Mark Tobin

After a turbulent week in the markets, some people are asking if this is the beginning of a new bear market? While it is too early to tell at this stage if this is a major downturn in equity markets it is probably a good time to think about how... Show More

Patrick Poke

At today’s WAM Funds presentation, Chief Investment Officer, Chris Stott, shared some of the key themes and holdings from their current portfolio. He covers their views on the Australian economy, mining services, and retail. He also discusses a company that hadn’t received a visit from an analyst in two years. Show More

Martin Pretty

Software group Reckon​ ​(RKN)​ demonstrated with the recent $180 million agreement to sell its Accounting Practice Management (APM) business how managers and directors who own significant equity are more likely to relentlessly pursue shareholder value. RKN is a stock the Equitable Investors Dragonfly Fund continues to own as we don't... Show More

Chris Stott

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed down 0.7% for the week. On Wednesday, the Westpac-Melbourne Institute index of consumer sentiment fell 1.7% in November. On Thursday, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported Australia’s unemployment rate fell to a near five-year low. Show More

Steve Johnson

A few investors have noticed Forager’s recent sale of our substantial holding in Reckon (RKN). We will provide more details in our September Quarterly Report, but to head off a few questions we have been receiving, our rationale can be summarised into four reasons. Show More

Alex Cowie

The ASX-listed stocks highlighted by some of Australia’s leading fund managers at the 2017 Future Generation Investment Forum in May have defied seasonal weakness, and on average now gained 8.8% in the 7 weeks since the forum. This puts this interesting basket of stocks more than 10% ahead of the... Show More

Alex Cowie

A cohort of Australia’s leading fund managers gathered at the 2017 Future Generation Investment Forum two weeks ago, each presenting their top stock idea. A clear trend is already emerging in the domestic stocks mentioned. While the broader market has pulled back 2.2% since the Forum, this group of stocks... Show More

Chris Stott

On Friday, software company Reckon (ASX: RKN) announced a proposed demerger of its document management division, which currently represents approximately 15% of 2016 group turnover, with shares to trade on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM). The board of directors said the proposal will place Reckon in... Show More

Buy Hold Sell

Macquarie Bank and ING are the latest Australian banks to offer Apple Pay in the accelerating global movement toward a cashless society. This multi-trillion dollar landgrab is turning incumbents on their head in many diverse industries such as retail, betting, transport and accounting. So in this week’s Buy Hold Sell,... Show More

Buy Hold Sell

The ASX200 has rallied by around 17% since its low on February 11th. Given the mood of anxiety at the time, few could have predicted such an aggressive rally was about to begin. Rates have been a driver, though whether or not lower interest rates justify higher prices is a... Show More

Buy Hold Sell

Growth is in vogue but it's not cheap and not that easy to find. In this episode of Buy Hold Sell we go hunting for stocks offering Growth at a Reasonable Price. JB Hi-Fi delivered a positive set of numbers benefitting from reduced competition domestically. Domino's Pizza continues to serve... Show More

A first strike at Reckon and AGM results for Maverick Drilling & Exploration, STW Communications Group, Brainchip, Invigor Group (shareholder dissent on remuneration report still not at the level of a strike but clearly they're Not.Happy) and Adelaide Brighton. The Note is updated progressively throughout the day and Wednesday's note... Show More

Tim Kelley

One of the ways we try to take advantage of technology to improve our investment process is with machine learning algorithms.  In simple terms, we gather large amounts of historical data and using that data we “teach” a computer system to distinguish between good investments and weaker ones by finding... Show More