Don't buy value just for value's sake

Michael Wayne

To assist investors in navigating these increasingly uncertain times, we have tried to distill in this wire some of the key themes to emerge out of earnings season. We also nominate one of our top picks in the mid-cap education space with some of the key traits we believe investors... Show More

The New Criterion: blockchain's likely ASX winners and losers

Tim Boreham

According to someone more boned up on the topic than your columnist, self-executing digital contracts have been around since at least 1994 - when Paul Keating still ruled the land with his colourful invective. Show More

Fresh ideas and new opportunities

Livewire Exclusive

Reporting season has just concluded and we've lined up two of the best-read managers in Australia to get their take on the health of Australian corporates. Chris Prunty from QVG Capital argues that we've just witnessed 'the best reporting season in years' and with that comes a raft of new... Show More

Buy Hold Sell: Riding the infrastructure boom

Buy Hold Sell

With numerous infrastructure projects now ramping up at the same time, the well-flagged East Coast infrastructure boom is very much on. By next year, the total spend is forecast to be $16 billion, double what it was last year. There will be obvious winners from this, but what about some... Show More


The ten most tipped stocks for 2018

Alex Cowie

When we asked you to suggest a stock tip in our 2018 Livewire reader survey, there were a few names that came up regularly. Drawing from the database of 2617 responses, here are the 10 stocks that readers tipped the most, with exclusive insights from our contributors for each one.... Show More

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Livewire Christmas Cracker #6: A mid-cap taking the reins on data storage

Livewire Exclusive

In our new 'Christmas Cracker' series, each morning through to Christmas we will bring you a top insight from one of our contributors. These will be diverse and could be a macro call, sector view, stock idea, or even some useful tech. Today's insight is from Dawn Kanelleas, CFSGAM. Show More

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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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8 high conviction stocks for October

Andrew Tang

We thought it was prudent to remind investors about the unique conditions that are suppressing market volatility at abnormally low levels. This is a tricky market to interpret. Equity valuations are elevated, the economic environment is difficult to forecast (ultra-liquidity from central banks is ending), and to say geopolitical risks... Show More

The Global Mid - Small Cap Opportunity

Arik Star

Most Australian investors domestic equity exposure is diversified across large, mid and small cap companies. Mid/small cap companies like Qantas, Treasury Wines, Cochlear, Computershare and NextDC have been some of the best performers on the ASX in recent years benefitting the returns of domestic equity portfolios. However, to date, any... Show More


Six small to mid cap stocks to buy in September

Andrew Tang

Despite business surveys showing signs of improvement leading into August, meaningful cyclical tailwinds failed to materialise either through the results or outlook statements. Larger-than-usual volatility around reported results and the well-publicised large-cap misses Telstra, Suncorp, Ramsay Health Care and Woolworths) were the biggest surprises from reporting season. Show More


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5 megatrends we are investing in

Rob Tucker

We have used the megatrends framework as a template for several years, simply as a way of formulating a framework for how we start filtering down the investible universe into stocks that we ultimately focus on. We revisit this every 6-12 months to assess where the opportunities are to find... Show More

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Executive Series 20 Jul 17: NEXTDC Limited (NXT) CEO Craig Scroggie


CommSec's Tom Piotrowski speaks with NEXTDC Limited (NXT) CEO Craig Scroggie about its recent purchase of a 16% stake in Asia Pacific Data Centre Group (AJD) and how that aligns with the company’s strategic focus. 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

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


Share prices and reality: 2 high quality oversold businesses

Andrew Mitchell

With the advent of the 24-hour news cycle, live pricing feeds and an endless stream of news and stock market analysis, a widely held view is markets become more efficient as more information becomes freely available. Here we argue this is not always the case, and look at two growth... Show More


Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170418

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran into a brick wall with profit taking in almost every sector as global investors jumped out ahead of currency devaluation as commodities continue to fall. Substantial number of large caps had big lines crossed after the close…always a good sign that there are big global portfolio transitions... Show More

NextDC: The Coming Of Age Of A Cloud Infra Story

Rudi Filapek-Vandyck

It sure has been a roller coaster ride for true believers in the cloud infrastructure story with shares in NextDC (NXT) first rising some 176% in less than two years to subsequently fall off a cliff when investors switched to greener prospects among miners and banks in the second half... Show More

10 key themes and 29 ways to play them

Morgans Financial Limited

Equity markets remain at the mercy of abnormal macroeconomic conditions such as unconventional central bank interest rate settings and heightened political uncertainty. Making bold portfolio decisions amid such uncertain conditions is a difficult and potentially hazardous exercise; hence our cautious Asset Allocation settings. Despite these challenges, we think that enduring... Show More

Key Telco picks: Speedcast and NextDC

Morgans Financial Limited

Nick Harris Senior Analyst Telecommunications, Technology and Financial Services gives his thoughts on Speedcast (‘our high conviction pick’), NextDC (‘second in line’), TPG Telecom (‘reduce recommendation’), Vocus (‘bit nervous’) and Superloop (‘good but needs momentum’). Watch Nick’s short update here: Show More


Quality small-caps battling the headwinds

Monash Investors Pty Limited

Out of the top 12 companies held by the Monash Absolute Investment Fund, 7 beat analyst earnings expectations during the recent reporting season. However, the headwind against smaller growth companies that started in October continues. So despite a “good” results season, the fund went backwards. Show More