Emerging winners from the electric vehicle megatrend

Julian Babarczy

While there are no Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturers listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, Australia has a number of companies that participate in the most exciting part of the supply chain where I believe the bulk of value will likely accrue through the cycle. Show More

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What Mattered Today; Sellers dominate

James Gerrish

More of the same today only on a bigger scale with early optimism met with some decent selling later in the session after the market traded to a 10 year high of 6150 on the ASX 200 during morning trade. As we cautioned yesterday a market that is trading in... Show More


Spumante makes way for Bollinger as resources sector celebrates bumper 2017

Barry FitzGerald

Like all good years, 2017 will go down as the year when much-tipped bad things didn’t happen. Iron ore prices didn’t collapse and gold prices held up despite US rate rises. At the same time, commodity prices rose across the board, with battery materials leading the way. Show More


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

Black Rock shakes off Tanzania’s asset grab with forecasts of strong returns from graphite project

Barry FitzGerald

Shares in graphite hopeful Black Rock were smashed following Tanzania’s asset grab. But a PFS finds its project will still deliver strong returns thanks to low costs. Plus, Nzuri Copper gets hot and sweaty in the Congo as it prepares to release a feasibility study on its high-grade copper-cobalt project.... Show More


What can you learn from ripping apart an electric car?

Livewire Equities

UBS recently stripped down a Chevy Bolt, the 'first real mass-segment EV', to answer key questions about the EV segment’s future, and resulting implications across the supply chain, including some notably bullish calls on key raw commodities. Show More


Sunset Strip afternoon trading wrap

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market had a slide after flip flopping early in the day. Commodities bounce helped the miners after US Fed, ECB and BOE moved dovish. UK recovery in wages growth and historically low unemployment helps support the economy despite the high inflation and low currency. Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170731

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market bounced back after Friday’s bashing. Started positive before investors took profit in the last few hours. European markets were negative while US and Asian markets were directionless. China data was stable without being special while local housing data was weak and private credit data was solid. July count... Show More

5 stocks that could double cash flow in 5 years

Rob Tucker

­­­Whilst we use a megatrend framework to identify a narrow subset of stocks that we then spend more time understanding, we ultimately invest capital on a stock by stock, bottom up basis. We focus heavily on cash flow growth as a key metric of how we look to invest money.... Show More


Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170707

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran into a global selloff with investors worried about bond market worries. Apart from the miners, every other sector saw pain after similar selloff in the US market overnight. NASDAQ showing more weakness…already below 50 day MA and heading towards 100 day MA…last time it broke 50 day... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170706

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market was aimless and flip flopped with US futures all day to finish mainly flat. Currency, Commodity and global sentiment remains weak. The historical trend suggests were likely to remain in this up and down trading days till the last week of July. The best performing sectors were IT,... Show More

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Former Syrah chief turns his hand to Slovakian cobalt

Barry FitzGerald

The former chief of graphite behemoth Syrah, Tolga Kumova, has found himself a new way of gaining exposure to the lithium battery revolution, this time in the form of an ASX-listed Slovakian cobalt project. Plus, closer to home, Image Resources is preparing to cash-in on rising mineral sands prices. Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170601

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market flip-flopped to finish as a positive day despite weaker China data. Tax loss selling in June will add to the seasonal weakness while better than expected retail data was mixed with weaker than expected China data. Market was buying into safety and weak currency stocks today. The best... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170512

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell from the start with weak sentiment before making a slight recovery in the back end of the day. US retail data and US CPI data will set the tone for next week…BOE was playing safe while data continues to improve in EU…China is spruiking the “Silk Road”... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170511

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market jumped up on strong oil price and then ran out of puff as stretched valuation and weak commodities weighed on weak sentiment. The best performers were Health Care, Staples and Gold while Telcos, Utilities and Discretionary Retail were the worst. Budget confirmed that the only option is infrastructure... Show More

Kumova on board Alderan’s US copper voyage

Barry FitzGerald

Unlike the gold space where floats and spin-offs have come thick and fast, there has been a real dearth of copper floats in response to the metal’s near 20 per cent price improvement in the past six months to around the $US2.60 a pound level. Show More

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Spin-off starlets Ardea and Todd River unlocking hidden value

Barry FitzGerald

Unlocking the value of hidden assets by spinning them off into a separate and focused ASX listing is proving fertile ground for the junior mining sector. More often than not it has been structural shifts in supply/demand scenarios, and the resultant impact on the pricing of commodities, that has given... Show More


Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170328

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market had an unexpected strong day…bounced up and held up better than anyone expected after the weak US sentiment. Market was once again pushed up by the Banks but even the miners turned positive with Utilities and Gold were the only negative sectors. Dividend money flowing back... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170320

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market closed lower as market worry on global trade kicked in after G20 did not back free trade. US Fed speeches later this week will be looked upon to set the tone for global markets…Yellen speaking as well. US leadership clears the way for trade tariffs at G20 while... 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