Buy Hold Sell: 3 stocks making headlines and 2 'under the radar'

Buy Hold Sell

There’s an old saying that ‘there is no such thing as bad publicity.’ If you’re in the news you’ll stay top of mind – for better or worse. Right now a number of Australia’s biggest listed companies are making headlines and in this episode of Buy Hold Sell we ask... Show More


The voting machine and the weighing machine

Tim Carleton

“In the short run the market is a voting machine but in the long run it is a weighing machine.” Show More

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Some Thoughts on the Blue Sky Affair from a manager who shorts

Chad Slater

By now most of the Livewire readers will be aware of the battle between Blue Sky (BLA) and the US short seller, Glaucus. I thought it may be worth penning a wire as I sit at the junction of the two: I know either personally or indirectly several the team... Show More

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Why Macquarie Bank is betting big on India

Mugunthan Siva

Macquarie Bank has been betting big on the world’s fastest growing economy, India, through its various infrastructure funds and joint ventures. One example is their recent L1 (highest) bid of $1.94bn for nine road assets under the Toll-Operate-Transfer (TOT) model. This deal is one of the largest FDI in public... Show More

The 20 most 'liked' wires this quarter

Alex Cowie

One of many slick features our talented dev team has built this quarter is a re-engineered ‘Trending' panel on our website. Their algo crunches data from clicks, likes, comments, and social shares (the button at the bottom-left of each wire), to create an ever-changing carousel of your favourite content. Show More

Buy Hold Sell: 5 high quality big caps

Buy Hold Sell

Good quality is obvious when you see it: Swiss watches… Italian shoes… Australian reality TV… However, the mark of quality usually comes with a price tag to match. It’s no different in the markets, and sometimes it’s too easy to ignore the metrics, and just follow the crowd to use... Show More


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What Mattered Today; Banks Seasonality working to offset Materials & Energy

James Gerrish

It feels like we’ve been writing about Trump / trade wars & tariffs all week with market movements based on the rhetoric coming out of Washington. By weeks end though, markets had settled and all sectors on the Australian bourse (except energy) actually closed higher with the ASX 200 putting... Show More


Bank Note$: Mentioned in despatches

Bell Potter

December 2017 reporting wrap: Fundamentals sound. The recent reporting period was generally positive with few surprises. NIM benefited from lower funding costs, deposit mix, easing liquidity drag and stable lending spreads, and the domestic retail and business banks contributed to the bulk of NIM/NIE improvements. However, non-interest income was impacted... 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

See what The CEO's thought of Green Energy, Credit Growth and Urbanisation this week

NAOS Asset Management

“I don't think there is anything to worry about, even if we do see further falls. I'm not in the business of being able to predict day-by-day or week-by-week movement of industries. But I'm not worried about what we're seeing” Andrew Formica, Co-CEO, Janus Henderson Show More

What Mattered Today; Markets hit hard but they will bounce!

James Gerrish

Another massive day for Aussie stocks and the busiest we’ve had on the desk for a few years courtesy of a big drop in the US market overnight plus we had follow through selling via US Futures today while Asia was a sea of red – the Nikkei off 5%,... Show More


Buy Hold Sell: The most tipped big caps

Buy Hold Sell

Welcome to the first episode of the Buy Hold Sell video series for 2018. Each Friday morning two fund managers will share their views on 5 ASX listed companies. Today we’ve pulled out the large caps that received the most votes in our 2018 reader survey. The 5 stocks covered... Show More

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Bell Potter Analyst Outlook & Top Stock Picks for 2018

Bell Potter

In this report, our analysts share their sector view and top stock picks for 2018 across sectors including banks and general insurers, diversified financials, LICs, fixed income, agricultural FMCG, technology, discretionary retail, industrials, resources, and healthcare & biotech. Show More

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Outlook 2018: Aussie equities - positioning for the economic upswing

Paradice Investment Management

After years of incredibly easy monetary policy globally we are finally amid a synchronised global economic recovery the likes of which we have not seen in over a decade. Show More

Banks & Insurers Outlook for 2018 - TS Lim

Bell Potter

We expect underlying momentum for the major banks to be steady heading into 2018 and the Royal Commission. This would reflect steady margins (repricing and lower funding cost benefits in the previous period to offset competition), volume growth in line with GDP expectations, easing prudential headwinds (e.g. capital and liquidity),... Show More


Australian Banking Sector: Royal Commission announced

Bell Potter

Process fast-tracked, findings due by 1 February 2019: The government has announced a royal commission into the banking sector. This followed a letter released by the four major banks earlier today highlighting the need for certainty and the imperative to restore confidence in the sector. Show More


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Macquarie Group (MQG) breaks $100

Karl Siegling

Back in November 2012, we told shareholders at our AGM that we had started scaling into MQG at $24 after it hit a low around $17. The audience started laughing! Last week we held our 2017 AGM and the share price was nudging $100. Today MQG finally broke through $100. Show More


Macquarie Group (MQG) breaks $100

Karl Siegling

Back in November 2012, we told shareholders at our AGM that we had started scaling into MQG at $24 after it hit a low around $17. The audience started laughing! Last week we held our 2017 AGM and the share price was nudging $100. Today MQG finally broke through $100. Show More


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What mattered today on the market

James Gerrish

The market was bid up strongly early on today however weakness crept in throughout Asia and we saw the local index tickle up against key resistance just above 6000 for the ASX 200. It simply feels like the current momentum in the mkt simply isn’t strong enough to see it... Show More


Market insights from Macquarie's Nicholas Moore and Citigroup's Michael Corbat

David Poppenbeek

Equity markets tend to be an insightful gauge for investor and business leader confidence. So given that the average major equity market has more than doubled in value since early 2009, you would have thought that investors and the management of listed companies would be brimming with confidence. Unfortunately this... Show More

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