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So how much risk are you taking?

Vince Pezzullo
Vince Pezzullo Perpetual Equity Investment Company (ASX:PIC)

Markets have a tendency to move between states of fearing the future where there is no justification for being in markets (usually coincides with market bottoms), to believing that risk is easily measured and controlled whereby the fear of missing out is all encompassing (correlations with a market top is... Show More

Diversifying away from Aussie banks

Livewire Exclusive

Financials dominate the ASX200, comprising 35.4% of the index. This compares to 14.7% of the S&P500. Andrew Fleming, Deputy Head of Australian Equities at Schroders, points out, they are a big part of the index - because they make a lot of money. Here he questions whether this will continue. Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170811

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market was smacked down from the open on geopolitical risk…even the slight recovery after the morning fall withered away in the afternoon. DOW down over 200 and NASDAQ was snapped 2%. Safe haven investing was in play as bonds and gold bounced while equities were on the chopping block.... Show More

CEO Insights from Ian Narev, John Borghetti and Nick Scali

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

“It’s in their [The Telco’s] interest to just flick people to the low speed plans as the lower access charge makes a higher margin for them” Nicholas Demos, CEO, MyRepublic. Below are quotes from the week which in our view detail some of the most important and prominent industry trends... Show More

Is CBA symptomatic of a perverse cycle?

Clime Asset Management
Clime Asset Management Funds Management & Stock Research

The revelations that the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is being taken to court over alleged AUSTRAC reporting and compliance breaches will overshadow its annual result this week. The action is a civil one and a massive penalty is likely. However the monetary penalty is unlikely to affect the CBA... Show More

APRA's new capital rules: initial thoughts and implications for the banks

Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin Alphinity Investment Management

APRA have finally come out with their capital rules to fulfil the ‘unquestionably strong’ requirement of the Financial Services Inquiry. The focus is on is the Common Equity Tier 1 ratio requirement (CET1), which is the amount of equity the banks need to hold relative to risk weighted assets (loans).... Show More

3 ‘go-to’ stocks starting to crack?

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

While the banks have shown expected weakness, it is other areas of the market that have caught our eye as they start to lose their lustre after being strong for years. We look at 3 examples today, with all being quality businesses… but you have to ask: what price should... Show More

Australian share market in subdued mood as investors stay away

Tristan K'Nell
Tristan K'Nell CCZ Statton Equities

The Australian share market in a subdued mood heading into the close the index up only 6 points after a volatile week. A flat lead from Wall Street and more negative sentiment on the big banks doing little to spur sentiment. The market had been sold off in early trade... Show More

How to find the next digital winners

Livewire Exclusive

Livewire recently interviewed Nick Griffin, Chief Investment Officer of Munro Partners, to ask him the criteria he uses to identify great growth companies, what the market has wrong at the moment, and how he goes about finding the next digital winners. Show More

Aussie market in risk off mood as energy & financials weigh on market

Tristan K'Nell
Tristan K'Nell CCZ Statton Equities

The Australian share market deep in the red on the back of lower oil and commodity prices overnight, with some heavy selling from the opening bell to see a risk off mood today. The selling continued into the afternoon, hitting a daily low around 2:30pm to be trading down 86... Show More

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Moody's bank downgrade: Cause for concern?

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

Yesterday evening Moody’s downgraded Australia’s “big 4” banks, plus 8 smaller ones, from Aa2 to Aa3 on their long-term rating, while leaving their short-term rating unchanged. So Moody’s have finally joined the bank knocking party, the ratings agency who missed the whole GFC, so should we be concerned? Show More

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Crunch time for Australian bank investors

Alex Pollak
Alex Pollak Loftus Peak

Fund managers are closing shop (Altair), calling the top (Kelly) and selling out (Hunter Hall). In the five months since January 1, the Australian market has picked up just 2%, compared with over 8% for a US market still hyped up on the Trump trade. Most of the damage has... Show More

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The single biggest issue for Australian assets

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In a recent interview with Dr Philipp Hofflin, Portfolio Manager at Lazard Asset Management painted a scenario in which strong downward pressure on the Australian Dollar would force the RBA’s hand to raise rates, to avoid importing inflation. He said it would be “very difficult for asset prices and households,... Show More

Australia's third great debt cycle in context

Livewire Exclusive

RBA Governor, Dr Philip Lowe, recently warned the market that the level of household debt would make the economy vulnerable to future shocks. Against this backdrop, Livewire asked Dr Philipp Hofflin, Portfolio Manager at Lazard Asset Management for his view. In this Exclusive video Hofflin he frames the current market... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 2017022519

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market was hit again on the open before making another climb out of the lows of the day as global optimism on US fiscal upside unwinds. Market on stretched valuation was relying on optimism…now it ran into reality of the political risk….we have moved from “Trump Bump” to “Trump... Show More

8 stocks on our BUY list

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

The market sell-off which we have been waiting for continued yesterday, with the ASX200 testing the psychological 5700 support mid-morning, before staging an encouraging 40-point (0.7%) rally into the close. The selling was pretty broad based although the resources and telco’s did perform well with OZ Minerals (OZL), RIO Tinto... Show More