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RIO buy-back looks attractive, but beware the scale-back

Peter Gardner

On 20 September 2018, Rio announced a $US3.2B (A$4.4B) share buy-back which includes US$1.9B (A$2.6B) as an off-market buyback and the balance being allocated to Rio Tinto’s existing on-market buyback. The buy-back will have a $9.44 capital component, with the balance being a fully franked dividend. The buy-back will be... Show More

Preferring catwalk corduroy over the sexy things

Schroders Australia

It has long been difficult to place rationale around valuations in certain areas of the market. While the supermodels get all the spotlights, it’s the cardigan wearing brigade that seem more like a solid investment, allowing scope for many different futures — both good and not so good — without... Show More

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The fundies' view on thirty key results this August

Livewire Exclusive

If reporting season has kept you busy, you may have missed the regular commentary on notable results from Livewire's contributing managers, so we’ve pulled them all together for you here. For the fundies' view on results from Afterpay, Netwealth, Telstra, JB Hifi, REA Group, and 25 other key stocks, click... Show More

Zircon looks set to give investors some good times

Barry FitzGerald

Mineral sands prices have risen sharply this year and are tipped to continue climbing on the back of a supply deficit. This has underpinned share price gains for emerging producers such as Sheffield, Strandline and Image, which stand to benefit handsomely as their projects progress in parallel with growing demand. Show More

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Why the best, reinvest

Schroders Australia

Reinvestment is a vexing issue for investors. At one extreme, where physical capital is not a barrier to entry, global best practice sees aggressive investment in order to attempt to sustain competitive advantage. Show More

Big versus Small Company Investing

Hugh Dive

Over the past twelve months small companies (as measured by the ASX’s Small Ordinaries) have returned 22%, outperforming large caps (ASX Top 100) by almost 10%. This has led to numerous articles in the financial press claiming that small is beautiful and that investors should look beyond large Australian companies... Show More

Key themes for reporting season

Livewire Exclusive

It seems like just weeks ago that February reporting season was wrapping up, but believe it or not, reporting season is upon us again. The Australian market has performed solidly in the period since, having gained 4.4% since the end of February. But this number hides the dichotomy that has... Show More

Australian Results Season: Resurrection or Crucifixion?

Marcus Padley

Here is the ASX 200 results calendar - the results season is still a couple of weeks away. As usual, it is a best endeavours calendar, some companies simply don’t set a reliable date. The big companies generally do. Show More

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