Buy Hold Sell: 5 small-cap retailers

Buy Hold Sell

The market applied the blowtorch indiscriminately across the retail sector last year, creating long-absent pockets of value in the market. Shrewd investors moved in, but are opportunities still present today? In this week’s Buy Hold Sell, we pit two small cap specialists called Chris against each other to find out. Show More

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What Mattered Today; The travel stocks take flight

James Gerrish

The ASX was strong in early trade today before some selling kicked in and we traded down ~20pts from the highs, however when considering that S&P Futures in the US were trading -0.32% during our afternoon, we fared well in a relative sense. A similar story played out yesterday, and... Show More

Buy Hold Sell: 5 hot small-caps

Buy Hold Sell

High expectations, high growth, and high risk. Small cap tech stocks are not for the faint of heart; high potential returns are on offer though, if you get the call right. So, find out whether it’s time to subscribe or delete these young companies, with Roger Montgomery and Neil Carter. Show More

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Skamvougeras: 6 market insights for Livewire readers

Perpetual Limited

Is Amazon a threat to Woolworths? Can active managers deliver value in large-cap shares? And where are the most defensive earnings on the ASX? Following our quarterly investor update, Perpetual's Head of Equities, Paul Skamvougeras, answered a range of questions from Livewire's editors on current market issues. Show More

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MicroCap Reporting Season Wrap - FY17

Harley Grosser

While the mid and large cap stocks have been well covered thus far, the smaller end of town typically gets less attention and for those that do it is concentrated amongst a few of the market’s favourites. So here are a handful of micro cap stocks that haven’t received much... Show More

Livewire users’ top five results so far

Livewire Equities

Richard Coppleson recently highlighted the slow-burn effect that profit upgrades and downgrades can have on stock prices for weeks after the news. So we surveyed Livewire users for the most notable results so far this season, a few of which have slipped under the radar... Show More


Executive Series 21 Aug 17: Limited (KGN) Founder & CEO, Ruslan Kogan


Executive Series 21 Aug 17: Limited (KGN) Founder & CEO, Ruslan Kogan. In this short video we discuss KGN’s full year results, which included statutory revenue and NPAT of $289.5 million and $3.7 million respectively, and the factors that allowed the retailer to outperform Prospectus forecasts Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170728

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran into a surprise smashing with every sector in the red. US market risk with VIX jumping 20% intraday and Tech selloff spooked the market…while Japanese inflation proved that the low inflation outlook is a global problem. July count sits at 10 up days and 10 down days…in... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170623

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market had a relief bounce with very little sentiment. Commodities were holding while currency pulled back. We saw a lot of short covering driving up performances in beaten up stocks on a weak sentiment day. The best performing sectors were Health Care, Miners and Telecom Services while the worst... Show More

The coming confession for retail stocks

Livewire Exclusive

Australian retail stocks are yet to feel the full force of disruption from ecommerce, explains Nick Griffin, Head of Investments at Munro Partners. Retailers rely on store rollouts to grow their earnings with increased foot traffic, as online retailers such as Amazon continue to chip away from this traffic, the... Show More

What mattered in markets today?

Patrick Poke

Kogan was on a tear today, up 8.7% on a trading update. After listing in July last year with an IPO price of $1.80, Kogan has struggled, falling as low as $1.32. The stock is now up ~20% for the year-to-date but remains 11% below the IPO price. Medical device... Show More


Christmas is coming for online retailers

Livewire Equities

We believe the outlook for Australian retailing is looking positive and bodes well for the run into the key Christmas (December 2016) and clearance (January 2017) period. With interest rates at historic lows and a relatively benign, if not positive, macroeconomic environment, Australian retailers look poised for a relatively strong... Show More


A flat Christmas for a sluggish retail sector

Livewire Exclusive

The retail sector has bounced following the Federal election, but the sector remains subdued with expectations that this will continue through the Christmas shopping period. Chris Stott, Chief Investment Officer at Wilson Asset Management, thinks online retail growth is slowing and the space is looking mature. In the US, online... Show More

Four stocks that exceeded expectations

Livewire Exclusive

While reporting season may have officially ended the price action following individual company earnings reports can continue for months to come. Analysis from the likes of Macquarie has demonstrated that those companies that deliver underlying earnings and guidance that exceeds consensus forecasts can result in relative outperformance lasting up to... Show More


Kogan a standout in a difficult sector

Monash Investors Pty Limited

Internet retailing has been one part of the market that has taken a bit of a beating lately. For example: Surfstitch, Temple & Webster and AHA Life. We did not invest in any of these. So it was good to see a company in which we did invest, Kogan, beat... Show More


Morgans Startup Series - Podcast with Founder Ruslan Kogan

Chris Titley

In the latest episode of the Morgans Startup Series, I spoke with Ruslan Kogan, founder and CEO of Ruslan discusses the early days of and how he built the business from scratch in a garage to become one of Australia's most recognised online retailers. recently floated on... Show More

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Canaccord Genuity

Annual sales in the Australian Retail Market were estiamted at $266b in CY15, and are expected to grow at a ~5% CAGR from CY15-CY19. The Online Retail Market was valued at $17b and is forecast to grow at an 11.5% CAGR over the same period. is the most visited... Show More

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IPOs: Risk or opportunity?

Monash Investors Pty Limited

Initial Public Offerings of shares; love them or hate them, they are an essential part of a functioning share market. On one side of the fence, we have the naysayers, with warnings that private equity sellers and business owners will always know more than investors. On the other side, we... Show More

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