Matthew Kidman: Uncut

James Marlay

Regular readers of Livewire will know Matthew Kidman from his role as ‘Anchorman’ for the popular Buy Hold Sell video series, and for expertly moderating panel sessions at the annual Livewire Live investor event. Show More

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Mary Ryan

Really interesting and honest

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Patrick Fresne

An interesting point raised by Kidman in the interview is the question as to why Australian equities have underperformed against those of other regions over the past decade or so. I have [...]

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Nathan Bell

Loved the honesty Matt. Great interview boys!

IPO Watch: Coles

Hugh Dive

In March Wesfarmers announced their intention to demerge Coles into a new separately listed company, with the new company expected to list on the ASX next Wednesday. Existing Wesfarmers shareholders will receive 1 share of Coles for every Wesfarmers share they own and the parent company will retain a 15%... Show More

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Patrick Jackson

Great analysis, thank you.

Economic updates for Australia look positive

Sean Callow

Equities had a poor run this week, and Australian equities underperformed the Asian region, but nonetheless, the AUD moved towards 3 months highs as we saw an important week of economic updates for the domestic economy, which all in all were upbeat. The Aussie dollar was also helped by more... Show More

Death spiral for the housing market

Livewire Exclusive

East Coast residential property continues to soften as credit tightens, but in this interview with Charlie Jamieson, CIO at Jamieson Coote Bonds, he warns that property investors might make matters worse by becoming forced sellers in a falling market. Show More

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Luke Fennell

My old aunt had an "assymetric dislocation" and from the screams she made at the time I think we should be concerned.

When looks can be deceiving

Andrew Macken

As happens four times per year in global equity markets, publicly-listed companies recently reported their results for the third calendar quarter of 2018. This is not only an enormous undertaking for the disclosing businesses, it is also a busy time for equity analysts and fundamental investors who carefully dissect disclosures... Show More

Will you win from Winu copper ‘find’? Rio still refusing to say

Barry FitzGerald

Details of Rio’s reportedly-huge copper find in WA continue to leak. Following last week’s aerial photos showing a 56-man camp and drill rigs, this column can now reveal the project apparently has a name: Winu. Of course, Rio refuses to confirm this – presumably because that would confirm the discovery... Show More

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ian stewart

Excellent article on an interesting operation. More follow up on Peel and the St Barbara interest, thanks.

Golden age of banking is over: A response to feedback

Michael Wayne

In the last couple of days, I have received a number of responses from clients and readers regarding our article ‘The golden age of banking is over’. Given the connection some investors have with banks shares this was to be expected and I’ll take some time in an attempt to... Show More

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Elizabeth Geyer

Thank you for this. I wonder how different the US banks are, given Warren Buffett has just bought heavily into banks.

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Michael Wayne

Hi Elizabeth, you make a good observation. I feel the landscape for US banks and Australian banks differs at the moment. Although the US banks haven't shot the lights out over the last 1 [...]

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jack Upton

Banks write their own interest rates - banks reducing staff - banks closing out branches - banks retreating to major centres - banks disposing of low-performing assets - banks re-orienti [...]

13 tips for managing your finances

Shane Oliver

Getting your personal finances right can be a challenge. Here are 13 tips that may be of use: shop around when it comes to financial services; don’t take on too much debt; allow that interest rates can go up as well as down; allow for rainy days; credit cards are... Show More

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darren franklin

Shane, can you just clarify the debt servicing if 30 % Of income...do you only take intoaccount the interest and not the principal *ie, for P&I loans and is income gross income before ta [...]

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Luke Fennell

Great summary but the one missing is to regularly check performance. Assuming that you are doing well from your investments and knowing you are doing well are two different things. Man [...]