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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

What Mattered Today; NAB rallies on decent trading update

James Gerrish

Another calmer day for Aussie stocks with the market having bouts of indecision in early trade before buyers settled in and pushed the index up throughout the afternoon – a decent close near the session highs with the Telco stocks doing most of the heavy lifting. On the flipside, we... Show More

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What Mattered Today; RIO spewing lots of cash...

James Gerrish

The overnight lead from the US market was an optimistic one this morning – we were initially (sharply) higher on open, the ASX 200 hitting a 5938 as the match unwound only to see more selling tick in throughout the day – closing near the session lows at 5876 –... Show More

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February 2018 Reporting Season Calendar

Bell Potter

The Bell Potter reporting calendar covers over 200 companies reporting this February, with key dates, NPAT (consensus and Bell Potter/Citi estimates) and analyst recommendations. The first week kicks off with 18 companies reporting including some big names like CBA, RIO, AMP and REA. Access our updated reporting calendar here: View... Show More

Resource stocks haven't run their race yet

Naheed Rahman

Over the past quarter, much of the small-cap index outperformance over large caps has been due to the excellent returns of small resource companies. Given their cyclical nature, is that a reason to look elsewhere? The following note makes it clear that we think not. Show More

Battle of the big-caps: Banks vs resources

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With a combined market capitalisation of over $585 billion, the big four banks and resources companies make up a massive 33.6% of the ASX 200. The Australian banks have benefited from an unprecedented run in the Australian economy and housing markets, but growth has stalled recently; is it time for... Show More

My thoughts on the recent Wall Street correction

Anton Tagliaferro

Last week Wall Street fell over 1,000 points, reversing the sharp rises of earlier in the month. Many are now asking if this is the start of a new trend on markets and what it all means for the Australian sharemarket. Show More

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Where in the mining cycle are we today?

Hugh Dive

Unlike industrial companies such as Amcor or Transurban, profits for mining companies are inherently cyclical. The earnings from mining companies are subject to booms and busts, largely outside the control of their management teams. This occurs as ultimately any company producing a commodity is a “price taker” not a “price... Show More

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