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Business insights across the market

NAOS Asset Management

CEO’s and business leaders' comments can provide valuable insights and provide a greater understanding of the current investment environment and key trends that may be emerging. Below are 22 quotes from the week which in our view detail some of the most important and prominent industry trends and economic factors... Show More

Avoid these 11 habits for better performance

Livewire Exclusive

For decades, the prevailing view of financial markets was one of rational actors creating efficient prices. In recent years, particularly in the wake of the GFC, investors have increasingly adopted a very different view of how markets operate. Loss aversion bias, anchoring, and herding (among others) have all become popular... Show More

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Behavioural economics in theory and practice

Simon Shields

In my 30 years as an analyst and fund manager, I have seen recurring business situations and patterns of behaviour that often lead to mispricing by the market. This attracted me to the idea of behavioural economics, as a validation of some of these insights. Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170322

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market was smacked down after US market decided to hit the reverse button after optimism was far ahead of valuation. The last time the local market took a worse belting was in Nov 2016. US market moved into second part of “Buy the rumour, Sell the fact” trade as... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170316

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market gave up early gains on weak employment data and PBOC rate rise. US Fed wimped out on upgrading rate rise…basically poured cold water on potential fiscal stimulus delivering growth upside…USD fell and Gold rose!!! Chinese PBOC has now delivered short term borrowing rate rise…that is three in a... Show More

Speed of Woolworths turnaround is surprising

Morgans Financial Limited

In this presentation, Vince Pezzullo, Deputy Head of Equities for Perpetual Equity Investment Company (PIC), reviews the portfolio including its largest position, Woolworths: “Woolworths had a decent first half. We’re actually surprised at the speed of the turnaround. It’s been quite remarkable in the space of nine months.“ He also... Show More

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Sunset Strip > Australian Market Trading Day Wrap from Blue Ocean Equities

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market was aimless and drifted lower as global markets digest US Fed’s “fairly soon” rate rise outlook while local reporting season hits top gear. Local market reaction to results are running into short covering. Investors are shooting first and then asking questions later. ABC for one was down early... Show More

Sunset Strip | Aussie Afternoon Institutional Market Wrap

Mathan Somasundaram

Market moved up again on global positive sentiment ahead of the US Fed update to be only 40 points off the 2016 high…but on accumulation (i.e. dividends included) basis we are at all-time highs (i.e. created a new high today). The positive performers today were led by Discretionary retail and... Show More

Eight key factors of successful businesses (Part 4)

UBS Asset Management

In the final instalment of our series we examine the last two of the eight key factors we have found help distinguish those truly successful businesses from the also-rans. All eight key factors have been distilled from the many and varied learnings of the UBS small caps team over a... Show More

How to read between the lines of company guidance

Monash Investors Pty Limited

Reading between the lines of company guidance can reveal a great deal, explains Simon Shields, Principal at Monash Investors. “Ardent Leisure’s Main Event business in the United States provides family entertainment centres with bowling, rock climbing, etc. Ardent bought this business when there were only five centres in Texas and... Show More

Even the rugby can’t save Sky TV

Monash Investors Pty Limited

Simon Shields, Principal at Monash Investors, knew there was something wrong at Sky Network TV (which is listed on both the ASX and NZX) when they posted their first fall in subscriber numbers in 20 years. Upon investigation, they found that NZ brokers were hesitant to say anything negative about... Show More

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The yield rally may have paused for breath

Perpetual Limited

Whilst there are some signs that the yield rally may have paused for breath, with popular plays CBA and Telstra stalling or re-tracing some ground in the last month or two, we continue to worry about the extent to which this market is driven by sentiment and policy rather than... Show More