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Where's the value in value investing?

Schroders Australia

Value investing has a long and illustrious history, championed by none other than Benjamin Graham, the man who arguably invented scientific stock analysis in the 1930s. Show More

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Resources v Industrials – a Growth vs Value conundrum

Anton Tagliaferro

The significant outperformance of Resources over Industrials since February 2016, is a major factor contributing to the recent underperformance of Value managers like IML, compared to Growth and Momentum strategies which I discussed in a recent wire. Show More

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Market dynamics – the case for value remains

Anton Tagliaferro

In the world of haute couture, a famous designer once quipped – “In a world full of trends, I want to remain a classic”. At Investors Mutual we would rephrase it as: “In a world full of trends, we want to remain a true-to-label value investor”. Show More

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The Rules of Investing: Is value dead?

Livewire Exclusive

When Warren Buffett first started buying businesses with ‘moats’ in the 80s, such as Coca Cola, his disciples thought he was crazy. More than 30 years later, buying businesses with a moat is accepted wisdom. Morningstar even offers a 'moat rating' on thousands of stocks from around the world. Show More

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Investing in the right place at the right time

Andrew Macken

The following is an extract from a note that was recently sent to investors in the Montaka Global Fund. There is a famous quote attributed to Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s (at least as we know it today): “The key to success is being in the right place at... Show More

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Wesfarmers’ UK debacle shows the risks of acquisition-based growth

Stuart Jackson

In 2016, Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) raised the eyebrows of many investors when it expanded into the UK and Ireland hardware business. Two years later and $1.7 billion down on its investment, WES has decided to pull out. It shows yet again why growth through acquisition can be a risky strategy. Show More

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Book Number 5 - Only The Paranoid Survive by Andrew S. Grove (Revised May 18)

Lachlan Hughes

Long before the term disruption was popularised by Silicon Valley, high quality business managers have been alert to the existence of change. In fact, Joseph A. Schumpeter, in Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy noted; Show More

Book Number 6 – The Little Book of Value Investing by Christopher Browne (Revised May 18)

Lachlan Hughes

Today I review the investment classic authored by Christopher Browne, ‘The Little Book of Value Investing’. Browne was a partner at Tweedy, Browne Company – the oldest value investing house on Wall Street. Again, I recommend reading the book in its entirety. However, here are my favourite chapters. Show More

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Finding value in IPOs and Spinoffs

Peters MacGregor Capital Management

Join Nathan Bell, Head of Research, and Alex Haynes, Head of Distribution, as they explore the huge rewards and pitfalls of investing in IPOs and spinoffs. Show More

The current value opportunity

Steve McCarthy

The market moves in cycles which are often extreme. We are currently experiencing a market which appears almost exclusively focused upon momentum rather than value, quality or traditional fundamentals. Should investors give up on fundamental value investing strategies and follow the markets’ momentum focused lead? Or is it time to... Show More

The best protection from future market blow ups

Nathan Bell

With the bull market entering its tenth year and interest rates increasing, what’s worked so well since the GFC, including buying high growth stocks, defensive businesses and high yielding stocks, is unlikely to work well through the cycle’s next phase. Show More

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Beat the tech blues with this database vendor

Peter Wilmshurst

In the past companies used to buy a database, install it on their hardware, and deploy it locally. But what we've seen over the last few years is the rise of cloud computing, a significant evolution in the way in which we save, store and access data, and that has... Show More

Introduction to the adaptive markets hypothesis

Andrew Macken

The following is an extract from a note that was recently sent to investors in the Montaka Global Fund. The second best book that I read in 2017 was Professor Andrew Lo’s Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought. Show More

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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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Podcast: Will JD.com dethrone Amazon?

Peters MacGregor Capital Management

In the second episode of Peters MacGregor Global Investing Podcast, join Wayne Peters, Chief Investment Officer, and Alex Haynes, Head of Distribution, as they turn their attention to Chinese technology giants Baidu, Tencent and JD.com to discuss the markets they operate in and how these businesses stack up against US... Show More

Don't let your profits go 'woof' in the Year of the Dog

Nick Kirrage

A very ‘Xīnnián hǎo’ to you, as this month’s Chinese new year zodiac moves from the Rooster to the Year of the Dog. The 12-year repeating nature of Chinese astrology interests us here on The Value Perspective, as this is just the sort of time horizon that should be in... Show More

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What to expect from a combination of US tax cuts and Fed tightening

Peter Wilmshurst

2017 saw a combination of solid economic growth without a significant pick-up in inflation. This let the Fed continue to raise rates, but at a measured pace, and it has flagged it’s likely to raise rates another three times this year. Other major central banks did not follow this path... Show More

Podcast: How to navigate the volatile market

Peters MacGregor Capital Management

In the first episode of the Peters MacGregor Global Investing Podcast, Head of Research, Nathan Bell, and Senior Investment Analyst, Trevor Scott discuss recent market volatility and building a portfolio of high quality companies, such as NVR and Amazon, that will deliver value over the long-term regardless of short-term market... Show More

What the Best Fund Managers Never Do

Kent Kwan

Many textbooks and articles tell you how successful fund managers go about analysing companies when they invest. However, what they don’t tend to disclose is that a lot of investment success is also a result of never doing certain things. Show More

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An old world stock with new world upside

Steve McCarthy

At a time when so many investors are focused on technology and growth, it is understandable why the market is less interested in a seemingly old-economy company like Joyce Corporation Limited (ASX:JYC). Joyce’s origins go back over 130 years, and at one point was Australia’s largest foam and furniture manufacturer,... Show More

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