doesn’t look like concerning markets any time soon. We discuss pertinent

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MB Fund podcast: Will the Australian Property Market Crash or Climb? With Martin North LIVE 12:30 AEST

Will the Australian Property market Crash or Climb? Martin North joins us on the podcast for an update of his mortgage stress consumer surveys. Financial markets have disconnected from economics over the last few weeks, and so we dive into Martin’s mortgage stress indicators to get a real time view on what is really happening

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MB Fund April 2020 Performance

April saw a bounce back in share markets after March was one of the worst months ever. Our portfolios continue to be positioned defensively and so only took a limited part in the bounce. Over the last year, our Tactical Growth fund is beating the Chant West median superannuation fund by 10%. In our direct

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MB Fund Podcast: Australian Housing Market: Bear vs Bull debate with Cameron Murray (updated with podcast audio)

With the COVID-19 lockdown in full swing and unemployment rising, many commentators including Nucleus Wealth are tipping that Australian house prices will fall over the coming year. Today we were joined by Dr Cameron Murray, who takes the opposing view and believes that Australian housing values will actually rise. Join MB Fund’s Head of Investments

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MB Fund podcast: Australian Housing Bear vs Bull debate with Dr Cameron Murray LIVE 12:30 AEST

With the COVID-19 lockdown in full swing and unemployment rising, many commentators including MacroBusiness are tipping that Australian house prices will fall over the coming year. Today we are joined by Dr Cameron Murray, who takes the opposing view and believes that Australian housing values will actually rise. Join us in today’s investment webinar (LIVE

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MB Fund Podcast: From virus shock to trade war shock LIVE 12:30 AEST

In today’s investment webinar (LIVE 12:30pm AEST), MB Fund’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen, Chief Strategist David Llewellyn-Smith, and Head of Operations Tim Fuller cover “Trump reignites Trade war after U.S. Coronavirus woes”. Trump’s appalling mismanagement of the virus means blame must be deflected to China if his polling falls. On Wednesday Trump said he

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MB Fund Podcast: Is AUD a Coronavirus safe haven?

It was the absolute whipping boy of the crisis. Now it’s the superstar of the markets rebound. Is the AUD now a safe haven of the Coronavirus crisis? On the agenda, we discuss the rebound and and the drivers of AUD to investigate further. Drivers covered will include: 1. global and Australian growth (or, more

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MB Fund Podcast: Is AUD a Coronavirus safe haven? LIVE 12:30pm AEDT

In today’s investment webinar (LIVE 12:30pm AEST), MB Fund’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen, Chief Strategist David Llewellyn-Smith, and Head of Operations Tim Fuller cover “IS AUD a Coronavirus safe haven?”. It was the absolute whipping boy of the crisis. Now it’s the superstar of the markets rebound. Is the AUD now a safe haven

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MB Fund March performance on top of the world

Chant West finally released its returns for superannuation funds for last month. Our growth fund smashed the median fund by 9.4% in March, courtesy of our aggressive move out of shares at the end of January. Our other funds also considerably outperformed their benchmarks.   Unlisted Assets And those results don’t include the “massaging” of unlisted asset