The trend in global interest rates appears to be upwards in the foreseeable future driven largely by the US Federal Reserve’s stated interest rate normalisation strategy. Whilst the Australian economy is growing at a slower rate than the US at present and may not be as suited to rising interest... Show More
Aristocrat (ALL) has had a poor performance period, down 15% from recent highs, but I believe at current levels represents an opportunity. The selling in ALL can be attributed to a variety of developments: Show More
Great investment ideas can come from anywhere, including your everyday observations as a consumer. Will Low, Head of Global equities at Nikko Asset Management recounts a story of how his children helped him first identify an opportunity that has became a highly successful investment for his fund. Show More
After examining all of our analysts’ buy-rated stocks with a market capitalisation above $1.0 billion, we have identified ten of them which we particularly like over the next 12 months or so for private clients: Show More
The Fidelity Global Emerging Markets Fund was started in 2013. Since inception, the fund has outperformed the benchmark, delivering 9.59% p.a. (net) to investors. Show More
Newspaper headlines like “House prices continue to tumble nationally” are now everywhere. While we have been worried about the potential for a housing correction for a long time, what was theoretical has become actual. Prices are down and it’s no longer the fringe doom-sayers that are predicting further falls. It... Show More
Once again, markets are roiling. As with so many sell-offs, this is a story of pressure building steadily until it must vent. Volatile markets are here to stay, but the next few weeks will tell us whether this episode is a sign of something more ominous to come or just... Show More
The return of volatility is a good reminder of the risks in equity markets. Firetrail Absolute Return Limited (ASX: FTA) is a new LIC that aims is to smooth out the ride by providing returns that are uncorrelated to Australian and Global Share markets: “Whether the ASX is up 20%,... Show More
There are only two times in history that the market has been more expensive than today; March of 2000, and in 1929. Students of financial history would recognise these ominous dates, as they preceded two of the largest crashes in the last 100 years. Disconnects like this require a major... Show More
"Right now, every boardroom of every major restaurant brand is asking their management team, 'What are you going to do about online ordering? What are you going to do about third-party deliveries?... Everyone is growing like gangbusters.” Matt Maloney, CEO, Grubhub Inc Show More
Over the last 20 years we have seen many of Australia’s larger companies such as Brambles, Woolworths, Fosters, NAB, Woolworths, Orica and Amcor demerge and spin off smaller parts of their business on the stock market. The primary objective for separately listing the demerged company was to allow both the... Show More
Today I bust a bunch of big myths relevant to the current price action: specifically, I show why bonds are, contrary to popular belief, a terrible equities hedge (the oft-mooted negative correlation is incredibly unreliable and often positive); why the popular low-rates-for-long meme is completely bogus; why you should not... Show More
Often promulgated is the notion that one can only buy equities or bonds or cash or some mixture of these, as if there are no other choices. Good alternative managers are an underappre [...]
nicely put, Jerome
Investors received a timely reminder yesterday that equity markets do not always rise. For only the second time this year the Australian equity market fell by more than 2% in a day, returning -2.7%. The only larger daily decline this year occurred on February 6 when the market fell -3.2%. Show More
In market sell-offs like we’ve experienced this week, it’s hard to find anything that’s unaffected by the selling. The ASX200 was down 4.9% before trading opened on Friday, but the pain for momentum and technology stocks has been even worse. Show More
World Class - very educational and much to think about - John
A year ago we wrote an article about ‘5 CEOs Who Tick All the Boxes’ based on the ASX listed CEOs who we thought showed similarities to Tom Murphy. For those unfamiliar, Tom Murphy was the once in a lifetime CEO of US media conglomerate Capital Cities who started out... Show More
Any mining or resources CEOs ? Amongst the Australian miners, Mark Clark at RRL, Bill Beament at NST and Graham Kerr at S32 are standouts.
It's Mark Allison, and his track record before Elders is not inspiring.
Thanks for your feedback Michael, NAOS invest in industrial businesses so we tend to focus on CEO's in this space.
Livewire is rolling out a debut series, ‘Stocktoberfest, to showcase new stock ideas (and beer suggestions). We put the spotlight on a blue chip that is well prepared to meet soaring demand for its product, which we feel the market is still underestimating, and tip our choice of IPA to... Show More
This week’s sell-off saw the likes of tech and health stocks walloped. But investors can take some comfort from the solid showing by gold stocks, which in turn suggests that hard assets like commodities could emerge as winners. If this comes to pass, emerging producers will offer significant leverage. Show More
Are you the hunter? Or the hunted? Never thought about it like that when it comes to investing? Well then you are the hunted. The hunter is patient. Very patient. Always aware. Watching, calculating. Then pouncing. Fast and lethal. When I sit down with my trading coach, it is a... Show More
We all know the theory, buy low and sell high. But how do you really feel about buying a stock when it’s bombed out and on its knees? In this episode of Buy Hold Sell two value investors look at 5 stocks that have fallen on tough times and are... Show More
We sat down with Simon Doyle, Head of Fixed Income & Multi-Asset at Schroders, and asked him how he would allocate a million dollars today. In his responses to this tough question he made it clear that it’s not a good time to be building a big position in equities. Show More
Great advice thank you. What would be a viewed as a quality investment grade credit?