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ASX: BUY HOLD SELL – KGN

Kogan (KGN) is a portfolio of retail and services businesses that includes Retail, Marketplace, Mobile, Broadband, Insurance and Travel offerings. To put all that in context, it has been dubbed by some the ‘Amazon of Australia’. Much of Kogan’s recent success has been fueled by a significant lift in sales, earnings and customers as the…

Small Print and Broker Research

Bell Potter made very public a bit of research this week, their Top Stock Picks for 2021 – Here they are: Financials – MQG, CBA, MYS, AMP, JHG, PDL, PPT. Fintech – APT, 360 LICS – MFF, MGG, WQG Agricultural – ING, ELD, RFF Technology – UWL, IFM, PWH Retail & Services – TPW, CCX,…

The Big End of Town

THE REALITY OF PUTTING YOUR MONEY IN A BIG INDUSTRY OR OTHER SUPER FUND There are a couple of lessons to be learned from the recent correction. The first is that most fund managers do nothing and did nothing. And that's a fact of life for anyone in big industry and super funds. It’s not…

Step Trading BL2TL Stocks

If making money in the market is about buying when the balance of probability is in your favour, in individual stocks, then your odds are always going to better if you 'play' in stocks that are moving from bottom left to top right (BL2TR) on a chart, not top left to bottom right (TL2BR). This…

Hotspots and Cold Spots

Rising case numbers in the US don't seem to be upsetting the markets. No-one seems to care in the US. One colleague got a text from a cousin in Washington DC yesterday saying that "everyone is just getting back to normal and they'll handle the virus if they get it". Here we are in Victoria…

The Best Investment I Ever Made

THE FLYING FERRET I used to own a greyhound. Well, a bunch of us did actually. It was a yuppie post-university indulgence organized by one of the West End wide boys I worked with in my early stockbroking days in London. He had picked out an Ad in the Greyhound Star for a ‘Sales Trial’…

The Hedge

Henry Jennings I have written on the delights of having a small hedge in times of trouble and have had many emails asking for what level of hedging you should have? The answer is easy. It depends. Very JP Morgan when asked about where he saw the markets going. ‘It will be volatile’. The question…

20 Ways to Beat the Herd

The Growth Portfolio we manage for our investors and Members ($55m) has outperformed over the COVID-19 outbreak. For us COVID-19 was not a disaster, the volatility it caused proved to be a fabulous opportunity instead. And as the market fell over on Thursday and Friday last week (11th and 12th June 2020) we see another…