Fallen angels and upside surprises

Andrew Mitchell

While the month-end reports for February will indicate the ASX Small Ordinaries finished the February reporting period dead flat, it would be difficult to find any smaller cap investors this month that would summarise the reporting period as dreary. Show More

Buy Hold Sell: 5 small-cap retailers

Buy Hold Sell

The market applied the blowtorch indiscriminately across the retail sector last year, creating long-absent pockets of value in the market. Shrewd investors moved in, but are opportunities still present today? In this week’s Buy Hold Sell, we pit two small cap specialists called Chris against each other to find out. Show More

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A few highlights from our Summer Series

Alex Cowie

With most of the market back at their screens, Livewire’s ‘Summer Series’ has concluded and normal service now resumes until next Christmas. In case you missed it, we’ve pulled together some of the most ‘liked’ wires from the last 4 weeks... Show More

Top stocks and crowded trades

Livewire Exclusive

Livewire’s 2018 'Predictions and Top Picks' series continues with part two. Here, we ask our expert panel for their top stock ideas for 2018, and one thing they think the market has wrong. Watch the video or read the summary below. Show More

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One sector that ticks all the (wrong) boxes

Michael Goldberg

Whether it is companies that have experienced share price declines due to regulatory uncertainty, or industries that are generally out of favour, our best returns have historically come from recognising opportunities where others have decided that the issues are simply “too hard”. One sector that currently ticks all the (wrong)... Show More

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See what The CEO's thought of Telecommunications, Gas & Gaming this week

NAOS Asset Management

"Last year we'd get a kilo of butter for around six dollars and now it's easily $9.50. A growing preference for more natural, less processed foods in home cooking has contributed to a growing consumer demand for butter. The consensus holds that this strong world demand for butter and dairy... Show More


See what The CEO's thought of Technology, Commodities and Retail this week

NAOS Asset Management

"Technology is the greatest wealth and productivity multiplier there is” Matt Barrie, CEO, Show More


Winners and losers from a strong Aussie dollar

Livewire Exclusive

While consensus had a strong case for the Australian dollar to fall in 2017, it has climbed 10% so far this year, and almost touched 80c. With the market wrong-footed on this key issue, Livewire asked a panel of contributors what a strong Australian dollar means for investors. Show More


Winners, losers and naysayers in FY17

BT Investment Management

There were clear winners and losers in 2016/17, both at an asset class and investment-specific level. Share investments were the place to be but badly timing when to buy and sell could have resulted in very different outcomes. Trump, Brexit, Frexit, Nexit and no exit (in the case of Italy’s... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170620

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market finished negative with Asian markets as the bank ratings downgrade hit home despite positive US markets. The best performing sectors were Retail, Information Technology and Materials while the worst performers were Gold, Property Trusts and Energy. AUDUSD fell below 76 cents on bank downgrade but weaker USD has... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170530

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell on the open before making a decent recovery on the back of recovering US market futures and better than expected building approval data. US and UK will be back online tonight while China will be back online on tomorrow. Tax loss selling in May/June and seasonal weakness... Show More

4 domestic bubbles caused by incentives

Martin Conlon

“Show me the incentive and I’ll show you the outcome” ... Charlie Munger’s quip is typically insightful and relevant to many of the ructions currently facing the domestic economy, including a number of key sectors like real estate, consumer discretionary, telecommunications and energy, all of which will be examined in... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170515

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market recovered from the opening fall before weak China data took the market down to finish flat for the day. The best performers were Telcos, Financials and Energy while Gold, Staples and Property were the worst performers. US/China deals…will get more Beef, Poultry, financial Services, Agri/Bio and Energy access... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170412

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market was started positive before falling and then making a decent recovery on average China inflation data to finish mainly flat. Tomorrow is the last day of trading before we go into a four-day long weekend…not sure investors want to leave global markets open to US/Russia/Syria/China/North Korea for that... Show More

NextDC: The Coming Of Age Of A Cloud Infra Story

Rudi Filapek-Vandyck

It sure has been a roller coaster ride for true believers in the cloud infrastructure story with shares in NextDC (NXT) first rising some 176% in less than two years to subsequently fall off a cliff when investors switched to greener prospects among miners and banks in the second half... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170410

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market opened positively and even managed to move slightly higher despite weak Iron Ore, weak AUDUSD and weak US markets after big non-farm payroll miss…and then we see another round of big portfolio transition move after the close in several large caps…same thing happened recently…..big days finish with big... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170407

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell on US strike on Syria after opening positive…and then recovered into the close to slight positive. Spot gold bounced and bond yields fell as market ran to safety with rising geo political risks adding existing global macro risks. Gold, Energy and Utilities were the best performers while... Show More

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CEO INSIGHTS – Week Ending 7 Apr 2017

NAOS Asset Management

“Too many loans are still made where the borrower has the skinniest of income buffers after interest payments. In some cases, lenders are assuming that people can live more frugally than in practice they can, leaving little buffer if things go wrong. So APRA quite rightly has said lenders can... Show More


SHIELD - Sustainable High Yield | Yield trade keeps outperforming

Mathan Somasundaram

Global markets continue their positive momentum into 2017 on-the-back of the recovery in the US and stability in China, however stretched valuations around the markets are expected to weigh on sentiment over the next few weeks. An improving outlook for interest rates and strong commodity prices has driven a better... Show More

SHIELD - Sustainable High Yield | Death of yield trade is overblown

Mathan Somasundaram

Global markets continue their positive momentum on-the-back of the strength of the recovery in the US and China, however stretched valuations are starting to weigh. The improving inflation outlook and US Fed rate hike expectations have driven the bond yields higher. An improving outlook for interest rates and strong commodity... Show More