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Over the past few weeks we have written about the profit and loss statement and the balance sheet, and how understanding both is critical to working out how a business operates. But as the saying goes, cash is king, and the cash flow statement is really at the core of... Show More

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While the profit and loss statement is doubtless very important for investors, the balance sheet should not be underestimated; it may even be more important. Below we run through the top points to consider when coming face-to-face with a balance sheet. Show More

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Albert Einstein famously stated: “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it… he who doesn’t, pays it.” We tend to agree – compounding returns over time can lead to some great results. So how does this play out in the world of small... Show More

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We know Australia is the lucky country – whether that be the weather, the lifestyle, or the 25 plus year streak without a recession. We are also the growing country; Australia’s growth rate of 1.5% outpaces many of our peers. But where is the growth coming from and what is... Show More

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A couple of days ago the Australian Bureau of Statistics released the latest retail sales figures, touching on many of the retail segments services by the ASX listed retailers. Overall sales increased 3.1% for January and 3.4% for the year, and continued to reduce from the strong 6% growth rates... Show More

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A young family has many points of financial stress to contend with at the moment. The record prices of property in Australia’s major cities make buying a property a difficult exercise. Rents have also continued to rise. Meanwhile a second issue is also consistently present for those with young children:... Show More

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Last week marked the busiest week of the current reporting season. With most of the smaller companies reporting there was no shortage of stocks to profile. We take a look at three of these businesses, how they have fared during the reporting period and what this means for the businesses... Show More

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During this week’s results presentation WPP Group (WPP, the old STW Communications) reported on the state of the advertising market for the past year as well as expectations over the next few years. Coming from a significant media buying group it made for interesting reading. Show More

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Small caps are often thought of as the poor cousin to blue chips. Investors first flock to the well recognised top 20 index stocks. Then, when time and risk appetite allow, they may on occasion dabble in smaller stocks. Not surprisingly, investors who limit themselves largely to the top 20... Show More

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Lithium is the talk of the town; prices are up 50% from the start of last year. Listed lithium stocks are surging and more and more small explorers are getting in on the action. Electric cars are all over the media. But this is not a one way bet. A... Show More

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Cash rates are at all time lows and predicted to move lower, while the yield on Australian 10 year government bonds hit an all time low of 2.2% this month. Australian savers, both within the superannuation system and outside it, are now faced with the tough task of building their... Show More

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In the same way that value traps should be considered before investing in value stocks the growth trap, which often gets less attention, should be considered when investing in growth stocks. An investor might come across a company that is selling into a large, growing market, with what appears to... Show More

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Sometimes an investor might come across a stock that on face value appears to be very cheap. Headline price/earnings multiples may be unreasonably low, the business might be producing strong cash flow or the net tangible assets of the business may be way above the current price. All the above... Show More