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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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Livewire readers' best performing stock ideas: The final quarter

Alex Cowie
Alex Cowie Livewire Markets

At the start of each year, we poll our readers for their best stock idea as part of our Outlook Survey. With just one quarter to go, it’s time to check in to see which calls are leading, and hear what our contributors are saying about them. Show More

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The most crowded trades on the ASX

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A crowded trade appears when so many investors are positioned similarly that liquidity becomes a problem. Bitcoin is the obvious choice globally, but we wondered where the most crowded trades were on the ASX. To find out, we put the question to Greencape Capital, NAOS, and Market Matters. Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170912

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market jumped on global relief rally on less than expected hurricane damage and no missile test by NK. Local market had already priced in part of this relief rally upside yesterday as we moved on positive US futures…so we had the catch up session today. Given the China/Russia watered... Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170911

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market delivered the first solid positive day in over a week on the optimism that US Hurricane damage was better than expected. Growth worries drove commodities lower over the weekend. Local market bounced on the open on the back of the banks as global investors increased exposure to cover... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170907

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market jumped on the open with global bounce and then slid down to flat as overall negative sentiment took hold. Trump administration has kicked the can down the road by a short term debt ceiling deal for 3 months while the US Fed meeting in 2 weeks will be... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170828

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market fell on the open and then traded sideways with weak global sentiment. The commodities remain strong on the back of China optimism…Shanghai index delivered another new high since 2015. Iron Ore continues to baffle analyst by moving higher while the Texas natural disaster playing into Oil optimism. Jackson... Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170822

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market climbed back higher gradually on the back of strong metal prices. Local market still struck in the narrow trading range since May. US market and geopolitics remain the macro overhang while reporting season is driving substantial volatility. Growth stories missing guidance or weak outlook statement are facing 15-20%... Show More

Livewire users’ top five results so far

Livewire Equities

Richard Coppleson recently highlighted the slow-burn effect that profit upgrades and downgrades can have on stock prices for weeks after the news. So we surveyed Livewire users for the most notable results so far this season, a few of which have slipped under the radar... Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170818

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market recovered to finish a better than expected negative day after substantially weak lead from US market. Global markets were rattled by the terror attacks in Spain while US market was worried that Gary Cohn may follow the CEO walkout from US president’s leadership groups. Global economies are showing... Show More

Sunset Strip afternoon trading wrap

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market had a slide after flip flopping early in the day. Commodities bounce helped the miners after US Fed, ECB and BOE moved dovish. UK recovery in wages growth and historically low unemployment helps support the economy despite the high inflation and low currency. Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170728

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market ran into a surprise smashing with every sector in the red. US market risk with VIX jumping 20% intraday and Tech selloff spooked the market…while Japanese inflation proved that the low inflation outlook is a global problem. July count sits at 10 up days and 10 down days…in... Show More

Fallen Angels and Glamour Stocks

Buy Hold Sell
Buy Hold Sell Livewire

We’ve seen how rollups can be an amazing source of growth, but they can also be painful when they come unstuck. In this episode of Buy Hold Sell, we look at 5 companies that are growing by acquisition. We ask our panel whether momentum will continue for the glamour stocks,... Show More

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Four hot roll-ups we are avoiding

Avoca Investment Management
Avoca Investment Management A Bennelong boutique

Everyone loves a roll-up: Buy assets on a lower multiple to the one that you currently trade on and grow EPS. It’s as simple as that. Often the strategy doesn’t even require synergies to make it work. It can work whether or not the underlying market is exhibiting growth. If... Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170704

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market ran on positive China and US data before short covering pushed it to the best one day performance since Nov 2016 before RBA watered it down. Banks were up on global bank sentiment while Resources were up on China and Oil data. Retail data helped to push short... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170703

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market ran into a brick wall after lunch despite solid China data. China Caxin Manufacturing data was better than expected and in expansion territory…good for commodities who had another good night. Bond yield proxies and currency proxies were under pressure from the start while banks joined the slide after... Show More

Livewire readers' Top 20 stock calls

Alex Cowie
Alex Cowie Livewire Markets

It’s time to observe the halfway-mark for Livewire readers’ 2017 stock picks, nominated in December as part of our Outlook series. Read on to see the current top twenty, some recent contributor commentary on them, and the spreadsheet for the full list of 261 stocks with key metrics. Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170512

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

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

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

Andrew Mitchell
Andrew Mitchell Ophir Asset Management

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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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170405

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market jumped higher at the open on better commodities before weak AUDUSD weighed on the banks to pull it negative…but the US futures turning positive in the afternoon dragged our banks and the market back to positive territory. Miners and Energy were the best performers while Telcos and Staples... Show More