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The New Criterion: the flipside to the lithium rush

Tim Boreham
Tim Boreham Independent Investment Research

While investors continue to enthuse about lithium, two mine developers are eyeing two little-known elements that commonly occur in mineralisation with the battery metal. Show More

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Smaller companies going global

Clime Asset Management
Clime Asset Management Funds Management & Stock Research

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

Looking outside the large caps for growth

Dean Fergie
Dean Fergie Cyan Investment Management

I believe the run in the small caps has been driven by investors looking down the size curve to generate better investment outcomes. Simply, the big caps have just not been performing. Show More

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The New Criterion: the shareholders are revolting

Tim Boreham
Tim Boreham Independent Investment Research

Dissident shareholders are making life difficult for the boards of oil and gas developer turned cash box Molopo and payments house BPS Technology. But does this friction create latent value for patient investors? Show More

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The New Criterion: Leaf Resources and Bio-gene Technology

Tim Boreham
Tim Boreham Independent Investment Research

The common thread with Leaf and the soon to be listed Bio-gene is not just a greener approach to chemical processes. They also boast former long-serving Nufarm chief Doug Rathbone on their boards. Show More

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3 key risks facing growth stocks

Andrew Mitchell
Andrew Mitchell Ophir Asset Management

With high quality, growth-focused Australian small cap businesses enjoying a stellar run of recent outperformance, this month we have shared with investors some thoughts on macro risk identification and how our portfolios are currently positioned should we see an unexpected shift in the current investment climate. Show More

What's driving the stellar run in small caps?

Livewire Exclusive

Small caps have surged in recent months. The Emerging Companies index (XEC), which includes stocks such as HUB24, Appen, Imdex, and Updater in its top ten constituents, has gained 17% over the last six months. There are scores of stories from the small end of transformative wins, not least in... Show More

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The New Criterion: a new geological take on the Pilbara gold rush

Tim Boreham
Tim Boreham Independent Investment Research

Investors may disagree but Impact Minerals chief Mike Jones reckons the gold nuggets being extracted from the Pilbara ground are not what they are cracked up to be. Meanwhile, the flood of new entrants to the sector has blown out to a Melbourne Cup sized field. Show More

One small cap with market leading potential

Spheria Asset Management

One attraction of investing small caps is the potential to uncover one of those rare gems that start small and go on to become big caps. Stocks like Magellan, Fortescue and SEEK spring to mind. Livewire asked Marcus Burns from Spheria for one company he thinks has market-leading potential. Show More

Small Caps Flying

Marcus Padley
Marcus Padley Marcus Today

Last week we saw BWX, BKL, A2M, WTC, NCK, NAN and BIN all up 7% or more. BAL is up 85% in three months, A2M is up 83%, WTC is up 55%, BWX is up 28%, BLA is up 46%. The mid-cap sector is having a dream rally. A lot... Show More

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Unlock the small-cap universe with Spheria’s new LIC

Spheria Asset Management

There are more than 2,000 listed companies on the ASX outside the top 200, and many investors have little exposure to this difficult to navigate area of the market. Spheria Emerging Companies Limited (ASX:SEC) is a new listed investment company from the small-cap specialist team at Spheria Asset Management. Show More

The New Criterion: MGM Wireless and HUB24

Tim Boreham
Tim Boreham Independent Investment Research

Adelaide based minnow MGM Wireless holds high hopes for its self-developed smart watch that targets the 4-12 year old set (or, more accurately, their safety conscious parents). In the multi-billion dollar investment platform space, HUB24 is taking advantage of the banks’ wealth management strategies being in disarray. Show More

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Exposure to infrastructure, mining pick-up: Seven

Robert Frost
Robert Frost OC Funds Management

Several significant corporate transactions saw us add Seven Group Holdings (ASX:SVW) to our portfolio during the September quarter. These included: Show More

Buy Hold Sell: 5 hot small-caps

Buy Hold Sell
Buy Hold Sell Livewire

High expectations, high growth, and high risk. Small cap tech stocks are not for the faint of heart; high potential returns are on offer though, if you get the call right. So, find out whether it’s time to subscribe or delete these young companies, with Roger Montgomery and Neil Carter. Show More

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Optimistic about A2 Milk

Robert Frost
Robert Frost OC Funds Management

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

The New Criterion: Latam Autos and Johns Lyng Group

Tim Boreham
Tim Boreham Independent Investment Research

Carsales 'mini-me' Latam Autos has driven investors down the wrong road since listing three years ago, but after a strategtic re-set the Latino car ads house looks to be headed in the right direction. Meanwhile, the well-known but private Johns Lyng Group is steering towards a listing Show More

Getting on to the next big trend

Nigel Littlewood
Nigel Littlewood Harness Asset Management

We have pivoted the HAM portfolio to gain exposure to the strong trend in infrastructure spending. The quote below came from a SME business survey conducted by the highly experienced and respected, Ross Cameron Show More

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Imdex well positioned as commodity prices firm

Robert Frost
Robert Frost OC Funds Management

As a provider of drilling fluid products, downhole instrumentation and geo-analytic services to exploration, development and resources production companies, Imdex Limited is highly leveraged to any uptick in key commodity prices such as gold and/or base metals. Show More

Kogan potential beneficiary of Amazon arrival

Robert Frost
Robert Frost OC Funds Management

Kogan.com was a stand-out performer amid the doom and gloom of the retail space with several highlights from its inaugural full-year result as a listed company. Show More

The New Criterion: the learnings from new recruitment stock

Tim Boreham
Tim Boreham Independent Investment Research

After ‘firing’ the hero to zero dud 1-Page, investors again are backing recruitment stocks with a ‘hire’ purpose. Show More

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