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Spotlight on Alumina

Matthew Haupt

Aluminium prices hit three-month highs this week following embargoes on a major Russian producer, Rusal, and an unresolved supply disruption at an Alunorte refinery in Brazil. Rusal, which is responsible for approximately 7.0% of the world’s aluminium, had its material blocked by the two largest global metal exchanges after President... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Rio Tinto

Chris Stott

US President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on China on Thursday caused heightened concerns that a trade war could escalate, hurting global growth. The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index fell on the news, to close down 2.1% for the week. President Trump said exemptions from US tariffs may only... Show More

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10 LICs trading at a discount

Patrick Poke

There are a range of brokers and researchers who produce regularly monthly or quarterly updates on the LIC sector. While the quality and depth of the research available is excellent, providing complete coverage of over 100 companies and trusts takes can take several weeks. Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Nine Entertainment

Chris Stott

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed up 0.2% in February, an almost flat close to a turbulent month and leading into a weak start to March. Heightened volatility in early February arising from concerns over the prospect of accelerated interest rate rises faded as the month continued. A slightly... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Origin and Appen

Chris Stott

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed up 0.2% for the week. The Australian market again breached the 6,000 mark on Wednesday, while the US market continues to make all time record highs. The surprise announcement of a banking royal commission by the federal government on Thursday weighed on the... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management November 2017 AGM & Shareholder Presentations

Wilson Asset Management

We're pleased to bring you the Wilson Asset Management investor presentation live from Sydney. A live stream of the AGMs and Shareholder Presentation will commence on Wednesday the 29th of November at 8:30am. The Wilson Asset Management investment team will provide an overview of the market, highlight interesting industry trends... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Mineral Resources and Boom Logistics

Chris Stott

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed up 0.4% for the week. The resources and mining services sectors continue to drive the market higher. Show More

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If 24 LICs ran the Melbourne Cup... which would be our favourites?

Daryl Wilson

To win the Melbourne Cup requires a horse that is well trained, has a great jockey, and importantly hasn’t been hit too hard with a weight handicap from the stewards. To win the "Affluence LIC Cup", an LIC requires many of the same attributes... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Woolworths and PSC Insurance Group

Chris Stott

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed up 1.0% for the week. On Wednesday, investors celebrated 10 years from the peak of the Australian equity market with a solid day's trade that sent the All Ordinaries Index past the 6,000 point mark for the first time since the Global Financial... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Mantra and Swift

Chris Stott

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed up 1.9% for the week. On Thursday, Australian shares closed at their highest level in three-and-a-half months, led by a rally in the big four banks. The Westpac-Melbourne Institute index of consumer sentiment rose 3.6% in October, representing the highest level recorded in... Show More

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30 years from the '87 Crash

Geoff Wilson

It was Monday, 19 October 1987, and I thought the world of finance was ending. I remember the feeling like it was yesterday. I was a 29-year old stockbroker, living and working in New York, witnessing the biggest market meltdown since the crash of 1929. Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Afterpay and Boral

Chris Stott

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed up 0.4% for the week. On Tuesday, National Australia Bank’s (ASX: NAB) monthly survey found business conditions reached their highest level since 2008, with business sentiment improving across most industries in August. The Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment, released on Wednesday,... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: BHP and iSelect

Chris Stott

The third and busiest week of reporting season saw strong performance from the mining services sector, while most companies continue to provide subdued outlook statements reflecting current economic conditions. Overall company results have not met the market’s expectations invoking strong reactions from investors in some cases. In this week's report... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Origin Energy and SG Fleet results

Chris Stott

As reporting season continues this week we have seen many companies provide conservative outlook statements for the year ahead, confirming a backdrop of moderate earnings growth. Among the themes to emerge is companies reinvesting into their businesses to drive growth in a relatively anaemic economic environment. In this week's report... Show More

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Rio Tinto’s results overlooked

Matthew Haupt

Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO) announced its full year results on Wednesday, reporting an interim underlying profit of US $3.9 billion, driven by its iron ore division. The profit was a 286% increase on the previous year, but was slightly below market expectations. The company also announced its record interim... Show More

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Macquarie holds steady

Matthew Haupt

On Thursday, diversified financial services company Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG) reaffirmed its earnings guidance at its annual general meeting. The company reported improvements in commodities and global markets trading activity, increased lending in its corporate and asset finance division and greater debt capital markets activity. We believe the short-term outlook... Show More

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BHP and Elliott Management

Matthew Haupt

I recently met with the large US-based activist hedge fund, Elliott Management, that is currently targeting BHP (ASX: BHP). Show More

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3 LICs that we love

Daryl Wilson

We are at an interesting stage in the cycle, with the ASX 200 hovering around recent highs, global equities looking expensive, and calls for boom and bust from different forecasters and commentators. At Affluence we know we don’t know the future, but we can assess current opportunities. Below are three... Show More

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