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5 blue-chip ASX shares to counter inflation

After months of central banks kicking the can down the road, inflation is beginning to entrench itself. Businesses are reporting rising input prices. Households are being hit with bigger bills. And markets continue to swing wildly. Here are five ASX shares to protect your portfolio from inflation. Supermarkets don’t exactly scream sexy, exciting, or invest…

Lachlan Buur-Jensen | 6th May 2022 | More
Is this the end for Zip?

The Zip Co Ltd (ASX: ZIP) share price is under the spotlight after releasing its FY22 third-quarter update. Growth continues for Zip The buy now, pay later business told investors how it performed in the three months to 31 March 2022. Group quarterly revenue increased by 39% year on year to $159.2 million. This came after transaction…

Jaz Harrison | 29th Apr 2022 | More
  • Where to now for Aussie tech?

    The ASX All Technology Index is down 23% in 2022 in large part to fears about rising inflation, interest rates and the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. The selling has been indiscriminate. High-quality shares such as Xero are down over 30% while more nascent businesses like Zip are down 75%. Despite the carnage in ASX tech shares, the…

    Lachlan Buur-Jensen | 27th Apr 2022 | More
    Battery materials in short supply but valuation is key

    With the world stepping-up its efforts to decarbonise sooner rather than later, parts of the economy have been pushed into rapid transformation to become sustainable. The knock-on effect of Covid-19 and the Ukraine crisis has brought about supply chain disruptions and skyrocketing demand in the metals primarily used in electric vehicle batteries. And for those…

    Ishan Dan | 25th Mar 2022 | More
  • Banking on travel – the bull and bear case for WebJet

    The Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB) share price has both positive and negative factors going for it right now. Which one is right? Webjet is best known for being an online travel agency (OTA). But it also operates the WebBeds business, which is a ‘business to business’ (B2B) company. GoSee is the other business it runs, which is…

    Jaz Harrison | 23rd Mar 2022 | More
    Investing remains challenging in an unstable, post-covid world

    After the minor shock of Omicron, the COVID-19 pandemic looks to be nearing its end for most locations. A new world order post covid is characterised by geo-political tensions, heightened inflation and rising interest rates. Asset manager, Datt Capital, is of the view that investing will remain challenging in an unstable post-covid environment. Emanuel Datt,…

    Ishan Dan | 23rd Mar 2022 | More
    What is a short squeeze?

    First, it was GameStop and the era of the ‘meme’ stocks. Then it was the Archegos hedge fund making massive bets on well-known technology companies. More recently, it was a massive spike in the price of Nickel. What all these events have in common was that they all involved a ‘short squeeze’. Short squeezes have…

    Drew Meredith | 23rd Mar 2022 | More
    One little prick that could go a long way

    Blood diagnostic company Haemokinesis Limited is ASX-bound, with its $17 million share issue, at 20 cents a share, closing this Wednesday, with Haemokinesis expected to commence trading on the exchange on Friday, 8 April. When it hits the screens Haemokinesis will have a market capitalisation of $77 million. Haemokinesis – which means “moving blood with…

    James Dunn | 18th Mar 2022 | More
    Why it’s party time for Chinese investors

    Hong Kong stocks are on a tear, rising some 7 per cent in the past week at the time of writing, boosted by the tech sector. It’s all to do with the US regulators wanting to delist Chinese stocks. China’s Securities Regulatory Commission is considering allowing US officials to inspect documents on firms that don’t…

    Ishan Dan | 18th Mar 2022 | More
  • Brainchip shares rally on new customer signups

    Australia’s very own home-grown semiconductor company, BrainChip Holdings (ASX:BRN), has more than doubled in price in 2022 so far, as investors lap-up news including that of a new US patent, the eighth patent the company has secured since 2008.  BrainChip bills itself as the world’s first and only commercial producer of neuromorphic artificial intelligence chips….

    Ishan Dan | 21st Jan 2022 | More
    Quarterly blue chip ASX update – banks, materials in focus

    To say the last quarter of 2021 was eventful would be an understatement. Quality continues to pay off for patient investors, as does traditional ‘value’ seeking behaviour. In this article, we provide a short update on some of the ASX’s most popular stocks. ANZ – Fourth largest bank, institutional banking focus 1.4% 30.8% ANZ underperformed…

    Drew Meredith | 21st Jan 2022 | More
    These are the top small cap ASX picks for 2022

    Leading independent, full-service financial services firm, Canaccord Genuity, has released its “Top Australian Stock Picks for 2022”. The publication is a collection of Canaccord’s top 26 stock picks across a diverse group of sectors including Metals and Mining, EV Materials, Energy, Mining Services, Sustainability, Software and Services, Internet, Telecommunications, Retail, Beverages, Health Care and Wealth…

    Ishan Dan | 21st Jan 2022 | More