Where to find opportunities in large companies

Clime Asset Management
Clime Asset Management Funds Management & Stock Research

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

Breaking up and spinning off

Hugh Dive
Hugh Dive Atlas Funds Management

In late September Commonwealth Bank announced both the sale of its life insurance business and that they were looking at floating the bank’s funds management business Colonial First State GAM on the share market. Based on the strong performance of recent spin-offs investors are likely to have a close look... Show More

See what The CEO's thought of Energy, Electric Vehicles and Retail this week

NAOS Asset Management
NAOS Asset Management Listed Investment Companies (LICs) ASX: NCC, ASX: NAC

“The world health organisation reports ‘in 2012 around 7 million people died, one in eight of total global deaths, as a result of air pollution exposure'. I wanted you to hear it directly from me: Dyson has begun work on a battery electric vehicle, due to be launched by 2020”... Show More

Unsung heroes of the income investor

Livewire Exclusive

Woolworths, BHP, and Telstra have cut dividends in recent years, and the long-term sustainability of dividends from other leading stocks is under scrutiny. So Livewire asked three experts to share an example of a company that offers diversification away from ‘traditional’ income stocks - and provides a sustainable yield. Read... Show More

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The ASX dividend dilemma

Livewire Exclusive

Telstra and the banks are mainstays of any Australian income-focused portfolio and make up nearly half of the dividends paid out by ASX companies in FY17. However, all five are down year-to-date, and Telstra recently announced an approximately 30% cut to its dividend. Show More

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Global Miners - Where to from here?

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

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

Insights from recent management meetings

Martin Conlon
Martin Conlon Schroders

Amongst the raft of post result management meetings there is always much food for thought. In some cases, management teams convey thoughtful and coherent interpretations of the challenges and opportunities facing the business and their plans to deal with them. In others, the challenge of negotiating a shallow stream between... Show More

The mining recovery: Myth or reality?

Livewire Exclusive

Commodity prices have surged in recent months, and resource stocks have followed. Has the last pocket of value in the market been discovered, or is this rally overdone? Livewire reached out to three specialists for their view on key commodities, and the mega-cap miners that produce them. Show More

Time to think differently

Livewire Exclusive

Experiences that have been enjoyable in the past are always sought after into the future. This behaviour is often referred to as 'anchoring'. Andrew Fleming, Deputy Head of Australian Equities at Schroders, says risks are building in situations where historical conditions have lead to ‘wonderful’ experiences for investors. Show More

Wilson Asset Management weekly: BHP and iSelect

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

The third and busiest week of reporting season saw strong performance from the mining services sector, while most companies continue to provide subdued outlook statements reflecting current economic conditions. Overall company results have not met the market’s expectations invoking strong reactions from investors in some cases. In this week's report... Show More

BHP Full Year Result: Profit back in the black as BHP tables its shale sale

CommSec Online Stockbroker

 The world’s largest mining company, BHP Billiton’s (BHP) full year numbers were a vast improvement on this time last year as the rebuilding phase nears completion. That being said, BHP’s underlying profit was below market expectations even with a massive 454% lift on last year. Show More

Booze and good news flows faster than the taxis at a rollicking Diggers

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

Red 5 wins a plug from Gold Fields and Saracen over its deal to acquire the Darlot and King of the Hills gold projects in WA, Metal Bank highlights big potential for its Triumph gold find, Blackstone buzzes on back of its cobalt buy and Allan Kelly returns with Riversgold.... Show More

Copper fizzing at the bungs as supply-demand outlook tightens

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

Growing confidence in the Chinese economy, forecasts of an electric vehicle boom and a tightening supply outlook have sent the copper price to a two-year high with forecasts of more to come. Plus, Oklo shares get a wriggle on as first assays dribble in from its Mali gold project. Show More