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Pablo Mones, October 2019 - Fund Updates
The Australian equity market remained buoyant in the September quarter, with the small-cap index shrugging off an indifferent reporting season, mixed global economic data and a volatile geo-political environment to post positive returns. Falling interest rates across the globe continue to drive investor risk appetite and the stock market has been a key beneficiary. The…
Insights, September 2019 - Fund Updates
The August reporting season was a challenging one across the board in Australian small-caps with just 38% of stocks in the Small Ordinaries Index delivering positive EPS growth in the second half of FY19, the lowest number in a decade. The OC Premium Small Companies Fund and OC Dynamic Equity Fund returned -4.7% and -4.4%…
Insights, August 2019 - Fund Updates
The new financial year started strongly with expectations of lower interest rates across most key markets emboldening investor risk appetite which in turn drove global stock indices higher. The OC Premium Small Companies Fund and OC Dynamic Equity Fund had a solid result for July, returning 4.8% and 5.3% respectively, ahead of both the S&P/ASX…
Insights, July 2019 - Fund Updates
The OC Premium Small Companies Fund and OC Dynamic Equity Fund finished the quarter in positive territory after returning +4.1% and 4.0% respectively, ahead of the Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index (+3.7%) but behind the Small Industrial Accumulation Index which returned +5.8% over the same period. The OC Micro-Cap Fund returned +8.1% for the June quarter,…
Insights, June 2019 - Fund Updates
“Sell in May and go away” so the saying goes, and it was again a challenging month across global equity markets in May. The simmering trade dispute between the US and China re-escalated and combined with political tensions between the US and Iran re-emerging and the threat of US tariffs on Mexican goods, global markets…
Insights, May 2019 - Fund Updates
Global markets continued to march higher in April and the domestic small cap market followed suit, continuing the strong rebound of equity markets across the globe in 2019. The OC Premium Small Companies Fund (+6.3%) bounced in April, well ahead of the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index which returned 4.1% and in line with the S&P/ASX Small Industrials Accumulation…
Insights, April 2019 - Fund Updates
FUND UPDATES | Global markets bounced sharply in the March quarter after the US Federal Reserve signalled that it was done hiking interest rates and several other major central banks subsequently turned more dovish, including the Reserve Bank of Australia. Following the global lead, the Australian small-cap indices rebounded strongly, with the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries…
Insights, November 2018 - Uncategorized
FUND UPDATES | Global markets were sold down over the month of October as a series of macro-economic, political and geo-political factors conspired to undermine investor confidence resulting in a sharp equity market sell-off. Across the domestic small cap market, the sell-off was broad-based with the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index and the S&P/ASX Small…
Insights, October 2018 - Fund Updates
FUND UPDATES | The OC Premium Small Companies Fund and OC Dynamic Equity Fund finished the quarter up 4.9% and 4.0% respectively, a strong outcome which was underpinned by solid results during the August reporting season. The OC Micro-Cap Fund continues to exhibit its strong ability to preserve investor capital in a challenging micro-cap investing…
Insights, September 2018 - Fund Updates
FUND UPDATES | All funds ended up on the positive side of the ledger this month. The OC Premium Small Companies Fund and OC Dynamic Equity Fund returned 4.1% and 2.7% for August, ahead of the S&P/ASX Small Companies Accumulation Index which was up 2.5%. The OC Micro-Cap Fund continues to post respectable returns in a challenging micro-cap…