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Why bank analysts prefer this quality lender over the rest

Morgans have released a summary of the key points from the recent bank reporting season. Of the banks that reported, Morgans says NAB was in line with consensus expectations, while ANZ and WBC beat consensus earnings expectations. Despite this, Morgans holds NAB as having the strongest 1H22 performance overall. NAB produced the strongest profit growth…

Ishan Dan | 18th May 2022 | More
Two of the most bullish bets on the ASX

Markets around the world are still in freefall as losses mount as a result of investors moving out of risk partly due to inflation fears and supply chain disruptions partly due to the crisis in Ukraine and Covid lockdowns in China. The market is yet to become comfortable with the rate hike cycle that is…

Ishan Dan | 18th May 2022 | More
  • Top of the pops – top global funds had one thing in common

    March stands out as being one of the most difficult periods for investors in a generation. On the one hand, bond markets send fixed income to its worst return in more decades, and on the other, equity markets were sold off broadly on valuation concerns as bond yields ended a forty-year downward trend. It is…

    Drew Meredith | 18th May 2022 | More
    Jump in grocery prices supports supermarket profits, for now

    Grocery prices have soared in Australia, rising at a faster pace than the Consumer Price Index, which is benefitting the earnings of Coles and Woolworths. However, the boost could be temporary, with food inflation expected to moderate next year. The rise in inflation globally has exceeded wages growth, eroding households’ purchasing power. Lower income households…

    Nicki Bourlioufas | 18th May 2022 | More
  • The tables have turned after quarter from hell

    “Patience is a virtue” may well be the best way to explain the performance of the Australian sharemarket in the March quarter. As the rest of the world, but particularly fast-growing technology stocks listed on the NASDAQ entered free fall, the local S&P/ASX200 benchmark bucked the global trend to deliver a return of 2.2 per…

    Drew Meredith | 18th May 2022 | More
    Good time to buy quality semiconductor companies, say experts

    For investors looking to build positions in quality technology firms, the US computer chip giants are trading at attractive price levels, with many brokers now rating them as a buy, according to data from the Wall Street Journal. The prices of semiconductor companies have dropped sharply this year amidst a broader sell-off in technology stocks…

    Nicki Bourlioufas | 13th May 2022 | More
    Netflix, Tesla, NVIDIA still popular despite mass tech selloff

    In the US, corporate earnings season is in full swing, and it couldn’t come at a worse time. Investors are fleeing away from risk and to safety putting the market in a bearish unforgiving mood. Companies that have missed expectations have been absolutely smashed. According to FactSet, 70 per cent of S&P500 companies that have…

    Ishan Dan | 11th May 2022 | More
    How to avoid dud IPOs like Chrysos

    The initial public offering (IPO) of Chrysos Corporation Limited (ASX: C79) was supposed to be a local example of innovation. Using technology developed in conjunction with the CSIRO, the company built its proprietary PhotonAssay machine which provides faster and more accurate testing of gold samples. Instead, the IPO flopped, with the Chrysos share price down…

    Lachlan Buur-Jensen | 11th May 2022 | More
    Which bank is the standout post reporting season?

    Bank reporting season is almost done with three of the four major banks have already posted their results. WBC, MQG and ANZ have reported. CBA is the remaining bank left to report. ANZ reported last Wednesday and whilst it was about 4 percent below market expectations, the market was happy. Albeit because the market was…

    Ishan Dan | 11th May 2022 | More
  • Macquarie sinks despite record $4.7 billion profit

    Informally known as the millionaire factory, it may be time to rename Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX: MQG) the billionaire club. On Friday the company reported a record $4.7 billion annual profit for FY22 as it took advantage of extreme market gyrations, supply chain constraints, and the shift to green energy. The key headline numbers include:…

    Lachlan Buur-Jensen | 11th May 2022 | More
    ETF Securities wins Australia’s crypto ETF race

    ETF Securities has won the race to list Australia’s first cryptocurrency ETF, ending a long drawn out battle among ETF providers. Australia’s first Cboe exchange-listed bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs are set to launch on Thursday, giving investors long-awaited access to both cryptocurrencies. A delay stalled the previous launch date of April 27. ETF Securities and…

    Ishan Dan | 11th May 2022 | More
    Future Generation pivots to prevention

    With a new CEO at the helm, the charitable listed investment companies (LICs) first set up by Geoff Wilson in 2014 will now start funding organisations focused on addressing mental health issues before they occur. The two Future Generation LICs, focusing on domestic equities (Future Generation Australia, ASX:FGX) and global equities (Future Generation Global, ASX:FGG),…

    Lachlan Maddock | 6th May 2022 | More
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