Analysis & Opinion

18 Share Tips – 30 November 2020

Tony Locantro, Alto Capital BUY RECOMMENDATIONS Godolphin Resources (GRL) GRL is currently drilling the Copper Hill East project in New South Wales. In our view, initial drilling results may suggest GRL has clipped the edge of a major copper-gold porphyry system. GRL’s market capitalisation is well supported by a gold inventory of more than 400,000…

Healthcare Stocks on the Top 30 Short List

Vaccine euphoria propelled the US DJIA (Dow Jones Industrial Average) to an all-time high, exceeding 30,000 points before the cold reality of the breath and depth of the spread of COVID 19 in that country doused the rally with icy water. Added to the mix leading to the pause was the second straight week of…

Top 30 shorted stocks

The technique of profiting from a price fall is called short-selling, otherwise known as “shorting,” “to go short” or simply “short”. Basically, short-selling is the reverse of how we’re traditionally taught to invest, to buy at the lowest possible price and sell at the highest. When shorting, you aim to jump in at a high…

Retirement incomes review finds super problems

It would be a waste if the Friday’s mammoth Retirement Incomes Review was remembered only for its finding that increases in employers compulsory superannuation contributions come at the expense of wages. That has long been assumed, and is what was intended when compulsory super was set up. Compulsory super contributions are set to increase in…

Major ASX Oil Stocks Outperforming the Juniors

The promise of effective vaccines to ward off the threat of COVID 19 rolls on. US based biotechnology company Moderna thrilled the world with the news the preliminary results of its COVID vaccine trials were 94.5% effective. Within days, Pfizer updated its earlier findings with new data, now boasting a 95% effective rate. Johnson &…

18 Share Tips – 23 November 2020

John Athanasiou, Red Leaf Securities BUY RECOMMENDATIONS MyDeal.com.au (MYD) Approaching Christmas, we expect online retailers to surprise on the upside given the continuing trend towards online shopping and historically high savings levels. Recently listed MYD is our preferred choice in the sector, as we believe it remains relatively undiscovered by investors, which usually equates to…

Credit assets in focus as cash returns dive

As interest rates nosedive and Europe goes back into lockdown, markets continue to accentuate the fiscal and monetary positives. Yet creating a genuinely diversified portfolio remains as challenging as ever. With cash and bond rates close to or below zero, finding defensive income requires active management across a broad investment universe. The first week of…

US Elections: As the dust settles

As markets start to look through the US elections, the longer-term focus is on the US domestic economy, regionalisation of global trade, and the resilience of emerging and Asian markets. As the dust settles on the US elections, a couple of uncertainties remain. Control of the Senate will not be resolved until runoffs are conducted…

Why zero interest rates are here to stay

It’d be wrong to interpret last week’s Reserve Bank decision to cut its cash rate to 0.10% as an emergency response to the COVID crisis. The implication would be that once the pandemic is controlled the economy will return to something like the pre-crisis “normal” and the ultra-low interest rates will end. In reality, in…

Is a flood of liquidity entering markets?

As interest rates creep lower and asset-buying programs expand, contrarian investors have been steamrollered by liquidity and momentum. Yet abundant liquidity and plausible storytelling can only sustain markets for so long, and every story needs an ending. We prefer to leave expensive technology businesses to others, while focusing on neglected long-duration businesses with proven earnings…