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Drew Meredith

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Drew is publisher of the Inside Network's mastheads and a principal adviser at Wattle Partners.

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Net-zero tailwinds prime sustainable investing for its ‘quality’ moment

Slowing inflation, peaking interest rates and a renewed interest in companies with consistent earnings have sparked a rotation back into quality names in 2023. Sustainable investment strategies lend themselves to these types of businesses, according to Australian Ethical, which also sees a “massive gust of tailwind” from the net-zero push.

Drew Meredith | 9th Aug 2023 | More
As ‘normalcy’ returns, investors should rethink their risk appetite

With monetary policy returning to what could best be described as normal settings, investors need to adapt to the changing circumstances, writes Wattle Partners principal Drew Meredith. It’s time to move away from risky growth assets and stop building portfolios for a ‘zero-rate’ environment.

Drew Meredith | 2nd Aug 2023 | More
Opportunities abound, but don’t let recency bias have the last laugh

Investors and advisers have a tendency to extrapolate recent events into the future, and the last six months have shown how dangerous this can be. For those reviewing and building portfolios as the new financial year begins, five key issues should be front of mind.

Drew Meredith | 7th Jul 2023 | More
How to invest in bonds (the biggest winner from RBA rate hikes)

The RBA’s sharp policy shift towards higher rates has put significant wind in the tail of “boring, old” bonds. But do Australians understand the role they play in the fixed income spectrum, and what they can do for portfolios?

Drew Meredith | 30th Jun 2023 | More
Active vs. passive reimagined: When imperfect is perfect

The popular debate lacks nuance. Neither is foolproof but both can play a crucial role in building portfolio resistance and balancing the risk/reward dynamic.

Drew Meredith | 23rd Jun 2023 | More
  • Industrials, property push ASX lower, RBA hikes again, Woolworths guides to higher sales

    The local market fell sharply on the back of an unexpected 0.25 per cent interest rate increase by the Reserve Bank of Australia. The news took the cash rate to 3.85 per cent, adding more pressure to household balance sheets and came despite most experts suggesting hikes had come to an end. The hardest hit…

    Drew Meredith | 3rd May 2023 | More
    ASX boosted by the energy sector, Origin upgrades outlook, Best & Less gets a bid

    The local sharemarket finished 0.4 per cent higher on Monday, buoyed by the energy and utilities sectors, which gained 1.3 and 1 per cent, despite the oil price continuing to fall. The sector was buoyed by an earnings upgrade from Origin Energy (ASX:ORG) which sent shares 0.5 per cent higher with AGL Energy (ASX:AGL) also…

    Drew Meredith | 2nd May 2023 | More
    ASX falls three points on RBA reset, materials sink, retailers outperform

    The local sharemarket managed to keep losses to just 3 points on Thursday despite a significant selloff in the materials sector, which fell 2 per cent. This was driven by weakening commodity prices and the likes of BHP (ASX:BHP) and Mineral Resources (ASX:MIN) falling 5.5 and 2.6 per cent respectively. The cyclical financial and retail…

    Drew Meredith | 21st Apr 2023 | More
    Commodities drag ASX to gain, Star hit by strategic review, rate hikes expected

    The local sharemarket managed to eke out a tiny 0.1 per cent gain on Wednesday as another mixed week continued amid mixed economic and corporate profit messages. The only sector truly in the green was materials, with iron ore miners Independence Group (ASX:IGO) and BHP (ASX:BHP) adding 4 and 1.5 per cent respectively and driving…

    Drew Meredith | 20th Apr 2023 | More
    ASX falls on RBA minutes, lithium price slides, property market hit

    The Australian sharemarket reversed course on Tuesday, falling 0.3 per cent after the Reserve Bank released the minutes from its latest board meeting. According to the summary, there is a strong case for further rate rises, which triggered weakness in property related sectors led by Domain Group (ASX:DHG) which fell by 2.6 per cent. Across…

    Drew Meredith | 19th Apr 2023 | More
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