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10 predictions for equities in FY19

Chris Stott

Around 12 months ago, I shared my 10 predictions for FY18. These included a peak for the housing market, struggling retail stocks, and global macroeconomic strength. It was great to see that a lot of these predictions proved true. With FY18 now over, Livewire have asked for my predictions for... Show More

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This is what the new face of retailing looks like

Matthew  Coleman

‘Experiential retailing’ means different things to different people. Traditional retailers view it as the solution to the online threat. Shoppers see it as improving the face of shopping centres, offsetting the decline of department stores with innovative new speciality outlets and entertainment options. As for commercial property investors, well, we’ll... Show More

JD.com – the Amazon of China

Peters MacGregor Capital Management

JD.com (JD) is often referred to as China’s Amazon. However, JD is online retail shopping with a difference. Firstly, buying behaviour and the online shopping experience in China is quite different to Australia and the United States. Online shoppers in Australia typically buy discretionary items such as books, shoes and... Show More

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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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Themes and stocks from the WAM Funds’ portfolios

Patrick Poke

At today’s WAM Funds presentation, Chief Investment Officer, Chris Stott, shared some of the key themes and holdings from their current portfolio. He covers their views on the Australian economy, mining services, and retail. He also discusses a company that hadn’t received a visit from an analyst in two years. Show More

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Harvey Norman Full Year Result: HVN lifts profits but disappoints with cut to dividend

CommSec

 Specialty retailer, Harvey Norman (HVN) posted a record and above consensus 28% lift in annual profit to $449m. The result was driven by demand for furniture thanks to record low interest rates, a strong Australian property market, and favourable property revaluations. and was boosted by the collapse of Dick... Show More