Andrew Martin

I recently went to New Zealand to research the Financial sector. I was visiting banks and insurance companies, as well as seeing the regulators and getting insights into the NZ economy more broadly. Many Australian financial companies own material NZ based businesses, so it is important to keep on top... Show More

Peter Gardner

Interest rates around the world, including Australia, have been falling recently. Where conventional wisdom one year ago was for rising rates, now expectations have factored in domestic rate cuts and falling yields over the next 3 years. Aussie 10-year government bonds are at all-time lows standing at 1.75%. This change... Show More

Bell Potter

We recap some of the profit reporting season highlights from the past week including Macquarie Group, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, Suncorp Group and JB Hi-Fi. Full reports are available below via links. Show More

James Gerrish

Volatility at the stock level was alive and well today with some big swings in companies that reported results….Breville (ASX:BRG) a cracking set of numbers and the stock reacted accordingly while the woes at AMP continue. Nothing to like about the stock here and a classic example of the old... Show More

Alex Cowie

Livewire readers submitted ~2500 stock tips in a survey we ran at the start of the year. We published the ’10 most tipped stocks’ and ’10 more of the most tipped’ off the back of the results. However, in this wire, we put our contrarian heads on and ask: ‘Which... Show More

Andrew Martin

In a video filmed with Livewire this time last year, we believed stock prices had been moved more by macro events than by individual outlooks, resulting in fertile ground for stock pickers. One such stock was Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG). Since then, the stock has risen by 35%, and Livewire... Show More