Australia Equity Income Insights

 
View [Our three sources of stable and growing income] OurThreeSourcesAbstract

Our three sources of stable and growing income

Pre-retirement, when you earn a wage from full time employment, you can generally rely on the amount you will be paid each week or month will not unexpectedly drop. But how do you ensure returns from your investments are as reliable?

25 October 2019
View [Australian house prices set for a boost] AustralianHousePricesAbstract

Australian house prices set for a boost

The impact of low cash rates, and the loosening of mortgage lending guidance has started to show up in house price data. My analysis of bank credit supply and demand suggests that the upward trend in house prices is set to continue.

4 October 2019
View [ESG challenges for investing in the modern age] ESG Challenges for investing in the modern age

ESG challenges for investing in the modern age

In this modern age of climate change and the ‘me-too’ movement, Environmental and Social factors have become increasingly important investment risk factors to consider. For our analysts, they have also been important discussion points with Australian companies during the August 2019 reporting season.

18 September 2019
View [Why now is the right time for value] AusValueAbstract

Why now is the right time for value

What do Value spreads tell us about what lies ahead for the Value style, and Value managers like Martin Currie Australia?

7 August 2019
View [Lessons from the rise of UK digital banks] RiseofDigitalBanksAbstract5

Lessons from the rise of UK digital banks

Matthew Davison, senior research analyst for Martin Currie Australia, reports back from his UK research trip that despite the tough banking market conditions, it’s not all doom and gloom for banks.

31 July 2019
View [Royal Commission Report puts governance in the spotlight] AusAsianBankingAbstract1

Royal Commission Report puts governance in the spotlight

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, and the governance failings aired during the hearings gives us plenty to learn for the future, and also long-term opportunities.

1 April 2019
View [What do the proposed franking changes really mean for Australian equity investing?] AusFrankingAbstract4

What do the proposed franking changes really mean for Australian equity investing?

An interesting theme that emerged during the recent Australian reporting season has been the growing impact of political uncertainty on corporate behaviour. In particular, the expected Federal election in May has driven companies to dramatically change their short-term capital-management strategies.

1 April 2019
View [Budget surplus to drive consumption] Abstact2

Budget surplus to drive consumption

Wage growth and tax cuts are a significant driver of household expenditure, and bracket creep provides a good basis to fund tax relief and repair consumption.

29 March 2019