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Buy Hold Sell: 5 favourite yield stocks

Buy Hold Sell

Income investors once turned to high-yield stocks as the income from traditional sources dwindled. But what should holders of those high yield stocks now do as bond yields creep back up again? As yields on the two asset classes converge, equities become relatively less attractive, and analysts have to use... Show More

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Business Insights Across the Market

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The Internet of Things, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence will disrupt and transform virtually every industry and area of the economy over the next decade. In just the past six months, cloud service providers have increased their capital investments significantly” Gary Dickerson, CEO, Applied Materials Show More

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Growth at a reasonable yield

Marcus Tuck

John D. Rockefeller once said: "Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's seeing my dividends coming in". Mr Rockefeller was perhaps a little too fond of his dividends, but they are an important component of total equity returns, particularly in a high-dividend-paying market such as Australia's... Show More

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Market drifts lower - yield stocks weigh (TWE)

James Gerrish

The market rolled over early this morning on some big volume through the futures market before ebbing and flowing throughout the session. A whimper up into the close but nothing to write home about, the market simply feels a little hot now and needs to some time to cool –... Show More

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Defensives: Perception vs Reality

Jason Teh

Are Australian bond-like proxies going to suffer a bondcano moment? Certainly, stocks that have defensive characteristics have been sold down in recent months. And bond bears would have it that they are collateral damage from rising US yields. However, we believe this is a false narrative. Hence, we need to... Show More

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The 20 most 'liked' wires this quarter

Alex Cowie

One of many slick features our talented dev team has built this quarter is a re-engineered ‘Trending' panel on our website. Their algo crunches data from clicks, likes, comments, and social shares (the button at the bottom-left of each wire), to create an ever-changing carousel of your favourite content. Show More

Buy Hold Sell: 5 high quality big caps

Buy Hold Sell

Good quality is obvious when you see it: Swiss watches… Italian shoes… Australian reality TV… However, the mark of quality usually comes with a price tag to match. It’s no different in the markets, and sometimes it’s too easy to ignore the metrics, and just follow the crowd to use... Show More

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Reporting season review: 7 key themes and our best buy ideas

Andrew Tang

There was a lot to like about the February reporting season. By our estimates, over 30% of large caps beat the market's expectations, and unlike previous seasons, estimates held firm rather than falling away into results. Downgrades and significant misses were largely a non-event and overall management commentary reflected the... Show More

Another way to play Sydney Airport

Elizabeth Moran

Attention Sydney Airport bondholders, with the 2030s selling at a premium, it may be time to switch to the 2020 inflation-linked bond for great relative value. You don't have to hold bonds to maturity, investors prepared to trade can earn higher returns. This note tells the story. Show More

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The danger in expensive defensives

Charlie Aitken

After a short period of relative calm, it appears rising global bond yields, led by US Treasuries, are going to again prove a headwind to certain “defensive” parts of equity markets. Show More

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See what The CEO's thought of Tourism, Vitamins and Commercial Property this week

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“Currently less than 10% of Chinese nationals actually hold a passport, and that's a population of 1.3 billion. The opportunity for tourism in New South Wales and Australia is massive” Geoff Culbert, CEO, Sydney Airport Show More

Does the valuation trade off for quality make sense?

Rob Tucker

Using two examples that fit into our Megatrend framework of rising Asian consumption, we highlight how we assess allocating capital to one stock in our universe that illustrates strong free cash flow versus another stock in the same sector, essentially giving the same sector exposure. Show More

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See what The CEO's thought of the US Economy, Tourism & Travel and Commodities this week

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“There are 4.8 million Airbnb users in Australia and 122,500 active listings, an increase of 40 per cent over last year” Joe Gebbia, Co-founder, Airbnb 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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Here's what we learned from leading CEOs this week

NAOS Asset Management

As part of the NAOS investment process, we pay particular attention to the comments made by company CEO’s and business leaders in order to gain a greater understanding of the current investment environment and key trends that may be emerging. Below are quotes from the week which in our view... Show More

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First Impressions from Reporting

Bell Potter

In this daily reporting season update, we provide first impressions on key takeouts from companies reporting today, including BHP Billiton (BHP), Amcor (AMC), Sydney Airport (SYD), Oil Search (OSH), and Inghams (ING) with links through to more detailed reports. Show More

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Sydney Airport Half Year Result: Sydney Airport shares surge on lift in distribution guidance

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Sydney Airport (SYD) reported a lift in its half year revenue, profit and dividend while raising its distribution guidance to shareholders for FY17. Show More

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Here's what we learned from leading CEOs this week

NAOS Asset Management

As part of the NAOS investment process, we pay particular attention to the comments made by company CEO’s and business leaders in order to gain a greater understanding of the current investment environment and key trends that may be emerging. Below are quotes from the week which in our view... Show More

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Is it time to sell the bond proxies?

Clime Asset Management

One of the strongest and most predictable relationships in global equity markets over the last few years is that of bond yields and so-called ‘bond proxies’. As the name suggests, a bond proxy is a stock that is held in place of fixed interest securities, primarily for yield. They are... Show More

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