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Key themes for reporting season

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It seems like just weeks ago that February reporting season was wrapping up, but believe it or not, reporting season is upon us again. The Australian market has performed solidly in the period since, having gained 4.4% since the end of February. But this number hides the dichotomy that has... Show More

10 predictions for equities in FY19

Chris Stott

Around 12 months ago, I shared my 10 predictions for FY18. These included a peak for the housing market, struggling retail stocks, and global macroeconomic strength. It was great to see that a lot of these predictions proved true. With FY18 now over, Livewire have asked for my predictions for... Show More

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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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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

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