small cap

Weimin Xie

Using a party as an analogy for the current equity market, we think this ten-year ‘party’ is about to finish. While we don’t know what time the lights are going back on, what we do know is that the music is getting louder and the people are getting crazier. Show More

Livewire Exclusive

A swathe of microcaps put in some truly remarkable gains last year. The share prices of Bubs, Jervois, and MyFiziq increased 12, 16, and 30 times respectively, and there were scores more that tripled or quadrupled. Yet many of these stocks have business models at very early, or even conceptual,... Show More

Livewire Exclusive

The market has favoured growth stocks in recent years, but that could all change according to Matthew Booker from Spheria Asset Management. In a cycle that’s been 10 years in the making, companies have grown large and attracted high valuations while burning large amounts of cash. Show More

Clime Asset Management

Small-caps offer opportunities for outsized returns, however it’s also an area in which to be especially cautious. Simply buying a basket of smaller companies in recent years probably wouldn’t have yielded good results, as the chart below starkly reminds. You have to be selective. Show More

Robert Frost

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

Livewire Exclusive

May 2017 marked the first month since September 2016 that the Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index outperformed large caps. Livewire reached out to six small cap specialists to ask: “Is this a turning point”? The consensus seems, with some terms and conditions, to be: “Yes”. Read on for responses from Wilson... Show More

Ron Shamgar

In the search for value, we are always on the lookout for companies that are either undiscovered, overlooked or just misunderstood by the market. Over the last few months we shared with Livewire readers our investment thesis in Freedom Insurance Group (FIG) and Mcpherson's Limited (MCP). Another core holding in... Show More

Livewire Exclusive

After a good run for small caps, the start of November 2016 marked the start of a period of under-performance: the Small Ords index has put in +2.4% vs. +10.1% for the ASX200 since then. We asked four small cap managers how they were thinking about this, and how things... Show More

Ron Shamgar

After a soft patch for small caps, we think their outlook is now favourable relative to large caps. In this wire, we highlight five red flags to watch for, and discuss a small cap we like with a forward PE multiple of 8x, and a gross yield of 11%. Show More

Glennon Capital

Last week marked the busiest week of the current reporting season. With most of the smaller companies reporting there was no shortage of stocks to profile. We take a look at three of these businesses, how they have fared during the reporting period and what this means for the businesses... Show More

Robert Frost

Pioneering milk business, The a2 Milk Company (ASX:A2M), performed well during the quarter despite being down 14.3% for the month of December on the back of concerns around the current predicament of its listed peer, Bellamy’s Australia (ASX:BAL) (-45.7% for the month of December). BAL issued a profit warning in... Show More

Chris Prunty

Not since the dark days of 2008 has the spectre of macro-economic trends and global events had so much impact on small cap portfolios. I’m reminded of a quote attributed to Warren Buffett’s mentor Benjamin Graham who is reported to have said “the market is like your mistress, you can’t... Show More

Livewire Exclusive

At the end of 2015, Livewire ran a survey asking readers and contributors for predictions on specific macro events. With a few months left of the year, it’s time to check in on how everyone is performing. So far, Livewire readers have struck an impressive three out of four. With... Show More

Microequities

This is the question most prospective investors of our managed funds and anyone interested in small cap investing ask us. Identifying investment ideas, whether it is ASX listed companies or global companies can come about many ways. It could be we stumble upon them by trawling through all the companies... Show More

Clime Asset Management

The market is thirsty for yield and it's definitely there to be exposed. In this analyst opinion piece we look at the themes coming out of reporting season thus far and the likely implications for the remainder of the companies reporting their results. http://www.clime.com.au/investing-report-archive/reporting-season-whats-hot/ Show More