Alex Cowie

In his excellent new quarterly letter, ‘Oh, the good old days’, Legendary value investor, Jeremy Grantham, rips into the reasons and ramifications of the richly valued S+P500 that has had an average PE 65% higher in the twenty years since 1997 than the period before. He blames abnormally high US... Show More

John Robertson

Mining industry profits may have started to stabilise during the first half of 2016 with two consecutive quarterly rises, albeit only modest, in seasonally adjusted pre-tax profits in the March and June quarters of 2016, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, after a dramatic cyclical decline over the prior... Show More

John Robertson

Australian pre-tax mining profits were 42% lower in the March quarter than a year earlier, according to data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Profit over the four quarters ended March 2015 of $32.9 billion was less than half the cyclically peak profit of $78.3 billion over the year... Show More

Jay Soloff

Are US equities in a bubble? An article on Yahoo Finance suggests it's far from a sure thing. Analysts who claim stocks are in a bubble have mostly been focusing on prices in relation to bottom line profits. However, operating profits are sitting right near the 30-year average. In... Show More