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.
13 05, 2019

Weekly Market Update (Issue 547) – 13 May 2019

By | 2019-05-13T17:18:39+10:00 May 13th, 2019|Weekly market update|0 Comments

Winter is coming, both seasonally and in the market, and we are now MAXIMUM CASH in our recommended portfolios. This doesn’t mean we only hold cash, far from it. But it does mean, our allocation to cash is now at its peak because we believe opportunities to deploy this cash in the months to come [...]

6 05, 2019

Weekly Market Update (Issue 546) – 6 May 2019

By | 2019-05-06T15:47:53+10:00 May 6th, 2019|Weekly market update|0 Comments

It’s heating up, and not in a good way. TRADE TALKS DETERIORATE Last night the U.S President upped the ante in trade talks with the Chinese by announcing he would raise tariffs on the existing $200bn+ of Chinese goods from 10% to 25% as of Friday this week and would consider similarly adding tariffs to [...]

29 04, 2019

Weekly Market Update (Issue 545) – 29 Apr 2019

By | 2019-04-29T16:01:53+10:00 April 29th, 2019|Weekly market update|0 Comments

This was a crucial week in markets, both here and abroad, for a couple of reasons. 2x 0.25% RATE CUTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS ACCORDING TO MARKETS In Australia, it was the week where investors gave in and wholeheartedly adopted the idea of multiple interest rate cuts before the end of the year. Interest-rate futures staged a [...]

23 04, 2019

Weekly Market Update (Issue 544) – 23 Apr 2019

By | 2019-04-23T13:41:39+10:00 April 23rd, 2019|Weekly market update|0 Comments

Markets continued to suspend disbelief in what was a busy week, again choosing to ignore the grey clouds looming on the horizon. And they are significant. Trade talks point to a disappointing conclusion in May Firstly, sources inside the ongoing U.S/China trade talks last week suggested that the U.S had requested the Chinese shift their [...]

15 04, 2019

Weekly Market Update (Issue 543) – 15 Apr 2019

By | 2019-04-29T14:05:53+10:00 April 15th, 2019|Weekly market update|0 Comments

Release of March Chinese lending figures Probably the main news of the week, in the near term at least, was the release of the March Chinese lending figures which showed a surge in financing to the economy, well in excess of optimistic market expectations. The surge in total social financing over the first 3 months [...]