Analysis & Opinion

18 Share Tips – 3 August 2020

Michael Gable, Fairmont Equities BUY RECOMMENDATIONS Lynas Corporation (LYC) Chart: Share price over the year The rare earths producer recently made a significant technical breakout by breaching the downtrend line that had been in place during the past year. LYC should rally higher from here, and we expect it to re-test last year’s high near $3. The…

A looming political fight due to the pandemic?

The young will want to be compensated for protecting the elderly from covid-19. But their quest will come with risks Tom Moore of Bedfordshire sought to raise 1,000 pounds to help the UK’s National Health Service cope during the coronavirus pandemic. He decided to walk 100 times back and forth across his backyard of 25-metres…

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…

Taking a Chance on Upcoming IPOs

The optimism over a possible quick economic turnaround, the v-shaped recovery, took another turn for the worse on the morning of 30 July in the US. Although that country’s annualised GDP after the close of the second quarter came in better than expected at a drop of 32.9% versus a forecasted 34.7%, that number along…

Robots on the rise in a post-Covid world

Restrictions to curtail the spread of Covid-19 have reduced operations at factories and global supply chains have been impacted. We think factory automation will accelerate further in a post-Covid world, as machines don’t get sick and can work continuously 24/7/365, excluding maintenance. Industrial robots were installed rapidly across the global manufacturing sector throughout the 2010s,…

Mistakes can lead to investing opportunities

Most people are familiar with the saying ‘Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me’. Although made famous more recently by George W Bush, it’s genesis is much earlier, found in a book1 dating from 1651 that cited an Italian proverb: ‘He that deceives me once, it’s his fault; but if…

18 Share Tips – 27 July 2020

Nathan Lodge, Securities Vault BUY RECOMMENDATIONS Spirit Telecom (ST1)  Chart: Share price over the year The company’s Sky-Speed internet service recently went live in the regional town of Morwell. The faster speeds will enable businesses in the region to compete more effectively with city firms. Also, the company has signed a memorandum of understanding to…

Gold stocks blast higher

The gold miners’ stocks are blasting higher, just achieving major new secular highs!  Traders are flocking back to gold stocks as the metal they produce relentlessly advances on strong investment demand.  That is atypical during market summers, but the pandemic has made for unprecedented times.  This gold-stock upleg is big, but doesn’t look excessive yet. …

Waste Management and Recycling Stocks Trending Down

The trading week beginning on 13 July saw bewildered investors treated to another round of a confusing mix of good news and not so good news. With our heavy dependence on exports to China, the headline “China economy: Coronavirus comeback kid” ignored the not so good news buried within. On the positive side, GDP growth,…

18 Share Tips – 20 July 2020

Julia Lee, Burman Invest BUY RECOMMENDATIONS NextDC (NXT) Chart: Share price over the year This data centre builder and provider is leveraged to an accelerating structural shift to the cloud. Recent contract wins demonstrate this digital trend. An increasing number of people are expected to continue working from home even after lockdown restrictions are fully…