Volatility at the stock level was alive and well today with some big swings in companies that reported results….Breville (ASX:BRG) a cracking set of numbers and the stock reacted accordingly while the woes at AMP continue. Nothing to like about the stock here and a classic example of the old... Show More
Welcome to Nikko Asset Management’s 4 Minute reporting season wrap up on the week that was in Australian markets, and what we are reviewing in the week ahead. Show More
Equity indices everywhere were in the red last year, yet the three most tipped stocks from the 2018 Livewire reader survey, Afterpay Touch, CSL and BHP, all finished well in the black. They gained (excluding dividends) 107.7%, 31.0%, and 15.8% respectively, or 52% on average. While the order has changed,... Show More
Index fund pioneer and Vanguard founder, John Bogle, passes away at 89; JP Morgan CEO, Jamie Dimon, says US growth could be zero this quarter if shutdown continues; Nike announces rechargeable, self-lacing smart-shoes; and McDonald's loses 'Big Mac' trademark in Europe. Here's what's happening in markets today. Show More
Over the past six months, there have been numerous headlines around rising energy prices and their impact both on curbing global growth and in cutting domestic consumption as the costs of transporting people and goods around Australia were rising sharply. However, instead of climbing as expected, the oil price has... Show More
The market has fallen 10% in the last 8 weeks. Or as the inimitable Franco Cozzo put it: “Grand sale, Grand sale, Grand sale...”. No one can be certain if equity markets will get cheaper still, but there is no denying that some long-absent value has reappeared. Show More
Livewire is rolling out a debut series, ‘Stocktoberfest, to showcase new stock ideas (and beer suggestions). We put the spotlight on a blue chip that is well prepared to meet soaring demand for its product, which we feel the market is still underestimating, and tip our choice of IPA to... Show More
BANG, stocks hit -85pts today following the weak US markets down the slide. Commodities saw most selling while the Energy names dropped out of favour. Selling was persistent and aggressive throughout the day likely signalling there is more to come - the index closed at its lowest point since June... Show More
It seems CEO pay packets have reached almost unprecedented levels. According to a recent report from the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors, all but six of the 80 CEOs of Australia’s 100 largest companies who were eligible in 2017 received a bonus. The report also called for greater transparency around... Show More
After a stellar two-year run that saw the ASX 300 Metals & Mining Index more than double, it has slipped by 10% in 3 months as trade tensions and China data hit sentiment. So, is this the beginning of the end for the current cycle, or it is just another... Show More
In this daily reporting season update, we provide first impressions on key takeouts from companies reporting today, including Insurance Australia Group, CSL, Woodside Petroleum, Computershare, Wesfarmers, Seek and Dexus Property Group with links through to more detailed reports. Show More
With a 38% increase, energy was the best performing sector on the ASX last financial year. In this short video, Stephane Andre, Principal at Alphinity Investment Management, outlines the fundamentals behind the strong oil price, and which two energy companies his fund continues to hold. Show More
Markets have for some time been buoyant on a combination of benign economic conditions, corporate earnings growth and the presumption that Central Banks remain supportive. However, investors should remain alert to the prospect of more hazardous conditions emerging this financial year, and here we outline three stocks that would be... Show More
Here is the ASX 200 results calendar - the results season is still a couple of weeks away. As usual, it is a best endeavours calendar, some companies simply don’t set a reliable date. The big companies generally do. Show More
Some of the key issues we are considering as we look into the next financial year are as follows: Will global growth momentum be sustained? Can geopolitical tensions derail the economic expansion? What absolute level of long-term interest rate becomes an impediment to equity prices continuing to rise? Will oil... Show More
Miners and Banks are the two dominant sectors on the ASX. For the last few years, the miners have done the heavy lifting, and while they are a long way from former highs, there is no denying they've had a good run. Catherine Allfrey of Wavestone Capital says investors are... Show More
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Dr Philipp Hofflin, Portfolio Manager at the Lazard Australian Equities Team, is excited about Woodside’s recent acquisition of an increased share of the Greater Scarborough gas fields. While the development is capital intensive initially, the ongoing capex is minimal, and it will be highly cashflow generative. Show More
It is a fact not often highlighted by investors in energy and mining stocks, but financial market participants tend to treat producers of crude oil and natural gas more favourably than they do mining stocks. Show More
Reporting dominated the market today with some reasonably big ranges for those companies out with results. Overall the market was weak on open, largely a result of selling amongst the resource plays while the banks bucked their recent trend and provided good support – the mkt rallying well from the... Show More
The market tick tacked in and out of positive territory today, ahead of the much discussed – mused about – pondered CPI print in the US this evening, while Woodside announced a big $2.5bn cap raise & CBA traded Ex-dividend for $2 fully franked taking 13pts points off the index... Show More