April 23, 2019
With Australian retail, housing and car sales in the doldrums, an election likely to cause business nervousness and lack of new investment, (which in turn keeps wage growth low), where can investors find opportunities? Continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Companies, Editor's Pick.
May 20, 2019
May 9, 2019
We’ve known for some time that the sharp decline in building approvals would lead to an equally sharp decline in construction activity. It has been our view that because building approvals have already fallen from 280,000 dwellings to 170,000 dwellings, a consequent decline in building activity would start to be seen about now. Continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Editor's Pick, Property.
April 3, 2019
In this week’s video insight, Stuart takes a closer look at off market share buy-backs. Earlier this week Woolworths announced an off market buy-back as the company returns the $1.7 billion received from the sale of its petrol business. One of the key assumptions is that the shareholder is able to utilise any capital losses created from selling into the buy-back. Although Stuart identifies some factors which will impact this. Continue…
by Stuart Jackson Posted in Video Insights.
April 26, 2019
At Montgomery, we have a large number of self-funded retirees invested across our suite of investment strategies. Like many others in our readership, they too are nervous about the proposed changes – should the ALP be elected – surrounding the treatment of franking credit cash refunds for those in retirement. Continue…
by Dean Curnow Posted in Editor's Pick, Investing Education.
May 2, 2019
May 6, 2019
One company that recently caught our attention, that I believe is worth monitoring, is Avita Medical (ASX:AVH). AVH owns the patents and produces a medical device called RECELL, which produces a “suspension” of spray-on skin cells using a small sample of the patient’s own skin to help treat burn patients and skin defects. Continue…
by Joseph Kim Posted in Companies, Stocks We Like.
March 22, 2019
As many millennials are now reaching the age at which they start to take over the grocery shopping responsibilities, it is not surprising to observe significant growth in demand for online shopping. On the one hand, this is nothing new: we have seen the ongoing shift to online shopping across many lines of retail. On the other hand, few (if any) have successfully cracked the code for delivering groceries to the homes of online customers while also generating a profit. Continue…
by Andrew Macken Posted in Companies.
April 18, 2019
With consumer spending on the slide, I think it’s only a matter of time before we see the earnings and valuations of many retailers take a hit. And that could throw up some compelling share price bargains for patient investors. Continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Consumer discretionary, Editor's Pick.
Are we witnessing a bubble, or a new phase of capitalism in which growth has superseded the need for profit? read here