10 value investing beliefs

Steve McCarthy

We consider it important to invest within a disciplined value investing framework in order to significantly outperform the market over the long term. Importantly, value investing can be applied to both high and low growth businesses; the key is to invest when the true underlying worth of the business is... Show More

The current value opportunity

Steve McCarthy

The market moves in cycles which are often extreme. We are currently experiencing a market which appears almost exclusively focused upon momentum rather than value, quality or traditional fundamentals. Should investors give up on fundamental value investing strategies and follow the markets’ momentum focused lead? Or is it time to... Show More

Buy Hold Sell: 5 stocks in the hottest sector right now

Livewire Exclusive

The healthcare sector recorded a total gain of 24.4% in 2017, making it the single best performing sector on the ASX. Not even two months into 2018, and it is already a solid 10% ahead of the wider market. Yesterday's half-billion dollar takeover for Viralytics - at a 175% premium... Show More


Paragon Care looks particularly cheap now

Monash Investors Pty Limited

Paragon Care (PGC) is a supplier of medical equipment and consumables to Australian hospitals and aged care centres. It reported on Monday 7 August. Organic sales growth grew 15% for the year with acquisition growth adding another 10% to sales. At the same time EBITDA margins have been expanding with... Show More

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3 stocks that exceeded expectations and 1 that missed

Livewire Exclusive

As reporting season picks up pace, each week Livewire will ask a different panel of Managers for THE standout result of the week. Read on for two small-cap healthcare stocks, and a global funds business. Responses from Dean Fergie, Cyan Investment; John Murray, Perennial Value; and Simon Shields, Monash Investors. Show More

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Top Stock Picks for FY18

Bell Potter

In this report, our analyst team share their top stock picks for FY18, and also provide their sector outlook. On Financials, TS Lim reports that "There is something for everyone in Show More

High quality shopping list

Steve McCarthy

Finding high quality businesses to invest in means sifting through many, many companies which don’t make the grade. The higher the grade required, the more sustainable and repeat-able the process in our opinion. Our shopping list for high quality stocks is long and hard to achieve: i) Profitable and generating... Show More


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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

Avoiding the traps: Smaller companies H1 results preview

Steve McCarthy

Expectations for the upcoming reporting season are at the highest they have been in 3 years. In our experience, heightened expectations often lead to disappointments. This is particularly the case for industrials with global operations which in the last 6 months have had to contend with the impact of Brexit... Show More

The 26 Stock picks for 2017

Bell Potter

In this report, ten of our analysts share their top stock picks for 2017, as well as providing their sector outlook. On Financials, TS Lim reports that “The 2016 reporting season suggests underlying fundamentals are becoming positive for the banks. These include slowing margin decline as competition for new customers... Show More