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    Russel Chesler, Director, Investments & Portfolio Strategy

    It may sound like a joke but it is a serious question. Morningstar rates the owner of each business as a wide moat company. InvoCare, the holding company for White Lady Funerals, and Bunnings’ owner Wesfarmers, are both included in the Morningstar® Australia Dividend Yield Focus IndexTM.

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    31 August 2020

    A tale of two markets

    by Alice Shen, Senior Associate - Investments & Capital Markets

    With the US announcing its ban on Chinese mobile apps – Tik Tok and Wechat, as well as the rhetoric emanating from the US election campaign, the two largest economies in the world are at odds.  It seems too they are exhibiting divergence in both growth and policy perspectives.

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    24 August 2020

    Australian miners three-peat

    by Cameron McCormack, Manager - Investments

    China’s V-shaped economic recovery, global mining operation suspensions resulting from COVID-19 and gold price surge has benefited the Australian resources sector.

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    14 August 2020

    Why you shouldn't currency hedge gold

    by Cameron McCormack, Manager - Investments

    As the gold price surges, there has been some conjecture about how an Australian investor should best access gold and its global miners.  Our view is that an unhedged exposure is the best access. 

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    11 August 2020

    REIT rents rebound

    by Cameron McCormack, Manager - Investments

    Rent collections for real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the US improved in July, according to the latest survey by Nareit (National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts) which is the worldwide representative voice for REITs.

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