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It’s not as bad as you think in Australia either

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

It’s a new financial year and investors are looking ahead to what the year might bring. Part 1 of this week’s View, published on Wednesday, presented a positive take on world markets, earnings, economics and politics. Part 2 today presents... Continue reading

Stock in the Spotlight: Reckon – a potential spin-off opportunity?

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Last week accounting software provider Reckon started a new chapter, with shares now trading separate to the Document Management segment, which will be listed independently on London’s AIM exchange next month as “GetBusy”. There are a number of aspects to... Continue reading

Is it time to sell the bond proxies?

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

One of the strongest and most predictable relationships in global equity markets over the last few years is that of bond yields and so-called ‘bond proxies’. As the name suggests, a bond proxy is a stock that is held in... Continue reading

It’s not as bad as you think…

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

The completion of the financial year is as good a time as any to take stock, stand back and assess “the big picture”. With the daily news cycle filled with Trump’s tweets, North Korean ICBMs, refugees pouring out of North... Continue reading

ASX Deep Value Stocks – July 2017

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

StocksInValue’s In Value Today is our most popular search filter and subscribers are understandably curious about the stocks filtering as the most undervalued. But the results of this search need careful interpretation. In Value Today is not a mechanical trading rule where... Continue reading

Collins Foods serves up healthy returns

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

CKF’s FY17 result, equity raising and acquisitions announced on 26 June were well-received by the market and the shares are up 13% since then after a flat June quarter for the share price. We’re very pleased with our 29% capital... Continue reading

A View on Banks

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Australia’s self-directed investors are understandably concerned about the outlook for Australian bank shares in this economic and political environment. But is this justified? In this article, we analyse the issues that are likely to affect the banks, their share prices and... Continue reading

How to trade large-cap insurers

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Hello again everyone, I’m David Walker from StocksInValue. Today I’d like to discuss QBE Insurance Group’s recent guidance downgrade, why we still hold the stock in the model portfolio, some problems I see with criticism of the downgrade in the... Continue reading

The Fed is raising rates – should we stick with our technology winners?

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

With the Fed set to increase interest rates this month we are holding on to our technology winners within our equity portfolios   Inverted yield curves may point to slower economic activity We welcome the Fed’s intention this year to... Continue reading

Hopes of Trump stimulus no longer driving markets

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Contradictory messaging coming from Fed committee members speaking independently in the media has the market constantly guessing at present. While Trump appears to be running out of steam and his bag of tricks nearing empty, has he really got much... Continue reading

Stock Analysis: Orora finding growth in a mature market

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Packaging is a highly competitive and fragmented industry, with mature but predictable demand across most major markets. Most investors of packagers are attracted to their strong, stable cash flows, ability to grow through acquisition and solid yield. Certainly, these characteristics... Continue reading

Investing when growth is flat and yield is falling

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

For any investor, one of the most important portfolio considerations to make is asset allocation, and where and when to deploy capital. Depending on which stage of the investment cycle you’re in will determine your required weighting across asset classes.... Continue reading

Tax Loss Selling

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

One of the best times to invest is during periods of motivated (preferably indiscriminate) selling, where the other side’s motivations are removed from the underlying investment fundamentals. This occurs in various ways, from the occasional market sell-off to individual companies... Continue reading

Higher prices equal higher risks

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

As this bull market becomes extended it provides a great opportunity to evaluate where we are in the cycle and examine some of the risks that the market faces. Sanlam’s macro analyst, Matthew Brittain, wrote the piece below to remind... Continue reading

Stock in the Spotlight: Ramsay Health Care

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

A strong performing resident of our model portfolio, Ramsay Health Care (RHC) is one of the world’s leading private hospital operators, with operations across six countries and over 3 million admissions annually. Founded in Australia, management have their eyes set on... Continue reading

Buying quality Tech at a discount

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

As the mantra goes, buy outstanding businesses at discounted prices and you’re almost certain to do well. Problem is, quality is treasured by the market and doesn’t stay secret for long. As a result, when it comes to investing in... Continue reading

Raising capital without destroying shareholder value

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Over any given period in the market, there are bound to be companies raising capital. After all, access to equity funding is one of the primary reasons many companies list in the first place. Equity raisings are closely scrutinised in... Continue reading

Small-cap with big growth potential

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Mitula Group (ASX: MUA) is a leader in the global online classifieds industry, operating vertical search and portal sites across cars, jobs, homes and fashion. MUA leverages millions of visits to its sites to generate revenue from the sale of... Continue reading

Traversing an environment of persistent low interest

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Some thoughts This week’s commentary outlines the investment consequences of the ultra-low interest rates that have prevailed in the United States (and much of the developed world) over the past 15 years. These interest rates have been set by the... Continue reading

Stock in the Spotlight: ANZ

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

ANZ has derated by 15% since its 1 May high of $32.95, mainly due to disappointing revenue growth in the interim result and uncertainty about whether the bank will be able to pass on the Budget’s bank levy. These added... Continue reading

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