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Livewire Summer School: Australian investors finally favouring global equities

Paul Moore
Paul Moore PM Capital

The underperformance of the Australian share market versus global equities over the past few years has assisted to break the back of the idea that you must invest domestically to get the best returns. But it’s only another reason why Australians are preferring to put their money into geography-agnostic vehicles.... Show More

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Redflex: reinvigorated for growth in 2018

Clime Asset Management
Clime Asset Management Funds Management & Stock Research

One of the businesses we believe is well-positioned for a strong 2018 is traffic enforcement technology provider, Redflex Holdings (ASX:RDF). Show More

Four ingredients for outperformance

Paradice Investment Management

There are countless theories about the best way for investors to beat the market. Troy Angus, Head of Large Caps at Paradice Investment Management, has been able to consistently beat the market for over a decade and believes he has identified four key criteria that consistently lead to outperformance. Show More

Running the ruler over Harvey Norman

Leyland Private Asset Management
Leyland Private Asset Management Trusted and Confidential Asset Management Advisors

Harvey Norman Holdings Limited is an Australian based multinational business whose principal activities primarily consist of an integrated retail, franchise, property and digital enterprise. Show More

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Smaller companies going global

Clime Asset Management
Clime Asset Management Funds Management & Stock Research

It’s often said that Australians are a nation of travellers. One could stretch to almost any corner of the globe and stumble across an Aussie. Given the increasingly global context of business and economics, we would suggest that the intrepid nature present in individual Australian travellers is increasingly prevalent in... Show More

The rally in equities looks set to grind higher

Eley Griffiths Group

These days the challenge in writing an outlook piece for the stockmarket is to try and avoid rehashing the same supportive comments for global equities. I guess a bull case is a bull case even if valuation yardsticks aren’t quite as appealing this quarter as they were in the last. Show More

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Exposure to infrastructure, mining pick-up: Seven

Robert Frost
Robert Frost OC Funds Management

Several significant corporate transactions saw us add Seven Group Holdings (ASX:SVW) to our portfolio during the September quarter. These included: Show More

The yield trap of 2017

Daniel Mueller
Daniel Mueller Vertium Asset Management

Want to know the biggest yield trap of 2017? Each year there are dividend plays that turn out to be yield traps. In 2012, it was QBE. During 2012 to 2014, we saw several consumer stocks turn out to be yield traps including Seven West Media, David Jones and Myer.... Show More

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Optimistic about A2 Milk

Robert Frost
Robert Frost OC Funds Management

The A2 Milk Company continues to re-rate on the back of a very strong trading performance driven by ongoing gross margin expansion and continued rapid growth in sales of its A2 Platinum infant formula, especially in the large Chinese market. Show More

Imdex well positioned as commodity prices firm

Robert Frost
Robert Frost OC Funds Management

As a provider of drilling fluid products, downhole instrumentation and geo-analytic services to exploration, development and resources production companies, Imdex Limited is highly leveraged to any uptick in key commodity prices such as gold and/or base metals. Show More

Boral Limited (ASX: BLD)

Leyland Private Asset Management
Leyland Private Asset Management Trusted and Confidential Asset Management Advisors

Boral Limited is a multinational company dealing in building and construction materials. Founded in Australia, it also has extensive operations in the United States and Asia. Boral has a diverse area of operations within the building industry, including asphalt, road line marking, concrete, plasterboard, timber, windows, quarry, landfill, transport, roof... Show More

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Kogan potential beneficiary of Amazon arrival

Robert Frost
Robert Frost OC Funds Management

Kogan.com was a stand-out performer amid the doom and gloom of the retail space with several highlights from its inaugural full-year result as a listed company. Show More

Why we like a2 Milk and WiseTech Global

Kate Howitt
Kate Howitt Fidelity International

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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Markets Take Time to be Efficient

Martin Pretty
Martin Pretty Equitable Investors

Markets are supposed to price in new information efficiently. But for the investor who has done their homework in advance, time is on their side. Stock prices can react gradually rather than instantly to new information. Information can sit in the public domain but not be widely known and understood. Show More

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Can we rely on Reliance?

Robert Frost
Robert Frost OC Funds Management

Following share price weakness ahead of its full-year result, we added Reliance Worldwide Corporation to our portfolio. Reliance is a global plumbing supplies business specialising in reliable and premium branded water flow and control products including the market-leading 'SharkBite' push-to-connect fittings. Show More

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Blue Sky targets $5b AUM by 2019

Robert Frost
Robert Frost OC Funds Management

Blue Sky Alternative Investments reported a strong FY17 result at the top end of the guidance range after profitably exiting several private equity investments, adding to its credibility, particularly in the private equity space. Show More

Oz Construction Cycle: The Impact Is Now

Rudi Filapek-Vandyck

Not a day goes by without at least one economist, or journalist, pointing towards the housing cycle in Australia with the message: the cycle has peaked. Certainly, recent data support the thesis, at least for high density dwellings, but not so for other segments of the domestic housing market. With... Show More

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CBA becoming compelling value as the stock falls out of favour

Clime Asset Management
Clime Asset Management Funds Management & Stock Research

The central argument of our thesis on CBA has been the stock would lose most of its premium to its major bank peers as ANZ and National Australia Bank derisked and improved their profitability by correcting their strategic mistakes (eg. divesting non-core businesses), managing their capital more efficiently and resuming... Show More

Telstra's Trump moment

Daniel Mueller
Daniel Mueller Vertium Asset Management

Prior to Telstra's FY17 result, media articles abounded speculating the company was going to announce the securitisation of its recurring NBN payments. The media cited various analyst reports that a securitisation of up to $18 billion was about to create a capital management bonanza for shareholders. Show More

Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB)

Leyland Private Asset Management
Leyland Private Asset Management Trusted and Confidential Asset Management Advisors

Established in 1998, Webjet is the leading online travel agency (OTA) in Australia and New Zealand, leading the way in online travel tools and technology. Webjet says its focus has always been to offer the greatest convenience and choice by enabling customers to compare, combine and book the best domestic... Show More

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