Guy Carson

To potentially misquote Robert F. Kennedy, “Like it or not, we live in interesting times.” That certainly has been true in financial markets in recent months as volatility has returned. Fraudulent or misleading activity (or the discovery thereof) appears to be on the rise as well. Both domestically and internationally... Show More

Avoca Investment Management

During the month of January, equity investors showed little apparent concern for value. As we write this report, the market is becoming increasingly concerned with nascent inflationary signs and rising interest rates. The momentum of investor fuelled, low volatility / low interest rate trade that has grossly inflated pockets of... Show More

Alex Cowie

When we asked you to suggest a stock tip in our 2018 Livewire reader survey, there were a few names that came up regularly. Drawing from the database of 2617 responses, here are the 10 stocks that readers tipped the most, with exclusive insights from our contributors for each one.... Show More

Livewire Exclusive

(Ed note: first published in Dec 2017) In our 'Christmas Cracker' series, we've brought you a top insight for 2018 from one of our contributors each morning through December. The final Cracker for 2017, is written by Steve Johnson, Forager Funds. Show More

Livewire Exclusive

Being a disruptor, and not the disrupted, can mean Amazon becoming a powerful tailwind rather than a headwind. One such disruptor, a global delivery logistics company, Getswift, gained 86% on the open on Friday on news that the company had ‘signed a global agreement with Amazon’, before quickly going into... Show More

James Gerrish

The best of it was seen early on today with the market opening strong before sellers came over the top from around midday. A move of +20pts (0.33%) locally today is a weak effort given the +300pts (1.3%) we saw on the Dow overnight – still, a reasonable way to... Show More

Livewire Exclusive

Last-mile logistics is one of the biggest issues facing ecommerce businesses today. Amazon has spent billions on the issue overseas, while Australia Post’s ‘Shipster’ aims to solve the issue locally. GetSwift (ASX:GSW) offers its patented technology to corporate customers to drive efficiency in the last-mile. Show More

Livewire Exclusive

In this final installment of our reporting season series, we once again asked some of Australia’s leading fund managers to highlight the standout earnings result this week. After punching in strong numbers that converted to an 8% jump in dividends, QBE received votes from both K2 and Atlas Funds. Perennial... Show More

Julian Babarczy

The Regal Emerging Companies Fund is focused on smaller, higher growth opportunities, with one aim being to identify the next exciting micro-cap business that can transition through to become a successful larger company. The success of these types of investments is often linked to predicting when a company with a... Show More