ASX:CBA

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

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Executive Series: Commonwealth Bank (CBA) CEO, Ian Narev

CommSec
CommSec Online Stockbroker

CommSec's Tom Piotrowski speaks with Commonwealth Bank (CBA) CEO, Ian Narev about the bank’s full year results, take up of its dividend reinvestment plan and its outlook for economic conditions. Show More

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Sifting Through Fallen Angels

Alex Shevelev
Alex Shevelev Forager Funds

Buying unloved stocks is part of the DNA at Forager. Most of the funds’ excess returns over almost eight years have come from buying stocks that other investors hated at the time we acquired them. Think Service Stream in 2013 or Cardno in mid-2016. Show More

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The most crowded trades on the ASX

Livewire Exclusive

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

Is the dream run of Australia’s Big 4 coming to an end?

Investors Mutual
Investors Mutual Quality and Value Investing

The continued success and profitability of Australian banks over the last few decades, as well as recent large capital raisings, means that Australia’s big 4 banks are now valued at over $400 billion by market capitalisation and they account for over 26% of the S&P/ASX 300 index. As a result,... Show More

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CBA becoming compelling value as the stock falls out of favour

Clime Asset Management
Clime Asset Management Funds Management & Stock Research

The central argument of our thesis on CBA has been the stock would lose most of its premium to its major bank peers as ANZ and National Australia Bank derisked and improved their profitability by correcting their strategic mistakes (eg. divesting non-core businesses), managing their capital more efficiently and resuming... Show More

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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The rise of mobile payments in China and what it means for Australian investors

Matthew Harper
Matthew Harper Baker Young Stockbrokers

It may come as a surprise to some that the world’s two leading mobile payments companies aren’t based in Silicon Valley. While a lot of attention has been focused on ApplePay, PayPal and Stripe in the mobile payment race, two Chinese companies have shown the world exactly what a m-payment... 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

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

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