Callum Thomas

This week it's a chart of US REIT ETF Assets Under Management, but basically as a prompt to talk about some previous and upcoming changes to the ubiquitous GICS system. The previous change was implemented in September 2016 and saw the new Real Estate sector split out from financials. Sure... Show More

Robert Swift

Remember the Tech Media Telecom (TMT) bubble of the late 1990s? Australia didn’t participate because of an absence of such companies on the ASX, but elsewhere it produced a frenzy of deals and some ludicrous valuations which mostly came unstuck. Although it eventually got out of hand with crazy valuations,... Show More

Marcus Tuck

AT&T (T.US), America’s largest telecoms group by market value, announced on the weekend that it would pay US$107.50 a share to acquire Time Warner (TWX.US), the owner of CNN and HBO, which produces shows such as Game of Thrones and Veep, and Warner Brothers, Hollywood’s largest film and television studio. However,... Show More

Tom McKay

Macquarie Bank research suggests Australia is in the early stages of an economic expansion (or soon will be) and that investors should consider positioning themselves for a sector rotation. The sectors that traditionally perform best during these early/mid stages of the cycle are: banks, transport, capital goods, media, insurance, retail... Show More