Robert Penaloza

With the Socceroos carrying the hopes of a nation into the tournament, the Australian equities team at Aberdeen Standard Investments has selected its own dream team of locally listed stocks. Just like Australia’s coach, Bert van Marwijk, the investment team sought to combine skills and strength in its final XI... Show More

Marcus Padley

You may have noticed the rather pitiful performance of some of the infrastructure and utility stocks over the last 2-3 months. The utility sector is down 7.8% in three months, an underperformance of 12.4% relative to the All Ords index. This table shows the stocks we hold in the SMA... Show More

Ben Griffiths, Portfolio Manager at Eley Grifftihs Group, says that New Zealand is a great place to invest. Auckland Airport has been a significant holding of theirs for some time, while Trade Me Group is currently their largest position. All up, New Zealand-Based companies now make up ~16% of their... Show More

This time last year at Livewire Live 2015 three veterans of the Australian equity market shared their best stock ideas for the year ahead, the results did not disappoint. Ideas were contributed by Geoff Wilson (ASX:ECX), Anton Tagliaferro (ASX:SDF) and Ben Griffiths (ASX:AIA) with the average return... Show More

Last week, Livewire Markets, in conjunction with Bell Direct and ASX, presented the second Livewire Live investor conference to a sold-out crowd of 250 investors at the ASX in Sydney. The event provided investors with a unique opportunity to hear how 14 of Australia’s most respected investors have been making... Show More

Marcus Padley

The Auckland International Airport story is a simple one. It’s an airport! It makes money as common flightless people travel to and from its runways, earning bonus revenue if they need to eat, shop or park during their visit. It has a monopoly position, fixed cost base, an increasing number... Show More

Sam Ferraro

For risk averse stock investors, I continue to prefer listed infrastructure stocks that offer earnings certainty and positive surprises to dividends, despite stretched valuations. Other stocks that rank strongly based on Evidente’s systematic model of earnings certainty include: Amcor, Auckland International Airport, Ramsay Healthcare, Brambles, Coca-Cola Amatil and ASX. Show More