Category: Individual stock news / Research

REPORTING SEASON WRAP UP, BUT FIRST SOME FURTHER THOUGHTS ON INTERNATIONAL LICs.

Please do not read these comments as advice for making decisions on the below stocks.

My financial goals and circumstances may be totally different to yours and my decisions could be totally irrelevant. And readers cannot be sure I have a clue what is going on anyway, or what my track record is!

Before I begin on some notes I made on some of my holdings (warning – this is a long post of individual stock comments), I thought I would just point out a link to an article about the latest offering from Magellan. Continue reading “REPORTING SEASON WRAP UP, BUT FIRST SOME FURTHER THOUGHTS ON INTERNATIONAL LICs.”

TIME FOR GLOBAL ACTIVE MANAGERS TO OUTPERFORM & COMMON CATALYSTS FOR LICs.

Most investors probably have an inkling that active fund managers are not doing a stellar job when it comes to outperforming the S&P 500 of late. Sometimes a chart is worth a thousand words, and the above one ought to grab the attention of those with a penchant towards a mean reversion, contrarian and cyclical approach to their investing.

This post will predominately be for those that subscribe to the theory that active managers may be in store for some sort of return to favor over the next few years, and potential implications of this for some LICs.

Continue reading “TIME FOR GLOBAL ACTIVE MANAGERS TO OUTPERFORM & COMMON CATALYSTS FOR LICs.”

DOGS OF THE PORTFOLIO AND A REVIEW OF FY 2017, RECOMMENDED RESEARCH SOURCES.

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No harsh comments about the dog in the picture as he is a close friend of mine.

June 30 is often a time of reflection for investors and I thought I would sit down and do a quick self-review of the financial year gone by. As promised I went through and just noted the stocks that I have mentioned on the blog previously where I still hold, and picked out the ones that have looked shaky of late as at June 30. Continue reading “DOGS OF THE PORTFOLIO AND A REVIEW OF FY 2017, RECOMMENDED RESEARCH SOURCES.”

HOW TO RESPOND TO THE POPULARITY OF PASSIVE INVESTING?

There has been quite a bit of shift in what is driving performance on the ASX since the 3rd quarter of 2016. At that time, I was surprised to note the extent of the outperformance of small caps compared to large caps for the previous year. Continue reading “HOW TO RESPOND TO THE POPULARITY OF PASSIVE INVESTING?”

INDIVIDUAL STOCK UPDATES

Stocks I will comment on below include KAR, VNL:LN, ILU, MAH, NAM, AIQ , TTS, AIK (code changed to COG ), SSM, UOS. Continue reading “INDIVIDUAL STOCK UPDATES”

AM I TOO PESSIMISTIC AND UNDER INVESTED?

This year I have felt my blog has been a bit more down beat with my recent post warning of overheated asset classes, and generally I have probably written more about the selling I have done rather than any new buy ideas. Hopefully today’s blog post is a bit more upbeat as I go out and mention two new current holds and later clarify about why avoiding some markets at times in favour of cash is not necessarily being a permabear. Continue reading “AM I TOO PESSIMISTIC AND UNDER INVESTED?”

WHICH WILSON LIC STANDS OUT?

Is WAM a good investment?

Previously I couldn’t see much difference between Century Australia (ASX:CYA) and WAM Capital (ASX:WAM) (apart from WAM costing 30% more!) although today’s announcement has clarified things to some extent.

Continue reading “WHICH WILSON LIC STANDS OUT?”

FUND MANAGERS CONTANGO, NAOS & FORAGER. THE BATTLE FOR MACMAHON, PROFT REPORTING SEASON.

Just a blog update on a couple of things I read over the weekend that I found interesting, and some notes on some trades over the profit reporting season. Continue reading “FUND MANAGERS CONTANGO, NAOS & FORAGER. THE BATTLE FOR MACMAHON, PROFT REPORTING SEASON.”

MORE LIC SUPPLY AND MARKET SENTIMENT COMMENTS, NEWS ON SOME HOLDINGS, FX UPDATE, DOMINOS PIZZA.

In my last blog update I shared my concerns about the number of new LICs that have come to the market of late. Not long after this I read another story to add to the supply picture.

Continue reading “MORE LIC SUPPLY AND MARKET SENTIMENT COMMENTS, NEWS ON SOME HOLDINGS, FX UPDATE, DOMINOS PIZZA.”

DANGER IN LICs?

I came across a couple of articles in the last week or so that reminded me we are indeed in buoyant times with regards to the appetite for new LICs, reminding me about the times just before about 2005. This eventually spelled trouble for many as they were hit with widening discounts to NTA after the GFC. Continue reading “DANGER IN LICs?”

SSM, TTS, UOS & Currencies.

SSM – I took some profits on half my holding around 79 cents in the middle of the year after being in the stock since the previous year when it traded in the 20s. I didn’t have a strong view after those large gains whether the stock was particularly cheap or not. Continue reading “SSM, TTS, UOS & Currencies.”

THE AIMS WIND-UP VOTE

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Disappointed with the voting results but not entirely unexpected, I thought things may be close all along. When I say close, obviously I refer to the numbers adjusting for the prospect the courts would later on decide that the AIMS stake does not count towards the outcome. Continue reading “THE AIMS WIND-UP VOTE”

CYA, NGE, REF, MVT, AIK, AGF, CEE:US, TTS, CLT, SVWPA, APW.

CYA – Still looks quite cheap at 90 cents when the ASX200 is around 5,550. Wilson put out their document and it looks like this will simply be a vehicle with a mix of the WAA and WAX strategies. Continue reading “CYA, NGE, REF, MVT, AIK, AGF, CEE:US, TTS, CLT, SVWPA, APW.”