Australasian Outperformance | Ryman

Australasian Outperformance | Ryman

While global markets snapped back sharply last week on profit-taking, NZ and Australasian markets did not sell-off as hard. We continue to believe Australasia provides a relative safe-haven, primarily given how well both countries have controlled covid-19

Stocks Snap Win-Streak | CSL

Stocks Snap Win-Streak | CSL

Markets were lower Thursday as concern the recent rally had gone too far overshadowed new stimulus measures and encouraging economic data. CSL shares have held up extremely well early in the covid-19 sell-off, but have underperformed over the last month.

Blockbuster NZ Budget | Xero

Blockbuster NZ Budget | Xero

The big news yesterday was the New Zealand government revealing a budget with a $50 billion covid-19 recovery fund to soften, but not prevent, the coming recession.   Construction ($5bn on housing) and infrastructure (another $3bn for projects) are the se

Week Ahead | Aussie Banks Under Pressure

Week Ahead | Aussie Banks Under Pressure

​In an extremely unusual move, National Australia Bank has reported its results to the ASX almost a fortnight early as it seeks an extra $3.5 billion of investment from shareholders. The bank reported a -51​% slump in half-year profit to $1.3b​n yesterday

Top 10 Stock Picks in a Covid-19 Recovery

Top 10 Stock Picks in a Covid-19 Recovery

We think it is time to start “averaging into” stocks, as it appears the market is starting to now differentiate between the stocks and sectors which will face major problems for an extended period and those which are relatively immune.

Markets Capitulate | Auckland Airport Highlights Travel Woes

Markets Capitulate | Auckland Airport Highlights Travel Woes

Global markets went into free-fall overnight with the US market down -9.5%, the worst one day performance since Wall Street’s “Black Monday” crash of 1987.

2020 Market Outlook

2020 Market Outlook

Markets ended 2019 in a festive mood, and the positive trend has continued to start 2020, with equity markets powering to fresh all-time highs.

Partial Deal | Pushpay Acquisition, Z Energy Sinks

Partial Deal | Pushpay Acquisition, Z Energy Sinks

Global markets​ were slightly higher on Friday as​ the US and China appear to have agreed on a trade truce​. 

Markets Retrace, RBA | Ooh! Media

Markets Retrace, RBA | Ooh! Media

The Reserve Bank of Australia kept the cash rate at 0.75​% yesterday, with governor Philip Lowe saying the economy had passed a gentle turning point and that the board wanted more time to see how the current low rates played out.

Week Ahead, Santa Rally | Infratil

Week Ahead, Santa Rally | Infratil

Heading into the ​end of the year, a Xmas period rally in shares​ could be possible. While we would not want to attempt to read Trump’s mind, we note it is worth keeping in mind President Trump is looking to win an election next year.