What Mattered Today; We’ve developed a very special bond…says Trump!

James Gerrish

The central focus today was the much anticipated – talked about – on / off meeting between Mr Trump and the North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un. The meeting started this morning and went over lunch culminating with the signing of some agreement – the details of which remain scarce, although... 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

Two tech small-caps to watch

Clime Asset Management

With reporting season now behind us we have gained a more complete picture of how all of our portfolio holdings have performed for the first half of 2018. While some have disappointed relative to expectations, there were two standout small-caps within the technology space that comfortably exceeded forecasts. Here we... Show More

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Telstra and 4 other stocks we're shorting

John Deniz

We initiated a short position in Telstra in February 2017, premised on rising mobile & broadband competition, which was likely to impact on Telstra’s growth outlook. Rising 10-yr bond rates make it a double-whammy for Telstra, which we also view as a bond-proxy. Show More

15 stocks to watch following reporting season

Alex Cowie

The chaos of reporting season makes a good case against markets being efficient. It will take weeks, if not months, to fully parse the recent data download of many hundreds of reports, and to also process views gleamed from the ensuing company roadshows. Reporting season can thus generate a long... Show More

Ramsay’s health deteriorating

Charlie Aitken

Ramsay's result showed that private hospital operators continue to work in a challenging environment where top-line growth is moderating significantly whilst cost pressures continue to mount. Sales growth in RHC’s Australian operations moderated to 4.3% year-on-year, whilst the French and UK operations went backwards. At the same time the quality... Show More

What Mattered Today; Bon Voyage February - a big month

James Gerrish

Reflection is all part of the investment process and the month of February has certainly thrown up a lot of material to reflect upon. The month started with a bang as global markets experienced a significant bout of volatility – a range of 11% for the Dow Jones which is... Show More


The danger in expensive defensives

Charlie Aitken

After a short period of relative calm, it appears rising global bond yields, led by US Treasuries, are going to again prove a headwind to certain “defensive” parts of equity markets. Show More


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Ten quality stocks for your watchlist

Rob Tucker

It is a useful strategy for investors to have a watchlist, as discussed in our Megatrend framework. We tend to have 40-50 stocks that we will be watching in detail that we feel may be suitable at the right time. So... when is the right time? Show More

Make market corrections your ally

Roger Montgomery

Recent experience excepted, corrections are typically more frequent and regular than many would prefer, so investing should not occur without acceptance of this. That said, it’s important to prepare, first by making the right investments, and secondly by adopting the right temperament. Show More


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The best opportunity in healthcare

Daniel Moore

In this interview, I discuss the best long-term investment opportunities in the sector, which stocks I am cautious on, and what the future holds for the sector as a whole. Show More

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Where to find opportunities in large companies

Clime Asset Management

There is so much confusion about the stocks in the ASX’s large-caps index, the ASX 50. Some investors see them as ‘blue-chips’ by virtue of their size and longevity, and thus see them as long-term portfolio holds. Others think the ASX 50 is largely useless: a motley, concentrated index of... Show More

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Buy Hold Sell: 5 stocks with sustainable yield

Buy Hold Sell

High dividends often steal the limelight, but as holders of Telstra have recently learned, a sustainable dividend is every bit as important. This week’s Buy Hold Sell features Vince Pezzullo from Perpetual and Matthew Haupt from Wilson Asset Management. Show More


Confident Charlie & The Ramsay Shorters

Rudi Filapek-Vandyck

Shares in Ramsay Health Care (RHC) have found the going tougher, and not just in recent weeks. Open up a long term price chart and there's an argument to be made things started to become a little hairier in 2015, which essentially marked a flat year in a multi-year steep... Show More

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Healthcare sector update

Morgans Financial Limited

Scott Power and Derek Jellinek discuss CSL Limited, Healthscope, Ramsay Health Care, ResMed, Sirtex Medical, Nanosonics, and Ansell following reporting season. Transcript, podcast and video below. Show More


Ramsay Healthcare (RHC): Why we remain short

Charlie Aitken

Ramsay Healthcare (RHC) is a core structural short in the AIM Global High Conviction fund. The five bear points we have consistently pointed to are: Show More

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Ramsay Healthcare: Moving to Hold

Morgans Financial Limited

While core fundamentals remain unwavering and the domestic business strong, intensifying ROW headwinds are likely to handicap strong near term outperformance. Our DCF/SOTP-based price target declines and we move to Hold. Show More


Here's what we learned from leading CEOs this week

NAOS Asset Management

"I'm a brand guy and Australia is an awesome brand. One of the biggest opportunities for innovation and brand-building in the future is food. And living in Australia, you are leading this opportunity more than anybody else. You're sitting on a gold mine” Hamdi Ulukaya, Global CEO, Chobani Yoghurt Show More

First Impressions from Reporting: RHC, BLD

Bell Potter

In this daily reporting season update, we provide first impressions on key takeouts from companies reporting today, including Ramsay Health Care (RHC) and Boral (BLD) with links through to more detailed reports. Show More

ASX:BLD ASX:RHC August 2017 Reporting Season

Ramsay Health Care Full Year Result: RHC posts solid result but FY18 forecast underwhelmed


Ramsay Health Care (RHC) has reported a 12.7% lift in Core Net Profit after Tax of $542.7 million, while posting a weaker than expected $488.9 million full-year net profit for the 2017 financial year. Show More

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