ASX:WES

Beware the index!

Jason Orthman

Most broad-based equity indices around the world predominately comprise mature, old-world industrial businesses, highly geared companies including banks, low quality commodity-based businesses, capital intensive businesses and speculative stocks. For many of these companies the long-term return on capital and organic revenue growth outlook is modest at best. This low-quality equity... Show More

Business Insights Across the Market

NAOS Asset Management

“Growth in Utilities in the short term will be dominated by wind and solar projects. They do dominate the pipeline. The immature solar supply chain presents the biggest challenge. Water, gas and power distribution will continue to grow, and we expect major investment in upgrading and extending the nation's transmission... Show More

Big versus Small Company Investing

Hugh Dive

Over the past twelve months small companies (as measured by the ASX’s Small Ordinaries) have returned 22%, outperforming large caps (ASX Top 100) by almost 10%. This has led to numerous articles in the financial press claiming that small is beautiful and that investors should look beyond large Australian companies... Show More