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Macro Update - June 2017

Australia’s economy and financial markets may be facing some headwinds as a global rebalancing is underway between the current account surplus nations and those with significant current account deficits. So what should Australian investors do, particularly when the property boom is beginning to subside? Where do the better opportunities lie?

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Facts, Feelings and the Importance of Composition

Facts, Feelings and the Importance of Composition

When investing, how often do you check whether your “feelings” are backed by facts? And does the strength of your conviction in a stock hold up against the weight of the evidence?

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Europe's Road from Austerity to Prosperity

In our March 2017 quarterly macro overview, Andrew Clifford, CIO, recounted in some detail the causes and effects of the current imbalances in major global economies.  He also discussed some of the investment implications the trade imbalance and an impending rebalancing hold for China in particular.  This article seeks to build on Andrew’s framework and explore what these phenomena mean for investors in Europe.

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'Buy Low Sell High' sounds simple but investors need a framework

Platinum's Douglas Isles presents at the Portfolio Construction Forum on 15th February 2017.

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Video - Determinants of group performance

What are the most important factors that determine effective team performance? Ben Darwin, an ex-elite sportsman and coach, analyses Platinum's investment team structure and the core determinants of the performance of a group. 

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Video - Is passive the way to go?

While it may seem like the right time to go passive, Platinum's Julian McCormack observes that markets don't go up in straight lines forever. 

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Cashing In, While Cash Is On Its Way Out

More than 800 million Chinese consumers are carrying e-wallets on their phones, and mobile payments made via China’s third-party platforms such as Alipay and Tenpay – some US$5.5 trillion – were 50 times the value of e-payments transacted in the US last year.

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Observations from a Recent Trip to China

In late March I visited China, meeting people from a wide range of different businesses and backgrounds.  

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