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Growth at a reasonable yield

Marcus Tuck

John D. Rockefeller once said: "Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's seeing my dividends coming in". Mr Rockefeller was perhaps a little too fond of his dividends, but they are an important component of total equity returns, particularly in a high-dividend-paying market such as Australia's... Show More

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3 overvalued yield stocks (WOW, TCL, BWP)

James Gerrish

Global interest rates are rising after a multi decade decline in US Bond Yields and recently we saw interest rates / bond yields rally above those on offer by stocks, a fairly new phenomenon to many players in today’s market although it’s definitely not yet occurring in Australia. The US... Show More

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How Apple’s buyback creates a 27% increase in EPS

Alex Pollak

Broker calculators have been running red hot over the past week working through the implications of the large cash balances of some of the world’s largest companies, now that Apple (which is now up 10% in the past month) has told everyone that it is going to undertake what looks... Show More

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Business Insights Across the Market

NAOS Asset Management

“The shipping industry, at some point down the track, will be required to address greenhouse gas emissions” Angela Gillham, CEO, Maritime Industry Australia Show More

Sectors and stocks on our radar right now

Chris Stott

Expectations of accelerated interest rate rises sent equity markets into a tailspin in February, impacting the first quarter and setting the tone for the calendar year. The good news is that it’s not all doom and gloom and investors can look to the media and retail sectors for opportunities over... Show More

The critical factor in the Coles demerger

Philip Wensley

On Friday, Wesfarmers announced an intention to demerge their Coles Food, Liquor and Convenience business. While this transaction has some attractive merits we also have some reservations and argue more information is required. How much of the current group’s debt Wesfarmers allocates to Coles vs retaining in the rump will... Show More

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What should you sell in a volatile market?

Hugh Dive

The first two months of 2018 have been a wild ride for Australian shares, with big falls and then big recoveries. However, from looking at the headlines in the financial press most investors would be surprised to find out that the ASX 200 index actually finished February exactly where it... Show More

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The ABC of Tax

Clime Asset Management

A few weeks back, “our ABC” poured oil onto the heated debate in Canberra regarding the Commonwealth Government’s proposed tax rate cut legislation. The ABC produced data which represented that a significant proportion of major Australian companies hadn’t been paying tax in recent times, and from this observation its commentators... Show More

A small craft brewer with a big growth strategy

Alex Milton

Started in 2002 by a small Western Australian team of brewers, Gage Roads (ASX:GRB) has grown to become one of the most prominent craft brewers in Australia. The company is now well capitalised and has infrastructure capacity in place to satisfy significant growth in projected demand over the next five... Show More

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Buy Hold Sell: 5 overlooked big caps

Buy Hold Sell

After looking at the five most-tipped stocks from our survey, this week we put on our contrarian hats and review the most overlooked big caps from the list. These are the stocks that barely got a mention at all in the 2700 responses to the survey. Sometimes the best deals... Show More

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Avoiding the portfolio ‘torpedoes’

Hugh Dive

I have had the “fortunate” experience of having observed both the GFC in 2007-08 and the Tech Wreck in 2001 from the vantage points of helping to manage conservative value-style funds. During these periods the portfolios were populated with companies paying dividends from stable recurring earnings such as TransCanada Pipelines... Show More

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An investor's guide to artificial intelligence (AI)

Livewire Exclusive

At Livewire’s 2017 investor forum, artificial intelligence (AI) was pegged as the #1 theme that investors need to be aware of. We're already seeing the impacts in our day to day lives and the influence of AI is set to change whole industries and the jobs associated with them. Show More

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Earnings Chicanery - Part Two on how companies "dress up" their results

Hugh Dive

Last week in part one of Atlas’ surprisingly popular series on financial statement trickery - Earnings Chicanery, we looked at the three financial statements and some measures a company can take to “dress up” their financial results. In part two we are going to build on this and take a... Show More

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See what The CEO's thought of the US Economy, Tourism & Travel and Commodities this week

NAOS Asset Management

“There are 4.8 million Airbnb users in Australia and 122,500 active listings, an increase of 40 per cent over last year” Joe Gebbia, Co-founder, Airbnb Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Woolworths and PSC Insurance Group

Chris Stott

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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Where to find opportunities in large companies

Clime Asset Management

There is so much confusion about the stocks in the ASX’s large-caps index, the ASX 50. Some investors see them as ‘blue-chips’ by virtue of their size and longevity, and thus see them as long-term portfolio holds. Others think the ASX 50 is largely useless: a motley, concentrated index of... Show More

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Skamvougeras: 6 market insights for Livewire readers

Perpetual Limited

Is Amazon a threat to Woolworths? Can active managers deliver value in large-cap shares? And where are the most defensive earnings on the ASX? Following our quarterly investor update, Perpetual's Head of Equities, Paul Skamvougeras, answered a range of questions from Livewire's editors on current market issues. Show More

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The Supermarket War: Woolies vs Wesfarmers

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The fight for supremacy in Australia's supermarkets is a battle that's raged for many years and market cycles, since long before Coles was part of Wesfarmers. Matt Haupt from Wilson Asset Management and Vince Pezzullo from Perpetual share their view on these two ASX giants. Show More

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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

Unsung heroes of the income investor

Livewire Exclusive

Woolworths, BHP, and Telstra have cut dividends in recent years, and the long-term sustainability of dividends from other leading stocks is under scrutiny. So Livewire asked three experts to share an example of a company that offers diversification away from ‘traditional’ income stocks - and provides a sustainable yield. Read... Show More

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