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The value of simplicity

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Analysing value stocks requires a deep understanding of the underlying assets. In their responses, Nathan Bell from Peters MacGregor, Alex Shevelev from Forager Funds, and Matt Booker from Spheria Asset Management explain the importance of simplicity and a deep understanding, and share a value stock that ticks the boxes. Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170822

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market climbed back higher gradually on the back of strong metal prices. Local market still struck in the narrow trading range since May. US market and geopolitics remain the macro overhang while reporting season is driving substantial volatility. Growth stories missing guidance or weak outlook statement are facing 15-20%... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170818

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market recovered to finish a better than expected negative day after substantially weak lead from US market. Global markets were rattled by the terror attacks in Spain while US market was worried that Gary Cohn may follow the CEO walkout from US president’s leadership groups. Global economies are showing... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170816

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market made a steady recovery after flip flopping for the first few hours. US retail data was string overnight while US markets were undecided. Chinese regulatory moves are beginning to bite while the pullback is aimed to get back to pre 2016 levels. The corporate outlook for US is... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170815

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market followed the global markets higher as US/NK fake war worries subsided. US seems to have moved on…now trying to start a fake trade war with China and threatening to move against Venezuela. North Korea on the other hand has decided to postpone the test missile launch. Locally the... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170811

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market was smacked down from the open on geopolitical risk…even the slight recovery after the morning fall withered away in the afternoon. DOW down over 200 and NASDAQ was snapped 2%. Safe haven investing was in play as bonds and gold bounced while equities were on the chopping block.... 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 20170630

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170620

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

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 20170606

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market ran into another beating today and it looks very much like a global portfolio was in play all day. Everyone shared the pain with all sectors in the red except Gold. The trading day finished with big crossing to finish the big portfolio transition in all the big... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170601

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

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 20170530

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

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

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170529

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market ran into some pain as market sentiment was low as major markets are closed tonight. US, UK and China were closed. Market Outlook likely to remain volatile in the short term with macro risks while medium to long term view remains positive. Given the recent US retail/housing weaker... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170526

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market was smacked down on the open before making a slight recover…market reducing exposure before US goes into a long weekend…Memorial Day on Monday. The best performers were Gold, Property and Utilities while Energy, Miners and IT were the worst performers...safe-haven trading was in play…bond yields fell as well.... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170525

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market flip flopped to finish in the positive mainly due to Resources. Market likely to remain volatile in the short term with macro risks while medium to long term view remains positive. The best performers were Miners, Energy and Utilities while IT, Staples and Health Care were the worst... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170517

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market started weak and then sentiment nosedived as more details of the White House debacles filtered through the media and drove US futures lower. The big risk with US politics at this point is…anything could happen. Market hates uncertainty…and volatility indices are at historical lows…something should give and the... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170516

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market finished positive after a volatile day with positive global overnight sentiment with Oil bounce. The best performers were Industrials, Metals & Miners and Retail while Banks, Gold and Utilities were the worst performers. NAB and MQG traded ex div today….WBC goes ex div on Thursday. Oil... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170515

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

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 20170511

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

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

SHIELD (Sustainable High Yield) > April 2017 Update

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Market continues to chase sustainable yield in a market with growth risks. SHIELD continues to outperform the market despite a rising bond yield outlook by picking premium quality sustainable yield ideas at reasonable value. Show More