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The next 12 months for small cap investors

Steve McCarthy

Another financial year draws to a close which presents an opportunity to look forward to the financial year ahead. We believe FY19 will involve more of the same, and some noteworthy changes. In this wire, we discuss our top 5 considerations for smaller companies’ investors who are aiming for out-performance... Show More

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Fallen angels and upside surprises

Andrew Mitchell

While the month-end reports for February will indicate the ASX Small Ordinaries finished the February reporting period dead flat, it would be difficult to find any smaller cap investors this month that would summarise the reporting period as dreary. Show More

Fresh ideas and new opportunities

Livewire Exclusive

Reporting season has just concluded and we've lined up two of the best-read managers in Australia to get their take on the health of Australian corporates. Chris Prunty from QVG Capital argues that we've just witnessed 'the best reporting season in years' and with that comes a raft of new... Show More

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

Fund managers, Readers and Sharesight users: Whose 2017 picks are leading?

Alex Cowie

At the end of 2016 we surveyed contributors and readers for their top stock pick for this year. Our friends at Sharesight polled their users too, and have just updated us on which of these three groups is in the lead… Show More

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Aussie tech stocks Versus Alphabet

Sam Granger

There has been some recent commentary from a number of market participants suggesting that the US tech sector is “crowded” and “expensive”. In reality, the valuation of Alphabet compares very favourably to the Australian tech sector and the broader market. Show More

Buy Hold Sell: 5 big tech stocks

Buy Hold Sell

Successful tech stocks can build a business from stealing market share by outplaying incumbents. However, these disruptors can in time then become the disrupted. To test the outlook five big tech stocks, Roger Montgomery from The Montgomery fund and Neil Carter from IFM Investors, join Jeremy Hook from TMS Capital... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170911

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market delivered the first solid positive day in over a week on the optimism that US Hurricane damage was better than expected. Growth worries drove commodities lower over the weekend. Local market bounced on the open on the back of the banks as global investors increased exposure to cover... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170829

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell on the open and then made a slight recovery as North Korean missile test launch through Japanese airspace killed off the weak overnight global market sentiment. North Korean launched another test missile through Japanese airspace according to South Korea…more ammunition for risk off trade to remain in... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170803

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran out of puff again on weaker commodities and directionless global markets. Local trade balance was another miss and the currency took a step back. The best performing sectors were Utilities, IT and Industrials while the worst performers were Miners, Telecom Services and Energy. On the sector/stock front….(1)... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170727

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market flip flopped to deliver a slight positive day despite big bounce in AUDUSD/commodities and a fall in bond yields. July count sits at 10 up days and 9 down days…we have had the first 3 consecutive positive days in July. Expect a run to finish July in positive... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170725

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market bounced back from yesterday’s underperformance on the back of strong commodities and AUDUSD. Banks were up on currency/yield trade while Resources were up on commodity bounce. Aussie CPI data tomorrow…high AUDUSD means outlook is for weaker inflation…unlikely to back any RBA rate hike scare story in 2017. The... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170627

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell on the open before recovering to finish flat. Resources and Financials help to hold the market from profit taking in the big industrial sectors. The best performing sectors were Miners, Banks and Energy while the worst performers were Utilities, Staples and Health Care. On the sector/stock front….(1)... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170621

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran into a brick wall with weak global sentiment, bond yields and currency. Time to stay on the sidelines and wait for some of the optimism to unravel and pick up the bargains for July recovery. The best performing sectors were Health Care, Utilities and Staples while the... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170619

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market finished positive on the back of firmer commodities and AUDUSD. Banks ran on the currency and Miners recovered on the commodities. The best performing sectors were Utilities, Financials and Industrials while the worst performers were Staples, Energy and Retail. Amazon having a play at Whole Foods is rattling... Show More

Buy Hold Sell: 4 stocks with big aspirations

Buy Hold Sell

After a two week break Matthew Kidman of Centennial Asset Management hosts two new panelists, in Mark Whittaker of Investors Mutual, and Joe Magyer of Lakehouse Capital. Technology and software companies are a growing part of the market, the panel discuss four home-grown software companies with big aspirations. Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 2017022519

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market was hit again on the open before making another climb out of the lows of the day as global optimism on US fiscal upside unwinds. Market on stretched valuation was relying on optimism…now it ran into reality of the political risk….we have moved from “Trump Bump” to “Trump... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170518

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market was smacked on US political woes leading to US fiscal reform delays. Market on stretched valuation was relying on optimism…now it ran into reality of the political risk. There should be no real surprises here…stretched market on too much optimism with very low level of risk priced in…reality... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170517

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market started weak and then sentiment nosedived as more details of the White House debacles filtered through the media and drove US futures lower. The big risk with US politics at this point is…anything could happen. Market hates uncertainty…and volatility indices are at historical lows…something should give and the... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170418

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran into a brick wall with profit taking in almost every sector as global investors jumped out ahead of currency devaluation as commodities continue to fall. Substantial number of large caps had big lines crossed after the close…always a good sign that there are big global portfolio transitions... Show More