Where are SMSFs putting their money?

Alex Burke,  Senior Writer,  No More Practice Education

Now that the new CommSec SMSF Trading Trends Report is out, you might be wondering what the SMSF sector has been up to lately.

The report analyses the trading behaviour of active CommSec SMSF clients between July and December 2018 and reveals some key trends. First, it notes the backdrop of declining investor optimism, which is attributed to multiple macro factors including US-China trade tensions, Brexit deadlock and rising US interest rates.

"This coincided," the report continues, "with an emerging view that markets were overvalued, particularly the US technology sector, exemplified by the so-called FAANG stocks - Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google."

Despite the bleak outlook, though, SMSF investors managed to turn challenge into opportunity.

The blue-chip bargain

The report notes that many investors reacted to market downturns by buying quality stocks “that are often thought of as expensive, but which have been caught up in the general downturn.” This was reflected in the

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