The Growing Country

Glennon Capital

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

Technology And Retail: The Menulog Bump

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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

Child Care: the mosaic of price, policy and margins

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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

Reporting Season Highlights - Imdex, Lovisa, Isentia

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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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The Changing Advertising Landscape

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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

Why there are more opportunities in small caps

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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

Why we don’t buy stocks purely on yield

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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

The growth trap

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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