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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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What's driving markets right now?

Clime Asset Management
Clime Asset Management Funds Management & Stock Research

In this article we look at some of the more topical subjects influencing financial markets and analyse a few interesting charts. We start with rising rates – the message being delivered by the Federal Reserve’s Janet Yellen in uncharacteristic straightforward terms. Then we cast an eye over President Trump’s tax... 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

NetComm Wireless broadens reach

Robert Frost
Robert Frost OC Funds Management

Broadband product developer, NetComm Wireless (ASX:NTC), bounced strongly after news filtered out NBN Co is set to announce an expansion of its Fibre-to-the-Distribution point (FTTdp) roll-out to one million homes, up from the 700,000 homes currently announced. Show More

What is Fake News?

Clime Asset Management
Clime Asset Management Funds Management & Stock Research

“Fake news” is a term thrust into stardom by Donald Trump, depicting an unjust and deliberately misleading media. But is it only media outlets who commit this informational faux pas? Transparency of a business’s financial information is essential to the valuation and pricing of their securities. So, how are market... Show More

NetComm well placed to win contracts as part of NBN roll-out

Robert Frost
Robert Frost OC Funds Management

Developer of broadband products for global telecommunication networks, NetComm Wireless (ASX:NTC), recovered nicely during July after being beaten up in June due to uncertainty regarding the federal election outcome. NTC is well placed to win material hardware supply contracts for the federal government’s NBN roll-out but the election was a... Show More

Richard Hemming says beware the telco sector, warning that stock prices (are) liable to halve if negative sentiment emerges

Livewire Equities

Richard Hemming says beware the telco sector, warning that stock prices (are) liable to halve if negative sentiment emerges. This sector is where some of the greatest uncertainty exists, leveraged as its earnings are to the will of government and to the timing of the National Broadband Network. Once it... Show More

More action on the IPO front as Nine plans to debut this December with a $3billion IPO

James Marlay
James Marlay Livewire Markets

More action on the IPO front as Nine plans to debut this December with a $3billion IPO. The recent change in government, improved advertising revenues and business confidence have been factors influencing the timing of the float. Nine is said to be pursuing an online video offering that will deliver... Show More

Telstra TLS has been working with the new coalition government since the election win in early September on the construction of a fibre to the node test site

James Marlay
James Marlay Livewire Markets

Telstra TLS has been working with the new coalition government since the election win in early September on the construction of a fibre to the node test site. Reports from Telstra indicate they are getting good results from the trials and more importantly The Coalition has guaranteed that any deal... Show More