Danger flags are waving

Jason Teh

There are moments in life where unnecessary risk is taken despite the warnings signs. For example, swimming outside the flags at the beach when the surf looks exciting. The flags are there for a reason, it protects you from turbulent currents that could suck you out to sea. For the... Show More


Overcoming emotional investing...

Karl Siegling

In this 12-part Cadence Investing Series, we discuss several aspects of the investment process and how it actually works in practice. Topics covered include market psychology and fundamental analysis, and aim to provide the reader with a first-hand view of how financial theory stacks up in real world situations. Show More


In Focus: PM Capital

Paul Moore

PM Capital’s goal is to build long term wealth by investing in global markets with patience and conviction. We believe in always acting and investing independently, with integrity and in the best interests of our co-investors - even if that means respectfully disagreeing with the rest of the market. Since... Show More

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Where next for Qantas?

Roger Montgomery

The Qantas share price has soared 600 per cent since 2014. This has surprised many long-term investors, who view airlines as a bit like the Bermuda Triangle – a place where money is lost and never seen again. So, what’s happened? Are airlines now a great place to invest? Show More

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Is the party about to end?

Chris Manuell

As an active manager of high-grade bonds, we continue to focus on the moves of the US Federal Reserve. The Fed remains resolute on its path of increasing short-term rates into the zenith of the US economic cycle, and as the world gorges contently on debt. Show More

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Douglas Schorr

A post on the when, why, how and safety (or otherwise) of AU government/treasury bonds/stocks please. Thanks

In Focus: Monash Investors

Simon Shields

Monash Investors is an absolute return manager focused on Australian equities. I founded Monash together with Shane Fitzgerald in 2012, bringing over 50 years’ worth of combined experience. Show More

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Benjamin Duke

That was an excellent presentation and I really like what you do. I was looking into buying the LIC but I think the performance fee over the RBA rate is terrible. I'm pretty sure someone [...]

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James North

....and they have charged those performance fees notwithstanding the LIC share price is still 20 per cent under the listing price.

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Joshua Stewart

Benjamin, it should be noted Monash are an absolute return manager. An absolute return fund seeks to achieve a positive performance in all market conditions. It is usual practice fo [...]

Three companies with sustainable dividends

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With investors guessing which bluechip will cut its dividend next, we recently asked three experts how they measure the sustainability of a company's dividend. In this wire, they each share a stock example that passed their tests. Show More


Is 'Value' Investing Now Dead?

Rudi Filapek-Vandyck

Most investors in Australia, be it consciously or otherwise, are "value" investors.If you haven't figured out what type you are, consider the following two propositions: 1) a share price drops by -20%; has your interest been triggered?; 2). a share price rallies by 20%; do you now think 'this horse... Show More

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Peter Ashley Schaeffer

My best performer is FPH, with double the return of Resmed. Should be in your list? Peter

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Peter Brown

Thank you for the article. It supports what I have been thinking for a while now. All I've read from many fund managers for the last few months now is that growth stocks are overvalued a [...]

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Ricky Yeo

We can look at this from several lenses: 1. There is a classical misunderstanding on what does value investing means. Value simply means buying things for less than what one would est [...]

Strong A$ gold price fuels talk of M&A among mid-tiers

Barry FitzGerald

With bumper margins and bloated kitties, Australia’s mid-tier gold miners are primed for M&A. But this time, it’s expected to be more bolt-on than mega-merger. Smaller companies with growing inventories are seen as potential targets. And talking of targets, Argonaut Resources is about to drill several in the Gawler Craton. Show More


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Jack Upton

I've refrained from a gold play for years but have got interested over the last few months - more so when I saw that 26g/t report a couple of weeks ago which I took as a misprint. But m [...]

