Monthly Newsletter March 2018

  • In March the listed property sector was effectively unchanged, a solid outcome in a month when the ASX200 declined by -3.8% and equity markets globally fell between -2% and -4% on concerns about a potential Trump trade war and rising tariffs.
  • The Atlas Fund declined slightly by -0.24% in a month were Listed Property effectively sat on the sidelines and ignored market volatility.
  • We see that after the pull back in early 2018, the listed property market is offering investors some interesting opportunities with a range of trusts offering stable distribution yields between 6% and 7% and are trading at discounts to their net tangible assets. In this environment we would expect management teams to be looking at initiating on-market share buy-backs.

Go to Monthly Newsletters for a more detailed discussion of the listed property market and the fund’s strategy going into 2018.