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The Year of Living Dangerously

Hamish Douglass, Chairman and CIO at Magellan, explains the intricacies around the vaccines for the virus behind COVID-19, warns a mutant variant could appear and tells why that’s just one risk that could catch out investors in 2021.

Hamish Douglass on the hunt for super-compounding stocks

Hamish discusses Magellan's unusual origin story, China, and how to build a cohesive world-stock portfolio. Check this podcast from Morningstar in the US.

Technology is reshaping modern medicine

Technological leaps in medicine are accelerating as researchers find better ways to treat more diseases, in more ways, for more people but ethical and economic challenges could limit the benefits ‘medtech’ brings to healthcare.

Beware of quantitative tightening

Magellan’s CEO, CIO and Lead Portfolio Manager Hamish Douglass discusses central bank activity, the potential mispricing of bonds, the recent equity market sell-off, the weakness in the global economy and where he’s finding investment opportunities and uncertainty.

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Investment strategies

Are they the four most-costly words in investing?

A surprisingly high percentage of respondents believe 'This Time is Different'. They may be in for a tough time if history repeats as we have seen plenty of asset bubbles before. Do we have new rules for investing?

Investment strategies

Firstlinks survey: the first 100 tips for young investors

From the hundreds of survey responses, we have compiled a sample of 100 and will publish more next week. There are consistent themes in here from decades of mistakes and successes.

Strategy

What should the next generation's Australia look like?

An unwanted fiscal drain will fall on generations of Australians who have seen their incomes and wealth stagnate, having missed the property boom and entered the workforce during a period of flatlining real wages.

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Bank results scorecard: who deserves the gold stars?

The forecasts were wrong. In COVID, banks were expected to face falling house prices, high unemployment and a lending downturn. In the recovery, which banks are awarded gold stars based on the better performance?

Exchange traded products

In the beginning, there were LICs. Where are they now?

While the competing structure, ETFs, has increased in size far quicker in recent years, LICs remain an important part of the listed trust sector. There are differences between Traditional and Trading LICs.

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Should you bank on the Westpac buy-back?

Westpac has sent out details of its buy-back and readers have asked for an explanation. It is not beneficial for all investors and whether this one works for some depends on where the bank sets the final price.

Investment strategies

Understanding the benefits of rebalancing

Whether they know it or not, most investors use of version of a Strategic Asset Allocation (SAA) to create an efficient portfolio mix of different asset classes, but the benefits of rebalancing are often overlooked.

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Six stocks positioned well for a solid but volatile recovery

The rotation to economic recovery favouring value stocks continues but risks loom on the horizon. What lessons can be drawn from reporting season and what are the trends as inflation appears in parts of business?

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