The next 12 months for small cap investors

Steve McCarthy

Another financial year draws to a close which presents an opportunity to look forward to the financial year ahead. We believe FY19 will involve more of the same, and some noteworthy changes. In this wire, we discuss our top 5 considerations for smaller companies’ investors who are aiming for out-performance... Show More

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A small company with a big growth runway

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The most important ingredient of a great investment is having an outstanding ‘horse and jockey’; a business that’s operating in an attractive industry, and a highly capable management team. Kate Howitt, Portfolio Manager at Fidelity International, explains the attributes they look for, and why Wisetech Global ticks all the boxes. Show More

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Fallen angels and upside surprises

Andrew Mitchell

While the month-end reports for February will indicate the ASX Small Ordinaries finished the February reporting period dead flat, it would be difficult to find any smaller cap investors this month that would summarise the reporting period as dreary. Show More

Fresh ideas and new opportunities

Livewire Exclusive

Reporting season has just concluded and we've lined up two of the best-read managers in Australia to get their take on the health of Australian corporates. Chris Prunty from QVG Capital argues that we've just witnessed 'the best reporting season in years' and with that comes a raft of new... Show More

Outlook 2018: What’s in store for small caps?

Simon Conn

An outlook for 2018 is best served with a quick recap of the last six months. After a tepid first half of 2017, the Australian Small Ordinaries index (XSO) rose strongly over the second half of the calendar year, to be up over 18% (at the end of December). While... Show More

What Mattered Today: The index breaks out, others didn't fare so well

James Gerrish

The Aussie market followed positive overnight leads to break into fresh levels not seen in over 9 years. Continuing progress in US tax reform, strong commodities markets and cashed up investors pushed the market in to unfamiliar territory. It wasn’t until the end of the session that any substantial selling... Show More


The highest-priced maturing SaaS name in the world?

Avoca Investment Management

A consensus is building in markets around global economic expansion, QE curtailment and an upward trajectory in rates. The OECD’s September 2017 outlook statement described it as “a synchronised short-term global upturn” with the recovery being “broad-based”. Show More

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Small Caps Flying

Marcus Padley

Last week we saw BWX, BKL, A2M, WTC, NCK, NAN and BIN all up 7% or more. BAL is up 85% in three months, A2M is up 83%, WTC is up 55%, BWX is up 28%, BLA is up 46%. The mid-cap sector is having a dream rally. A lot... Show More

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Why we like a2 Milk and WiseTech Global

Kate Howitt

Two of the largest positions in the fund right now have been a2 Milk and WiseTech Global. Both of these are stocks that have done tremendously well and whilst we remain very optimistic about their outlook, there's always a risk that any kind of stumble is going to be really... Show More

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Livewire readers' best performing stock ideas: The final quarter

Alex Cowie

At the start of each year, we poll our readers for their best stock idea as part of our Outlook Survey. With just one quarter to go, it’s time to check in to see which calls are leading, and hear what our contributors are saying about them. Show More

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Executive Series: WiseTech Global (WTC) Founder & CEO, Richard White


In this short video we discuss WTC’s full year results through the lens of providing logistic software solutions to more than 7,000 customers worldwide, across more than 125 countries. Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170825

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market recovered from early losses to finish flat on continued commodity optimism. Shanghai index making a big move higher today….positive China sentiment. Base metals are on fire while Iron Ore and Oil continues to prove bears wrong. Copper leading the charge and we see MLX and MOD as the... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170824

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market recovered from early losses to finish a slightly negative day on continued commodity optimism. Local market continues to be struck in the narrow trading range since May. The manufacturing PMI an new home sales in the US were negative while services PMI positive. US president threatened to shut... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170815

Mathan Somasundaram

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 20170814

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market had a relief rally as the “War of Tweets” between US and North Korea started to settle down. The weaker than expected US inflation outlook pushed down USD and pushed up AUDUSD. China data showed that we may be closer to the top in the recent commodity run... Show More

Buy Hold Sell: Five market darlings

Buy Hold Sell

In this episode of Buy Hold Sell, we ask our panel to look at five market darlings with nosebleed valuations. On average the stocks have delivered 27.5% EPS growth, and a 12-month return of 22%. However, with an average PE of 56 times… are investors are walking the tightrope? Show More


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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170810

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell back into negative territory in the afternoon as global investor support for the banks ran out. The local market has gone nowhere in the last 2 months…23 up days and 22 down days. RIO going ex div weighed on the materials sector. Property sector giants in SCG... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170707

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran into a global selloff with investors worried about bond market worries. Apart from the miners, every other sector saw pain after similar selloff in the US market overnight. NASDAQ showing more weakness…already below 50 day MA and heading towards 100 day MA…last time it broke 50 day... Show More

A focus on Australian small cap tech

UBS Asset Management

There are many sensible reasons for investing in Australian small caps. For example: Access to earlier-stage, higher-growth businesses; a broader range of sector opportunities to pick from; an ability to more easily back future trends. As always, the golden rule with small companies is to leave it to the professionals.... Show More


NextDC: The Coming Of Age Of A Cloud Infra Story

Rudi Filapek-Vandyck

It sure has been a roller coaster ride for true believers in the cloud infrastructure story with shares in NextDC (NXT) first rising some 176% in less than two years to subsequently fall off a cliff when investors switched to greener prospects among miners and banks in the second half... Show More

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