Two tech small-caps to watch

Clime Asset Management

With reporting season now behind us we have gained a more complete picture of how all of our portfolio holdings have performed for the first half of 2018. While some have disappointed relative to expectations, there were two standout small-caps within the technology space that comfortably exceeded forecasts. Here we... Show More

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The best investing strategy now normal volatility has resumed

Clime Asset Management

Volatility is the value investor’s best friend and weeks like last week are welcome opportunities, not reasons to panic. For so long quality companies with growth traded above the prices we wanted to pay but last week’s indiscriminate selling knocked their prices down to levels sufficiently below valuations for us... Show More

Smaller companies going global

Clime Asset Management

It’s often said that Australians are a nation of travellers. One could stretch to almost any corner of the globe and stumble across an Aussie. Given the increasingly global context of business and economics, we would suggest that the intrepid nature present in individual Australian travellers is increasingly prevalent in... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170822

Mathan Somasundaram

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

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


Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170704

Mathan Somasundaram

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

Livewire Exclusive

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

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

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

Livewire Exclusive

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

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

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

Livewire Equities

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

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

Livewire Exclusive

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

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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