Alex Cowie

Equity indices everywhere were in the red last year, yet the three most tipped stocks from the 2018 Livewire reader survey, Afterpay Touch, CSL and BHP, all finished well in the black. They gained (excluding dividends) 107.7%, 31.0%, and 15.8% respectively, or 52% on average. While the order has changed,... Show More

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Livewire Exclusive

Income investors relying on ASX blue-chips have been under increasing pressure. However, another source of income has returned to the top end of the market. Speaking at a recent event held by IRESS and Livewire, Peter Gardner from Plato Investment Management identified a long-absent income opportunity back on the menu. Show More

Barry FitzGerald

Dacian missed the gold sector’s recent run – which means there is upside to be had as its production ramp-up gains pace. And Rio is still trying to lock-down more acreage in the red-hot Paterson Province, which may explain its ongoing refusal to shed light on its Winu copper ‘discovery’... Show More

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Barry FitzGerald

Details of Rio’s reportedly-huge copper find in WA continue to leak. Following last week’s aerial photos showing a 56-man camp and drill rigs, this column can now reveal the project apparently has a name: Winu. Of course, Rio refuses to confirm this – presumably because that would confirm the discovery... Show More

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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