Is Now The Time To Buy?

February Newsletter | 2016 has started with significant volatility in global equity markets. The Australian market has not been spared, with the ASX200 Index falling 5.48% in January and continuing this declines into early February. In the 11 months ending 31 January 2016, the index was down 15.6% from its monthly closing high of 5929 in February 2015. The question is, have these declines presented an opportunity for value-based investors? We would caution against making this conclusion too hastily.