An investor’s greatest hurdle can sometimes be: the investor. We look at how the math of how when you transact can be as important as what you transact.
Imagine underestimating how important breathing is. But for decades we did. Clients’ investment in Fisher and Paykel asks are we once again underestimating its importance?
Billion-dollar companies have disappointed the market. We question whether in the midst of uncertainty, investors’ timeframes are being truncated.
In May there’s a window where this year’s profit numbers are almost tallied. CFOs and CEOs alike look nervously up at the scoreboard asking: are we about to meet market expectations?
While the headlines are vocal about shortages across industries they have been silent about the reducing pool of investible, large companies in the Australian market.
There’s an old adage in Australian investing that says: “investors should sell in May and go away”. Though the statistical basis for this may be dubious, the naysayers of this market myth would have been very wrong this year.
We attended the Macquarie Australia Conference this week.
And with conditions on the ground rapidly shifting and uncertainty elevated, this year’s conference was well attended.
For some, the last quarter of 2021-22 represented a reprieve, as operations went back to “business as usual”. For others, it was a case of out of the Omicron frying pan, into the inflationary fire.
Is another stalwart about to disappear from the ASX?
We look at the proposal that may see Ramsay Healthcare “go private”.
Warren Buffet often says you should invest like “[they] could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years”.
We hop in a time machine back to play out this scenario when looking at EarlyPay’s performance.
While Seven may remind readers of aging media empires, entertainment is but a tiny part of Seven Group, which we purchased for clients last week. Here’s why.
Not all commodities are dug out of the ground, some are grown in it! Recent supply disruptions show us Australia’s potential to lead the future of farming.
FastTrack is not a household name, but it delivered a great outcome. One of the benefits of being nimble in seeking investment opportunities.
We wrap up profit reporting season for the first half of FY22
With Russia’s incursion into Ukraine, there has been more of the volatility we have become accustomed to this year. While all eyes are on Kyiv, we look beyond the immediate horizon.
We are almost half-way into Profit Reporting Season and so far, results across the market have been above analysts’ expectations. And this despite the notorious optimism of most analysts.
And just like that, February profit reporting season has begun. We had hoped that FY-22 would present a more ‘normal’ picture of earnings. That has been upended by a now-infamous letter of the Greek alphabet.
The Index Portfolio is a simple beast, with only one strict mandate: track the market. Investors often forget that this ‘single minded’ focus may lead to perverse outcomes.