Scott Williams

The only thing Aussies love more than sport ... is a punt on the sport. Or just punting in general for that matter. Gambling is a very common Australian pastime and many profitable Australian businesses have emerged as a result. Just ask Aristocrat (ASX:ALL) or Ainsworth (ASX:AGI) with their slot... Show More

Hugh Dive

Over the past twelve months small companies (as measured by the ASX’s Small Ordinaries) have returned 22%, outperforming large caps (ASX Top 100) by almost 10%. This has led to numerous articles in the financial press claiming that small is beautiful and that investors should look beyond large Australian companies... Show More

UBS Asset Management

The environment for equity investing has become a little more challenging in recent months in the wake of developments such as Brexit and the Trump presidency. Rising longer term interest rates (bond yields) and the risk of higher inflation in developed economies (fiscal policy returning to the fore?) has seen... Show More

The Aussie dollar has lost over 5% since the US election, while the US Dollar has put in one of its longest winning streaks on record on the prospect of higher inflation and wider deficits. So in this week’s Buy Hold Sell we turn the topic to US Dollar earners,... Show More

Andrew Stanley

Gaming machine manufacturer, Ainsworth Game Technology (ASX:AGI), has recently welcomed European domiciled, Novomatics, to its share register after acquiring founding shareholder, Len Ainsworth’s, 53% equity holding. AGI is aiming to deliver material synergies including cost savings, access to an extensive software library and sales into Europe. Together with a likely... Show More

Despite the last minute (and unsuccessful) attempt by Fortress Centaurus Global Master Fund to have the Takeovers Panel intervene and delay today's meeting, the resolution to approve the acquisition of Len Ainsworth's shareholding by Novomatic AG was approved with 62.06% for on a poll and 37.94% against. As this was... Show More

There are a few big shareholder meetings this month, including Asciano's scheme meeting on Friday 3 June, Ainsworth Game Technology general meeting (now scheduled for 17 June at the earliest but the day may move to a later date), and Premier Investments general meeting on 15 June 2016 to pass... Show More