Looking ahead. The dust has settled after the reporting season, with most pundits saying it was a winner with energy, IT and mining services topping the list for forward earnings. Seasoned investors will know, however, that being flippant is not the way to establish a view as to whether the recent run in the market is sustainable.
The health of the market reflects the overall elevated risk to which investors are exposed. Overall, only 27 per cent of companies are exposed to manageable levels of financial risk, with close to three in four exposed to significant stress.
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