Author: John-Louis Judges

John-Louis Judges
John-Louis Judges

John-Louis Judges is a qualified accountant and experienced finance professional. Having worked in and written about the financial markets for more than 20 years, John-Louis has a passion for providing the most insightful analysis and thoughtful commentary. Originally from Perth, John-Louis has lived and worked in London and Singapore and brings an international perspective to reporting on the Australian market.

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Recent and archived work by John-Louis Judges for The Bull:

High Oil Pressure

Oil supply is stretched around the world. Squeezes at any juncture are ballooning prices. What is driving these jittery markets? Tight supply lines Libyan oil ports are experiencing blockades from the Eastern political factions, threatening the supply of 1 million barrels of oil per day to the global markets. In already stretched trading, the removal…

Lithium stock continues to charge ahead

Lithium is riding the electric vehicle boom. Australia supplies over 40% of the global lithium exports. Three Australian lithium stocks to consider for your portfolio. Lithium has captured a lot of headlines in recent times, and a precipitous fall in the cost of solar cell production has left utilities clambering for energy storage solutions as…

Bargain hunting overlooked stocks for a winning portfolio

Three stocks that are down 50% or more over the last 12 months. Individually delivering growth, reliable returns or value. Can these three stocks build a market-beating portfolio? In the book Moneyball by Michael Lewis later made into a movie starring Brad Pitt, the lead character attempts to produce a championship-winning baseball team on a…

Premium names that still yield Dividend despite stock market uncertainty

The S&P ASX/200 is down 13% year-to-date at the close of play on 21st June. The selloff is providing attractive yields for some household names. A stock that has proven returns and for the foreseeable future. Fortescue Metals Group (ASX:FMG) Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) has turned the Chinese economic miracle into market-busting returns for its…

Will lenders weather a downturn in Australian housing market?

All eyes are on the Australian housing market. Australian consumer confidence is tied to the home price outlook. A look at ANZ and the potential impact of a downturn in housing. Goldman Sachs predicts that the rate hikes will reach 2.6% this year, a rise of 2.5% in 2022. This month, the ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer…

Price control whack-a-mole

Policymakers are ramping up price control responses. Central banks weigh more drastic rate hikes. What to look out for in the week ahead. International policymakers play ‘whack-a-mole’ with global inflation. Failure to keep prices in check and steeper demand freezing rate hikes become more likely, raising the risk of a severe global economic downturn. Monday…

Will there be any relief from high oil prices?

It was an eventful week in the markets. The Fed raised the Fed funds rate by 0.75% with the UK and Swiss banks following suit. The S&P is levelling out this morning after the S&P 500 slid 6% on the week and the S&P ASX/200 reached a 52-week low of 6,416, down 7% on the…

Assessing value in Australian tech

Valuations Technology stocks are often difficult to assess because there is often not a regular shareholder return mechanism, e.g., a dividend, and a lot of future growth assumptions must be made. Furthermore, on a standalone basis, traditional price-to-earnings multiples may not be particularly useful when a company is growing rapidly. One useful methodology is to…

Market chaos and what investors might be thinking

Overnight saw a capitulation in the US stock market, particularly in the tech sector, with the NASDAQ down 4.6% and over 30% YTD. In response, the S&P/ASX200 opened down by over 4%, the hardest hit being the property and tech sector. Building materials supplier James Hardie Industries plc (ASX:JHX) is down 7% at the open….