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August Reporting Season: The Good, The Bad and The Oddly

Brad Potter

Confession season was eerily quiet leading into reporting season, unlike the noise from the Royal Commission and the incredible events out of Canberra, where another Prime Minister didn’t reach their full term. The global equity backdrop was in a state of flux with the ongoing Trump-induced trade debate/war raging, mixed... Show More

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Key themes for reporting season

Livewire Exclusive

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

4 signs that companies are taking more risk

Anthony Aboud

Over the past few years, Australian companies have operated in a low and falling bond yield environment. There are beginning to be signs that this multi-decade trend is reversing. A lot of market commentary has focused on the impact that a reversal of bond yields will have on the prices... Show More

The best investing strategy now normal volatility has resumed

Clime Asset Management

Volatility is the value investor’s best friend and weeks like last week are welcome opportunities, not reasons to panic. For so long quality companies with growth traded above the prices we wanted to pay but last week’s indiscriminate selling knocked their prices down to levels sufficiently below valuations for us... Show More

Where to find opportunities in large companies

Clime Asset Management

There is so much confusion about the stocks in the ASX’s large-caps index, the ASX 50. Some investors see them as ‘blue-chips’ by virtue of their size and longevity, and thus see them as long-term portfolio holds. Others think the ASX 50 is largely useless: a motley, concentrated index of... Show More

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Morgans reporting season candidates for surprise or disappointment

Andrew Tang

FY17 reporting season kicks off in earnest mid-August and according to the latest IBES consensus earnings estimates, EPS growth for the S&P/ASX200 is forecast at 13% in FY17, slightly down from 13.6% at the end of 1H17. Pleasingly this would still mark the end of the earnings recession after two... Show More

It's all about corporate profits

Rudi Filapek-Vandyck

US corporate profits are in an upturn, according to proprietary leading indicators from Morgan Stanley and Citi. Thus US equities should remain in an uptrend too, all else being equal. Alas, for investors in Australia, the dynamics domestically are not the same, and that is putting it mildly. Over here... Show More