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ANZ’s dividend resilience in tough times for banks

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Once again ANZ held its interim dividend steady at 80 cents, supplying another instalment in the franked income stream on which hundreds of thousands of SMSF investors rely. ANZ’s dividend has now been 80 cents for seven consecutive halves, admittedly... Continue reading

NAB’s dividend cut derisks the stock

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Although the 16% cut to NAB’s interim dividend, down to 83 cents per share, reduces shareholders’ income now, shareholders should more than benefit from a higher share price because the cut derisks the stock by increasing the bank’s capital buffers.... Continue reading

Frankly annoying

Friday, May 17th, 2019

In this View, I am taking the liberty of expressing my personal frustration at the current franking debate. In particular, I am expressing my frustration with the prosecution by the ALP of its proposed policy to abruptly change taxation rules... Continue reading

Macquarie should trade at a premium to the market, not in line

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Following on from our recent company update on Sonic Healthcare, another high-quality stock on our watchlist for the next market correction is Macquarie Group. Trading on just 15 times 2020 consensus earnings now, the stock is already interesting when the... Continue reading

The market’s rally explained by charts

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The surge in equity markets in 2019 is caused by many macro factors acting in unison. In no particular order, we observe across the world readings of low inflation, low but steady growth, supportive economic policy settings, low interest rate... Continue reading

Company Update: Credit Corp

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Credit Corp is currently undertaking a share purchase plan (SPP), which was announced on 1 April 2019 together with a $125 million placement. The SPP is priced at the lower of $20.45 and a 2.5% discount to the volume weighted... Continue reading

Sonic past the worst of overseas funding cuts

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

One way to take the stress out of investing is to keep a watchlist of quality companies built using a robust methodology, then wait for a temporary disappointment or market correction to price. Preferring companies that have proven their competitive... Continue reading

Australia has a lot going for it – but not during an election

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Over the coming weeks, the strengths of the Australian economy will rarely be acknowledged by either side of politics in their quest to hold or take government. Once again, the Australian election campaign will be dominated by negativity on both... Continue reading

Doing the same thing over and over again

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Someone (maybe it was Albert Einstein) once opined that: “Insanity Is Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Results” Albert Einstein It is our view that the maintenance of negative rates of interest across both Europe... Continue reading

Brambles is back as a quality investment – here’s why

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Backing ASX large-cap turnarounds remains one of the most reliable investment strategies on the ASX and the latest example is Brambles, which is back to what it used to be and should have remained: a) an instigator and beneficiary of... Continue reading

Company Update: 1300 Smiles

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Leading ASX-listed dental services company 1300 Smiles (ASX: ONT) looks well positioned to drive growth in a tough market, having recently announced a material acquisition in South East Queensland. ONT owns and operates full-service dental and orthodontic facilities across New... Continue reading

On the couch with the Budget

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

The minority of Australian TV viewers that chose the Budget Address rather than tuning in to Married at First Sight were still entertained by coverage that combined poor quality acting with choreographed hugs. Whether this is a government that has decided to leave is... Continue reading

Mid-cap holdings review

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

 OWNERSHIP DISCLOSURES: Clime Group owns shares in WEB, GUD and HUB.... Continue reading

Company Update: Audinate

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Audinate (AD8) is an emerging technology leader at a positive inflexion in its trajectory, one we see as a candidate for inclusion in the ASX Model Portfolio. AD8 develops and markets digital audio networking technology. Its flagship product set, Dante,... Continue reading

Fed puts rates on hold

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

The US Federal Reserve acknowledges slowing economy and no rate rises for 2019 In a highly significant development for global markets, at the end of a two-day meeting in Washington, the US Federal Reserve decided unanimously to keep the target... Continue reading

Webjet a star result

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Webjet was one of the standout results of reporting season. The share price had come under significant pressure in the 4th quarter of 2018 because of concerns around the consumer environment in Australia and weaker travel activity in Europe. For those... Continue reading

Is Woolies an opportunity?

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Woolworths’ interim result last month disappointed and the shares fell briefly before rebounding to where they were before the result: around $30. Does this mean there is nothing to worry about after all and the stock is a buy? Not... Continue reading

Silent achiever: APN Property Group

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Markets and associated sentiment can be fickle. At times, companies can go about their business building value without necessarily being rewarded by the market. Small cap property focused asset manager, APN Property Group (ASX: APD), would fall into this bucket.... Continue reading

Stock in the Spotlight: Macquarie Telecom

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Macquarie Telecom (ASX:MAQ) recently delivered a solid 1H19 result headlined by EBITDA of $25.5m for the half, up 14% and in line with expectations. Management provided first-time FY19 guidance of $51-$53m, implying growth of 10% for the fiscal year. The... Continue reading

Company Update: Orora

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Since demerging from Amcor at the end of 2013, Orora (ORA) has delivered five years of consistent earnings and dividends per share growth. Dividends per share have increased from 3.0c in February 2014 to 6.5c in February 2019.  This is... Continue reading

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