Self-managed super funds guided by advisers have re-emerged as a distinct force in the Australian market since the pandemic, driving growth in account numbers, overtaking self-directed SMSFs by new account openings and showing more engagement in their trading than non-advised SMSFs, according to new AUSIEX data.
Recent geopolitical uncertainty has helped strengthen mining, energy and commodity stocks already enjoying a post-covid surge but the sudden boom may prove longer-lasting than many expect as decarbonisation pressures grow.
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Whilst it appeared valuations had become somewhat stretched, the “January Sales” followed by subsequent volatility have restored some value to the market at a time when there are good reasons to believe companies can continue to turn out earnings growth and justify higher share prices.
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