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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

Buy Hold Sell: Five market darlings

Buy Hold Sell
Buy Hold Sell Livewire

In this episode of Buy Hold Sell, we ask our panel to look at five market darlings with nosebleed valuations. On average the stocks have delivered 27.5% EPS growth, and a 12-month return of 22%. However, with an average PE of 56 times… are investors are walking the tightrope? Show More

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Profit warnings and profit upgrades in 2017

Richard Coppleson
Richard Coppleson Bell Potter

Of the profit warnings this year, 81% of them have been "downgrades". I have found some really interesting observations that I’ll mention through this note that are worth being aware of, before then discussing the main 15 "Positive" Profit Warnings in 2017. 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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Buy Hold Sell: The top performers of FY17

Buy Hold Sell
Buy Hold Sell Livewire

With the financial year wrapping up, we review three ASX200 stocks that shot the lights out. Two of these top-performers are traditionally unloved by investors, but delivered impressive gains of 97% and 63%. The third is a market-darling that has surged 73% this year. Can they maintain the momentum? Show More

7 top wires from last month

Alex Cowie
Alex Cowie Livewire Markets

In case the brutal markets distracted you last month, we’ve summarised seven top wires from May for you below. These include our coverage of the 15 stocks discussed at the Future Generation Investor Forum, Investors Mutual sharing four lessons from twenty years managing small caps, Affluence Funds with 3 LIC’s... Show More

Four major lessons from two decades managing small caps

Investors Mutual
Investors Mutual Quality and Value Investing

Our mantra at IML is to focus on companies that have: a competitive advantage, with recurring earnings, run by capable management, that can grow and that are trading at a reasonable price. Strictly adhering to this mantra has enabled IML’s portfolios to avoid being caught up in many unsustainable booms... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170504

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market fell after starting positive and then made a slight recovery to deliver third consecutive negative day. Commodities were smacked overnight and that meant resource sector was always going to be under pressure. Banks started positive on NAB result but then faded into negative territory as market worried about... Show More

5 top wires in April

Alex Cowie
Alex Cowie Livewire Markets

April saw our first ever Buy Hold Sell Live event, where we hosted a top-flight panel in front of an intimate audience. The wires from the event were very popular this month. Also making this month's top wires were our video interview with Schroders, a buyside brief on stocks with... Show More

Wilson, Murray and Johnson: How they’re investing today

Buy Hold Sell
Buy Hold Sell Livewire

Livewire recently hosted an intimate investor evening where a handful of investors had the opportunity to hear how three local fund managers are investing today. The session covers the big picture view, investing strategy and also touches on a handful of stocks that look attractive (and a few that don’t). Show More

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Cramming more people into the CBD is not sustainable

Martin Conlon
Martin Conlon Schroders

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

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170227

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market ran into more profit taking on US fiscal uncertainties, upcoming US Fed / Chinese NPC meetings, Euro elections and Brexit worries on stretched global market valuations. Consumer Discretionary, IT and Health Care tried to keep the market higher while Resources and Financials weighed it down today. Energy sector... Show More

Screening for low-risk equity investments

Marcus Tuck
Marcus Tuck Mason Stevens

When looking for relatively low-risk equity investments, companies with strong balance sheets are a good place to start the search. If they happen to be effectively debt-free with a net cash position, then even better. With no financial pressure on companies to service loans during business downturns, the risk of... Show More

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Livewire readers’ ten favourite wires

Alex Cowie
Alex Cowie Livewire Markets

This report bundles your 10 favourite wires from the 340 published by our contributors in October, with wires on LICs, tech, telco, property, and quality smallcaps featuring strongly. The stock-picking skills of Livewire readers were also on display with an 18% gain year-to-date for stocks tipped at the start of... Show More

The three pillars of investment success

Livewire Exclusive

James Abela, Portfolio Manager at Fidelity, identifies three characteristics of a great business - high returns, high sustainability, and credible management & accounting. These are the “three pillars of success.” Generally, the stocks that meet these criteria are either in consumer, healthcare, and technology. “That’s where all the great businesses... Show More

Nine small to mid cap stocks to buy in October

Morgans Financial Limited

The constant swirl of macro noise will likely lead to more market gyrations over the next few months. Despite the overall sense of cautiousness, any severe swings will be trading opportunities for companies with sound fundamentals in an otherwise subdued economic backdrop. The pace of earnings growth across the market... Show More

Growth premium higher than during dot-com boom

Livewire Exclusive

The difference in valuation multiples between value stocks and growth stocks is at a level "without precedent," higher even than during the dot-com boom, explains Sam Ferraro, founder of Evidente. Stocks like CSL, Ramsay Healthcare, and Domino's Pizza are "in aggregate, trading at far higher multiples than they have in... Show More