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Highest conviction mining calls

James Gerrish

Yesterday I sat down with Peter O’Connor, our Resource Analyst at Shaw and Partners. According to Bloomberg rankings, Peter is the No 1 rated analyst for BHP, RIO, Alumina (AWC) and Independence (IGO) – so his views clearly hold weight. Show More

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5 resource sector takeover targets

James Gerrish

This time last year we wrote a piece on Livewire calling a short-term top for resources, targeting a correction of around 10% before we became buyers once again, which you can see here. As it turned out, resources did retreat by a little over 10% affording us an attractive buying... Show More

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Maintain exposure to the mining sector

Marcus Tuck

The All Resources Index in trend terms has been outperforming the ASX 200 Index since the start of 2016. In this note we compare the performance of the big Australian mining stocks against their international peers on a common-currency basis, as well as comparing their current valuation metrics. Show More

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Spotlight on Alumina

Matthew Haupt

Aluminium prices hit three-month highs this week following embargoes on a major Russian producer, Rusal, and an unresolved supply disruption at an Alunorte refinery in Brazil. Rusal, which is responsible for approximately 7.0% of the world’s aluminium, had its material blocked by the two largest global metal exchanges after President... Show More

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What Mattered Today; Alumina trades into sell range

James Gerrish

Stocks were back in favour today after the ASX opened down (-23pts at the low) but was bid up fairly strongly throughout the session. Initial weakness was overcome early with a ‘bullish’ speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping ignited buying in Asian equities while US Futures quickly put on +300pts... Show More

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What Mattered Today; Resources help a choppy session

James Gerrish

There was some aggressive selling early in the local futures market which saw the ASX 200 hit by ~40-points / 0.7% early in the morning which surprised us considering the strong lead from resources overseas. It felt like overseas selling given it lasted 45-minutes before it vanished, worth watching out... Show More

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What Mattered Today; The travel stocks take flight

James Gerrish

The ASX was strong in early trade today before some selling kicked in and we traded down ~20pts from the highs, however when considering that S&P Futures in the US were trading -0.32% during our afternoon, we fared well in a relative sense. A similar story played out yesterday, and... Show More

What Mattered Today; Stocks bounce from lows but still end down

James Gerrish

A fairly choppy session for Australian stocks today with early weakness being largely offset from afternoon buying in the resource names - BHP and RIO both up 1.48%, however it was Fortescue that saw most love adding 2.39% to $5.15 after being very resilient during last week’s market weakness. Reporting... Show More

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15 wires that captured your attention

Alex Cowie

Livewire strives to give readers unparalleled access to expert investment ideas so that they can be more informed and achieve better investment outcomes. Here is a distillation of 15 such wires that really captured your attention this quarter. Show More

Global Miners - Where to from here?

James Gerrish

Global miners enjoyed a cracking start to the year delivering ~18% performance by 16 February 2017 underscored by the best financial reporting season in over five years. We’ve now seen another reporting season, a period of consolidation and a more challenging period as the macro tail – PMI’s, US dollar,... Show More

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Market Masters outperforming again

Livewire Exclusive

A panel of Australia's Market Masters have shared their top stock ideas at Livewire Live each year since inception. On average, the stocks have beaten the market by at least 25% each time. Just over a month since Livewire Live 2017, and this year’s stocks are already ahead by 3.1%.... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170523

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market jumped up on the global optimism before fading into a negative day on the back of terror attack in UK and US budget requests. The best performers were Gold, IT and Retail while Banks, Miners and Telcos were the worst performers. Since the start of Q2, we have... Show More

8 stocks on our BUY list

James Gerrish

The market sell-off which we have been waiting for continued yesterday, with the ASX200 testing the psychological 5700 support mid-morning, before staging an encouraging 40-point (0.7%) rally into the close. The selling was pretty broad based although the resources and telco’s did perform well with OZ Minerals (OZL), RIO Tinto... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170302

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market jumped on the open and then traded sideways due to better commodity prices and strong global sentiment. Resources, Health Care and Banks drove the market higher while Telecommunication Services was the only negative sector. Investors continue to move from small caps to large caps and yield bond proxies... Show More

Mining dominates ASX200 leader board

Alex Cowie

Mining, and mining related companies, completely dominate the list of the best performing ASX200 stocks over the last twelve months (Click below for table). And with US rates surging again on last night’s Fed decision, the push to value continues. In last week’s Buy Hold Sell, we hosted Value investing... Show More

Buy Hold Sell: 6 ‘value’ big caps

Buy Hold Sell

With the great rotation underway, value investors are once again enjoying their time in the sun. So for this week’s Buy Hold Sell, we have Vince Pezzullo from Perpetual Equity Investment Company joining industry heavyweight John Murray from Perennial Value Management. Tune in as these two dyed-in-the-wool value investors take... Show More

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Beware of manipulated utopias

Schroders Australia

As a fan of dystopian classics such as Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ and Orwell’s ‘1984’, Martin Conlon, Schroders’ Head of Australian equites, finds their insights into the perils of searching for a manipulated utopia alarmingly relevant to today’s financial world. As a rationalist, he suggests the benefits of manipulating asset... Show More

First Impression: Alumina (AWC) 1H16 Result

Bell Potter

AWAC average realised alumina price per tonne US$234/tonne as compared to US$321 at June 2015 | Alumina average cash cost declined by US$30/Tonne or US$39/tonne after excluding all curtailed refinery operations | Net debt US$80m as compared to US$101.2m at Dec 2015. Gearing reduced to 3.7% as compared to 4.8%... Show More

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Daily AGM Note, 6 May 2016

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A quiet AGM day in terms of numbers, today's note features results for Alumina, Think Childcare and Xanadu Mines. You'll find the note at this link https://subscriber.theexecutiveremunerationreporter.com.au/archives/15160 and it is updated throughout the afternoon. Show More

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May 2016: Month ahead in AGMs

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A busy AGM month this month and I can't hope to touch on all the AGMs...but I have a note on All the Majors AGMs happening this month https://subscriber.theexecutiveremunerationreporter.com.au/archives/15106, the two strike AGMs happening this month https://subscriber.theexecutiveremunerationreporter.com.au/archives/15104 and a note with a selection of AGMs and General Meetings occurring in... Show More