About Jonathan Bayes

As the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for Prime Financial Group, I work closely with the national advisory team, high net worth individuals, family groups and Prime’s broader accounting network to provide considered and pro-active investment advice.
18 03, 2019

Weekly Market Update (Issue 539) – 18 Mar 2019

By | 2019-03-18T16:56:23+11:00 March 18th, 2019|Weekly market update|0 Comments

Risk appetite managed to stay healthy for a further week in spite of increasing evidence pointing to a worsening in the local economy, and perhaps even some reason for caution internationally as well. Markets were broadly flat in Australia last week, although it was noticeable that the leading sectors were those occupied by more defensively [...]

12 03, 2019

Weekly Market Update (Issue 538) – 12 Mar 2019

By | 2019-03-12T15:11:57+11:00 March 12th, 2019|Weekly market update|0 Comments

A bit of a change today with our weekly summary piece being released at the start, not the end of the week. We will see how this goes, but ideally the aim of the change is to provide people with a more relevant and timely outlook and summary of market events and investment thoughts. The [...]

1 03, 2019

Weekly Market Update (Issue 537) – 01 Mar 2019

By | 2019-03-01T17:26:49+11:00 March 1st, 2019|Superannuation incl. SMSF|0 Comments

Australian corporate reporting season is now officially behind us, and though I haven’t seen any research compiled on the overall net bias, my gut feel would be to say that in large part it was disappointing. The outlook statements from a slew of companies pointed to the softening domestic outlook, and yet our market still [...]

22 02, 2019

Weekly Market Update (Issue 536) – 22 Feb 2019

By | 2019-02-22T16:09:19+11:00 February 22nd, 2019|Australian News, Market Summary, Weekly market update|0 Comments

The ASX200 is up a little more than 1% again this week, and believe it or not, its within 3% of its highs seen back in September last year. ASX200 +9% year-to-date, but underlying business conditions worsening At the headline level optimism prevails, but under the surface, the foundations for this rally are becoming progressively [...]

21 02, 2019

Prime SMA Performance Summary – January 2019

By | 2019-02-21T17:45:22+11:00 February 21st, 2019|Active Management Performance, Uncategorized|0 Comments

 Prime SMA Performance Summary – January 2019 Portfolio Objective To achieve capital growth with moderate tax-effective income via franked dividends through investment in listed Australian securities. The Model Portfolio is managed by selecting primarily those securities with moderate growth potential but robust cash-generating capacity. These securities are expected to deliver an above-market average income [...]