August 2, 2023
In this week’s video insight, Roger Montgomery discusses the August reporting season for 2023. Earnings estimates are uncertain, and the economy’s strength raises concerns due to inflation and higher interest rates. Company fundamentals take centre stage as macroeconomic factors recede. continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Editor's Pick, Video Insights.
August 1, 2023
As I note below, solving housing affordability won’t be enough with just a massive supply of affordable dwellings rapidly built by state and federal governments. The market for these properties will have to be tightly regulated, and controlled, with continuous maintenance and updates. It’s doable, as is its financing. continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Editor's Pick, Property.
July 31, 2023
Last week we commenced a series exploring the different loan and security types of the Aura Private Credit strategies hold exposure to via relationships with non-bank lenders we see as best of breed. These lenders provide Australian SMEs with specialised funding solutions, utilising securitisation warehouse structures, provided by the Aura Private Credit strategies, as investment vehicles. continue…
by Brett Craig Posted in Aura Group, Editor's Pick.
July 26, 2023
Australian Eagle Asset Management is the top performing fund manager over a five-year period with their Equity Strategy Fund delivering an impressive return of 11.6 per cent per annum, compared to the ASX 100 Accumulation Index which returned 7.8 per cent per annum. continue…
by Sean Sequeira Posted in Editor's Pick, In the Press, Montgomery News and Updates, On the Internet.
July 25, 2023
Back on 12 October last year, with the S&P500 in the grip of a bear market, we published a blog titled “Why it might be time to be greedy once more”. It’s turned out to be a good call, as the index has since gained 21 per cent. But not all companies have participated in the rally – large caps have easily outpaced small caps, which are now selling at very attractive prices. continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Editor's Pick, Market commentary.
July 17, 2023
For many years I’ve advocated investment in equities. That won’t change. I believe owning quality growing businesses is the surest way to long-term wealth creation. A quick glance at the ‘rich lists’ of the wealthiest people in Australia, for example, reveals a list of business owners. And the stock market provides investors with access to many of the very same businesses. Purchase at a rational price a portfolio of businesses whose earnings march upwards over the years, and so will the market value of your portfolio. continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Aura Group, Editor's Pick, Video Insights.
July 14, 2023
I think investors in businesses that generate meaningful revenue from point-of-sale hardware terminals (EFTPOS terminals) are sleepwalking towards their own financial cliff. And my reading of some of the broker research notes, covering the relevant companies, tells me the market doesn’t understand the implications. There is therefore much more downside ahead for these businesses. continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Companies, Consumer discretionary, Editor's Pick, Financial Services.
July 13, 2023
In this period of heightened volatility, above-target inflation, and rising interest rates, you need investments that aim to protect your capital as well as grow it. Quality private credit is one way of achieving this. And unlike equities, the cash rate, or other asset classes, you’re not wed to the economic cycle. continue…
by Brett Craig Posted in Aura Group, Editor's Pick, Video Insights.
July 11, 2023
Over the years, there has been some confusion about our approach to value investing. And even though a majority of my 2010 book, Value.able discussed the importance of identifying quality businesses, which included a company’s bright prospects for growth, many investors and commentators have been fixated on the value component of the philosophy. continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Editor's Pick, Investing Education.
July 6, 2023
Brisbane-based Collins Foods Limited (ASX:CKF) operates, manages, and administratively supports fast-food restaurants and food service outlets. The company’s portfolio of owned and franchised KFC outlets makes it one of the largest KFC franchisees in the world. continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Companies, Consumer discretionary, Editor's Pick.