Tim Hannon

Tim has 22 years’ experience in the investment and securities markets. Tim was a partner of Goldman Sachs JBWere and during his 15-year tenure at the firm had senior experience across all areas of equities investing.


8 reasons lithium markets will stay tight

Tim Hannon

To meet the stated requirements of electric vehicle manufacturers, lithium production must grow from current levels of 300,000 tonnes to two million tonnes by 2030. Our analysis, supported by interviews with independent industry specialists, concludes the lithium price needs to stay in the $US10,000 to $US12,000 per tonne price range... Show More

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A good year ahead for resources

Tim Hannon

We have argued the case for an exposure to the resources sector for over 12 months. Despite the excellent performance of the sector over this period, we continue to remain confident as our multi-pronged investment case remains intact. Show More

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A rare mispricing in a highly profitable stock

Tim Hannon

We recently undertook a review of a company called Lynas Corporation (LYC). LYC is a miner and processor of rare earths. Rare earths are a critical component within electric vehicles. The growth in the electric vehicle industry will support demand growth for rare earths over the coming decade. We expect... Show More


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What could Updater be worth?

Tim Hannon

While most of our positions are in companies in the traditional real estate and infrastructure sector, we are also able to make investments in real estate technology companies. One company that earned our interest was Updater (UPD), a company solving a real problem that we could relate to. Show More


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The climate change debate is one of risk management, not politics or ideology

Tim Hannon

We would like to offer up our perspective on the climate change debate. We do not think this is a political or ideological debate as is presented in the media and by politicians, but one about risk management. Show More

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REITs offering numerous short opportunities

Tim Hannon

Since the rapid 20% correction witnessed from August to November 2016, the real estate and infrastructure sector has made a significant recovery. This recovery is difficult to reconcile given there has been no fundamental improvement in the earnings outlook for many of the securities that have rallied so strongly –... Show More

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Opportunity in Maquarie Atlas (MQA) as it moves to ASX 100

Tim Hannon

We highlight the recent share price weakness in toll road owner and operator Macquarie Atlas (MQA). We explain in simple terms why the share price has fallen 15% in several weeks for reasons not explainable by its fundamentals and highlight the opportunity to take advantage of the situation presented by... Show More


The long awaited recovery in the US housing market

Tim Hannon

Significant household investment decisions depend on confidence, or ‘animal spirits’, which are clearly emerging in the USA. As per history, this confidence will manifest in households making high-value purchases – particularly new residential housing. While market analysts are expecting construction of new US housing to take four years to grow... Show More

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Resources and the Cycle

Tim Hannon

The resources industry performed well over 2016 and it may appear to some that it is ‘too late’ to increase exposure to the sector. Our analysis suggests that the recovery remains in its early stage. In making our case we have written the following research piece providing eight justifications for... Show More

A simple analysis of the Australian housing market, using history as a guide

Tim Hannon

We have written a piece on the Australian housing market out of frustration from reading the views of so many market commentators that don’t seem to have studied the rich history of housing crises. Show More

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Why the RBA shouldn’t cut rates

Tim Hannon

Central banks want prices to rise consistently and with low volatility, normally in a range of 2 to 3% per annum. Prices growing at greater than 3% per annum apparently signal capacity constraints in an economy, so the central bank raises interest rates to crimp consumer spending and investment -... Show More

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Infigen (IFN) - an exciting pure play exposure to elevated renewable energy prices

Tim Hannon

We have just completed a research paper on a renewable wind energy producer called Infigen (IFN). We would like to share our findings with you. Show More

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Real Estate Companies - What are they really earning?

Tim Hannon

Real estate investment trusts have performed exceptionally well this calendar year as investors rotate out of industries with earnings risk into perceived safety. Show More


Thank you for the feedback. We have not done sufficient research on the graphite market to give you a considered opinion - apologies.

On A good year ahead for resources -

Terrific response Max and some great points raised. We will certainly review and revert.

On What could Updater be worth? -

Excellent question. You are correct that BLD has significant exposure to the Australian housing construction market, which we believe will experience a typical cyclical downturn. We believe that this downturn will be offset by BLD's exposure to the non residential construction market, which is experiencing strong growth. To answer your broader question, I am sure there are more pure exposures to the US housing construction market recovery, but we have confined out investment universe to those companies listed on the ASX.

On The long awaited recovery in the US housing market -

Thanks for the comments. Obviously I can only be general with such a short video. It was meant to be a word of caution, that's all. We have seen some very poor quality business models come to the market with very high valuations, not a good combination for investors.

On A disaster could be brewing in tech -

Hi Patrick, different types of electricity generators run at different rates. Because mainstream renewable sources are variable (wind blowing, sun shining) - their actual output can range from 20-50% of installed capacity. Conversely, base load generators such as nuclear and thermal run close to 100%.

On Infigen (IFN) - an exciting pure play exposure to elevated renewable energy prices -