Red Flags: How we avoid the Big Un & Blue Sky blowups

Guy Carson

To potentially misquote Robert F. Kennedy, “Like it or not, we live in interesting times.” That certainly has been true in financial markets in recent months as volatility has returned. Fraudulent or misleading activity (or the discovery thereof) appears to be on the rise as well. Both domestically and internationally... Show More

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Buy Hold Sell: From darlings to dogs

Buy Hold Sell

We all love a good hotdog, but less so when the meat is on the turn. So in this special episode, our expert panelists give two former fast-food favourites the ‘sniff test’. Join us as Roger Montgomery from Montgomery Investment Management and Karl Siegling from Cadence Capital talk with Sam... Show More

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What Mattered Today; Signs of a short term top

James Gerrish

Another day that saw the best of things early on with the market trading up in the morning session before some tepid – subdued profit taking unfolded later on. Some good economic data out today with November Building Approvals shooting the lights out printing +11.7% v forecasts of -1.3% while... Show More


See what The CEO's thought of the Domestic Economy, Media and Cattle this week

NAOS Asset Management

“This acquisition Fox & Disney reflects a changing media landscape, increasingly defined by transformative technology and evolving consumer expectations. As we've repeatedly discussed in earnings calls and in other forums, today's empowered consumers want more, more compelling, high-quality entertainment, more access to content, more choice, and more convenience” Robert Iger,... Show More


What Mattered Today: Webjet cops an upgrade

James Gerrish

Weak leads from overseas markets this morning saw our market open softer however as is often the case in the second part of December, the buyers stepped up and pushed the market into the black, with a close near the highs. As we wrote this morning, historically buying any early... Show More


What Mattered Today: The index breaks out, others didn't fare so well

James Gerrish

The Aussie market followed positive overnight leads to break into fresh levels not seen in over 9 years. Continuing progress in US tax reform, strong commodities markets and cashed up investors pushed the market in to unfamiliar territory. It wasn’t until the end of the session that any substantial selling... Show More


What Mattered Today: Shorts are for the beach

James Gerrish

A bullish open to trade this morning with the market responding well to developments in the US after the Republicans released their final version of their tax text on Friday which now looks like it has become a certainty rather than a strong possibility - a deal should be done... Show More


What Mattered Today: TOX cleaned up

James Gerrish

A positive start to the new trading week although gains were only small relative to the leads from overseas markets on Friday – perhaps traders were focussed on Bitcoin Futures which started trading today and had another massive intra-day range with a low around $15000 and a high of $18,500... Show More


Fund managers, Readers and Sharesight users: Whose 2017 picks are leading?

Alex Cowie

At the end of 2016 we surveyed contributors and readers for their top stock pick for this year. Our friends at Sharesight polled their users too, and have just updated us on which of these three groups is in the lead… Show More


Profit warnings and profit upgrades in 2017

Richard Coppleson

Of the profit warnings this year, 81% of them have been "downgrades". I have found some really interesting observations that I’ll mention through this note that are worth being aware of, before then discussing the main 15 "Positive" Profit Warnings in 2017. Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170726

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market moved higher on better commodity prices and positive US reporting cycle. The market has been flip flopping all July…9 up days and 9 down days…July cycle so far has only delivered two consecutive positive days and we just had it. US Fed update early tomorrow morning…will set the... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170621

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran into a brick wall with weak global sentiment, bond yields and currency. Time to stay on the sidelines and wait for some of the optimism to unravel and pick up the bargains for July recovery. The best performing sectors were Health Care, Utilities and Staples while the... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170606

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran into another beating today and it looks very much like a global portfolio was in play all day. Everyone shared the pain with all sectors in the red except Gold. The trading day finished with big crossing to finish the big portfolio transition in all the big... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170605

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market was smacked down on the open and then stayed down with US growth and geopolitical risks. The morning trade looked like a global transition portfolio that hit all the main sectors before some recovery through the day with Banks leading the negative sentiment after BEN’s update. Local market... Show More

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Buy Hold Sell: Small-caps under pressure

Buy Hold Sell

Freddie Mercury once said “Tomorrow gets me higher, higher, higher...” but since October it’s been lower, lower, lower for small caps. After a sustained period of outperformance, the Small Ords have now underperformed the ASX 50 by 9.67% since the beginning of October. Of the five stocks discussed in this... Show More

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Livewire readers’ full list of 2017 stock ideas

Alex Cowie

Towards the end of 2016, we ran a survey with Livewire readers on key market issues for the year ahead. We reported on the twenty most frequently picked stocks from this survey in this popular wire: Show More

Livewire readers' top stock ideas for 2017

Patrick Poke

In December, we asked Livewire readers for their view on a range of market issues for the year ahead. As part of this, you shared your best stock ideas with us. We received 601 responses to this question, with 276 unique stock ideas. The most popular ideas this year showed... Show More

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Buy Hold Sell: Travel, tourism and the consumer

Buy Hold Sell

In this episode of Buy Hold Sell we ask our panel to share their views on a selection of companies offering exposure to travel, tourism and the consumer. After a stellar IPO in late 2014 shares in hotel operator Mantra (ASX:MTR) are now down 40% in 2016 as investors assess... Show More


Buy Hold Sell – The modern world of retail

Buy Hold Sell

With the consumer showing signs of life and the busy Christmas period approaching this episode of Buy Hold Sell looks at a selection of old and new businesses exposed to the retail sector. Scentre Group owns 14 of the top 20 shopping centres in Australia, offering a high quality and... Show More


Buy Hold Sell – Market Darlings at a discount

Buy Hold Sell

A number of high-flying stocks have come tumbling down amid market jitters, earnings downgrades and regulatory probes. In this episode of Buy Hold Sell we ask the panel if the selling has been overdone in four 'market darlings' and if they believe there is value on offer. Stocks discussed include... Show More