Analysis & Opinion

SECTOR SCAN: Grow With Hand-Picked Agricultural Stocks

The agricultural sector can be as fickle as the weather, but a bumper season is again generating more investor interest, according to investment adviser Nicholas Brooks, of RBS Morgans. Brooks has established a list of choice stocks that investors can consider including in balanced portfolios, but the sector’s volatility should be taken into account before…

YOUR PORTFOLIO: Top Stocks For Riding The Long Term Recovery

Jittery investors have oversold stocks in response to the Japanese earthquake and turmoil in Libya, according to Mark Goulopoulos, associate director of Patersons Securities. Goulopoulos says the fallout provides opportunities in response to negative investor sentiment, but unchanged company fundamentals. Astute investors make money from buying good quality stock at a discount. They buy against…

An Investing Strategy for Volatile Markets – CANSLIM

No, CANSLIM is not an acronym for yet another government program to help the banking industry or stimulate growth in some exotic way.  It is a very specific and detailed investing strategy stgeloped by American Investor, William O’Neill. O’Neil’s book – How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System In Good Times or Bad…

Oil Search Limited – The Story in the Statements of Cash Flows

You have probably heard or read somewhere that cash is the lifeblood of any business.  Without adequate cash, no business can survive and grow.  Cash flows both into the business and out from the business.  In the morning, a business might receive payments from customers, recorded as cash inflow; and in the afternoon make payments…

Stock of the Week – 27th March 2011

Stock: Origin Energy Limited Stock code: ORG Share Price: $15.86 (as at Friday 25th March, 2011) Broker buys:  Shadforth Financial Group (14/3/2011, share price was $15.66 that day) Chart: Share price over the year to 25/03/2011 versus ASX200 (XJO) With the market down 6 per cent year to date and its shares down 17 per…

18 Share Tips – 20th March 2011

  Gavin Wendt, MineLife BUY RECOMMENDATIONS Clean Global Energy (CGV) Chart: Share price over the year to 18/03/2011 versus ASX200 (XJO) Its aim is to become a major global alternative energy company by utilising underground coal gasification (UCG). It involves exploiting coal that’s typically uneconomical to mine through conventional processes. Recent agreements place the company…

Take Pairs Trading To The Next Level

From the archive: this article first appeared on TheBull in 2011 For CFD users, pairs trading is a standard strategy that lets you ignore the current trend in the overall market, or even in a stock. You make money if your favoured stock – the one you buy – outperforms another similar one that you…

Bear of the Week – 20th March 2011

Stock: Melbourne IT Limited Stock code: MLB Share Price: $1.83 (as at Friday 18th March, 2011) Broker sells:  RBS Morgans (7/3/2011, share price was $1.99 that day) Chart: Share price over the year to 18/03/2011 versus ASX200 (XJO) Long-term shareholders have to be wondering if they’d be better off waiting for Godot or wait another year…

Stock of the Week – 20th March 2011

Stock: Resmed Inc CDI Stock code: RMD Share Price: $3.03 (as at Friday 18th March, 2011) Broker buys:  Macquarie Private Wealth (7/3/2011, share price was $3.12 that day) Chart: Share price over the year to 11/03/2011 versus ASX200 (XJO) Mired in a year-long decline, on February 2, ResMed announced that after 3 years as CEO…

Think Dividends, Think Mid-Caps

Most income-seeking investors focus on blue-chip stocks for yield because they are more reliable. That’s the theory. In practice, many blue-chips disappointed on the yield front after the global financial crisis. Dividends, while improving, are still sluggish as boards prefer to retain cash rather than pay it back to shareholders through higher dividends or, better…