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Your guide to the bitter AGL demerger 

It’s not quite a 1980’s style corporate raider attempt, but it’s pretty darn close. Australia’s 4th richest man is trying to disrupt the dissembling of the country’s largest energy generator and retailer. After previously trying to buy the whole company twice, MikeCannon–Brookes, through his holding company Grok Ventures, has effectively secured 11% of AGLEnergyLimited (ASX:…

Lachlan Buur-Jensen | 13th May 2022 | More
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
  • These are the top six stocks for May

    Stockbroker and wealth manager Morgans has released its “best ideas” paper, which outlines the broker’s best ideas offering the highest risk-adjusted returns over a 12-month timeframe supported by a higher-than-average level of confidence. They are also the broker’s most preferred sector exposures. Here are six of its best picks: Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) – Large-cap idea –…

    Ishan Dan | 4th May 2022 | More
    Where to next for the BHP share price?

    It’s been a bumpy ride for the BHP in 2022, with the share price of Australia’s now largest company resembling more of a rollercoaster than a blue-chip company. In the last two weeks alone, the BPH share price fell top to bottom 15% – eliminating $50 billion in market capitalisation – before recovering part of…

    Lachlan Buur-Jensen | 4th May 2022 | More
  • Currency superpower status for Australia?

    Australia, being a major global commodity producer, has the potential to become a ‘superpower’ in the new commodity currency order. This is especially true if we consider the current geopolitical events that are taking place: Australia’s strong position should benefit from the renewed focus on gold. Jodi Stanton, CEO of Rush Gold says, “As a…

    Ishan Dan | 27th Apr 2022 | More
    Will Domino’s shares make a comeback?

    I recently stumbled on Macquarie’s Open Table national seated dinners chart, which offered a stunning surprise for those commuting to still-empty cities. It shows that Australia is back at pre-Covid levels in terms of eating out, as “restaurant seated diners” numbers have fully recovered. In March 2020, COVID-19 had a disastrous effect as it shut…

    Ishan Dan | 27th Apr 2022 | More
    Revisiting the investment case for Wesfarmers

    Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) has long been admired for its track record of exceptional shareholder returns. If you invested $10,000 in 1984, it would be now worth $7.1 million compared to just $492,000 if invested in the index. But with the Wesfarmers share price down 27% from its high, now is a good time to…

    Lachlan Buur-Jensen | 20th Apr 2022 | More
    Will Elon Musk succeed in taking Twitter private?

    Elon Musk, the world’s richest man has declared publicly his intention to take private Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR). Last week Musk sent a $43.4 billion ($54.20 per share) offer to the Twitter Board to buy the remaining 91% of the business he doesn’t already own. The Board is yet to officially respond. Instead, it has since…

    Lachlan Buur-Jensen | 20th Apr 2022 | More
    ARK values Tesla in 2026 at US$4,600 a share

    Cathie Wood, the chief investment officer, founder and head of ARK Invest, the specialist new-economy house, is often spoken of as the Warren Buffett of innovation, fintech, new tech and clean energy – despite a 60%-plus slump in the price of the firm’s flagship ARK Innovation ETF (NYSE Arca: ARKK) from its 2021 peak. But…

    James Dunn | 20th Apr 2022 | More
  • Index construction in the spotlight amid surge in thematics

    According to index and data provider FTSE Russell, the global thematic investment market tripled in size in the three years to June 2021, hitting a record of US$660 billion ($892 billion). “Investors are becoming less satisfied with broad-based investments,” said the release, with most “looking for investment vehicles that cater to a narrower, more focused…

    Drew Meredith | 8th Apr 2022 | More
    Measuring profit in a world of one-offs

    The Sage of Omaha, Warren Buffett, recently highlighted a growing issue within financial markets in his annual letter to shareholders, the idea of earnings versus profit. He drew attention to the fact that Berkshire Hathaway relies on ‘old-fashioned’ profits, not modern measures of ‘earnings’ that can be easily manipulated by boards and accountants. Earnings, profits…

    Drew Meredith | 6th Apr 2022 | More
    Three ways to value a beaten down fund manager

    The Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG) share price has sunk 24% in 2022. But in just the last two weeks the share price is up 17%. With the Magellan share price moving sharply in both directions, it’s clear the market is struggling to land on a valuation. Here are three methods you can use to value…

    Lachlan Buur-Jensen | 1st Apr 2022 | More
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