Marcus Tuck

Around this time of year, for the past two years, we have published on Livewire the results of our quant screening of Australian stocks, in search of companies that meet our particular metrics around valuation, expected EPS growth and balance sheet safety. One thing they all have in common is... Show More

Patrick Poke

The CEO is widely accepted to be the most important person in a company, but new research shows that their past history tells us very little about their future performonce; activist short selling on the rise in Australia as Corporate Travel Management threatens legal action against VGI Partners; and the... Show More

Schroders Australia

Progress in data analysis and artificial intelligence has done little to alleviate the propensity of people to gravitate towards euphoria and panic together. October saw a fair amount of euphoria give way. Commentators will invariably insert the requisite ‘catalysts’ to explain recent markets falls, aided a little by hindsight. We... Show More

Livewire Exclusive

When an Australian company achieves extreme success, there are always plenty of investors doubting the valuation and outlook. Just look at Blackmores, Corporate Travel Management, or Xero. Dean Fergie from Cyan Investment Management says the facts about Afterpay remain; Show More

Michael Wayne

The ASX 20 has been a consistent underperformer in recent years leading some to conclude that after persistent underperformance, a reversal is due to take place between the ‘big’ end of town, and the ‘smaller’ business that sit outside those largest 20 companies on the ASX. Show More

Livewire Exclusive

Offshore earning companies offer leverage to larger markets with the potential kicker in the form of a currency tailwind. The AUD has fallen from above 80 cents in January to current levels ~74 cents, with forecasters tipping further declines. In this thematic discussion Matthew Kidman asks Tony Waters from QVG... Show More

Marcus Tuck

This time last year we published an article on Livewire called ‘Screening for low-risk equity investments’. Of the seven stocks we discussed, most did well, with an average gain of 90% across them. Livewire got in touch and asked us to reflect on the original research, and reapply the strategy... Show More

Andrew Tang

Our high conviction stocks are those that we think offer the highest risk-adjusted returns over a 12-month timeframe, supported by a higher-than-average level of confidence. This month we add BHP Billiton back to the list, and remove Corporate Travel Management after a strong run following results. Show More

Andrew Tang

As we look ahead to reporting season, solid returns are still achievable in this market, but these returns should not come at the expense of investors taking on excessive levels of risk. We identify those stocks that we think offer the highest risk-adjusted return through 2018. Show More

Marcus Padley

There is Fundamental analysis and there is Technical analysis. A lot of investors think it ends there. But there is another body of analysis that is essential to the process which is not so obvious, analysis that any fund manager in the small and mid-cap space must master and respect. Show More

Bell Potter

RWC manufactures rough plumbing products and is the market leader in ‘push-to-connect’ fittings. We see further market share gains in the US within the existing Repair & Renovation end market, while the launch of a new range of products (EvoPEX) will open an additional end market in new residential construction.... Show More