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Investment Insights: The ups, the downs, and the future of the economic cycle
This article looks at some of the current challenges faced by the consumer market and explores macroeconomic trends affecting the market.
Articles 5 min read
27 November 2023
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Touchstone podcast: The state of consumer spending
Touchstone’s Portfolio Specialist, Ron Sargeant, speaks with Bennelong Account Director, Holly Old, about current consumer spending and what it means for the economy, why secular stagnation matters, the impact of higher earnings, and Touchstone’s cautious outlook for reporting season.
Podcasts 15 min listen
9 August 2023
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Investment Insights: Stage two of the downturn – earnings downgrades
In mid-2021, Touchstone developed the view that inflation would move higher and become more persistent than was widely expected. We thought this would, in turn, see central banks increase interest rates to levels well above market forecasts. 
Articles 6 min read
14 July 2023
Touchstone promotes Blake Dowsett to Head of Research
Touchstone Asset Management has promoted Blake Dowsett to the newly created role of Head of Research.
News 3 min read
28 June 2023
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Touchstone podcast: The light at the end of the tunnel for equity markets
Bennelong Account Director, Dave Whitby, speaks with Touchstone’s Portfolio Specialist, Ron Sargeant, about the recent reporting season, what we can expect from markets for the remainder of the year, and Touchstone’s current portfolio positioning.
20 min read
8 May 2023
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Investment Insights: The wrap on reporting season
In the post GFC environment, many investors focused principally on one number during reporting season – revenue growth.
Articles 6 min read
17 March 2023
Strong start to 2023 likely, but full interest rate impact still to play out
The real economic impact of higher interest rates will start to hit home in the first half of 2023, resulting in households reducing spending and many corporates’ earnings revising materially lower during the course of next year, says Ron Sargeant, portfolio specialist at Touchstone Asset Management.
Articles 2 min read
2 December 2022