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Key stocks and ideas from the WAM presentation

Patrick Poke

Wilson Asset Management held their shareholder presentation in Sydney today. Chris Stott, Catriona Burns, and Matt Haupt all took the stage this morning to share their view on the markets, their top themes, and a few stock ideas. Here are the highlights. Show More

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Seven high conviction stocks in May

Andrew Tang

Uncertainty in global markets is keeping investors on edge. While we think economic fundamentals remain sound, markets seem overly sensitive to even the slightest disruption to the status quo. Show More

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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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BHP remains in an upgrade cycle

Nicholas Leitl

Our bullish view on resources remains intact, and our conviction on BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) has grown as we move into a more reflationary environment, coupled with a backdrop of the strongest period of synchronised global growth in nearly a decade. 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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What Mattered Today; BHP's quarterly production numbers - just okay

James Gerrish

The resource stocks were very strong today after big moves in underlying commodity prices overnight put the fire in the belly of buyers, particularly targeting Nickel stocks Western Areas (WSA) and Independence Group (IGO) which both added more than 7%, while the large caps in BHP and RIO roared around... Show More

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Copper leading resources higher

Marcus Tuck

The copper price is often regarded as a barometer of the world economy because of its wide-ranging applications in industrial production and electrical equipment. Copper is used everywhere from homes and factories, to electronics and power generation and transmission, so demand for copper is often viewed as a reliable indicator... Show More

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What Mattered Today; GMA upgraded

James Gerrish

Anyone expecting a quiet session today was promptly proven wrong – with US futures copping some early selling which dragged out market down with it - any attempt to recover was sold in to resulting in a poor session. Banks were particularly weak, with 3 of the big 4 closing... Show More

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The difference between bonds and shares in a severe correction

Elizabeth Moran

The endless days of a fantastic summer are disappearing as is the consistent, upward trend of higher share prices, with volatility returning to the market. The sharp but relatively small correction in equities early February was enough to make investors stop and reassess portfolio allocation strategies. There comes a point... Show More

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Aeon’s Queensland copper-cobalt deposit could become too much for majors to resist

Barry FitzGerald

The imminent drilling program to expand Aeon’s Walford Creek copper-nickel resource will be keenly watched by growth-hungry mid-tiers. Plus, David Flanagan’s Battery Minerals secures its mining licence, putting it on track for graphite production at its first project this year, while studies on its second operation are returning strong results. Show More

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Seven high conviction stocks in March

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. This month we add BHP Billiton back to the list, and remove Corporate Travel Management after a strong run following results. Show More

Highs and Lows from Reporting Season

Hugh Dive

Last week saw the end of reporting season for 180 of the S&P/ASX200 companies and around 2,000 of the companies listed on the ASX. Over the past month, these companies revealed their profit results for the six months ending December 2017 and provided guidance as to how they expect their... Show More

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Liu He stands out to take the lead on China’s economic reforms

Raymond Chan

President Xi Jinping sent his right-hand-man to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos this year. China’s economic-policy mastermind Liu He, 66, holds a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University and bachelor and master's degrees in economics from Beijing's Renmin University, where he had been teaching at for... Show More

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Rio Tinto or BHP: Our preferred exposure

Warryn Robertson

The ‘confession season’ could not have illustrated a bigger contrast than between the two major miners, BHP and Rio Tinto. Here we review and compare their results, and pick the one we find most attractive today. Show More

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Reporting season review: 7 key themes and our best buy ideas

Andrew Tang

There was a lot to like about the February reporting season. By our estimates, over 30% of large caps beat the market's expectations, and unlike previous seasons, estimates held firm rather than falling away into results. Downgrades and significant misses were largely a non-event and overall management commentary reflected the... Show More

The ABC of Tax

Clime Asset Management

A few weeks back, “our ABC” poured oil onto the heated debate in Canberra regarding the Commonwealth Government’s proposed tax rate cut legislation. The ABC produced data which represented that a significant proportion of major Australian companies hadn’t been paying tax in recent times, and from this observation its commentators... Show More

15 stocks to watch following reporting season

Alex Cowie

The chaos of reporting season makes a good case against markets being efficient. It will take weeks, if not months, to fully parse the recent data download of many hundreds of reports, and to also process views gleamed from the ensuing company roadshows. Reporting season can thus generate a long... Show More

Pricing growth: Why simple doesn't work

Alex Pollak

In the twelve months to Monday of this week, the S&P500 index is up 15.02%, while Alibaba is up 80%, Google is up 29.3%, Amazon is up 71% and Apple is up 24%. By contrast, Exxon is down 5.6%, Coke is up 7.6% and General Motors is up 11%. To... Show More

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BHP: What the market missed

Adam Palmer

BHP reported its financial results for the first half of the 2018 financial year this afternoon. Underlying earnings were marginally disappointing mainly because of operational and geotechnical issues at the Broadmeadow and Blackwater coal mines. Before the result, BHP had flagged lower volumes and higher costs in the coal division.... Show More

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What Mattered Today; BHP just out - looks a miss

James Gerrish

Stocks were weaker again this morning in early trade, before buyers stepped up to the plate throughout the day and the index grinded higher – closing near its highs. A barrage of reports hit the mkt pre-open (and BHP just out now) and that kept the desk busy early on... Show More

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