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Tim Boreham

Editor, New Criterion

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Tim Boreman is Editor at The New Criterion.

Companies that may benefit from the new ‘oil shock’

The dramatic oil price plunge has been widely viewed as a precursor to recession and financial sector problems related to credit exposures to the stressed hydrocarbon sector. Investors in stocks such as BHP Billiton (BHP), Woodside Petroleum (WPL) and Santos…

Searching for a safe haven

With a sense of raw panic descending on global stock markets, the question is whether there are any truly safe havens in terms of remaining exposed to equities. Investors need no reminder that the ultra safe alternative of cash deposits…

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Having been long on promises but short on deliverables, the ASX listed cannabis sector is taking an evolutionary step from growing the stuff to proving that pot is indeed the healing herb it is meant to be. To date, the…

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The savage sell-down of aerial mapper Nearmap (NEA, $1.94) highlights the dangers of investing in tech stocks valued on lusty revenue multiples that leave little room for error. Given that billion dollar valuations have become common in the sector, no…

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With the stock market off to a galloping start in 2020 – at least before the coranavirus sniffles set in — most investors would have been content with a passive market exposure to the usual blue chips. As is the…

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For the best part of 50 years Victoria’s once fecund goldfields have been a basket case, given lack of government support and disastrous big-ticket attempts to revive the underground Bendigo and Ballarat mines. Now, the region is in the midst…

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With the prolonged bushfire crisis abating thanks to the efforts of Mother Nature and tireless firefighters, now’s the time for investors to ponder the effect of the nation’s biggest firestorm on their listed exposures. In terms of direct ramifications, a…

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Bored with the Big Four? Tired of Telstra? Have Coles and Woolworths exceeded their shelf life? For yield chasing investors, the small cap sector can offer attractive dividends based on sound and sustainable earnings. Many of these dividends delights are…

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According to NextDC (NXT, $6.39) chief Craig Scroggie, in the next 18 months the world will create more data than that ever produced since mankind emerged from the primordial slime. “This information explosion is forecast to accelerate exponentially as a…

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When it comes to small caps that have lost their way, it’s all too easy for investors to banish them from their portfolios and move to fresher pastures. In fact, it’s quite cathartic. But enterprises rarely evolve in a neat…

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