Analysis & Opinion

US markets in bear territory – misfortune or opportunity?

What we think about the price of an asset largely reflects whether we are a buyer or a seller of it. Most of us don’t have barrels of crude lying around but we do need to put fuel in our cars. We’re naturally inclined, therefore, to think the oil price is too high. On the…

18 Share Tips – 27 June 2022

John Athanasiou, Red Leaf Securities BUY RECOMMENDATIONS Bubs Australia (BUB) This infant nutrition and dairy specialist has upgraded fiscal year 2022 guidance. It expects gross revenue to exceed $100 million in the absence of disruption to operations. It expects underlying EBITDA to increase at least 100 per cent on the $1.2 million reported in the…

Stocks Consumers Can’t Live Without

A 25 April article appearing here on thebull.com.au noted an observation buried in the latest Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook — inflation here in Australia was “less risky than in other economies.” Strictly speaking, that statement was true then and remains true today. Inflation here in Australia is at 5.1% trailing the US rate of…

18 Share Tips – 20 June 2022

  Braden Gardiner, Tradethestructure.com BUY RECOMMENDATIONS West African Resources (WAF) This unhedged gold producer is one to watch in this uncertain market, as buyers continue to brush aside recent selling pressure. The share price has risen steadily from lows around 40 cents in March 2020 to trade at $1.265 on June 16. My technical analysis suggests that…

Getting home with a soft landing

Faced with the current spate of delays and cancellations, most of us would accept any kind of landing – hard, soft, skidding to a halt – just get us home, please. For the Federal Reserve (Fed) and other central banks, however, easing the inflationary economy onto the runway safely and comfortably is all that matters….

Fed delivery sees hard landing risk rising

The Federal Reserve (Fed) delivered on hints that it would raise rates by 75bp, reiterating a commitment to bring down inflation. We see increased risks of a hard landing and remain cautious on equities and credit. What Happened? At today’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting, the Fed hiked Fed fund rates by another 75bp, thus…

Oil and Gas Stocks – Buy or Wait and See?

The opening presentation at the Davos 2022 World Economic Forum beginning on 26 May confirmed the obvious – we are in the midst of an energy crisis, global in scope. Some investors can recall the disruption caused by the oil crisis in the mid 1970’s. This one is different. Added to the dramatic increases in…

Are value stocks cyclical or defensive?

Investors may need to rethink their preconceptions about value investing. So far this year US value stocks have outperformed their growth counterparts by a whopping 21% (as at 24 May). But what’s behind the rotation? It can partly be explained by the huge spike in bond yields, which has seen the 10-year US Treasury yield…

18 Share Tips – 13 June 2022

Michael Gable, Fairmont Equities BUY RECOMMENDATIONS Whitehaven Coal (WHC) Coal prices are expected to remain high due to supply constraints, and we expect this will flow through to WHC’s earnings. Despite big share price increases this year, the strong uptrend looks sustainable, as there’s no signs of it slowing at this point. Santos (STO) We…

Insider Buying Stocks to Watch

An 8 June Breaking News article appearing here on thebull.com.au asked the question – Can Insider Buying Mean Good Things? Investors who include having a good management team as one of their criteria for picking stocks would answer the question with a resounding “YES.” Who knows the value of a company and its growth potential…