Potential in the Panic

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

For those looking to diversify their portfolio, hybrids have historically provided an area worth investigating. The recent sell-off in Tier-1 Capital Notes (AT1) has presented an opportunity for investors with a medium to high risk tolerance and appropriate investment time... Continue reading

Market Wrap: More affordable growth in small-caps

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

 Clime Group owns shares in HSN, BVS, CKF, JIN, AMC and NGI. David owns shares in AMC and WPL. Adrian hold units in the Clime Smaller Companies Fund.... Continue reading

When the media tail wags the investor’s dog

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

In March, the ‘Beast from the East’ became a media storm, and before we knew it, we were closing schools and airports, cancelling trains and filling our fridges in fear of ‘snowmageddon’. Whether the nation’s reaction was justified is debatable,... Continue reading

Second-level thinking: asking the right questions

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

The investment world is teeming with smart and talented individuals – both professionals and laypersons – all striving to do well and outperform the market. To get ahead of the pack means not only doing things differently to everyone else,... Continue reading

Frankly, this is unfair

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

There is no doubt that Australia’s franking system has lots of flaws. Today, we are one of the few countries in the world which maintains a franking system, and probably the only one that has cash rebates of franking. The... Continue reading

Telco breaking new ground to drive growth

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Macquarie Telecom (MAQ) is a company that jumps off the page across a whole host of attributes we look for. Despite a sustained rally that has seen its share price triple in just 3 years, we believe there is still opportunity... Continue reading

Upside in Janus Henderson following steep price drop

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Janus Henderson Group (ASX code: JHG) is a global asset management business with US$370 billion of assets under management. The performance of global equity markets is the largest single driver of company earnings and yet the stock is down 13%... Continue reading

Trading the Trump

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Thirteen months of relative stability in the US stockmarket have now given way to eight weeks of increasing volatility and uncertainty. The inflection point (late January) was passed with the fear of emerging inflation, as US wages were observed to... Continue reading

Market Wrap: The life of an analyst

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

 Figure 1. CSL’s growing commitment to R&D Source. CSL December 2017 R&D Briefing Figure 2. Past R&D delivered today’s strong earnings results and upgrades Source. CSL December 2017 R&D Briefing Figure 3. CSL’s current R&D portfolio – what David... Continue reading

A listed fashion retailer succeeding

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

News about specialty fashion retailers these days is typically about store closures, increasing competition from international brands and the shift to online. It’s enough to make investors look elsewhere… but then there are the success stories. Witness Lovisa, which generates... Continue reading

Mining for long-term returns

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Lycopodium (ASX: LYL) is an Australian based engineering and project delivery group which provides a complete range of services for the evaluation, development, implementation and optimisation of projects across a broad range of industries, the most notable of which being... Continue reading

A franked discussion

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

The announcement by the Australian Labor Party (“the ALP”) of its policy shift to stop the cash rebate of franked dividends was predictable … and is alarming. It was predictable because the cash rebates attached to franking could be accessed to an... Continue reading

Market Wrap: Two mid-cap growth prospects

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Clime Group owns shares in WEB.AX and HUB.AX for and on behalf of various mandates for which it acts as investment manager. Vincent Cook owns shares in HUB.AX and WEB.AX. Damen Kloeckner owns shares in WEB.AX.... Continue reading

Better things to come for niche small-cap

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Recently in December we introduced traffic enforcement technologies developer Redflex Holdings (ASX:RDF) as a company we see as improving during 2018, and one we hold within the Clime Smaller Companies Fund (CSCF). Our thesis is unchanged after the company reported... Continue reading

What to do when stocks deliver better or worse than expected

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

The fortunes of two of the ASX’s largest healthcare names diverged markedly during the reporting season just finished. Before it reported CSL traded on 29 times fiscal 2019 earnings; now the multiple is 32 times. Ramsay Health Care in contrast... Continue reading

Employing diversification to boost returns

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Most investors know that it rarely makes sense to have all their eggs in one basket, but what does it mean to have a truly diversified portfolio, and what are the benefits? Diversification can mean different things to different investors,... Continue reading

Mid-cap opportunity following poor result

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

IPH Ltd (ASX:IPH) is the leading IP services firm in the APAC region with >20% market share in both Australia and Singapore. Since listing, its size, corporate structure and comprehensive suite of services have allowed it to become a natural... Continue reading

Market Wrap: Two tech small-caps to watch

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

 Clime Asset Management owns shares in BVS, HSN, QBE and RHC for and on behalf of various mandates for which it acts as investment manager.... Continue reading

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