Opportunities in global listed property: US manufactured housing

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Manufactured housing is a very resilient asset class - as showcased by the largest US operator Equity LifeStyle Properties growing its net operating income every single quarter going back to the late 1990s, including during the global financial crisis1, and today the investment proposition is even more attractive. Shipments of new manufactured houses have grown...
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Despite falling business and consumer confidence since the start of the year, the Australian economy remains in positive territory and moderating economic conditions notwithstanding, commercial real estate assets should continue to perform this year and into the future, buoyed by strong underlying fundamentals. On a state-by-state basis, economic growth is no longer confined to the...
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Listed infrastructure is an asset class that just a decade ago was poorly understood by many investors. It is now a diverse $3 trillion investment opportunity1. More and more investors are allocating to the asset class due to the differentiated return/risk characteristics we believe it offers. As infrastructure assets often have their profits guaranteed by...
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At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.25 per cent. The Board took this decision to support employment growth and provide greater confidence that inflation will be consistent with the medium-term target. The outlook for the global economy remains reasonable, although the downside risks stemming...
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At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The outlook for the global economy remains reasonable, although the risks are tilted to the downside. Growth in international trade has declined and investment intentions have softened in a number of countries. In China, the authorities have taken...
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Benchmark-aware and index investing will likely always have a role to play in the investment world, but as markets have evolved and diversification has become progressively more important, investors are increasingly looking for approaches that are benchmark unaware. The background to benchmarks A benchmark is any definable market cross-section. Most are weighted by market capitalisation,...
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Moving towards the end of the business cycle, investors are increasingly seeking exposure to assets with defensive attributes. Australian real estate investment trusts (AREITs) is a defensive asset class that has shown its ability to deliver strong returns over a variety of market conditions, having outperformed equities over the past one and five-year periods, by...
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Invest in a corporate bond fund or put your money in a term deposit? It’s a question more pertinent now than ever, as market interest rates push towards new lows. Both term deposits and managed bond funds are suitable for investors who want a reliable income stream, liquidity and capital preservation. But they have different...
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At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The outlook for the global economy remains reasonable, although growth has slowed and downside risks have increased. Growth in international trade has declined and investment intentions have softened in a number of countries. In China, the authorities have...
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You might remember that late last year markets fell sharply because investors were worried the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, wasn’t ‘dovish’ enough. Investors fretted that the Fed would keep raising rates through 2019 in the face of financial market volatility and signs of slowing global growth. The sell-off was exacerbated by the US...
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