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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What Mattered Today; ANZ sparks bank rally

James Gerrish

Another solid performance from local stocks today bucking the negative overseas lead – the Dow Jones down -146pts / 0.61% overnight yet we rallied +0.54% today continuing our recent period of outperformance. The banks the main driver which would have come as a surprise to some (not MM) with the... Show More


5 resource sector takeover targets

James Gerrish

This time last year we wrote a piece on Livewire calling a short-term top for resources, targeting a correction of around 10% before we became buyers once again, which you can see here. As it turned out, resources did retreat by a little over 10% affording us an attractive buying... Show More


Small caps: Upgrades are coming

Buy Hold Sell

When we last spoke to Andrew Smith from Perennial Value Management and David Allingham from Eley Griffiths Group, small caps were coming off the back of a period of underperformance. It’s a different story now, with the Small Ordinaries rallying hard in the back half of 2017. But are attractive... 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


A good year ahead for resources

Tim Hannon

We have argued the case for an exposure to the resources sector for over 12 months. Despite the excellent performance of the sector over this period, we continue to remain confident as our multi-pronged investment case remains intact. Show More

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The New Criterion: how to make a dime out of nickel

Tim Boreham

Some argue that nickel is a more important component in electric vehicle batteries than lithium or graphite. Whatever the case, nickel stocks have found their groove although they remain vulnerable to renewed market volatility Show More

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What Mattered Today: Trump Rules!

James Gerrish

Aussie stocks bucked the overnight selloff in the US helped somewhat by Trumps State of the Union address which was long on patriotism, shorter on protectionism than some feared and full of classic Trump one liners…”Over the last year, the world has seen what we always knew: that no people... Show More


Getting Exposure to Electric Cars (updated)

James Gerrish

The below article was written prior to the recent volatility in the sector thanks to a deal that will likely see an uptick in production levels in the coming years, however the calls are still relevent today. Show More

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What Mattered Today: Poor old Myer

James Gerrish

A very negative day really in terms of price action (not so much aggregate move) with the index up strongly early to make a new 5 year high before sellers dominated from 11.30am onwards following stronger than expected employment numbers. The unemployment rate was inline (5.4%) however participation was very... Show More


Highlands tipped to ride high on back of cobalt boom

Barry FitzGerald

As a partner in the substantial Ramu nickel-cobalt mine, Highlands Pacific has lots of what the lithium battery makers want. It also has a market cap of just $80m, which is why the stock is now attracting buy recommendations. Plus, will Perseus’ forecast production increases revive its share price? Show More

Global Miners - Where to from here?

James Gerrish

Global miners enjoyed a cracking start to the year delivering ~18% performance by 16 February 2017 underscored by the best financial reporting season in over five years. We’ve now seen another reporting season, a period of consolidation and a more challenging period as the macro tail – PMI’s, US dollar,... Show More


Pilbara charging up to become a battery-powered cash machine

Barry FitzGerald

With first production now just seven months away, there remains a huge disconnect between the emerging lithium producer’s market cap and its impending cashflow – but how long can it last? Plus, Rumble Resources joins the red-hot zinc sector Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170810

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell back into negative territory in the afternoon as global investor support for the banks ran out. The local market has gone nowhere in the last 2 months…23 up days and 22 down days. RIO going ex div weighed on the materials sector. Property sector giants in SCG... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170727

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market flip flopped to deliver a slight positive day despite big bounce in AUDUSD/commodities and a fall in bond yields. July count sits at 10 up days and 9 down days…we have had the first 3 consecutive positive days in July. Expect a run to finish July in positive... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170726

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market moved higher on better commodity prices and positive US reporting cycle. The market has been flip flopping all July…9 up days and 9 down days…July cycle so far has only delivered two consecutive positive days and we just had it. US Fed update early tomorrow morning…will set the... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170707

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran into a global selloff with investors worried about bond market worries. Apart from the miners, every other sector saw pain after similar selloff in the US market overnight. NASDAQ showing more weakness…already below 50 day MA and heading towards 100 day MA…last time it broke 50 day... Show More

Big Day for Nickel & Western Areas (WSA)

James Gerrish

Around midday today the Philippines Congress will confirm, or otherwise, the appointment of Environment Minster Gina Lopez. The vote will likely dictate the near-term price trends in Nickel. In February this year the Minister shut down 21 Nickel mines for environmental reasons sending the price of Nickel rocketing. There has... Show More

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Leverage to the hunt for the next Nova

Barry FitzGerald

Here we are at the start of another exploration field season in Western Australia’s remote Fraser Range, home to the 2012 Nova nickel-copper discovery by Sirius Resources, now a producing mine and part of Independence (ASX:IGO) after its $1 billion cash and shares takeover in 2015. Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170302

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market jumped on the open and then traded sideways due to better commodity prices and strong global sentiment. Resources, Health Care and Banks drove the market higher while Telecommunication Services was the only negative sector. Investors continue to move from small caps to large caps and yield bond proxies... Show More