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A time to buy profits not hope

Andrew Fleming

The rhythm of life is no different to the rhythm of economic and corporate cycles. The optimism of birth, the excitement of growing up, the cynicism arising from the compromises that come with maturity, the tumult of unfair turns and the joys of victory, all in turn impacting upon performance.... Show More

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Caltex Australia Limited (ASX: CTX)

Leyland Private Asset Management

Caltex Australia Limited is the leading provider of transport fuels in Australia, providing about 20% of the total fuel market. In addition to being a vertically integrated supplier of fuel, Caltex operates Australia’s largest convenience retail network of fuel and convenience sites trading under the Star Mart brand; with more... Show More

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Buying Stocks that Could Go Bust

Alex Shevelev

Many investors wouldn’t have touched Whitehaven Coal with a hazmat suit on. It was January 2016 and thermal coal had just hit US$47/ton. Under the weight of $925m of net debt, Whitehaven’s market capitalisation had fallen by almost 90%. Forager’s investment case at the time made the downside clear –... Show More

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IIR March 18 Microcap Monthly Newsletter

Mark Tobin

Veris Limited (VRS: ASX announced another acquisition in its continuing strategy to rollup firms in the surveying and urban/regional planning business. Veris decided to wind down its old OTOC construction business over last 18 months to focus on its surveying and planning strategy. The new acquisition was well received with... Show More

‘Changing of the guard’ among sustainable dividend earners

Dermot Ryan

Dividend lovers: we’re witnessing a bit of a changing of the guard when it comes to the performance of ASX listed companies. Financials and in particular banks – where investors have traditionally looked for their sustainable dividend growth – are beginning to be threatened for the mantle of sustainable dividend... Show More

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Does Kip McGrath Education Get an A

Mark Tobin

Kip McGrath Education Centres Limited (KME: ASX) has been a long-standing microcap on the ASX. The company provides private tuition for students through a network of franchise tutors. The company has been overhauling its business model and systems in the last few years in order to improve profitability and capture... Show More

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Consolidated Operations Group are the cogs starting to turn?

Mark Tobin

Consolidated Operations Group (COG:ASX) is the new incarnation of the old Armidale Investment Corporation (AIK:ASX). COG has been slowly transitioning itself from the old LIC structure to a proper operating business structure over the last two years. COG is now pursuing two main lines of business: Show More

Myer: Winter is coming

Daniel Mueller

What do Amazon, Buffett and Sydney CBD retail have in common? You know about Amazon and its potential to destroy retailers. While Amazon’s Australian launch last December was somewhat underwhelming, one could consider it a ‘soft’ launch. Whether it’s next year or next decade, odds are Amazon will get its... Show More

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February 2018 Reporting Season Preview

Rudi Filapek-Vandyck

The February corporate reporting season in Australia takes place against a background of global equities going through a 'Risk Off' phase with Wall Street correcting from dizzying highs. Show More

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An uncomfortable balance

Alva Devoy

The recovery in global stock markets has turned into one of the strongest bull markets on record, eclipsed only by the 1990s bubble in technology, media and telecoms. That in itself need not necessarily be cause for alarm. Records, as they say, are there to be broken and bull markets... Show More

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The sky is not falling, but storm clouds are brewing

Jason Teh

The sky is not falling was the message in September 2017. Our message was that the overall market did not show excessive valuations, which generally is a precursor to stock market corrections. However, our market outlook dimmed due to recent ‘risk-on’ rally, where most of the year’s return was delivered... Show More

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Livewire Summer School: Australian investors finally favouring global equities

Paul Moore

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

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

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

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

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

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

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