June 2, 2017
Altair Asset Management made headlines this week with its decision to liquidate its portfolios, reasoning that it intends to avoid a market crash. Altair’s bold move came in the midst of a growing media focus on the extent of overvaluation – and potential risk – in asset markets, including equities, property and collectibles. Continue…
by Tim Kelley Posted in Market commentary.
May 1, 2017
Warren Buffett once wrote that “cash is a bad investment over time. But you always want to have enough so that nobody else can determine your future.” We agree. And with most investors having migrated away from cash, we see some good reasons why holding more looks like a good idea right now.Continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Editor's Pick, Market commentary.
May 15, 2017
Vita Group Limited (ASX: VTG) released an announcement that spooked the market, but was the news really that bad or did the market over-react? In this post we cover the main points of the announcement. Continue…
by Scott Shuttleworth Posted in Companies, Editor's Pick, Technology & Telecommunications.
May 24, 2017
Telstra (TLS) is not high on the list of businesses we would most like to own. Having said that, it is not a terrible business, and at the right price it makes sense to own it, particularly given its steady dividend stream. So, with TLS’s share price down around 20 percent over the past year, we decided to assess its value. Continue…
by Tim Kelley Posted in Companies, Editor's Pick.
May 4, 2017
In our continued search for places to deploy capital, we recently reviewed the listed supermarkets and asked: ‘Are supermarkets trading at a discount to intrinsic value?’ After all, since mid-2014, the Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) share price has barely moved, while Woolworths’ (ASX: WOW) has fallen sharply. Our analysis threw up some interesting findings. Continue…
by Scott Shuttleworth Posted in Companies.
May 22, 2017
By 2025, emerging regions are expected to make up almost half the companies in the Fortune Global 500, up from 85 in 2010. Which means that, to identify the great businesses of tomorrow, investors need to shift their focus away from today’s go-to stocks. Continue…
by Andrew Macken Posted in Whitepapers.
June 13, 2017
Last October, demographer and author Bernard Salt wrote that millennial hipsters should spend less on ‘smashed avocado and crumbled feta’ and more on saving for a home deposit. His comment sparked a furious cross-generational debate – the idea that millennials can’t afford to buy a home simply because they spend too much on brekky appeared ludicrous. Continue…
by Scott Shuttleworth Posted in Editor's Pick, Property.
June 9, 2017
We like to invest in businesses with products and services where the underlying demand is strong and predictable. And when it comes to predictability, there are few things as certain as demographic trends. Today, I’d like to highlight two companies – Resmed (RMD) and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (FPH) – that are taking advantage of strong demographic trends. Continue…
by Andreas Lundberg Posted in Companies.
May 2, 2017
Have you ever wondered why Australia has no listed residential REITs (real estate investment trusts)? The simple answer is that they would offer poor returns. And, these days, the returns would be worse than ever. But the good news for would-be buyers is that the property price bubble could be about to end. Continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Editor's Pick, Property.
June 8, 2017
Today’s blog will most likely be our final with respect to Vita Group Limited (ASX: VTG). In a portfolio of 20-30 companies, we will make mistakes – and VTG is, in absolute terms, one of our larger ones. Importantly, despite this loss and others The Montgomery Fund has outperformed over the long term. We also maintain a continued focus on where and why we erred. Continue…
by David Buckland Posted in Companies, Editor's Pick, Technology & Telecommunications.