Is Amazon knocking on our door?

Earlier this week, a respected Citi analyst released a report stating that the physical entry of Amazon into the Australian market would put a significant dent in th...

Oil Prices and Petrol

As a critical commodity for powering the world, oil prices directly impact the day to day cost of living for almost everyone on the planet. In developed countries, the most visible impact of oil ...

Smiggle, a simple idea turned worldwide success

The average person probably hasn’t heard of Premier Investments (PMV) although most readers have probably heard of the brands they own, including Just Jeans, Smiggle and Portmans. While almost al...

BWP Trust, a current Rivkin event trade

The Rivkin Event portfolio typically takes advantage of corporate actions such as takeovers, buybacks and wind-ups, however occasionally we look at news related event trades. One such trade has c...

TPG, impressive results but share price plunges!

Although released later than most other companies, TPG’s full year results released this morning are impressive by any standards, notwithstanding the fact that much of the gain came from the acqu...

Coal Miners Strike It Lucky

Australian mining companies have hardly been able to catch a break over the past few years. The so called ‘mining boom’ is now effectively over and mining companies are now expending a lot of ene...

Understanding Listed Investment Companies

Listed Investment Companies, commonly referred to as LIC’s, are a way for the average investor to gain exposure to professional investment managers. Having said this, not all professional inve...

Second time lucky for HotCopper IPO?

With a rapidly growing user base, and profitable business, HotCopper is due to list on the ASX later this week (15 September) after an oversubscribed float. Interestingly, this is the company’s s...

Is this this beginning of a pizza war?

The outstanding business performance of Domino’s Pizza (DMP) is no secret to those in the investing world. With impressive sales growth, strong business initiatives and an unstoppable share price...

The price of money

Interest rates are the price of money. Just as products have prices, money also has a price. That price is specified as an interest rate, which is the cost of having the use of that money for a ...

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