Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170623

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market had a relief bounce with very little sentiment. Commodities were holding while currency pulled back. We saw a lot of short covering driving up performances in beaten up stocks on a weak sentiment day. The best performing sectors were Health Care, Miners and Telecom Services while the worst... Show More

Australian share market in subdued mood as investors stay away

Tristan Knell
Tristan Knell CCZ Statton Equities

The Australian share market in a subdued mood heading into the close the index up only 6 points after a volatile week. A flat lead from Wall Street and more negative sentiment on the big banks doing little to spur sentiment. The market had been sold off in early trade... Show More

Here's what we learned from leading CEOs this week

NAOS Asset Management

“Amazon will have a huge effect on Woolworths and Coles. All of us in the fresh food retail business will have to be very much more focused” Cathy Harris, Chairwoman, Harris Farm Markets Show More

Amazon swallows Whole Foods

Peters MacGregor Capital Management

Head of Research Nathan Bell explains what Amazon's recent bid for US grocer Whole Foods means for grocery retailers at home and abroad such as Coles and Woolworths, while highlighting an undervalued cable TV and broadband provider that the market's forgotten. Show More

Westpac weekly markets video

Sean Callow
Sean Callow Westpac Bank

AUD/USD started the week looking promising, with help from RBA governor Lowe's upbeat comments on the Australian economy. But NY Fed president Dudley's relatively hawkish tone contributed to the Aussie slipping back under 0.76. In our brief weekly video, I also discuss how recent moves in iron ore prices and... Show More

Lessons from Spain's Big Bank Failure

Christopher Joye
Christopher Joye Smarter Money Investments/Coolabah Capital Investments

In The Australian Financial Review I reveal that house prices have stabilised after modest falls over April and May and explain the key lesson for equities, hybrids, subordinated bonds, and senior bonds from the sudden and spectacular failure of Spain's fifth biggest bank, which is about the same size as... Show More

CommSec: Woolworths and the Amazon threat

Matthew Haupt
Matthew Haupt Wilson Asset Management

This week I sat down with Tom Piotrowski from CommSec to discuss Wilson Asset Management’s large cap LIC, WAM Leaders . In addition, I discuss the Australian insurance market, Woolworths and the Amazon threat, local infrastructure and the strengthening US dollar. Show More

Raising capital without destroying shareholder value

Clime Asset Management
Clime Asset Management Funds Management & Stock Research

When it comes to raising capital, one aspect that requires more attention than it generally receives is how the structure can significantly affect the outcome. We believe management should seek to minimise the dilution of existing shareholders to preserve the share price and maintain control over the share register. Raisings... Show More

Former Syrah chief turns his hand to Slovakian cobalt

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

The former chief of graphite behemoth Syrah, Tolga Kumova, has found himself a new way of gaining exposure to the lithium battery revolution, this time in the form of an ASX-listed Slovakian cobalt project. Plus, closer to home, Image Resources is preparing to cash-in on rising mineral sands prices. Show More

Buy Hold Sell: The top performers of FY17

Buy Hold Sell

With the financial year wrapping up, we review three ASX200 stocks that shot the lights out. Two of these top-performers are traditionally unloved by investors, but delivered impressive gains of 97% and 63%. The third is a market-darling that has surged 73% this year. Can they maintain the momentum? Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170622

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market had a relief rally after recent bashing. Sentiment remains volatile…time to stay on the sidelines and wait for some of the optimism to unravel and pick up the bargains for the July recovery. The best performing sectors were Gold, Banks and IT while the worst performers were Property... Show More

How to find the next digital winners

Livewire Exclusive

Livewire recently interviewed Nick Griffin, Chief Investment Officer of Munro Partners, to ask him the criteria he uses to identify great growth companies, what the market has wrong at the moment, and how he goes about finding the next digital winners. Show More

Investing with India’s powerful tailwinds

Livewire Exclusive

Mary Manning, Portfolio Manager at Ellerston Asian Investments (ASX:EAI), is drawn to the growth opportunities available in India. She explains that many of the challenges facing Australian industries are the reverse in India, creating powerful tailwinds. This short video highlights three ways Mary is investing in India’s stunning growth outlook. Show More

Enero Group: A global media company

Perpetual Limited

In the Perpetual Pure Microcap Fund monthly investor update, we profile Enero Group, which is a global media services and advertising company. They operate 10 businesses and their key brands include Hotwire, Frank PR, Naked and BMF. Management are conservatively building scale across 3 key areas; Strategy and Research, Creative... Show More

Downer unfairly sold down

Wilson Asset Management

Over the past six to nine months, small-cap companies have underperformed relative to their large-cap peers by 11%. Although a number of large-cap companies have seen their PE multiples expand over this period, we believe a significant component of this underperformance is due to an estimated $4-5 billion being stripped... Show More

Junior and Mid-Cap Resources – Strong Investor Interest Continues

Mark Gordon
Mark Gordon Independent Investment Research

Despite a flat few months (and some EOFY selling), there continues to be strong investor interest and good value in the junior to mid-cap resources 18 months into the current cycle, particularly for those companies with quality management and projects. Gold is holding its ground at around US$1250/oz, and despite... Show More

It's all about corporate profits

Rudi Filapek-Vandyck

US corporate profits are in an upturn, according to proprietary leading indicators from Morgan Stanley and Citi. Thus US equities should remain in an uptrend too, all else being equal. Alas, for investors in Australia, the dynamics domestically are not the same, and that is putting it mildly. Over here... Show More