Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain are Just Reruns of 90’s Bubbles

Jonathan Rochford
Jonathan Rochford Narrow Road Capital

The old saying that history doesn’t repeat but often rhymes sums up the fervour surrounding cryptocurrencies and blockchain. The media loves to write about something new and sexy and the financial media loves to write about those things as well, especially when they involve volatile asset prices. As cryptocurrencies and... Show More

Markets Take Time to be Efficient

Martin Pretty
Martin Pretty Equitable Investors

Markets are supposed to price in new information efficiently. But for the investor who has done their homework in advance, time is on their side. Stock prices can react gradually rather than instantly to new information. Information can sit in the public domain but not be widely known and understood. Show More

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Alex Cowie

Very interesting wire, thanks Martin. It's good to see the latency in response to earning changes so clearly demonstrated.

Tech this week: Apple’s iPhone hangover, Tesla dumping Nvidia for AMD, Google’s hardware play and Netflix’s $1bn fight with a drug lord

Lachlan MacGregor
Lachlan MacGregor Alphinity Investment Management

This week we saw Apple’s share price suffer a hangover from the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. Tesla surprised the market with the rumour that it is partnering with AMD for an autonomous driving chip, knocking Nvidia’s shares. Google bought HTC’s Pixel hardware team. And amusing (and... Show More

Wilson Asset Management weekly: Insights from the CLSA conference in HK, Seven Group Holdings and CBA

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed down 0.2% for the week. Minutes from the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) meeting released on Tuesday suggested that reduced demand for steel production in China would indicate downside risks to the current iron ore price. We note that the Australian market is... Show More

Westpac weekly markets video

Sean Callow
Sean Callow Westpac Bank

The Aussie dollar has had a volatile week, seesawing around the FOMC decision and struggling with the slide in iron ore prices. In our brief weekly video, I discuss these factors along with the RBA commentary (Lowe speech and Sep minutes) and take a look at potential trading ranges for... Show More

Executive Series: Champion Iron (CIA) CEO & Chairman, Michael O'Keeffe

CommSec
CommSec Online Stockbroker

In this short video we discuss the Features of the Bloom Lake Mine and related rail assets in Quebec Canada, which CIA purchased from affiliates of Cliffs Natural Resources; Strong upside potential for CIA plans to leverage through the significant level of investment in Bloom Lake made by previous owners,... Show More

Finding growth in private markets

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Investors have traditionally turned to the share market for growth, but with the ASX 200 still sitting well below its pre-GFC highs, alternative investments are becoming increasingly popular. From less than 5% of the industry in ’97, alternative assets now account for nearly 20% of funds under management. Show More

What Are The Odds For Next Bear Market?

Rudi Filapek-Vandyck

"Bear markets are inevitable: the question is not if, but rather when, the next one will occur. The problem is that, while bear markets are very obvious with the benefit of hindsight, they are very difficult to identify in real time." Show More

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Michael Howson

I cannot argue with the logic but I wonder if logic is useful with free market conditions so distorted.. We are in the lap of the gods ,central bankers and politicians decisions. Th [...]

Black Rock shakes off Tanzania’s asset grab with forecasts of strong returns from graphite project

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

Shares in graphite hopeful Black Rock were smashed following Tanzania’s asset grab. But a PFS finds its project will still deliver strong returns thanks to low costs. Plus, Nzuri Copper gets hot and sweaty in the Congo as it prepares to release a feasibility study on its high-grade copper-cobalt project.... Show More

Thinking what others are not thinking

Nader Naeimi
Nader Naeimi AMP Capital

In the uncertain world of investing, evolutionary instincts sometimes lead us to see patterns when there are none. While humans are susceptible to biological weaknesses when it comes to investing, computers and machines suffer from a lack of perspective. Most of the research in machine learning and artificial intelligence is... Show More

Can we rely on Reliance?

Robert Frost
Robert Frost OC Funds Management

Following share price weakness ahead of its full-year result, we added Reliance Worldwide Corporation to our portfolio. Reliance is a global plumbing supplies business specialising in reliable and premium branded water flow and control products including the market-leading 'SharkBite' push-to-connect fittings. Show More

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Trevor Stewart

Mr Munz selling down is hardly an endorsement

Gold on the Ropes as Markets Hit All Time Highs

Jordan Eliseo
Jordan Eliseo ABC Bullion

Precious metal prices have been in full retreat the past few weeks, with the price of gold declining toward USD $1300oz. This pullback has had a number of drivers including an easing of the ‘safe haven’ bid as markets fade the rhetoric to do with Korea, the USD catching a... Show More

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Patrick Fresne

One long term concern I have about gold relates to Africa: for several decades South Africa produced most of the world's gold supply, and I wonder if a number of other African countries [...]

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Jordan Eliseo

hi Patrick - thanks for the comment. There is no doubt the potential for countries in Africa (and other parts of the world for that matter) to increase their gold production. I wouldn't [...]

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Patrick Fresne

Thanks Jordan, it is an interesting read. As you note in that article, gold has been recognised as a store of value across the world for over three millennia, but it is worth considering [...]