A slow burn for wound care stocks

Tim Boreham

For investors in the burns treatment house, progress has been a slow burn indeed since Avita rode the prestige of treating Bali bombing victims with its innovative ‘spray on’ skin technology. That was back in 2002 and my time flies. Now, Avita faces its defining moment in history with the... Show More


Buy Hold Sell: Big stocks with big yields

Buy Hold Sell

There's a bit of an issue for investors seeking income from the local market. The challenge is that just 6 companies account for more than 50% of the income generated from the ASX200. That's the 'Big Four' banks, Telstra and BHP. Whilst the income might be attractive there's clearly a... Show More


Top Value Picks ahead of Reporting Season

Marni Lysaght

In an environment of persistent earnings multiple expansion, investors have had to look hard to find quality value names. With confession season largely behind investors in Australia, some names in the Small Caps space have come out relatively unscathed and appear poised to meet guidance (with some featuring the cherry... Show More

The Age of the Centaur Investor

Andrew Martin

(Man + Machine) > Man or Machine alone. Growing up, I loved watching the Six Million Dollar Man – Steve Austin’s human judgment combined with machine enhancements made him invincible. The idea of seamlessly integrating the best of human and machine has always captured the imagination – if you can... Show More

Amazon Revisited – Muted Impact So Far

Adrian Lemme

There has been no bigger retail story over the last 12 months than Amazon’s entry into the Australian market. This time last year we gave our initial view (Amazon Not Introducing Internet to Australia) on how Amazon will impact the Australian retail landscape with particular focus on ASX listed retail... Show More


Price is what you pay... Value is what you get

Marcus Tuck

As Warren Buffet put it best: “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get”. And just as an individual share price can be disaggregated into earnings per share (EPS) times its PE ratio, the same thing can be done at a market index level - as we discuss... Show More

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Peter Brown

A great article. Very informative.

Earnings going up for Downer

Vince Pezzullo

Downer EDI Ltd (DOW) provides engineering, construction and asset management services to customers operating in a variety of market sectors including minerals and metals, oil and gas, power, road and rail infrastructure, telecommunications, utilities and facilities management. Show More


10 value investing beliefs

Steve McCarthy

We consider it important to invest within a disciplined value investing framework in order to significantly outperform the market over the long term. Importantly, value investing can be applied to both high and low growth businesses; the key is to invest when the true underlying worth of the business is... Show More

Is it time to buy Telstra?

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Telstra shares are down 34% over the last 12 months. It’s been a painful period for many investors, especially when accompanied by a dividend cut. The problems for the company are now well-known: falling revenues from fixed line disconnections (partially offset by payments from the NBN) and margin pressure in... Show More

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Ted Thacker

I suggest some of the analysts actually go and try an experience of being a customer of Telstra and then revisit the numbers. They are an absolute disgrace! I recently ordered a X [...]

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James Marlay

Hi Ted, thanks for your comment. I've had some similarly average experiences with Telstra and I think customer service and the offering they put to consumers needs to be a focus. The lac [...]

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abbas hussein

Telstra originally was over priced at around $9.00 so to fall to todays level of $2.75 was expected maximum downside I see is $2.30 as at that level there is no other stock to match or b [...]

The Importance of Corporate Culture in Investing

Ben Rundle

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing has been in a structural growth phase for some years now. A report by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) notes that 81% of the largest super funds have now embedded a formal commitment to responsible investment, up from 70% in 2016. Additional research... Show More

Is there a correction on the horizon?

Magellan Asset Management

Risks are elevated and investors are nervous, so we sat down with Hamish Douglass, CEO and CIO, to revisit his previous warning of a significant market correction. We get his thoughts on how he views the various scenarios playing out and what the likely impact could be on markets. You... Show More

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Jack Upton

Is this more foot-in-mouth comment from a talking head who won't concede that he is wrong - ergo "That doesn't mean it's going to happen". Or is it more market manipulation by fundies t [...]

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James Marlay

Hi Jack, thanks for your comment. I think the article is pretty balanced and is simply drawing investors attention towards some of the risks. It also goes on to share two of the key data [...]

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I've come to believe that Hamish Douglass is one of the best thinkers in the industry so you can ignore his outlook at your peril! I will definitely be keeping an eye on the US wages gr [...]