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“New coal is a bad idea for New South Wales – coal needs to run most of the time to be economic, but the market needs flexibility, not baseload” Mark Collette, Executive Energy, Energy Australia Show More

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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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Stuffed to the gunnels with stock, Tolga and the boys await news from the Alderan front

Barry FitzGerald

Early Syrah backer Tolga Kumova has filled his boots with shares in $66m Alderan and is now excitedly – or nervously – waiting for results from drilling at its Frisco copper project in Utah. Plus, Rio’s deal with Alloy is more evidence the multi-national has landed a big copper find... Show More

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Rio’s hush-hush copper find in WA shaping up as a big ’un

Barry FitzGerald

There is mounting evidence that Rio is onto a major copper discovery in WA. It is yet to whisper a word, but satellite images reveal it has drilled ~10 holes and is building a camp. So which juniors are set to cash-in on the nearology? Sipa, Antipa and Red Metal. Show More

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What Mattered Today; Fortescue makes play on Atlas Iron, Prospa – anything but

James Gerrish

This morning we suggested that our market is currently lacking coordinated strength with different sectors taking it in turns to drag the market kicking and screaming higher e.g. yesterday the resources were strong but the banks fell -0.8% stifling any chance of an explosive advance. That changed slightly today with... Show More

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Sunstone on cusp of major copper-gold find in Ecuador as drill permit looms

Barry FitzGerald

The team behind the massive SolGold and Tujuh Bukit copper-gold discoveries is now running Sunstone .. and they believe there is strong evidence that they are onto their next big find. Now they are preparing to drill. Plus, Centaurus Metals’ nickel-cobalt discovery catapults it into the booming battery metals sector. Show More

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Highest conviction mining calls

James Gerrish

Yesterday I sat down with Peter O’Connor, our Resource Analyst at Shaw and Partners. According to Bloomberg rankings, Peter is the No 1 rated analyst for BHP, RIO, Alumina (AWC) and Independence (IGO) – so his views clearly hold weight. Show More

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Business insights across the market

NAOS Asset Management

“We have seen a marked increase in the frequency of securities class actions as well as the average size of the settlement for those class actions. Until about three years ago, you would have expected to see around two securities class actions a year in Australia. In the last two... Show More

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What Mattered Today; Nickel stocks crank up – banks lag

James Gerrish

A better day for stocks with the market higher throughout the session – not to the extent that we saw in the US overnight where the Dow Jones rallied by +669pts plus we’ve seen FUTURES up another +103pts during our session, but a reasonable bounce non-the-less. The banks were the... Show More

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Selling in a bull market

Livewire Exclusive

In the midst of a bull market, there’s no shortage of commentators, brokers, and friends with the latest tip on what to buy. However, nobody ever says much about selling. Baron Rothschild said the secret to his success was “I never buy at the bottom and I always sell too... Show More

Highs and Lows from Reporting Season

Hugh Dive

Last week saw the end of reporting season for 180 of the S&P/ASX200 companies and around 2,000 of the companies listed on the ASX. Over the past month, these companies revealed their profit results for the six months ending December 2017 and provided guidance as to how they expect their... Show More

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15 stocks to watch following reporting season

Alex Cowie

The chaos of reporting season makes a good case against markets being efficient. It will take weeks, if not months, to fully parse the recent data download of many hundreds of reports, and to also process views gleamed from the ensuing company roadshows. Reporting season can thus generate a long... Show More

Pricing growth: Why simple doesn't work

Alex Pollak

In the twelve months to Monday of this week, the S&P500 index is up 15.02%, while Alibaba is up 80%, Google is up 29.3%, Amazon is up 71% and Apple is up 24%. By contrast, Exxon is down 5.6%, Coke is up 7.6% and General Motors is up 11%. To... Show More

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The ideal opportunity to build exposure in Fortescue

David Coates

Much of the market seemed to be spooked by the material drop in profitability vs the pcp. This shouldn’t have been unexpected and the key metrics of Revenue, EBITDA and NPAT were all basically in-line or ahead of both our forecasts and consensus – from that point of view it... Show More

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What Mattered Today; Wesfarmers picks a poor day for a poor update

James Gerrish

A day of mixed fortunes for Australia today with Hemsworth and co promoting Aussie tourism with the much anticipated Super bowl ad aired at halftime during the Philadelphia Eagles victory over the New England Patriots…not sure how the wider response has been but I quite liked it – CLICK HERE... Show More

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What Mattered Today: Swings & roundabouts with FMG production

James Gerrish

Local stocks hit the skids today courtesy of a weak lead from the US mkt overnight however we saw more selling in US Futures throughout our session today – at our close S&P Futures are trading down another -0.57% pricing a drop of ~170pts on the Dow when trading kicks... Show More

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On track for a solid first-half reporting season

Andrew Tang

The first half reporting season kicks off later this week, and according to the latest Thomson Reuters earnings estimates, EPS for the S&P/ASX200 is forecast to grow by 7.0% in FY18, down from the 11.3% in FY17. Show More

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What Mattered Today: QBE continues to rally

James Gerrish

A second day of gains for the ASX with the market trading back up above 6050 following on from the positive gains yesterday. Healthcare has a good day led by strong follow up buying in Resmed while QBE was in the spotlight adding another 5.37% to trade back up around... Show More

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CommSec Stock Watch: Reporting Season preview

CommSec

CommSec Advisory’s Justin Wynne speaks with Tom Piotrowski about the upcoming February reporting season, including the factors to focus on in the results of the banks & miners. Show More

The ten most tipped stocks for 2018

Alex Cowie

When we asked you to suggest a stock tip in our 2018 Livewire reader survey, there were a few names that came up regularly. Drawing from the database of 2617 responses, here are the 10 stocks that readers tipped the most, with exclusive insights from our contributors for each one.... Show More

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