Welcome to the April 2022 edition of our Quarterly Investment Report.
We have included a short video with Daryl Wilson, one of our Advisory Board members. Daryl is the CEO and Portfolio Manager of Affluence Funds Management, with over 25yrs experience across financial markets, including CFO of Cromwell Property Group.
Budget Briefing & Superannuation Changes
On Tuesday, 29th March 2022, the Government handed down its 2022-23 Federal Budget.
From a Superannuation and Financial Advice perspective, the budget was extremely quiet. The Government are primarily focused on supporting low to middle-income earners, social security recipients and first home buyers.
Cost Control & Pricing Power
Understandably, the war in Ukraine has overshadowed a strong ASX Report Period.
Analysts displayed growing optimism as Australian businesses emerged from the omicron wave better than feared. This optimism translated into upgraded FY22 earnings from 13.6% to 14.2%, led by materials and energy sectors, the beneficiaries of global inflation and geopolitical risks.
Ukraine and Russia Crisis
Below are our early observations regarding the current crisis in Ukraine.
We are monitoring the situation closely and hearing from a range of industry experts to understand the impact as it evolves.
Ultimately, short-term outcomes are difficult to predict. This reinforces the benefits of having a balanced, long-term, valuation driven approach to portfolio management.