Equity Strategy
Assessing Our Exposure to a Cyclical Recovery
Fri 4th September, 2020

As we call full time on the Australian earnings season and share our final scorecard —a pass—we look ahead to what could be a game-changing 6 months for equity markets. While the timing is still uncertain (3-6 months away from Phase III results), if defined by the discovery of a COVID-19 vaccine and the broad reopening of economies there is potential for a considerable lift and rotation within equity markets, with more cyclical sectors like resources, banks, and selected industrials likely to perform strongly under this scenario.

Despite Wilsons’ Australian Equity Focus List’s quality/growth bias, cyclical exposures currently account for >25%. With the potential for widespread cyclical recovery, we outline the changes we have made to the Focus List and share key insights gathered from Focus List companies during earnings season.

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Written by

John Lockton, Australian Equities

John is a leading investment strategist with 20 years experience.

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