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Commodities – a fascinating and valuable asset class (07 May 2013)
Commodities are an underappreciated and often misunderstood asset class. The drivers of commodity prices, particularly at an index level, are complex and sometimes harder to grasp than for fixed income or equity assets. The means of accessing this asset class are not always intuitive either. But from an asset allocation perspective commodities have an interesting set of risk-return and correlation characteristics.
Investment Brief - April 2013 (30 Apr 2013)
Growth assets provide robust start to 2013 (23 Apr 2013)
Share markets had a strong March quarter, with global and Australasian markets producing high single-digit returns, according to results released at AMP Capital’s media briefing today.
QSO April 2013 (18 Apr 2013)
> Global growth fragile but recovering
> Conditions still in place for equity outperformance
> Reach for yield still supporting domestic equities and property
> Japan joins negative real yield club. Expect some spill over.
> Global QE and zero rates to maintain the remarkable flight of the Kiwi