Richard Coppleson

Richard Coppleson is a Director of Institutional Sales and Trading at Bell Potter Securities and authors “The Coppo Report”, a highly regarded market newsletter. He has over 30 years’ experience in financial markets, beginning his career at Ord...

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Does the market get it right day 1?

Richard Coppleson

Last reporting season, stocks that “beat” were up +3.10% on the day, and then added an extra +13% to be up +15.7% 4 mths after reporting. The ASX 200 rallied +6.2% over this same time. These stocks had a “lower short interest” at 2.1%, versus 3.1% for the misses. The... Show More

Coppo: Lithium could do what iron ore did 10 years ago

Richard Coppleson

Some see this as a bubble & that may be correct – but not for a few more years. Lithium-ion batteries are “fundamentally changing the world” but a balancing of supply and demand will eventually expose some players. Show More

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My recollections of the greatest ever one-day crash

Richard Coppleson

20th October 1987 probably doesn’t mean a lot to anyone who wasn’t in the market – but for those who were - it was a day no one ever forgets... Show More

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Overweight banks in October, the winning trade

Richard Coppleson

Since 2000, the Bank Index has been up 12 out of the last 16 years or 75% of the time. In the 12 years that the Bank Average has closed up, the average rise in those 12 years has been MASSIVE - 5.95%, so this is significant. I believe the... Show More

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The biggest month of dividends ever paid

Richard Coppleson

Dividends for FY16 (ie dividends paid from Nov 2015 until Oct 2016) totaled $72.7billion. But for FY17, they have increased by +7.2% to $77.9 billion. So shareholders will have received an extra $5.2 billion in cash in the last 10 months, and over the next 2. That comes despite the... Show More

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Profit warnings and profit upgrades in 2017

Richard Coppleson

Of the profit warnings this year, 81% of them have been "downgrades". I have found some really interesting observations that I’ll mention through this note that are worth being aware of, before then discussing the main 15 "Positive" Profit Warnings in 2017. Show More

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Tax loss selling roadmap

Richard Coppleson

With investors making big profits this year in certain stocks, there will be many investors who will want to offset these profits via selling their losers to lock in their tax losses and thus reduce their tax bill. I have been watching the tax loss phenomenon in the market closely... Show More

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Sell Platinum and Buy Magellan

Richard Coppleson

Magellan is up the last 5 days straight and hit its highest level in 1 ½ years. About 8 months ago I pushed a pairs trade – sell Platinum and Buy Magellan. Despite the massive move (especially) in the last 4 months I’d keep in on still. I can’t see... Show More

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8 reasons market vulnerable to nasty selloff

Richard Coppleson

The US looks suddenly' very vulnerable" to a nasty selloff once everyone considers these 8 points, and I'm a BUYER of gold stocks for the first time in a long time... Show More

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Coppo: 8 charts on May seasonal strength and weakness

Richard Coppleson

With bank reporting kicking off as we enter the seasonally weak month of May, I’ve looked at data back to 2000 to highlight some of the best and worst sectors. ANZ and WBC are stand out underperformers and there’s one sector that shows up as seasonally strong. Show More

Insider (Director) Selling... A few worth commenting on

Richard Coppleson

Ramsay Health Care has had a remarkable smack in the face recently, something that this stock is not used to. With this backdrop, I look at recent signals and Director selling for Ramsay in this note, as well as for Bellamys, Transurban, Mantra, and Computershare. Show More

What’s happening with Domino’s is incredible

Richard Coppleson

Dominos - if you own this you need to know what has been going on – it’s quite incredible. Dominos stock went ex-div on Tuesday 21st Feb and ended up closing up +36c or +0.65%, and at its high it was up +1.05 or +1.9%. That is normally a very... Show More

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US is going higher - Momentum has taken over

Richard Coppleson

The US is going higher. We cannot ignore what we are seeing: momentum has taken over. Trump’s speech (where all you could hear was clapping & standing ovations all through it) will absolutely kill the bears. They have been talking about this speech being the “trigger”, but it wasn’t and... Show More

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