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Small Caps Flying

Marcus Padley
Marcus Padley Marcus Today

Last week we saw BWX, BKL, A2M, WTC, NCK, NAN and BIN all up 7% or more. BAL is up 85% in three months, A2M is up 83%, WTC is up 55%, BWX is up 28%, BLA is up 46%. The mid-cap sector is having a dream rally. A lot... Show More

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8 strategies for selecting small caps

Dean Fergie
Dean Fergie Cyan Investment Management

One reason regularly quoted to buy a certain stock is because it offers ‘good value’. It is certainly an easy (and lazy) argument for stockbrokers to recommend a company. When I select stocks in the small cap space (ex ASX200) I do not focus on value as I find 'value’... Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170810

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market fell back into negative territory in the afternoon as global investor support for the banks ran out. The local market has gone nowhere in the last 2 months…23 up days and 22 down days. RIO going ex div weighed on the materials sector. Property sector giants in SCG... Show More

5 megatrends we are investing in

Rob Tucker
Rob Tucker Chester High Conviction Fund

We have used the megatrends framework as a template for several years, simply as a way of formulating a framework for how we start filtering down the investible universe into stocks that we ultimately focus on. We revisit this every 6-12 months to assess where the opportunities are to find... Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170807

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market bounced back after 3 consecutive negative days on the back of solid US non farm payrolls and better commodities. The last time market had 4 consecutive negative days was in early May…and our market has been going sideways since then. Local market and currency got a slight boost... Show More

CSL blooded in China

Alex Moffatt
Alex Moffatt Joseph Palmer & Sons

Good morning, the local market enjoyed a solid session yesterday lead by the banking sector. Show More

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7 top wires from last month

Alex Cowie
Alex Cowie Livewire Markets

In case the brutal markets distracted you last month, we’ve summarised seven top wires from May for you below. These include our coverage of the 15 stocks discussed at the Future Generation Investor Forum, Investors Mutual sharing four lessons from twenty years managing small caps, Affluence Funds with 3 LIC’s... Show More

Four major lessons from two decades managing small caps

Investors Mutual
Investors Mutual Quality and Value Investing

Our mantra at IML is to focus on companies that have: a competitive advantage, with recurring earnings, run by capable management, that can grow and that are trading at a reasonable price. Strictly adhering to this mantra has enabled IML’s portfolios to avoid being caught up in many unsustainable booms... Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170502

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market fell from the start after weak ANZ market update before making a recovery in the back end of the trading day to close flat. Property, Energy and Staples were the outperformers while Gold, Banks and IT were the underperformers. RBA meeting showed inflation back into band….rising food prices... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170501

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market made started positive on global investors pushing up the banks before pullback as local investors took profit. After that all the open Asian markets recovered on the US congress deal to fund the US Government till September!!! Utilities, Industrials and Staples were the outperformers while Resources were the... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170406

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market fell on global sentiment and then made a slight recovery to close negative…that makes three negative days out of the last five…steam coming off the market as optimism fades. Gold, Health Care and Utilities were the best performers while Telcos, Banks and Energy were the worst performers. Solid... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170404

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market pulled back on weaker US, currency and commodity as banks were unable to swim against the tide again. Gold and Miners were the best while Telcos and Financials weighed on the market. Car sales in the US was a real disappointment and market reading through... Show More

10 key themes and 29 ways to play them

Morgans Financial Limited

Equity markets remain at the mercy of abnormal macroeconomic conditions such as unconventional central bank interest rate settings and heightened political uncertainty. Making bold portfolio decisions amid such uncertain conditions is a difficult and potentially hazardous exercise; hence our cautious Asset Allocation settings. Despite these challenges, we think that enduring... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170330

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market had another positive day driven by resources and banks despite weak global sentiment. Resource were pushed up by better commodities while stronger currency drove global investors to buy into our banks. Staples, Energy and REITs were the best performers while Gold, Industrials and Utilities were the negative sectors. Show More

What would El Niño do to Agri stocks?

Bell Potter
Bell Potter Stockbroker

The Bureau of Meteorology has moved to an ‘El Niño watch’, which means the likelihood of it this year is around double the average at 50%. Our analysis of past El Niño events demonstrates Elders, Graincorp, Nufarm, and RuralCo are the most susceptible to share price underperformance, and that Websters... Show More

Insider (Director) Selling... A few worth commenting on

Richard Coppleson
Richard Coppleson Bell Potter

Ramsay Health Care has had a remarkable smack in the face recently, something that this stock is not used to. With this backdrop, I look at recent signals and Director selling for Ramsay in this note, as well as for Bellamys, Transurban, Mantra, and Computershare. Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170321

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market closed slightly lower as resources weighed on the market struggling with low sentiment. Market was dragged into the negative territory by Miners, Property Trusts and TLS. US Fed speeches later this week…including one from Yellen…will be looked upon to set the tone for global markets…but likely to deliver... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170308

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market flip-flopped to finish aimlessly flat on weak commodity prices and no real global sentiment. Telecom, Energy and Health Care moved the market higher with support from Financials while Metals & Miners and Gold were the underperformers. The circus that is a bank inquiry continues to turn up entertainment... Show More

How to handle a major sell-off

Livewire Exclusive

Owners of high-quality, growing business are starting to look a little nervous following the high-profile falls of Aconex, Bellamy’s, Blackmores, and more. Hyperion Asset Management likes to invest in these kinds of quality, growing businesses, so we spoke to Managing Director, Tim Samway, to hear how he’s been handling sell-offs... Show More

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The Best Profit Prospect for the ASX In Years

Rudi Filapek-Vandyck

The somewhat lackadaisical market sentiment leading into the February reporting season stands in sharp contrast with the hefty profit upgrades by analysts over the past four months. Depending on whose numbers we take as guidance, average profit growth (EPS) for the Australian share market this financial year increased over that... Show More