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Business Insights Across the Market

NAOS Asset Management

“The aviation market continues to be strong. Global revenue passenger kilometres grew by 5.9% through February year-to-date, with solid growth in domestic and international markets. Air freight volumes also had a strong start to 2018, growing at 7.7% through February” Jamie Miller, CFO, GE Show More

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FNArena Reporting Season Monitor: Week 3 - February 2018

Rudi Filapek-Vandyck

Welcome to the FNArena Reporting Season Monitor for the February result season 2018. The Monitor reports ratings and consensus price target changes, along with brief summaries of the collective responses, from FNArena database brokers for each of the 300+ stocks. Week 3 is now available below with 216 stocks now... Show More

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What Mattered Today; a2 Milk to trade lower

James Gerrish

A second consecutive day of selling with the ASX trading in the red for most of the session – a few stocks bucking the trend on broker moves but in aggregate a fairly soft session across the board. As we discussed in the AM report today, the selling yesterday (and... Show More

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Outlook 2018: What’s in store for small caps?

Simon Conn

An outlook for 2018 is best served with a quick recap of the last six months. After a tepid first half of 2017, the Australian Small Ordinaries index (XSO) rose strongly over the second half of the calendar year, to be up over 18% (at the end of December). While... Show More

The Aussie food stocks best leveraged to China

Livewire Equities

Select Equities recently published a deep dive on the ASX stocks best leveraged to surging Chinese demand for Australian products, and also the key trends in the three different routes to the Chinese market, including the all-important Daigou channel. Show More

See what The CEO's thought of the Global Economy, Automotive & Retail this week

NAOS Asset Management

As part of the NAOS investment process, we pay particular attention to the comments made by company CEOs 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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Small Caps Flying

Marcus Padley

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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Here's what we learned from leading CEOs this week

NAOS Asset Management

"I'm a brand guy and Australia is an awesome brand. One of the biggest opportunities for innovation and brand-building in the future is food. And living in Australia, you are leading this opportunity more than anybody else. You're sitting on a gold mine” Hamdi Ulukaya, Global CEO, Chobani Yoghurt Show More

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

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170628

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market started positive and maintained the pace with better commodities and higher rates outlook. US market remains the overhang and NASDAQ falls to the 50 day MA for the third time since US elections…last time NASDAQ broke 100 day MA, we had the high PE growth sell off…local investors... Show More

China Research Trip: How are the China consumer stocks travelling?

Andrew Mitchell

2017 has already has been a stellar year for Chinese equities, with the MSCI China Index now +14.5% since January 1st, ranking it as one of the best starts to a calendar year for any world equity index since the GFC. The strength in a number of the China consumer... Show More

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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

CEO INSIGHTS – Week Ending 31 Mar 2017 BY NAOS Asset Management

NAOS Asset Management

“The retail space is going through changes, with emerging younger brands showing traditional outlets that it’s possible to open new stores if you do it smart” Robin McGowan, Co-founder, InStitchu Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170321

Mathan Somasundaram

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

Cramming more people into the CBD is not sustainable

Martin Conlon

The role of population growth in hoodwinking the public is often ignored, and domestically, is a massively underappreciated driver. Population growth is manna from heaven for economists and politicians. They can quote GDP figures that show rising activity, even if per capita activity doesn’t move. It creates the means to... Show More

Reporting season's best and worst

Hugh Dive

This week saw the end of reporting season for 180 of the 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 last six months and provided guidance as to how they expect their businesses to... Show More

Sunset Strip > Australian Market Trading Day Wrap

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market bounced back from early losses on negative sentiment and CBA trading ex div to finish in the positive. The result updates continued to fall into three main camps…(1) Solid result surprise driving upgrades from relatively cheap levels like WTC and MMS (2) Meeting expectations and driving short covering... Show More

Blackmores Half Year Result - BKL profits slump as China-influenced sales slide

CommSec

Vitamin group, Blackmores (BKL) posted a substantial slide in its HY17 earnings. The result was dragged lower by a slump in Chinese-influenced sales in Australia as operating channels change. Group sales fell by more than 5%, profit slumped by 41% and a much smaller dividend was declared. A drop in... 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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Checking in on the fallen angels

Livewire Exclusive

Following the big falls in share price for some of the high-priced growth stocks he identified on Livewire in February 2016 https://www.livewiremarkets.com/wires/30501 we caught up with Jeremy Bendeich, Chief Investment Officer at Avoca Investment Management, to find out if they were looking more attractive. “We think that some of those... Show More