Slightly past the month end, but nonetheless, benchmark outcomes, by asset class.

As always, this particular note is high level, as we rely on our more detailed notes, written intra month, and our standard end of month reporting templates, to provide commentary more fulsomely. These are essentially a highlight reel.

Gold, commodities, enjoyed a strong month, as did Value, by investment style, relative to Growth.

Yields have fallen back a fraction since the month end, with the solid JOLTS data (US) and more dovish RBA. Oil has bounced on the back of the flagged (possible) production cut from OPEC + members.

Emerging markets continue to struggle, with China and Korea leading the way down. China’s property sector continues to worry international investors, as does the possibility of a sizeable depreciation of the exchange rate.

European equities have found some support, pleasing given our recent purchases. Things look awful for the EU, equally, the odds that everyone can see that, and therefore it is (plausibly) in the price already raise the possibility of modest DAA outperformance.

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