Is there another profit downgrade in Coca Cola Amatil's future?

A blog post last year regarding Coca-Cola discussed the implications of a change in the pricing model that determines how much CCL must pay the parent company (Coca Cola) to purchase the cola con...

TPG to Build Mobile Network

Although TPG Telecom (TPM) has been the topic of several past blogs, further developments have occurred that are worth writing about. TPM is currently primarily an internet service provider, howe...

Interest Rates and Inflation

The level of interest rates in an economy is not only a sign of the underlying health of the economy, it is also an important benchmark for the expected return on an investment. In particular, th...

The Reject Shop takes a big hit

One of the biggest movers on the ASX today, The Reject Shop (TRS), with an over 30% decline, was obviously not good news for shareholders. The company issued a trading update today that flagged w...

Just released: April Blue Chips

The Rivkin Local Model portfolio recently rebalanced its April series of Blue Chip portfolios. This strategy involves buying some of the largest, highest dividend paying stocks on the ASX. Exten...

Risk-on, Risk-off

In the last several years, markets have exhibited certain correlations that broadly conform to two different investor mindsets. The first of these two mindsets is that of confidence and a willing...

Corporate Activity in Australia Heating Up

Several rumoured takeover targets are currently seeing their share prices rise as a result of such rumours. Rivkin runs an event driven strategy that attempts to profit from these opportunities a...

Australian Retailers should take a page from Smiggles' book

Oroton Group (ORL), which owns brands such as Gap in addition to the core Oroton brand, today released its half year results for the period ended 28 January 2017. The numbers were not pretty. Re...

Smiggle drives Premier Investments Result

Premier Investments (PMV) is the owner of several well-known retailing brands, including Peter Alexander, Just Jeans, Jay Jays and Smiggle. PMV has recently reported its half year results for th...

What are hybrid securities and how to evaluate them

Every now and then we do an educational piece on something investment related. In this article, we will talk about hybrid securities and how to evaluate them. Hybrids are named as such because t...

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