Richard Coppleson

There is an odd stat that will haunt a few… the S&P 500 was down -3.2% last night. Now there have only been 3 other years where the market has a -3% in December. 1987, 2000 and 2008…. I’ll leave that there, but gee I hate those three years. It’s... Show More

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

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

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

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

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

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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Buy Hold Sell

As part of Livewire's 2017 Outlook Series we’ve asked 5 professional stock pickers for their views on the outlook for equities and their #1 stock pick for 2017. The panel features Matthew Kidman, Chris Stott, and Ben Clark who were the top three stock pickers from Livewire’s 2016 Outlook Series.... Show More

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Buy Hold Sell

We've picked 6 topical points of interest for Australian equity investors to consider in the year ahead. We then put each of these possible scenarios to our panel to get their views on how they will play out. Is Telstra the best telco company to own in the NBN era?... Show More

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