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MB Fund Podcast: A trader’s guide to markets in 2021, with Patrick Ceresna

In today’s investment webinar, MB Fund’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Head of Operations Shelley George are joined by prolific trader, avid podcaster, and the Chief Derivative Market Strategist of Big Picture Trading, Patrick Ceresna. We wanted to bring Patrick on to get a trader’s perspective of current macroeconomic and trading trends such as:

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MB Fund Podcast: How high can Bitcoin go?

In today’s investment webinar, MB Fund’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Head of Operations Shelley George investigate how high Bitcoin can go. We give a background on the technology used in Bitcoin, a breakdown of what private money (like Cryptocurrency) is, how and why Bitcoin is valued, and analysis of what this means for

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MB Fund November performance

November saw equity market returns surge on the back of US election result clarity and positive news from a trifecta of COVID19 vaccine results. Markets broke many global records and the US equity indices hit new all-time highs as the vaccines fuelled the rotation into cyclical stocks and regions as well as providing a boost

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MB Fund Podcast: 2021 Australian Property Price Boom

Australian property prices are set to boom in 2021. Why? Australia’s successful elimination of COVID-19, the economy’s better than expected recovery, and the unprecedented fiscal and monetary support have stars aligned for strong Australian property price growth in 2021 In today’s episode, MB Fund’s Chief Economist Leith van Onselen, Head of Investments Damien Klassen and

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MB Fund Podcast: Will the great value stock rotation last?

This week we turn our attention to the previously unloved (and underperforming) but now surging area of the stock market, value stocks. The question on everyone’s mind; will it last? So join us in today’s investment webinar, as MB Fund’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Head of Operations Tim Fuller hypothesise if the great

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MB Fund Podcast: Is 2020 Government Stimulus essentially MMT?

With the heavy amounts of Government stimulus being provided worldwide this year in response to Coronavirus’ economic impacts, we wanted to get the perspective of Adelaide University’s Dr. Steven Hail as to if this stimulus was essentially MMT in all but name Our Agenda includes: • Quick background to MMT • MMT and Inflation expectations

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Damien Klassen featured in the AFR’s 7 questions series

Hot off the presses; MB Fund’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen was interviewed by Luke Housego in the AFR’s 7 questions series. The questions covered: Damien outlining our belief that a vaccine will bring back international travel sooner than most think If February’s ASX highs are within reach Will Microsoft’s cloud computing can take away

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MB Fund October 2020 performance: Tactical portfolios

October saw domestic multi-asset portfolios achieve small gains with Australian equities the prime driver. International markets fell reflecting uncertainties of the US election and the deteriorating lockdown situation in Europe.  Australia equities gained with the improving situation in Victoria with respect to Covid shutdowns, and proved one of the better equity markets over October as

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MB Fund Podcast: China and Australia at War

We discuss the history Australian-Chinese relations, China using this as a foundation for creeping influence into Australia, and the resulting escalation of tensions; including Chinese demands of Australia and recent blocks on numerous commodities. We discuss the evident decoupling and cover the economic impacts of the commodities blocks and decrease in Chinese tourism and students

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MB Fund October 2020 Performance – Core Share Portfolios

Note: This is part 1 of our performance report looking at Australian and International direct share portfolios. Part 2 is the asset allocation performance report that will come out after the returns for comparable funds become available.  Inaction on a second American fiscal stimulus bill and a rise in global COVID-19 cases put pressure on

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MB Fund Podcast: Aussie property and COVID-19. With Martin North

In today’s investment webinar we discussed the RBA’s recently unveiled plans to drop interest rates to unprecedented levels to support the Australian economy and property market, but the million dollar question is, will it work? To help determine this, MB Fund’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen and Head of Advice Tim Fuller are joined by

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MB Fund Podcast: The future of manufacturing and energy in Australia, with David Morgan

In today’s investment webinar MB Fund’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen, Head of Advice Tim Fuller and Principal of Iron Matrix, David Morgan discuss the future of manufacturing and energy in Australia. On the agenda today: Manufacturing revival in Australia (and other western countries), if the declining costs of renewable energy will be enough to

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MB Fund named finalist in 2020 IFA Excellence Awards

We are proud to announce that the MB Fund has again been named a finalist in the upcoming 2020 ifa Excellence Awards in the “Innovator of the Year – Company” category. It’s been a big year for the MB Fund. We: Had our third birthday in July: marking 3 years of fund performance that we’re

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MB Fund Podcast: Is Superannuation Distorting Investment Markets? With Dr Cameron Murray

Our attention turns this week to what is most Australian’s second biggest asset, Superannuation. Super means a lot things to every Australian. For some it’s a tax efficient long term savings vehicle that if managed well can provide security and reassurance that retirement will be comfortable and reliable. For others it is an annoying, mandated

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MB Fund September 2020 Performance

September has historically been the worst month for the stock market, and this year was no exception with global equities producing their first monthly negative return since bottoming in March. In Australia, rising concerns about the deteriorating trade relationship with China, Victoria’s continuing shutdowns and looming end-September step-downs in income support programs all took a

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MB Fund Podcast: The disastrous Economics of Climate Change, with Prof. Steve Keen

On the agenda today: • prof. Keen’s recent work on the appallingly bad neoclassical economics of climate change, in which he contends numerous errors have been made in calculating the economic effects of climate change. Correcting for these errors makes it feasible that the economic damages from climate change are at least an order of

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A quick rant on the Australian budget

I wanted to talk about the Australian budget. I’m not seeing what the admirers are seeing. At first, I was worried that I’d missed something. But yesterday’s dovish speech by Governor Lowe suggests the Reserve Bank are seeing exactly the same thing I am. Four months ago, I wrote what good government stimulus would look like. This budget

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MB Fund Podcast Special: Dr Frankenberg’s Mad Budget Experiment!

A special episode of the podcast this week, in which MB Fund’s Chief Strategist David Llewellyn Smith, Chief Economist Leith van Onselen, Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Head of Advice Tim Fuller dive into Dr Frankenberg’s Mad Budget Experiment! (aka Australia’s Budget). On the agenda: • The budget numbers & policies • Economic, political

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Your diversification free lunch is not “all you can eat”

Nobel prize winner Harry Markowitz gets the credit for coining the phrase that “diversification is the only free lunch in finance”. Add the insight that stock markets are at least semi-efficient, and a multi-trillion dollar exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry was born.  And indeed, many exchange-traded funds are worthwhile investments, providing low-cost diversification. But some take

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The macroeconomics of Australian residential property investing

Before COVID-19 hit, Nucleus Wealth launched an Australian property calculator. The idea I wanted to illustrate is that house prices are very sensitive to interest rates. So, with interest rates so low, property was going to be stuck in purgatory: if the economy improved and interest rates increased then higher interest rates would cap property

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MB Fund August Performance

August saw the market continue the recovery as investors cheered positive news of a potential COVID-19 treatment and welcomed a month-long succession of upbeat economic data. The month’s recovery was underpinned by a series of better than expected economic reports, including an increase in manufacturing activity, better-than-anticipated factory orders, and a lessening of new jobless

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MB Fund podcast: Is Gold the anti-dollar? With John Deniz

In today’s investment webinar,MB Fund’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen, Chief Strategist David Llewellyn Smith, Head of Operations Tim Fuller and funds manager John Deniz turn their attention to if Gold is the anti-dollar. On the agenda, the correlation between USD & Gold, where we see the gold price heading, the US budget deficit and