In Focus: Alphinity Sustainable Share Fund

Stephane Andre

Alphinity seeks to invest in quality, undervalued companies that can deliver an ‘earnings surprise’ to drive outperformance. We have found that a positive earnings surprise is likely to be followed by a period of sustained positive earnings revisions/surprises driving share price out performance. Likewise, negative surprises drive underperformance. Show More

Recognition that lithiums ain’t lithiums said to help explain price volatility

Barry FitzGerald

Once high-flying lithium stocks have tanked of late. Lower lithium prices, which are being blamed on over-supply, are said to be responsible. But those close to the action say all is not what it appears and a recovery is coming. Plus, the Chinese come knocking for Cassini’s battery metals. Show More

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Dean Shipton

Its human nature people see a chance to make a quick buck with a hot stock so its all on board (Companys too) before you know it theres an possible oversupply the price comes off the boi [...]

FNArena Reporting Season Monitor: Week 2 - August 2018

Rudi Filapek-Vandyck

Welcome to the FNArena Reporting Season Monitor for the February result season 2018. The Monitor reports ratings and consensus price target changes, along with brief summaries of the collective responses, from FNArena database brokers for each of the 300+ stocks. Week 2 is now available with coverage of 85 stocks. Show More

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Thank Rudi this is an excellent resource.

Future-proofing Facebook

Gareth Brown

We looked at Facebook stock—far too briefly it turns out—in 2013 when it was trading below US$30 a share. It had listed a year earlier and was in the doldrums because of what the market perceived as a ‘painful’ transition from desktop to mobile. Painful? That transition turned out to... Show More

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Andrew Lindner

Top notch thoughts Gareth. Thoughts on the newly hired monitors, impeding short term margins, being replaced by AI in a couple of years?

Luxury Home Prices Tanking

Christopher Joye

In the AFR today I reveal that luxury home values are tanking, particularly in ultra-high-end beach-side suburbs like Sydney's Palm Beach, and then unveil our new hedonic regression index for mortgage default rates---a global first---that shows that RMBS arrears are increasing sharply in contrast to what the likes of S&P... Show More

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Charles Algert

Palm Beach seems an odd choice for an example since many houses may be weekender second homes. This could be a very different market to luxury homes closer to the Sydney centre. It might [...]

Three cracking results

James Gerrish

An impressive performance from the local market yesterday after some very poor leads from the previous day. The index rallied strongly from the early morning low of -47pts / -0.74% before the banks and some recovery from the hard hit resources saw the index close less than a point lower.... Show More

The New Criterion: hard labour for the recruitment firms

Tim Boreham

Until Seek came along, recruiting was pretty much about bunging an ad in Saturday’s classifieds and sifting candidates based on their ability to write a semi-coherent application. Show More

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Patrick Fresne

Compelling reading. The RBR Group in particular is an intriguing stock, given Africa's status as, the 'young continent', with a large and ever-growing population hungry to learn. That sa [...]

The question with Telstra

Hamish Carlisle

We provided some detailed thoughts on Telstra this time last year. Since then, Telstra has underperformed the broader market, the company’s strategy has dramatically pivoted from aspirations of becoming a global technology company to a cost-out and product simplification agenda, and Telstra has brought itself some breathing space and improved... Show More

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Patrick Jackson

Great analysis, thank you.

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Bruce Aulabaugh

Dito, great work.

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Awesome work!! kudos...

Staying invested during ‘The Great Unwind’

Mark Newman

A group of factors that supported the equity bull market for almost a decade, including excess liquidity, low volatility, and low rates, are now unwinding in a synchronised fashion. Show More

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jon dixon

What Beta/Long shorts funds or ETFs do you consider investment grade?

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Mark Newman

Hi Jon At K2 we run Variable Beta Long / Short funds. We have a 20 year track record, and have successfully managed our strategies through numerous cycles. For 'Best of Breed' managers [...]

A deep dive on the Financials sector

Peter Wilmshurst

Despite political tension and underperformance of the European Financials sector in the June quarter, results in 2017 and the first quarter were solid. We saw upgrades for the European banking sector through 2017 on the back of improving loan losses and continued uptick in lending growth. The banks are also... Show More