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The Rules of Investing: How to make money in small caps

Livewire Exclusive

After a rough start to the year in 2017, smaller companies had a stellar run in the back half that once again shone light on the smaller end of the market. With nearly 20 years’ experience running a small cap mandate, Rob Frost from OC Funds has seen this kind... Show More

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Eight high conviction stock picks for December

Andrew Tang

As we look ahead to 2018, markets remain in a sweet spot with global growth becoming entrenched and inflation still conspicuously absent. Interest rates are expected to rise gradually leaving businesses with a decent backdrop to work with and healthy growth puts the world in a better position to deal... Show More

High conviction stocks for November

Andrew Tang

Our high conviction stocks are those that we think offer the highest risk-adjusted returns over a 12-month timeframe, supported by a higher-than-average level of confidence. They are typically our preferred our sector exposures. Show More

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8 high conviction stocks for October

Andrew Tang

We thought it was prudent to remind investors about the unique conditions that are suppressing market volatility at abnormally low levels. This is a tricky market to interpret. Equity valuations are elevated, the economic environment is difficult to forecast (ultra-liquidity from central banks is ending), and to say geopolitical risks... Show More

Six small to mid cap stocks to buy in September

Andrew Tang

Despite business surveys showing signs of improvement leading into August, meaningful cyclical tailwinds failed to materialise either through the results or outlook statements. Larger-than-usual volatility around reported results and the well-publicised large-cap misses Telstra, Suncorp, Ramsay Health Care and Woolworths) were the biggest surprises from reporting season. Show More

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Here's what we learned from leading CEOs this week

NAOS Asset Management

As part of the NAOS investment process, we pay particular attention to the comments made by company CEO’s and business leaders in order to gain a greater understanding of the current investment environment and key trends that may be emerging. Below are quotes from the week which in our view... Show More

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Bapcor: Result above consensus at every line

Morgans Financial Limited

BAP’s FY17 result was above Morgans and consensus estimates at every line, with the group ultimately exceeding the top end of its guidance range. Management is comfortable with FY18 consensus estimates, guiding to c30% growth on FY17 proforma NPAT. We comfortably sit 2% above this. BAP often gets criticised for... Show More

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Bullish consensus on Bapcor

Livewire Equities

Smallcap, auto-parts retailer, Bapcor, has been range-bound for most of the last twelve months, but there are some thoughts that today’s result could trigger the next leg up. Here are four views from Livewire contributors, all of them positive. Show More

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Six high conviction stocks to buy in August

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

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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

Five high conviction stocks in July

Morgans Financial Limited

A new financial year presents an opportunity for investors to take a fresh look at portfolios. Ahead of the August reporting season, stocks that have had a difficult FY17 have an opportunity to make a fresh start, particularly if operating conditions improve over the course of the year as we... Show More

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Buy Hold Sell: Shopping in unlikely places

Buy Hold Sell

The retail sector has been as soft as an egg. However, a recent survey of Livewire readers showed that many believe the threat of Amazon is overplayed. We’ve taken this lead to go looking for opportunities in a sector that’s on the nose. Show More

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Bapcor: presenting a good opportunity

Pengana Capital

Picking when small caps or large caps are going to outperform is no easy task. It depends on far too many variables, most of which are not predictable. As a rule, large caps generally do better when banks do better. Small caps do better when the Australian domestic economy is... Show More

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5 Oversold Small Caps

Livewire Exclusive

Livewire reached out to a group of small cap portfolio managers to ask for a stock that has been unduly sold down as part of a sector de-rating, rather than company specific issues. Their selections specifically highlighted the value now present in retail, mining services and infrastructure. Show More

3 Stocks We Like if Tax Loss Selling Kicks In

James Gerrish

Tax loss selling creates opportunities every year. The key is to use the phenomenon to achieve good entry into stocks you are looking to buy anyway, and importantly, don’t just buy the stocks that had an awful year, as most of them are best left alone! Today we have delved... Show More

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Six high conviction stocks in June

Morgans Financial Limited

Recent data suggest that the global economy is strengthening. This should provide support for growth assets, although on current elevated valuations there is little room for earnings disappointment. In the middle of what is a traditionally weaker period for markets (May-June), we make two changes this month, removing Macquarie Atlas... Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170512

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell from the start with weak sentiment before making a slight recovery in the back end of the day. US retail data and US CPI data will set the tone for next week…BOE was playing safe while data continues to improve in EU…China is spruiking the “Silk Road”... Show More

Seasonal weakness creates opportunities

Morgans Financial Limited

History shows that weakness in the May-June period is a rich source of opportunity for investors as fundamentals re-assert themselves over short-term sentiment. With this in mind we are readying ourselves to buy our preferred industrials, and we flag four stocks we are happy to buy now. Show More

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Eight high conviction stocks to buy in May

Morgans Financial Limited

Our high conviction stocks are those that we think offer the highest risk-adjusted returns over a 12-month timeframe, supported by a higher-than-average level of confidence. They are typically our preferred sector exposures. Here are our five ASX100, and three ex-ASX100, high-conviction stock picks this month: Show More

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5 top wires in April

Alex Cowie

April saw our first ever Buy Hold Sell Live event, where we hosted a top-flight panel in front of an intimate audience. The wires from the event were very popular this month. Also making this month's top wires were our video interview with Schroders, a buyside brief on stocks with... Show More