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Seven high conviction stocks in May

Andrew Tang

Uncertainty in global markets is keeping investors on edge. While we think economic fundamentals remain sound, markets seem overly sensitive to even the slightest disruption to the status quo. Show More

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Spotlight on Insurance

Andrew Martin

Each quarter, Alphinity Investment Management’s portfolio managers share their expert views on the trends and themes emerging within their relevant sectors. This quarter, we share our thoughts on the current trends and outlook for the insurance sector. Show More

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9 high conviction stocks in April

Andrew Tang

Stock investors have enjoyed an extended bull market since March 2009. It was particularly enjoyable during 2017, when the ASX 200 Accumulation Index rose by 11.8% over the year. Such an impressive return is quite extraordinary for an aging bull market going on nine years in 2018. The music seemed... Show More

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First Impressions from Reporting: SHL, ORG, SUN, S32, ASX and TLS

Bell Potter

In this daily reporting season update, we provide first impressions on key takeouts from companies reporting today, including Sonic Healthcare (SHL), Origin Energy (ORG), Suncorp (SUN), South32 (S32), ASX (ASX) and Telstra (TLS) with links through to more detailed reports. Show More

Bell Potter Analyst Outlook & Top Stock Picks for 2018

Bell Potter

In this report, our analysts share their sector view and top stock picks for 2018 across sectors including banks and general insurers, diversified financials, LICs, fixed income, agricultural FMCG, technology, discretionary retail, industrials, resources, and healthcare & biotech. Show More

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Banks & Insurers Outlook for 2018 - TS Lim

Bell Potter

We expect underlying momentum for the major banks to be steady heading into 2018 and the Royal Commission. This would reflect steady margins (repricing and lower funding cost benefits in the previous period to offset competition), volume growth in line with GDP expectations, easing prudential headwinds (e.g. capital and liquidity),... Show More

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High-yield bonds and investment-grade bonds: How to balance them

Elizabeth Moran

High yield bonds are tempting but come with greater chances something could go wrong. This wire gives some tips in getting the balance right between high yield and investment grade, and displays a sample portfolio for both strategies. Show More

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Where to find opportunities in large companies

Clime Asset Management

There is so much confusion about the stocks in the ASX’s large-caps index, the ASX 50. Some investors see them as ‘blue-chips’ by virtue of their size and longevity, and thus see them as long-term portfolio holds. Others think the ASX 50 is largely useless: a motley, concentrated index of... Show More

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Buy Hold Sell: Winners & Losers from Rising Rates

Buy Hold Sell

In this episode of Buy Hold Sell the panel discuss a selection of rate sensitive stocks including Transurban, Scentre Group, CBA and Suncorp. What we learn is that both fund managers have some clear views on the winners and losers should rates head higher. Show More

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15 wires that captured your attention

Alex Cowie

Livewire strives to give readers unparalleled access to expert investment ideas so that they can be more informed and achieve better investment outcomes. Here is a distillation of 15 such wires that really captured your attention this quarter. Show More

One sector about to hit the sweet spot

Livewire Exclusive

Looking for quality and value is so popular that it’s hard to find an edge. Undervalued stocks can stay that way for years on end, and high-quality stocks that have run hard can come to a sudden stop. Andrew Martin, Portfolio Manager at Alphinity Investment Management, says the earnings cycle... Show More

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Insights from recent management meetings

Martin Conlon

Amongst the raft of post result management meetings there is always much food for thought. In some cases, management teams convey thoughtful and coherent interpretations of the challenges and opportunities facing the business and their plans to deal with them. In others, the challenge of negotiating a shallow stream between... Show More

So how much risk are you taking?

Vince Pezzullo

Markets have a tendency to move between states of fearing the future where there is no justification for being in markets (usually coincides with market bottoms), to believing that risk is easily measured and controlled whereby the fear of missing out is all encompassing (correlations with a market top is... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170803

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran out of puff again on weaker commodities and directionless global markets. Local trade balance was another miss and the currency took a step back. The best performing sectors were Utilities, IT and Industrials while the worst performers were Miners, Telecom Services and Energy. On the sector/stock front….(1)... Show More

Suncorp Full Year Result: SUN's insurance arm outperforms its banking division

CommSec

Suncorp Group’s (SUN) cash profit for FY17 came in lower than expected as it continued to spend on its refresh strategy. SUN posted a 3.6% rise in group NPAT to $1,075m, helped by a lift in insurance premiums & tight cost management. Show More

Is Suncorp about to be a great shorting opportunity?

Michael Gable

We bought the banks a few weeks ago and believe that they can head higher. But that view doesn’t extend to Suncorp (SUN). It is currently trading near $15, and the rally in June has been explosive. However that could be as good as it gets. Based on the way... Show More

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Top Stock Picks for FY18

Bell Potter

In this report, our analyst team share their top stock picks for FY18, and also provide their sector outlook. On Financials, TS Lim reports that "There is something for everyone in Show More

Making Money in FY18

Livewire Exclusive

Do you have a few losers sitting in your portfolio? Tax time tends to put a spotlight on those painful positions you wish you’d avoided. With FY18 upon us we’ve sourced some views on what will influence markets, stocks and sectors to avoid, plus a few ideas on current opportunities. Show More

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CommSec: Woolworths and the Amazon threat

Matthew Haupt

This week I sat down with Tom Piotrowski from CommSec to discuss Wilson Asset Management’s large cap LIC, WAM Leaders . In addition, I discuss the Australian insurance market, Woolworths and the Amazon threat, local infrastructure and the strengthening US dollar. Show More

Buy Hold Sell: The top performers of FY17

Buy Hold Sell

With the financial year wrapping up, we review three ASX200 stocks that shot the lights out. Two of these top-performers are traditionally unloved by investors, but delivered impressive gains of 97% and 63%. The third is a market-darling that has surged 73% this year. Can they maintain the momentum? Show More

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