Is Platinum Asset Management's fall justified?

We discussed PTM last week after the surprising news that founder and major shareholder Kerr Neilsen was stepping down from his role. Known as one of the best and most respected fund managers in Au...

Margin lending explained

We have recently been discussing a number of changes we have made and will be making to the Rivkin website, and as part of that we wanted to discuss margin lending in some detail. There is a dire...

Labor to scrap franking credits?

The big news of yesterday was undoubtedly the announcement by Labor of its plans to, if elected, scrap the system of refundable franking credits. The planned changes specifically target those lo...

Understanding the ASX opening and closing auctions

Unsurprisingly, many people get confused when it comes to the market trading periods that exist beyond the official ‘opening’ and closing’ times of the ASX (Australian Securities Exchange). Most of...

The Federal Budget and what it means for your super

One of the most contentious changes made in this year’s Federal Budget was a lifetime limit on superannuation non-concessional contributions of $500,000, backdated to 1 July 2007. The fact that ...

The RBA is cutting rates, but the AUD isn't having it

The recent RBA board meeting saw the cash rate in Australia cut by 0.25% to 1.5%. This cut comes as part of a rate cutting cycle that technically started in 2011. After a series of rapid cuts, t...

Woolworths' reporting numbers

Woolworths (ASX: WOW), one of the most divisive companies on the ASX in the analyst community, reported its profit numbers for the half-year this morning. Considering the regular commentary provide...

The impact of the AUD on Corporate Australia

Lost in the weakness over the past year for the Australian stock market has been the likely positives resulting from a local currency that is down around 35% from its ...

A nostalgic look back on 2015's Event Strategy

It would be nothing short of an understatement to suggest that making money on the stock market over the past twelve months has been a difficult endeavour. Perhaps six months ago some may have ...

US-based CSC confirms Scheme Implementation Agreement to acquire UXC Ltd

We discussed UXC Ltd (ASX: UXC) in October after it signed a process document with US-based CSC, allowing CSC access to due diligence in the hope of seeing the company make a formal bid for UXC at ...

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