Unexpected Outcomes From COVID-19

April 2021 Newsletter | CPD NOW AVAILABLE | Twelve months ago, COVID-19 was wreaking havoc on people’s lives, financial markets and the economy. Significant uncertainty weighed on markets, with key questions around the probability of a vaccine, the ... Read more

What Is Capital Preservation?

March 2021 Newsletter | This newsletter coincides with the 100th month of operation for the Auscap Long Short Australian Equities Fund and the one year anniversary of the fastest significant sell-off from peak to trough in Australian capital markets ... Read more

Is Australia A Lead Indicator For A Global Recovery?

February 2021 Newsletter | Australia has had remarkable success in controlling the impact of COVID-19. New cases peaked in August 2020, leading to most major lockdown restrictions being lifted by the end of 2020. Australia's economic recovery has ... Read more

The Cost Of Carrying Cash

January 2021 Newsletter | Many investors realise that there is a cost of carrying cash. It is the opportunity cost associated with returns foregone if the cash were invested elsewhere. However cash also provides optionality, such as when a market ... Read more

A Portfolio of Performers, Laggards and Opportunities

December 2020 Newsletter | It has been an extraordinary year. Despite the sell-off in February and March, the Auscap Long Short Australian Equities Fund (Fund) was up 5.3% for the calendar year as of 30 November 2020. This compares to the All ... Read more

Can Confidence Create The Conditions For Growth

November 2020 Newsletter | Australia’s improving domestic management of the COVID-19 pandemic, an end to the lockdowns in Victoria and Melbourne in particular, vaccine progress, fiscal stimulus and political developments in the United States over the ... Read more

Budget Winners Are Grinners

October 2020 Newsletter | In April 2019, Josh Frydenberg delivered his first Budget as Treasurer. After more than a decade of deficits, Australia was finally on track for a long-awaited return to surplus, with surpluses forecast for the next decade. ... Read more