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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: Offshore earners under pressure

Buy Hold Sell
Buy Hold Sell Livewire

In this episode of Buy Hold Sell, we look at stocks that generate their earnings offshore. These earnings have been squeezed as the local currency rallied 10% against the greenback. We ask two fund managers if they think this shift presents an opportunity to pick up quality business at lower... Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170704

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market ran on positive China and US data before short covering pushed it to the best one day performance since Nov 2016 before RBA watered it down. Banks were up on global bank sentiment while Resources were up on China and Oil data. Retail data helped to push short... Show More

Finding quality, value and growth with Chris Prunty

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Disciplined, focused and humble are three words that spring to mind when describing smallcap specialist Chris Prunty. He’s unlikely to tell you about the cricketing prowess that earned him a scholarship to study at Australian National University. He’s even less likely to let on that he was ‘peer reviewed’ and... Show More

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Sunset Strip > Australian Market Trading Day Wrap

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Afternoon Market Report, the local market ran out of steam as data out of the US has investors contemplating a faster rate hike cycle... Show More

Market Manager | Riding the choppy market with diversification

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Whilst global markets have maintained positive momentum into 2017, valuations look stretched. Markets are going to run into the US reporting season given the US leadership change and the recent rally pricing due to the optimistic outlook. However, US fiscal policy uncertainty, historically low volatility, rising USD, rising yields and... Show More

7 investment strategies when rates are rising

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Bond yields have held their ground over the last few weeks, keeping the pressure on rate sensitive stocks. The question is whether this is a kneejerk market reaction or a meaningful shift? Chris Watling, CEO & Chief Market Strategist at Longview Economics, recently wrote on Livewire that: “With the beginning... Show More

Market Manager | Small caps back on the menu at discount prices

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Global markets are flip flopping with the US market hitting all time highs. US fiscal policy uncertainty, historically low volatility, a rising USD, rising yields and stretched valuations are raising doubts on the recent exuberance in the equity market. Strong commodities along with a robust USD and rising yields suggests... Show More

Five small cap opportunities emerging right now

Chris Prunty
Chris Prunty QVG Capital

Not since the dark days of 2008 has the spectre of macro-economic trends and global events had so much impact on small cap portfolios. I’m reminded of a quote attributed to Warren Buffett’s mentor Benjamin Graham who is reported to have said “the market is like your mistress, you can’t... Show More

14 'All-weather' stocks investors must have

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Livewire regular, Rudi Filapek-Vandyck from FNArena reckons it's hard to find value in today's market - even broker ratings are more negative than in 2007. He looks for ‘All-weather performers,' but there's few of them around on the ASX. "Unfortunately, Australia, being a relatively small market, doesn't have too... Show More

Small but perfectly formed

Marcus Tuck
Marcus Tuck Mason Stevens

As the country focuses on Australian athletes winning gold on the world's biggest stage, it is worth reflecting on a few Australian small cap companies that are also punching above their weight on the world stage. The four Australian tech companies we have selected all have strong globally competitive positions... Show More

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The Buy Side Brief: Sectors and stocks that could surprise in reporting season

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In August investors will receive the full year financial reports for the many of Australia’s listed companies. It is an important period, providing investors with an insight into the health of the industries and businesses operating within the Australian economy. Recently, however, investors have had to navigate a challenging investment... Show More

Five small cap stocks to watch

Chris Prunty
Chris Prunty QVG Capital

Stocks with US$ revenues ought to do well in reporting season as these revenues are translated back into A$ at a weaker A$ than in prior periods. We own billing software provider Hansen Technologies (ASX:HSN) which has a high proportion of foreign revenues. Stocks leveraged to housing construction, house prices... Show More

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