10 predictions for equities in FY19

Chris Stott

Around 12 months ago, I shared my 10 predictions for FY18. These included a peak for the housing market, struggling retail stocks, and global macroeconomic strength. It was great to see that a lot of these predictions proved true. With FY18 now over, Livewire have asked for my predictions for... Show More

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Sectors and stocks on our radar right now

Chris Stott

Expectations of accelerated interest rate rises sent equity markets into a tailspin in February, impacting the first quarter and setting the tone for the calendar year. The good news is that it’s not all doom and gloom and investors can look to the media and retail sectors for opportunities over... Show More

Spotlight on Veris

Chris Stott

Last week, surveying solutions company Veris (ASX: VRS) announced it had acquired Elton Consulting for $16 million. The business complemented Veris’ strategy to consolidate the Australian surveying, advisory and geospacial sectors by adding the market leader in consulting and advisory services for the property, transport and infrastructure sectors. Show More

Wilson Asset Management weekly: Decmil

Chris Stott

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed flat for the week. On Tuesday, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left the cash rate unchanged, while reiterating its upbeat outlook for 3% gross domestic product growth (GDP) and rising inflation. The launch of Amazon in Australia on Tuesday failed to inspire... Show More

Beware of insider sales

Chris Stott

Nobody ever sold a stock because they thought it would go up. So wrote veteran Wall Street journalist Alan Abelson. It was an astute observation and should be heeded in particular when a stock is sold by a company insider, such as a director. When directors sell their shares, it... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Star Entertainment Group and Pacific Current Group

Chris Stott

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed flat for the week. On Wednesday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced the second-quarter financial year consumer price index (CPI) was left unchanged at 1.8%, falling well below economists’ expectations and lowering the probability of the Reserve Bank of Australia increasing its cash... Show More