Why the Aussie Dollar Matters

International investors are thought to hold anywhere between 35% and 45% of the Australian market and the money is ‘mobile’, in other words it is held in the hands of fund managers, like Fidelity, whose offices are in New York, or London, and their benchmarks are global stock-market indices (mostly MSCI indices). Australia has been…

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CSL (ASX: CSL) buy hold sell


What to do with CSL? The stock is ~20% off its February high and in a technical downtrend. Blood plasma collections in the US and brokers see more downside risk in the short term. Results are fast approaching (August 19) which has left many investors wondering what to do. CSL (ASX: CSL) is a high-quality…

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Reporting Season Guide – August 2020

‘Tis the Season to be Careful Once again August is upon us, a time that the industry either dreads or loves. So many company results that it is hard to keep up. Analysts burn the midnight oil and investors tremble on their pronouncements. This year is set to be a one-off (hopefully). We have seen…

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How To Survive The Results Season

THE RESULTS SEASON – A SURVIVAL GUIDE We are into the results season and these days, for equity investors, the results month is like being on a battlefield during an artillery barrage wearing fluoro orange. You never quite know when you’re going to get blown up. We are into the results season and these days,…

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James Hardie (ASX: JHX) buy hold sell


James Hardie (ASX: JHX) is in the building and construction game. Its operating segments are North America, Europe Fibre Cement, and Asia Pacific Fibre Cement. The majority of its revenue comes from North America. Australia only accounts for ~11% of revenue. It manufactures a range of fibre cement building materials for both internal and external…

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The Overpricing of Technology

One member invested in technology stocks makes the point that most big technology stocks (Amazon) lost money for years and on that basis the stocks we consider to be in a bubble at the moment, which are losing money (APT, XRO), might not be a sell. My response is that you may be right but you are…

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Two Scenarios

There are arguably two scenarios for the market that could play out between now and Christmas and making money in the stock market will depend on which one transpires. Here is a description of what those two scenarios might be and how you would play the stock market under both. The problem, of course, is…

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Breville Group (ASX: BRG) Buy Hold Sell


Breville Group (ASX: BRG) is a maker of electrical appliances in the consumer products industry. Most of you likely own or have owned a toaster/kettle/sandwich press from them at a one point in your life. It is a great Australian brand founded in Sydney in the early 30s. The company operates through two main segments,…

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Sector Charts

Comments by Ben O'Leary – Co-Portfolio Manager ASX 200 Heikin-Ashi chart – Another week heading sideways with no sign of a break. The fundamental picture isn’t getting any better and we’re struggling to find reasons to buy. Volatility is likely to pick up as results season ramps up. S&P 500 index – Still moving higher…

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