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Is it time to buy Telstra?

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Telstra shares are down 34% over the last 12 months. It’s been a painful period for many investors, especially when accompanied by a dividend cut. The problems for the company are now well-known: falling revenues from fixed line disconnections (partially offset by payments from the NBN) and margin pressure in... Show More

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How to identify a sustainable dividend

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For the income-focussed equity investor, there are few things that strike fear into the heart more than a dividend cut. The capital losses alone can destroy years of income, and that’s before you even consider the reduced dividend stream. Telstra has fallen nearly 30% since announcing its dividend cut in... Show More

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The market’s most disruptive innovations

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Amazon is set to potentially become the first ‘trillion dollar company’. Catherine Wood, CEO and CIO at New York-based ARK Investment Management (ARK), discusses how Amazon got to this point, and which companies have the potential to be true leaders of today’s main ‘innovation platforms’. Show More

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A risky market comes of age

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Once upon a time, the high yield bond market was for speculative companies and investors. Today, the market is where Virgin, Netflix and Hertz raise capital from institutional investors. In this short interview, Vivek Bommi from Neuberger Berman discusses how perception is still catching up with reality in this fast... Show More

Paul Moore: Navigating the late-cycle

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If you see a bloke driving a Holden Ute through Sydney with two dogs in the tray and the words 'GIANTZ' blazed on the number plate, that'll be Paul Moore the CIO of PM Capital. The 30-year funds management veteran was an early backer of the GWS Giants and is... Show More

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Why high yield bonds is one asset class to consider for the next correction

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High yield bonds can offer a similar return profile to equities, but with 40% less risk. In this short video, Vivek Bommi, Senior Portfolio Manager at Neuberger Berman explains how, and recalls the performance of this asset class through three major market corrections of the last 20 years. Show More

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The pros and cons of offshore earners

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Offshore earning companies offer leverage to larger markets with the potential kicker in the form of a currency tailwind. The AUD has fallen from above 80 cents in January to current levels ~74 cents, with forecasters tipping further declines. In this thematic discussion Matthew Kidman asks Tony Waters from QVG... Show More

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The art and science of concentrated investing

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With ten stocks comprising up to 75% of the portfolio, Adrian Warner from Avenir Capital is well versed in concentrated investing. He outlines his strategy here, using a stock example that has more than doubled, and that he thinks could have 70% further upside. Show More

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The biggest opportunity for the next 30 years

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Over the last 30 years, the financialisation of the world, combined with falling bond yields, has created amazing returns for investors positioned to benefit. Peter Cooper, Chief Investment Officer at Cooper Investors, says there’s a similar opportunity for investors over the coming decades; the ageing global population. Show More

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The most crowded trades in the world

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Towards the end of any cycle, as investors get confident and start to ignore risks, some trades can become overcrowded. What starts out as attractive returns can quickly become hot, burning investors who get caught up in the hype. In the 90s it was internet stocks, in the 00s it... Show More

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The high yield bond market is bigger than the ASX

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Comprising 2,000 companies that include household names like Hertz, Netflix and KFC, the high-yield bond market at US$2.1 trillion is now bigger than the ASX. Vivek Bommi, Senior Portfolio Manager at Neuberger Berman, provides a snapshot of this market, and explains how it offers investors ‘good equity-like returns, with lower... Show More

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The biggest issue in global macro today

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In response to the calamity caused by the GFC, interest rates were cut to near zero and we doubled the amount of debt outstanding. Fast forward and interest rates are now rising at the same time that ~$18 trillion of stimulus is being withdrawn. Show More

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Feast and Famine: Contrarian investing with Allan Gray

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As the GFC started to unfold, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) quickly fell in value, from a generous premium to just 75% of their book value. Allan Gray saw a contrarian opportunity, stepped up to the plate, and started investing in the sector. Show More

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Investing in the real China story

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Catherine Yeung, Investment Director at Fidelity International, comments that clients often ask her what’s happening on the ground in China and whether the journey is actually intact? She answers this question in this presentation, concluding to say that: “It’s very hard to imagine not having a suitable allocation to the... Show More

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Are Livewire subscribers biased?

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A lot has been written about investors’ behavioural biases. But are the types of experienced investors who visit Livewire really biased? If so, what specific investment decisions are impacted? And by how much? And, given that we’re all human, are Livewire subscribers convinced that asset managers can overcome their own... Show More

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Profiting and protecting from investor psychology

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People often ask Steve Johnson, ‘what’s your edge? What do you do differently that allows you to outperform?’ His answer is straightforward: “we don’t have a big team, we don’t have an informational edge, we are not smarter than the people we compete against.” What they can do though, is... Show More

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Is there still room to run for lithium stocks?

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There have been some truly life-changing returns in the lithium sector over the few years. Over the last two years, stocks like Kidman Resources (+2136%) and Tawana Resources (+1786%) have produced returns of more than 10x. With huge numbers like this, it’s easy to think that the opportunity has passed.... Show More

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The Rules of Investing: How Alex Waislitz uncovers hidden gems

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In the ‘go-go 80s’, a young Alex Waislitz worked for the legendary Australian entrepreneur, Robert Holmes á Court. Holmes á Court was Australia’s first billionaire, though he lost much of his fortune in the ’87 crash – a valuable lesson for the young Waislitz. Some 30 years later, Waislitz has... Show More

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If things change… You have to change quickly too

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Sitting on a >450% gain in under 20 months from one of their positions, Monash Investors not just sold out, but sold short. Simon Shields told the Livewire Live audience: “You can’t just be sitting on the same side all the time. If things change you have to change pretty... Show More

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One rally underway, and another one brewing

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Miners and Banks are the two dominant sectors on the ASX. For the last few years, the miners have done the heavy lifting, and while they are a long way from former highs, there is no denying they've had a good run. Catherine Allfrey of Wavestone Capital says investors are... Show More

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