Resurrection or Crucifixion: Themes for the Australian Results Season

Marcus Padley

Here is the ASX 200 results calendar - the results season is still a couple of weeks away. As usual, it is a best endeavours calendar, some companies simply don’t set a reliable date. The big companies generally do. Show More

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The 5 key issues for markets right now

Troy Angus

Some of the key issues we are considering as we look into the next financial year are as follows: Will global growth momentum be sustained? Can geopolitical tensions derail the economic expansion? What absolute level of long-term interest rate becomes an impediment to equity prices continuing to rise? Will oil... Show More

Buy Hold Sell: 3 stocks making headlines and 2 'under the radar'

Buy Hold Sell

There’s an old saying that ‘there is no such thing as bad publicity.’ If you’re in the news you’ll stay top of mind – for better or worse. Right now a number of Australia’s biggest listed companies are making headlines and in this episode of Buy Hold Sell we ask... Show More


First Impressions from Reporting: IAG, DMP, CPU, CSL, WPL, DXS and GMG

Bell Potter

In this daily reporting season update, we provide first impressions on key takeouts from companies reporting today, including Insurance Australia Group (IAG), Domino’s Pizza Enterprises (DMP), Computershare (CPU), CSL (CSL), Woodside Petroleum (WPL), Dexus Property Group (DXS) and Goodman Group (GMG) with links through to more detailed reports. Show More

Outlook 2018: Aussie equities - positioning for the economic upswing

Paradice Investment Management

After years of incredibly easy monetary policy globally we are finally amid a synchronised global economic recovery the likes of which we have not seen in over a decade. Show More

Where to find opportunities in large companies

Clime Asset Management

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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The Global Mid - Small Cap Opportunity

Arik Star

Most Australian investors domestic equity exposure is diversified across large, mid and small cap companies. Mid/small cap companies like Qantas, Treasury Wines, Cochlear, Computershare and NextDC have been some of the best performers on the ASX in recent years benefitting the returns of domestic equity portfolios. However, to date, any... Show More


The cynical power of earnings revisions

UBS Asset Management

The correlation between earnings revisions and share prices and the impact on investor behaviour is well-known. Clearly this suggests either sell-side analysts (rather than actual investors on the buy-side) drive share prices, or most buy-side investors don't form their own views and just follow brokers. Show More


First Impressions from reporting

Bell Potter

In this daily reporting season update, we provide first impressions on key takeouts from companies reporting today, including Stockland (SGP), CSL (CSL), Woodside Petroleum (WPL), Computershare (CPU), Origin Energy (ORG), Seek (SEK), Dexus Property Group (DXS), Sonic Healthcare (SHL), Iluka Resources (ILU) and Westfield Corp (WFD) with links through to... Show More

8 stocks on our BUY list

James Gerrish

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

Interesting opportunities in financials

Livewire Exclusive

Omkar Joshi from Regal Funds Management believes that there are a number of interesting opportunities in the Australian financial sector. While he believes the major banks look fairly valued there are a number of companies employing ‘self help’ strategies that are catching his eye. Show More


CPU: a decade of headwinds now turning to tailwinds

Matthew Haupt

On Thursday, share registry Computershare (ASX: CPU) held an investor day in Melbourne, which Portfolio Manager Matthew Haupt and Senior Equity Analyst John Ayoub attended. The company reaffirmed FY17 earnings per share (EPS) guidance of US 56-58 cents, up 1.7-5.3% on the previous corresponding period. We believe in the ability... Show More


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

5 top wires in March

Alex Cowie

March has flown by, so in case you missed anything, I’ve summarized five of the top wires we published on Livewire this month. These include: Our review of Hamish Douglass’ presentation; the Buyside Brief we ran on the most important charts today; what Peter Lynch taught Fidelity about Facebook; Buy... Show More

Buy Hold Sell: The Fundies’ Favourites

Buy Hold Sell

Each week in reporting season Livewire polled a selection of fund managers for their standout results. Matthew Kidman from Centennial Funds asks the two JBs’ - Justin Braitling from Watermark and Julian Beaumont from Bennelong their view on five of the Fundies' Favourites. Show More


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Insider (Director) Selling... A few worth commenting on

Richard Coppleson

Ramsay Health Care has had a remarkable smack in the face recently, something that this stock is not used to. With this backdrop, I look at recent signals and Director selling for Ramsay in this note, as well as for Bellamys, Transurban, Mantra, and Computershare. Show More

Sunset Strip > Australian Market Trading Day Wrap

Mathan Somasundaram

Afternoon report and wrap on the days trading, the local market had a strong day led by the banks which were spurred on by comments from the US Fed Chair Show More

First Impression: Computershare (CPU) Interim Result

Bell Potter

CPU has delivered a disappointing 1H17 result, with the lowest 1H Management EBITDA or NPAT result in five years, and with the EBITDA margin down 1.7% versus PCP. This is a disappointing outcome as the market expectations on this result are quite high given recent share price performance. The company... Show More

ASX:CPU February 2017 Reporting Season

Financials to keep performing

Livewire Exclusive

In the third and final interview with Giselle Roux, CIO of Escala Partners, we explore which sectors are positioned to do well from the great rotation underway. On the financials, she says: “These are more interesting in that as interest rates rise, banks do better. That's simply because they borrow... Show More

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Emerging opportunities in large-caps

Clime Asset Management

While the best large-cap stories are normally expensive and the ASX 50 is dominated by cyclicals, banks, bond proxies and property names, there is a way through to attractive returns. It’s necessary to buy the growth stories in market panics, pick the right turnarounds to back and trade the others... Show More