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Macro
Charlie Aitken

I’m writing to you from New York following a week of meetings with companies, investment banks, analysts, strategists, fund managers and executives.The timing of the trip coincided with a bout of heavy volatility breaking out on Wall Street, largely as a result of the trade dispute. It’s helpful to be... Show More

Macro
Marcelo Lopez

Last month we saw the FED raising rates for the 9th time in the last 3 years, now to 2.25-2.5% per annum. Also, this month, the FED might keep its Quantitative Tightening (QT) program to US$50 billion per month, in order to reduce its inflated balance sheet. Show More

Lachlan MacGregor

Apple significantly reduced its guidance for the December quarter, blaming China and a few other factors for the shortfall. This is Apple's first negative pre-announcement in over a decade, since at least the launch of the iPhone. The announcement came after the US market closed and Apple's shares are trading... Show More

Peter Wilmshurst

When it comes to investing, Australians forego their ‘globetrotter’ reputation and rarely look past local companies. In consumption, however, we are far worldlier and have embraced international brands such as Apple, Samsung, Google, BP and Toyota. Show More

Buy Hold Sell

Finding value in Australia can be tough. With so few major companies, and so many fund managers hunting for the best ideas, value can disappear as quickly as it arrives. By way of illustration, the world’s largest company (Apple) currently trades on a lower multiple than Amcor or Brambles. In... Show More

The first thing you learn about being contrarian is that humans don't normally like to act this way. As the cartoon suggests, we're a social animal. We like to stick together. When we were all living in the jungle and someone yells, "Run! Lion!" it’s the contrarians that get eaten.... Show More