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Rio’s hush-hush copper find in WA shaping up as a big ’un

Barry FitzGerald

There is mounting evidence that Rio is onto a major copper discovery in WA. It is yet to whisper a word, but satellite images reveal it has drilled ~10 holes and is building a camp. So which juniors are set to cash-in on the nearology? Sipa, Antipa and Red Metal. Show More

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Business Insights Across the Market

NAOS Asset Management

“Right now, there’s no question: It’s feeling strong. I mean, if we’re in the sixth inning, we have our sluggers coming to bat right now. Right now, business is good. There’s no question about it” Warren Buffet, Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway Show More

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Losing money overseas

Hugh Dive

In the travel sections of newspapers there frequently appear articles with titles such as Top 7 Overseas Travel Scams (and How to Avoid Them). However, Atlas see the biggest cause of Australians losing money overseas is not pickpockets, dodgy taxi drivers, or pre-damaged rental jet skis, but rather ill-conceived offshore... Show More

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Tesla deal shows wall of demand coming at Australian lithium producers

Barry FitzGerald

Tesla’s commitment today to buy lithium which it won’t get for three years, and from a project still subject to feasibility studies, speaks volumes about the demand set to hit WA lithium producers. Plus, Sipa’s cracking JV with Rio Tinto highlights the immense potential of its base metals project. Show More

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The Big Long

Rodney  Forrest

Michael Burry ran Scion Capital Hedge Fund, with aggregate returns of 489% net of fees and expenses, over a decade. He made his name during the Global Financial Crisis betting against, or shorting, the housing bubble, with credit default swaps. Show More

Highest conviction mining calls

James Gerrish

Yesterday I sat down with Peter O’Connor, our Resource Analyst at Shaw and Partners. According to Bloomberg rankings, Peter is the No 1 rated analyst for BHP, RIO, Alumina (AWC) and Independence (IGO) – so his views clearly hold weight. Show More

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Maintain exposure to the mining sector

Marcus Tuck

The All Resources Index in trend terms has been outperforming the ASX 200 Index since the start of 2016. In this note we compare the performance of the big Australian mining stocks against their international peers on a common-currency basis, as well as comparing their current valuation metrics. Show More

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Spotlight on Alumina

Matthew Haupt

Aluminium prices hit three-month highs this week following embargoes on a major Russian producer, Rusal, and an unresolved supply disruption at an Alunorte refinery in Brazil. Rusal, which is responsible for approximately 7.0% of the world’s aluminium, had its material blocked by the two largest global metal exchanges after President... Show More

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Copper leading resources higher

Marcus Tuck

The copper price is often regarded as a barometer of the world economy because of its wide-ranging applications in industrial production and electrical equipment. Copper is used everywhere from homes and factories, to electronics and power generation and transmission, so demand for copper is often viewed as a reliable indicator... Show More

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The difference between bonds and shares in a severe correction

Elizabeth Moran

The endless days of a fantastic summer are disappearing as is the consistent, upward trend of higher share prices, with volatility returning to the market. The sharp but relatively small correction in equities early February was enough to make investors stop and reassess portfolio allocation strategies. There comes a point... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Rio Tinto

Chris Stott

US President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on China on Thursday caused heightened concerns that a trade war could escalate, hurting global growth. The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index fell on the news, to close down 2.1% for the week. President Trump said exemptions from US tariffs may only... Show More

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Lucapa set for double dose of diamond action

Barry FitzGerald

Exploration is poised to resume at Lucapa’s spectacular Little Spring Creek find in WA, where the company recovered 19 diamonds from one drill hole shortly before the wet season set in last year, while first production is looming at the Mothae diamond project. Plus, Nagambie hunts for Fosterville-style bonanza gold. Show More

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Highs and Lows from Reporting Season

Hugh Dive

Last week saw the end of reporting season for 180 of the S&P/ASX200 companies and around 2,000 of the companies listed on the ASX. Over the past month, these companies revealed their profit results for the six months ending December 2017 and provided guidance as to how they expect their... Show More

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Liu He stands out to take the lead on China’s economic reforms

Raymond Chan

President Xi Jinping sent his right-hand-man to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos this year. China’s economic-policy mastermind Liu He, 66, holds a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University and bachelor and master's degrees in economics from Beijing's Renmin University, where he had been teaching at for... Show More

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Rio Tinto or BHP: Our preferred exposure

Warryn Robertson

The ‘confession season’ could not have illustrated a bigger contrast than between the two major miners, BHP and Rio Tinto. Here we review and compare their results, and pick the one we find most attractive today. Show More

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The ABC of Tax

Clime Asset Management

A few weeks back, “our ABC” poured oil onto the heated debate in Canberra regarding the Commonwealth Government’s proposed tax rate cut legislation. The ABC produced data which represented that a significant proportion of major Australian companies hadn’t been paying tax in recent times, and from this observation its commentators... Show More

FNArena Reporting Season Monitor: Week 2 - February 2018

Rudi Filapek-Vandyck

Welcome to the FNArena Reporting Season Monitor for the February result season 2018. The Monitor reports ratings and consensus price target changes, along with brief summaries of the collective responses, from FNArena database brokers for each of the 300+ stocks. Week 2 is now available below with 85 stocks now... Show More

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

FNArena Reporting Season Monitor: Week 1 - February 2018

Rudi Filapek-Vandyck

Welcome to the FNArena Reporting Season Monitor for the February result season 2018. The Monitor reports ratings and consensus price target changes, along with brief summaries of the collective responses, from FNArena database brokers for each of the 300+ stocks. Week 1 is now available with coverage of 30 stocks. Show More