Stocks We Like
December 1, 2023
In this week’s video insight, David Buckland and I discuss Seven Group Holdings (ASX: SVW), an Australian operating and investment group in the media, mining and construction industry in which the Montgomery Small Companies Fund holds a substantial stake. We spotlight the remarkable alignment between the Stokes family’s leadership and investors’ interests, emphasizing Seven Group’s astute counter-cyclical investment strategy. Additionally, we explore their recent strategic acquisition of Boral (ASX: BLD), shedding light on their concerted efforts to enhance operational efficiencies and bolster margins. Catch the full discussion here. continue…
by Dominic Rose Posted in Companies, Stocks We Like, Video Insights.
November 28, 2023
I believe REA Group (ASX:REA), is one of Australia’s highest-quality businesses. REA Group’s online portal – realestate.com.au – is the go-to destination for people wanting to buy, sell or rent property. Price rises in all property related areas have led to substantial revenue and earnings growth and have turbo-charged REA Group’s share price. continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Companies, Property, Stocks We Like.
November 15, 2023
In this video insight, David Buckland and Gary Rollo discuss the underperformance of small-cap stocks compared to large-cap stocks since the beginning of 2022. Gary explains that economic uncertainty has contributed to the recent underperformance, as investors tend to shift from small, less liquid investments to larger ones during such periods. However, he views this as a temporary condition, anticipating that once economic uncertainty diminishes, the longer-term performance characteristics of small caps may come into play. continue…
by Gary Rollo Posted in Companies, Stocks We Like, Video Insights.
October 31, 2023
It’s annual general meeting (AGM) season and our teams are furiously note-taking at dozens of company briefings where the opportunity to provide analysts with an update on trading conditions over the months of September and October is taken seriously. continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Companies, Editor's Pick, Market commentary, Stocks We Like.
October 24, 2023
Nick Scali Limited (ASX: NCK), a leading player in the furniture industry, and among a handful of ASX-listed companies we would rank as “A1” in terms of quality, demonstrated confidence in its financial and strategic trajectory during its recent Annual General Meeting, shrugging off concerns over the post-pandemic economic landscape. continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Companies, Market commentary, Stocks We Like.
October 23, 2023
In the most traditional sense, mining companies are highly cyclical and require careful analysis by investors to avoid buying and selling at the wrong time. However, Deterra Royalties (ASX: DRR) provides exposure to the mining industry with much less volatility than owning a mining stock. continue…
by Sean Sequeira Posted in Companies, Stocks We Like.
October 13, 2023
In this week’s video insight, David Buckland and Gary Rollo discusses the recent surge in uranium stocks. Gary explains the rationale behind their investments in uranium, emphasising the changing attitudes towards nuclear energy in the context of decarbonization. He highlights a supply-demand imbalance resulting from a decade of underinvestment in uranium production after the Fukushima disaster, making the commodity an attractive investment. They delve into one company they like, Boss Energy (ASX: BOE). continue…
by Gary Rollo Posted in Companies, Editor's Pick, Stocks We Like, Video Insights.
October 5, 2023
I have a great deal of respect for the team that has been assembled at Barrenjoey, and I have every confidence they will add enormous value to investors through their insights and contribution to the ongoing conversation about the economy and markets. Barrenjoey recently penned a note revealing their outlook for economies and markets, and it’s safe to say, it isn’t the consensus view, which makes it particularly compelling reading. continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Economics, Market commentary, Stocks We Like.
October 4, 2023
Sean Sequeira, Chief Investment Officer from our investment partner Australian Eagle Asset Management joined Ausbiz to share his insights into current equity markets, highlighting the substantial impact of bond yields on the volatility in markets. Sean shares some top stand-out performers from reporting season including Cochlear (ASX:COH) in healthcare and Altium (ASX:ALU) in technology, both lauded for their long-term potential and growth prospects. He also notes a potential shift in insurance company QBE (ASX:QBE) that could boost returns. Watch the interview: Riding the equity market rollercoaster
by Sean Sequeira Posted in Companies, Editor's Pick, Stocks We Like, TV Appearances.
October 3, 2023
In this video insight, I am joined by Rob Forker, the portfolio manager of the Polen Capital Global Small and Mid Cap Fund. We discuss Polen Capital’s strategy of selecting elite companies from a pool of 8000 global stocks based on their five guide rails. Rob also highlights Polen’s approach to investing across the growth spectrum, balancing slower-growing, stable companies like Cochlear with high-growth firms like Globant. Despite the challenging market conditions, Rob remains confident in their strategy, believing that earnings growth will ultimately drive long-term stock price appreciation. continue…
by David Buckland Posted in Editor's Pick, Polen Capital, Stocks We Like, Video Insights.