2017 Outlook Series

James Marlay

In the publishing and content game, January is a pretty quiet time. But the reality is that by the time February rolls around things will kick up to 5th gear in a beat, reporting season will crank up and we'll be eating lunch at our desks. With things at full... Show More

Alex Cowie

It’s time to observe the halfway-mark for Livewire readers’ 2017 stock picks, nominated in December as part of our Outlook series. Read on to see the current top twenty, some recent contributor commentary on them, and the spreadsheet for the full list of 261 stocks with key metrics. Show More

Alex Cowie

With the March quarter nearly over, we’ve been checking in on the stock picks from our 2017 Outlook survey. First came our readers’ stock ideas (link below). Now we look at the stocks picked by our panel of five experts. Show More

Patrick Poke

In December, we asked Livewire readers for their view on a range of market issues for the year ahead. As part of this, you shared your best stock ideas with us. We received 601 responses to this question, with 276 unique stock ideas. The most popular ideas this year showed... Show More

Buy Hold Sell

In 2016 the local index was held ransom by a run of unpredictable political and macro economic events. The ASX200 climbed an unremarkable (but tidy) 7%, which belies the volatile, circa 1000 point trading range that it traversed. The influence of these events was not lost on equity investors, Macquarie... Show More

Buy Hold Sell

Everyone forecast the death of the Aussie dollar in 2016, however, interest rate differentials and resurgent commodity prices pushed the local currency to a peak of 78 cents early in 2016. Of the 600+ Livewire members that responded to our 2017 Outlook Survey only 5% see the currency ending the... Show More

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

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

Buy Hold Sell

Equity markets always foolishly bake in something that is definitely going to happen in the future. So what is the market baking in for 2017 and what will they get wrong? We put this question to a selection of strategists, fund managers, economists and financial journalists as part of our... Show More

Buy Hold Sell

After a 12 month pause the RBA moved decisively in 2016 to lower Australia's official cash rate from 2% with cuts in May and August taking it to the current record low level of 1.5%. It has been a balancing act with a stubbornly strong dollar and a booming property... Show More

Callum Thomas

As a holiday treat we're making the 2016 End of Year Special Edition of the Weekly Macro Themes available for free: http://www.topdowncharts.com/2016-special-edition This edition looks at some of my favorite charts and themes of the year from the weekly report, including the charts that worked (and those that didn't... Show More

James Marlay

Calling all investors! The Livewire 2017 Outlook Survey is now open and we need your best picks! With 2016 drawing to a close it’s time to cast your mind forward to what 2017 might hold. We’ve put together a selection of burning issues facing Australian investors and we’re inviting Livewire... Show More