Healthcare sector update

Scott Power

The healthcare sector has been very strong this year, and here we touch on eight players within it. There have also been a couple of laggards in that space too, and they are the IVF players. So we've been sitting with neutral recommendations on the space the last two years.... Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170703

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran into a brick wall after lunch despite solid China data. China Caxin Manufacturing data was better than expected and in expansion territory…good for commodities who had another good night. Bond yield proxies and currency proxies were under pressure from the start while banks joined the slide after... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170629

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market had another cracker day on the back of better commodities and higher rates outlook. Commodities had another good night with Iron Ore leading the charge…Iron Ore up nearly 10% in two days. US dollar continues to fall after another Health Care fail supporting IMF call to downgrade US... Show More

A focus on Australian small cap tech

UBS Asset Management

There are many sensible reasons for investing in Australian small caps. For example: Access to earlier-stage, higher-growth businesses; a broader range of sector opportunities to pick from; an ability to more easily back future trends. As always, the golden rule with small companies is to leave it to the professionals.... Show More


Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170621

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran into a brick wall with weak global sentiment, bond yields and currency. Time to stay on the sidelines and wait for some of the optimism to unravel and pick up the bargains for July recovery. The best performing sectors were Health Care, Utilities and Staples while the... Show More

4 small cap healthcare stocks with catalysts

Morgans Financial Limited

Sentiment in the life sciences sector remains weak. However as always companies with near-term catalysts, or milestones, are attracting attention, and I'll mention four names that I think are worth having a closer look at. Show More


Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170522

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market jumped up on the global optimism and then faded slightly through the day. The best performers were Energy, Metals & Mining and Gold while Health Care, Staples and Retail were the worst performers. Since the start of Q2, we have had every trading Monday as a positive day... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170518

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market was smacked on US political woes leading to US fiscal reform delays. Market on stretched valuation was relying on optimism…now it ran into reality of the political risk. There should be no real surprises here…stretched market on too much optimism with very low level of risk priced in…reality... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170516

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market finished positive after a volatile day with positive global overnight sentiment with Oil bounce. The best performers were Industrials, Metals & Miners and Retail while Banks, Gold and Utilities were the worst performers. NAB and MQG traded ex div today….WBC goes ex div on Thursday. Oil... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170412

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market was started positive before falling and then making a decent recovery on average China inflation data to finish mainly flat. Tomorrow is the last day of trading before we go into a four-day long weekend…not sure investors want to leave global markets open to US/Russia/Syria/China/North Korea for that... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170327

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell on the open and then made a surprise recovery on the back of global investors trying to find a home out of Japan. Local market was supported by Banks turning positive from negative during the day while the outperformers were Gold and Energy when the Miners were... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170313

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market moved down with weaker commodities and weaker yield despite solid non-farm payroll pushing March rate rise to near 100% probability. Gold was a substantial outperformer in a day when most sectors were negative…Property, Energy and Health Care were the worst performers. Volatility index in Australia reached historical lows... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170308

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market flip-flopped to finish aimlessly flat on weak commodity prices and no real global sentiment. Telecom, Energy and Health Care moved the market higher with support from Financials while Metals & Miners and Gold were the underperformers. The circus that is a bank inquiry continues to turn up entertainment... Show More

Impedimed fundamentals remain strong

Morgans Financial Limited

IPD has announced its next generation device - SOZOTM, which measures, monitors and manages fluid status and body composition - has completed all safety and performance testing for device readings and transmission of data. As a result, the first SOZOTM unit will be placed at Scripps Health in California, where... Show More


Sunset Strip | Aussie Afternoon Institutional Market Wrap

Mathan Somasundaram

Market lost the momentum from four straight positive days to deliver a negative day. We are in the school holiday period where most investors will take the next two weeks off with Christmas and New Year breaks. We have seen better volumes this week than most expected and that may... Show More

Livewire readers’ ten favourite wires

Alex Cowie

This report bundles your 10 favourite wires from the 340 published by our contributors in October, with wires on LICs, tech, telco, property, and quality smallcaps featuring strongly. The stock-picking skills of Livewire readers were also on display with an 18% gain year-to-date for stocks tipped at the start of... Show More

How to target a double-digit return

Monash Investors Pty Limited

Simon Shields, Principal at Monash Investors shares his thoughts on equity markets valuations, the market cycle, and four market thematics he likes such as medical devices, payment systems, demographics and tourism. Simon also touches on some key stocks in the Monash portfolio positioned to leverage these four thematics. He also... Show More

Near-term ideas in the healthcare sector

Morgans Financial Limited

Aged care operator, Estia Health, had a significant downgrade last week, Japara & Regis were also sold off, but have since recovered. The downgrade put some negative sentiment over the sector. Cuts to government spending in the long-term will hang over the sector for a while, but most of this... Show More


Nine small to mid cap stocks to buy in October

Morgans Financial Limited

The constant swirl of macro noise will likely lead to more market gyrations over the next few months. Despite the overall sense of cautiousness, any severe swings will be trading opportunities for companies with sound fundamentals in an otherwise subdued economic backdrop. The pace of earnings growth across the market... Show More

Impedimed's two blue sky opportunities

Livewire Exclusive

After falling as low at 5c per share in 2013, and spending more than two years trading below 50c, renewed interest in Impedimed has recently driven the share price as high as $1.82. So what's caused this astounding rally? Stuart Roberts, Life Sciences Analyst at NDF Research, explains that the... Show More

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