Patrick Poke

In the last 117 years, Australia has seen two World Wars, the Great Depression, the introduction of the motor car, 30 Prime Ministers, and every year, Washington H Soul Pattinson (SOL) has paid a dividend. In this week's episode of The Rules of Investing, I sit down with Robert Millner,... Show More

James Gerrish

The market rounded out the week the same way it started with a soft day’s trade resigning the index to a poor week, down -1.4%. The banks & resources took a hit on trade fears as another Canadian national was detained in China. It appears the trade truce has only... Show More

James Gerrish

The market stumbled into the close today, despite some reasonable overseas news flow and market leads. The ASX200 opened around flat on the day, before climbing its way to a solid 28point / 0.5% gain at its 1PM peak before some nervy investors took some money off the table throughout... Show More

James Gerrish

The market opened reasonably well this morning considering the soft leads overseas plus net negative news flow out over the weekend – a drop of 40pts early felt optimistic and that proved correct as stocks were sold down hard throughout the day, led lower by weakness across Asia along with... Show More

Livewire Exclusive

The list of problems facing Telstra is well known: falling revenues as the NBN rolls out, and declining market share in mobile. As the payments from the NBN begin to roll-off, some have questioned whether Telstra can even maintain its reduced dividend. But it’s precisely this negativity that caught the... Show More

Brad Potter

Confession season was eerily quiet leading into reporting season, unlike the noise from the Royal Commission and the incredible events out of Canberra, where another Prime Minister didn’t reach their full term. The global equity backdrop was in a state of flux with the ongoing Trump-induced trade debate/war raging, mixed... Show More

Schroders Australia

It has long been difficult to place rationale around valuations in certain areas of the market. While the supermodels get all the spotlights, it’s the cardigan wearing brigade that seem more like a solid investment, allowing scope for many different futures — both good and not so good — without... Show More

Justin Braitling

TPG had been looking at a significant earnings cliff in an NBN world, with consensus EPS falling 30% in the next few years before we even consider large mobile losses. With the proposed merger with Vodafone, they fill the earnings hole by capturing an estimated $250million of synergies, which are... Show More

Josh Best

“Carnage” is a word that comes to mind when thinking about the Australian telecom industry at the moment. Shares of major telecom players are down anywhere between 50% – 70% over the last couple of years, mainly due to: Show More

Dushko Bajic

Disruption. It's a word that we hear a lot of these days, but how many companies can claim to be truly innovative in their industry? Essentially what we're investing in is structural growth, focussing on innovations that benefit consumers, whether it be through a new, more innovative product, or a... Show More

Weimin Xie

A 10-bagger is a stock that goes up 10-times in value. It is a concept made famous by Peter Lynch, the well-known fund manager from Fidelity. For most fund managers, picking a 10-bagger is often enough to make a career. I have some good news and some bad news for... Show More

Buy Hold Sell
Buy Hold Sell

The telco sector caused widespread pain in 2017 when it lost 23% to finish as the worst performing sector on the ASX. And not even 4 months into 2018, the sector is already down another 14%. You may well be asking: When will this end? In this special thematic episode... Show More

Simon Shields

Performance is as much about avoiding the blow-ups, as it is about picking the winners. So for Livewire’s ‘Easter Eggs’, we outline three sectors to avoid completely, before then spotlighting two stocks we think stock-hunters should take a look at this Easter. Three sectors to avoid First, avoid the banks: Royal Commissions... Show More

James Gerrish

The market sold off early on the back of the Tech led sell off in the States overnight that saw American indices down around ~1.5% thanks to reports of a data leak within Facebook (OMG!!) + there were a few other factors at play that we wrote about this morning,... Show More

Daniel Mueller

The most important piece of information in this report is this: Telstra’s mobile business is under pressure. Postpaid ARPU (including mobile repayment options) decreased 3.6% due to higher data inclusions. This is the 5th consecutive half of postpaid ARPU decline with an acceleration in the rate of decline. Show More

James Gerrish

Weakness in the commodity complex overnight weighed on the ASX today with the index finishing in the red for the 3rd straight day. Copper the main target overnight and that provided the topic for our AM report this morning. Last night’s fall in Copper was blamed mainly on a stronger... Show More

Buy Hold Sell

Big established companies are struggling to grow and the ASX20 has delivered miserly 5% annual return since 2012. For investors seeking some growth the challenge is to identify tomorrow’s leaders. In the final episode of Buy Hold Sell for 2017 we ask two fund managers that specialise in finding growth... Show More