An interesting alternative to the major banks

Clime Asset Management

It would be understandable if investors with large holdings in the four major commercial banks spent much of their time reviewing the recent mixed earnings results and negative newsflow from the Royal Commission. However, the vast amount of negative media and analyst coverage makes it tempting to spend too much... Show More

Bell Potter Top Picks From The Banks

Bell Potter

Our major banks may not be outnumbered nor outgunned in the operational sense but some are clearly not seen to be occupying the moral high ground at the moment. Show More

Opportunities Post Royal Commission? You Can Count On It

Harley Grosser

Since the Royal Commission kicked off hardly a day has gone by without Australia’s largest financial institutions in the news, for all the wrong reasons. Some of the accusations are quite shocking and make for great headlines. Show More

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Key stocks and ideas from the WAM presentation

Patrick Poke

Wilson Asset Management held their shareholder presentation in Sydney today. Chris Stott, Catriona Burns, and Matt Haupt all took the stage this morning to share their view on the markets, their top themes, and a few stock ideas. Here are the highlights. Show More

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Business Insights Across the Market

NAOS Asset Management

“The switch from traditional fuels into renewables is just a massive switch, and we're seeing it across so many different businesses that we are working with – not just our own business, but so many different businesses out there, where the energy profile they are looking at is changing as... Show More

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


Why we see another 3-4% upside & where to invest now

James Gerrish

Last week was a fascinating one in equity land with MM again becoming bullish the local ASX200 targeting the 6200-6250 area, now only around 3% higher. It was refreshing to see local stocks, even in the face of the Hayne royal commission, sit in the winners cycle of global indices... Show More


Buying the banks

Marcus Padley

The ANZ, NAB, WBC and Macquarie report results next week and will go ex-dividend shortly after. The sector is on its back, and for a variety of reason, one of which is collecting as much franking as possible before Bill Shorten buggers it all up. Then this looks like as... Show More


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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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