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Send your portfolio to the Moon

I had a fascinating space investment conversation (podcast) yesterday with Dr Andrew Barton, an engineer specialising in space technologies with a long career in both Australia and internationally. For me, what is incredible is the pace of cost reductions being seen in the sector. Elon Musk’s SpaceX has brought the cost of launching equipment into

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MB Fund Podcast: Does your investment portfolio need Space? With Dr. Andrew Barton

In today’s investment webinar, MB Fund’s, Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Senior Financial Advisor Mark Monteiro are joined by space investment professional Dr. Andrew Barton to discuss opportunities in the industry and if your portfolio needs space On the agenda: Background on recent breakthroughs and cost changes Current investment avenues: defence contractors, SpaceX/Blue Origin,

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A new and improved Shiller P/E

Last week I dealt with the less controversial changes to the Shiller P/E. You probably want to read that first. In this post, I derive a more advanced version: CAPE 3.0. The main finding? If you measure it differently, the last 20 years go from being an expensive aberration to a typical investment period. Factors

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MB Fund Podcast: The Chinese economy’s hard landing

In today’s investment webinar, MB Fund’s Chief Strategist David Llewellyn Smith, Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Senior Financial Advisor Mark Monteiro discuss the Chinese Economy’s Hard Landing On the agenda today: Background Three scenarios: hard landing in old economy; hard landing in wider economy; bailout. Investment implications View the presentation slides Click here to

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MB Fund announced winner of 2021 IMAP Innovation award

The MB Fund are delighted to have received the 2021 IMAP Managed Account Award in the Innovation category! Innovation is a core part of the MB Fund. We know a lot of companies say that, and it’s almost a prerequisite of doing business these days, but it’s a value we’ve ingrained in the fabric of Nucleus

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MB Fund Podcast: Australia’s Path out of Lockdown is Paved with Potholes

In today’s investment webinar, MB Fund’s Chief Economist Leith van Onselen, Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Senior Financial Advisor Mark Monteiro set the scene for the rocky economic path out of lockdowns On the agenda: The consensus view is that Australia’s economic rebound will be swift once lockdowns ease. But there is good reason

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MB Fund July performance

July was another strong month for the stock market. Our tactical portfolios performed well, up between 1.7% and 2.6% over the month. And August has been more of the same. We have been selling Australian stocks into the rallies, believing there will be a slow down in the next few months led by China. International

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MB Fund Podcast: Will Wages Grow in 2021-22?

In today’s investment webinar, MB Fund’s Chief Strategist David Llewellyn Smith, Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Financial Advisor Mark Monteiro discuss if wages will grow in 2021 – 2022 On the agenda today: A decade of stagnation World wages rebounding But structural changes are muddying the water Australia has different issues Investment implications View

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MB Fund Podcast: The shortest commodity supercycle ever?

In today’s investment webinar, MB Fund’s Chief Strategist David Llewellyn Smith, Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Financial Advisor Mark Monteiro discuss what’s seemingly been the shortest commodity supercycle ever On the agenda: No more talk of a commodity supercycle Macro perspective China Micro Investment Implications View the presentation slides  Can’t make it to

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Global earnings rocket

Most of the global reporting season is over before the Australian reporting season has begun. It has been a cracking reporting season; upgrades are running as high as they ever have for US large-cap stocks: As many of you know, I’m tracking two potential scenarios: Stock markets grind higher on the back of improving earnings

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MB Fund Podcast: Can the profit boom last?

In today’s investment webinar Nucleus Wealth’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen, Senior Analyst Radek Zeleny and Financial Advisor Mark Monteiro explore reporting season, and if the profit boom can last On the agenda: Top down US Earnings Regional Earnings Sector earnings Inflation Individual stocks Investment outlook View the presentation slides  Can’t make it to

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MB Fund Podcast: Beware the Growth Scare

In today’s investment webinar MB Fund’s Chief Strategist David Llewellyn Smith, Head of Investments Damien Klassen, Head of Advice Tim Fuller and Financial Advisor Mark Monteiro sit down to discuss why you should beware the growth scare! On the agenda: This is a risk scenario, not a base case China US Offsets Assets View the

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MB Fund June performance

June was another strong month for the stock market. Our tactical portfolios performed well, up between 0.9% and 2.1% over the month. On the one hand, we timed the rotation out of value stocks and into quality stocks well; the inflation fears that were so prevalent a few weeks ago have faded as our inventory supercycle thesis

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MB Fund Podcast: Australia’s Remarkable Jobs Recovery, with CBA’s Gareth Aird

In today’s investment webinar (LIVE 12:30pm AEST), MB Fund’s Chief Economist Leith van Onselen, Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Head of Advice Tim Fuller are joined by CBA’s Head of Australian Economics, Gareth Aird to discuss Australia’s Remarkable Jobs Recovery. Topics covered: Australia’s unemployment rate fell to decade low in June. Tightest job market

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MB Fund Podcast: Should you rent or buy Australian housing?

In today’s investment webinar, Nucleus Wealth’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Head of Advice Tim Fuller use the latest June property reports to investigate if you’re currently better off renting or buying Australian housing Use the Australian property calculator Topics covered: Housing market valuation Latest Stats Macro outlook Rent or Buy? Investment Implications View

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MB Fund Podcast: Exploring the Value to Growth Rotation

In today’s investment webinar Nucleus Wealth’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Head of Advice Tim Fuller turn their attention to the finer arts of value and growth investment styles. Today’s episode will focus on the two major styles of investment, how they’ve fared recently. and how they influence our portfolio’s On the agenda: Quant

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MB Fund Podcast: Sink your FAANGS into quality growth stocks

In today’s investment webinar, MB Fund’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Head of Advice Tim Fuller take the opportunity to talk through the FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) stocks, as well as a broader look at quality and growth stocks On the agenda: Looking at the FAANG tech behemoths: Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft,

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MB Fund Podcast: China’s Iron Ore Revenge on Australia

In today’s investment webinar MB Fund’s Chief Strategist David Llewellyn Smith, Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Head of Advice Tim Fuller cover the continuing saga unfurling with China, our biggest trading partner. As the behemoth in demand of global commodities, it makes a lot of sense to consider China’s real influence in both global

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MB Fund May 2021 Performance

The market is oscillating between value and growth months. In May it was the turn of value portfolios (including ours) to outperform. Our direct equity portfolios beat benchmarks by over 1% on the month and our tactical asset portfolios finished up between 1% and 2.7%. We have, however, called time on the value trade. The

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MB Fund Podcast: Beware the inflation snap-back: the supply chain pig in the python

In today’s investment webinar, MB Fund’s Chief Strategist David Llewellyn Smith, Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Head of Advice Tim Fuller are set to provide the lay of the land on our contrarian view of inflation. The inventory rebuild/supply chain “pig in the python”. The price signals of today are creating the excess capacity

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Beware the inflation snap-back: today’s inflation isn’t 1970s (part 1 of 4)

Runaway inflation is the theme du jour. “Protect your portfolio from hyperinflation” scream headlines from investment newsletters. I have an alternative scenario for you. Current inflation is supply-chain and commodity bubble-based, temporary, and the recent price signals will actually create the opposite effect.  It is a detailed argument. So, I’m going to present the alternative

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MB Fund Podcast: Beware the inflation snapback!

In today’s investment webinar (LIVE 12:30pm AEST), Nucleus Wealth’s Chief Strategist David Llewellyn Smith, Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Head of Advice Tim Fuller are set to provide the lay of the land on our contrarian view of inflation. Topics on the agenda: Inflation today is not the same as inflation in the 1970s.