A sign of increased risk aversion is the stellar performance of the A-REIT index. AREITs are trading at substantial premiums to net asset value as investors bid up stocks with stable cash flows.
Financials are retracing to test their new support level at 5900/6000. Calls from the RBNZ for the big four to increase their capital haven’t helped.
Materials are also retracing but continue their up-trend. Though the iron ore windfall is unlikely to last.
The ASX 200 is heading for a test of resistance at 6300/6350. Expect stubborn resistance, leading to a correction.
I remain cautious on Australian stocks and hold more than 40% in cash and fixed interest in the Australian Growth portfolio.