2022: What Mattered?

A cursory glance at the scorecard would lead you to believe this year in markets could be met with a yawn. Yet those that lived through it know that 2022 was anything but a “yawn”.

Synthesis from the state of Black Swans and Kangaroo Paws

Following a commitment made last week, I have returned to pen the second in a series on my recent visit to Perth. Most importantly, after almost a decade of stagnation, Australia is once again seeing explosive growth in mining investment.

How the sausage is made

In this week’s Investment Matters, CIO Craig Shepherd provides some insight into the way in which the investment community organises in-person meetings and company access, and how First Samuel makes use of its scale to access the best of such opportunities.

Beating expectations

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.