Welcome to the 33rd edition of the BKI Quarterly Report, prepared by Contact Asset Management (“Contact”).
There has been an unusually high level of attention on macroeconomic news in recent months. This has been dominated by uncertainty in bond markets and the ongoing geopolitical tension in the Ukraine. The impact of inflation on the direction of interest rates is a hot topic. For Australia, the strength of commodity prices has had an outsized impact on our equities market, given the proportionately high exposure to Resource and Energy companies in our indices. Having an exposure to energy and materials companies has been well worth the wait.
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