September 26, 2023
In this week’s video insight I joined Damon Ficklin, Head of Team and Portfolio Manager from Polen Capital to shed some insight into the strategy behind the Polen Capital Global Growth Fund. Damon highlights how the Fund invests across the growth spectrum owning companies like Amazon or Workday, higher growth businesses although it is also happy to own companies on the other end of the spectrum like a L’Oreal or an Abbott Laboratories. Damon also shares how the investment thesis behind Workday and why it is currently a holding in the Fund. continue…
by David Buckland Posted in Polen Capital, Stocks We Like, Video Insights.
September 18, 2023
In this week’s video insight, I review the question of whether a recession is imminent. There has been no shortage of talks of a recession lately, although if we dive deeper into what we have seen in markets over August and September a compelling counterpoint to this narrative is visible. continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Economics, Market commentary, Video Insights.
September 13, 2023
In this weeks’ video insight, I wanted to highlight some key takeaways from the reporting season, especially in the tech and retail sector. Retail’s results were mixed, with earnings per share declining in the second half of 2023. Predictions for fiscal year 24 and 25 estimates saw a slight downturn. In the tech sector, performance met expectations, with a noticeable focus on tech companies’ downgrading due to depreciation and amortisation, and capex concerns with a focus on cash flow and the underestimation of rising interest rates. continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Editor's Pick, Market commentary, Video Insights.
September 7, 2023
In this week’s video insight I joined David Buckland to dive into the recent performance of the Montgomery Small Companies Fund. As the reporting season concludes, the Fund has delivered 11.19 per cent for the three months to 31 August. This is an outperformance of 8.97 per cent compared to its benchmark the S&P/ ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index. The outperformance can be attributed to several key stocks in the Fund’s portfolio, particularly Megaport (ASX:MP1), Audinate (ASX:AD8), and Aussie Broadband (ASX:ABB), all of which have exhibited strong growth and management excellence. continue…
by Gary Rollo Posted in Editor's Pick, Stocks We Like, Video Insights.
August 30, 2023
In this week’s video insight, Roger Montgomery delves into the recently concluded 2023 financial year reporting season which presented a mixed picture. continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Market commentary, Video Insights.
August 25, 2023
In this week’s video insight, David Buckland, CEO of Montgomery, and Sean Sequeira, Chief Investment Officer of Australian Eagle Asset Management, discuss the investment landscape surrounding Altium (ASX:ALU). The discussion delves into Altium’s historical performance, its emphasis on quality, and its ambitious growth aspirations. Through an exploration of Altium’s positioning, management consistency, and recent achievements, this discussion underscores the significance of these factors in evaluating the company’s investment potential. continue…
by David Buckland Posted in Companies, Stocks We Like, Video Insights.
August 18, 2023
In this video insight, David Buckland, CEO of Montgomery, and Sean Sequeira, Chief Investment Officer of Australian Eagle Asset Management, discuss the positive impact of Australian Eagle’s partnership with Montgomery. They delve into recent company earnings reports, highlighting Cochlear’s (ASX:COH) return to growth as indicative of its strong business quality and long-term potential, independent of external factors. They also mention QBE’s (ASX:QBE) efforts to improve margins through enhanced risk management for better earnings quality, potentially leading to a higher market rating. continue…
by David Buckland Posted in Companies, Editor's Pick, Stocks We Like, Video Insights.
August 11, 2023
In this week’s video insight I joined Montgomery’s head of distribution Scott Phillips to discuss a current holding in the Montgomery Small Companies Fund, Alliance Aviation Services (ASX:AQZ). Alliance Aviation Services falls into the category of Aviation, although it is not a typical airline business. I identify why it is a holding in the Montgomery Small Companies Fund and what we expect in terms of its future earnings. continue…
by Gary Rollo Posted in Airlines, Companies, Editor's Pick, Stocks We Like, Video Insights.
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.
July 28, 2023
In this week’s video insight, Roger delves deeper into the tech rally and sheds light on the recent survey conducted by eToro, indicating retail investors’ continued favoritism towards the tech sector for the rest of the year. As earnings season unfolds, Roger analyses the justification behind the high prices of major tech companies like Microsoft, Alphabet, and Meta, emphasising their substantial investments in AI and cloud business revenues. However, the question remains: are the revenue gains from AI truly transformative or merely incremental? continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Video Insights.