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A big year for LICs

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

2017 was an exceptional year for new listed investment company and listed investment trust raisings, with 14 new entities raising a total of $4.2bn via initial public offers. This significantly exceeded the funds raised by new LIC/LIT offers in the previous two years and lifted the total number of LICs... Show More

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Themes and stocks from the WAM Funds’ portfolios

Patrick Poke
Patrick Poke Livewire Markets

At today’s WAM Funds presentation, Chief Investment Officer, Chris Stott, shared some of the key themes and holdings from their current portfolio. He covers their views on the Australian economy, mining services, and retail. He also discusses a company that hadn’t received a visit from an analyst in two years. Show More

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Wilson Asset Management November 2017 AGM & Shareholder Presentations

Wilson Asset Management

We're pleased to bring you the Wilson Asset Management investor presentation live from Sydney. A live stream of the AGMs and Shareholder Presentation will commence on Wednesday the 29th of November at 8:30am. The Wilson Asset Management investment team will provide an overview of the market, highlight interesting industry trends... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Reckon and Incitec Piviot

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed down 0.7% for the week. On Wednesday, the Westpac-Melbourne Institute index of consumer sentiment fell 1.7% in November. On Thursday, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported Australia’s unemployment rate fell to a near five-year low. Show More

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If 24 LICs ran the Melbourne Cup... which would be our favourites?

Daryl Wilson
Daryl Wilson Affluence Funds Management

To win the Melbourne Cup requires a horse that is well trained, has a great jockey, and importantly hasn’t been hit too hard with a weight handicap from the stewards. To win the "Affluence LIC Cup", an LIC requires many of the same attributes... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Woolworths and PSC Insurance Group

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed up 1.0% for the week. On Wednesday, investors celebrated 10 years from the peak of the Australian equity market with a solid day's trade that sent the All Ordinaries Index past the 6,000 point mark for the first time since the Global Financial... Show More

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Morgans Conversations : Video snap with Chris Stott

Chris Titley
Chris Titley Morgans Financial Limited

I recently chatted to Chris Stott from WAM about the history of the fund , their bullish outlook on Mining Services (in particular ALS, WOR) as well some news for WAM Leader option holders. Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Mantra and Swift

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed up 1.9% for the week. On Thursday, Australian shares closed at their highest level in three-and-a-half months, led by a rally in the big four banks. The Westpac-Melbourne Institute index of consumer sentiment rose 3.6% in October, representing the highest level recorded in... Show More

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30 years from the '87 Crash

Geoff Wilson
Geoff Wilson Wilson Asset Management

It was Monday, 19 October 1987, and I thought the world of finance was ending. I remember the feeling like it was yesterday. I was a 29-year old stockbroker, living and working in New York, witnessing the biggest market meltdown since the crash of 1929. Show More

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Ten high yielding LICs

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

In its latest LMI Monthly Update, Independent Investment Research takes a look at the ten highest yielding listed investment companies in its coverage and also considers the sustainability of dividends. We also discuss and provide our views on some recent events within the LIC space. Refer to our report below... Show More

Wilson Asset Management weekly: Afterpay and Boral

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed up 0.4% for the week. On Tuesday, National Australia Bank’s (ASX: NAB) monthly survey found business conditions reached their highest level since 2008, with business sentiment improving across most industries in August. The Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment, released on Wednesday,... Show More

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LIC Reporting Season Wrap – Dividends Hold Up

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

For the reporting season just finished there were 24 listed investment companies covered by Independent Investment Research that reported full year results. Out of this 24, there were 14 LICs that experienced earnings declines. This reflected lower dividend income, particularly for those LICs that have capital account status, and also... Show More

Wilson Asset Management weekly: Noni B and Reliance

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

Overall the reporting season, which concluded on Thursday, was mixed, with a number of companies falling short of market expectations. Companies trading on high price-to-earnings ratios struggled, notably Domino’s Pizza (ASX: DMP) and Corporate Travel Management (ASX: CTD). The defensive sectors had one of their worst reporting periods in a... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: BHP and iSelect

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

The third and busiest week of reporting season saw strong performance from the mining services sector, while most companies continue to provide subdued outlook statements reflecting current economic conditions. Overall company results have not met the market’s expectations invoking strong reactions from investors in some cases. In this week's report... Show More

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How do microcap managers perform in the long-term?

Mark Tobin
Mark Tobin Independent Investment Research

Active microcap managers demonstrated in FY17 that this part of the stock market can be a great alpha generator for managers (and their investors). In this wire, we ask how they have stacked up against their benchmarks over 3, 5 and even 10 years... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Origin Energy and SG Fleet results

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

As reporting season continues this week we have seen many companies provide conservative outlook statements for the year ahead, confirming a backdrop of moderate earnings growth. Among the themes to emerge is companies reinvesting into their businesses to drive growth in a relatively anaemic economic environment. In this week's report... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Capitol Health and NAB results

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

With reporting season in full swing the flow of company results is picking up and keeping the investment team busy. In this week’s report we provide a brief summary on the key takeaways from Capitol Health and NAB. Show More

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Large cap LICs outperform small caps in FY17

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

In its latest LMI Monthly Update, Independent Investment Research looks at the performance of the LIC sector over the 12 months to 30 June 2017. The Australian large cap share focused LICs benefited from solid market performance over that time with the five largest LICs delivering an average portfolio return... Show More

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Five LICs at a discount to NTA

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

In its latest LMI Monthly Update, Independent Investment Research takes a look at why listed investment companies trade at discounts and premiums to net tangible asset value. We also take a look at five LICs that are currently trading at large discounts to NTA, look at some of the reasons... Show More

Future generation stock ideas are outperforming

Alex Cowie
Alex Cowie Livewire Markets

A cohort of Australia’s leading fund managers gathered at the 2017 Future Generation Investment Forum two weeks ago, each presenting their top stock idea. A clear trend is already emerging in the domestic stocks mentioned. While the broader market has pulled back 2.2% since the Forum, this group of stocks... Show More

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