Blog

Boost portfolio returns with a more strategic approach

Investors are often characterised as being either growth or income. But many experienced investors take a more pragmatic approach and successfully combine the two to achieve a total return that is less volatile and still meets their primary investment objective. One strategy is to use income stocks to help a growth-focused investor achieve a strong […]

Continue reading

ASX companies are healthier, but the risks still lurk

The number of Australian listed companies deemed to be exposed to manageable levels of financial risk has improved from 27.5 per cent to 28.2 per cent over the year to March 2017. But more than 70 per cent are still exposed to unacceptable levels. This can be symptomatic of the ASX having many of its […]

Continue reading

Hansen Technologies is a hidden gem

Many investors think the only way to make returns in the sharemarket is by taking large risks. However, deeper inspection can often expose little gems with great fundamentals at a bargain price. The reality is that there will be periods in a company’s life where price performance is not reflective of the underlying fundamentals of […]

Continue reading

When share investing is more of an art than a science

Often we talk of investing as a science, a predictable and measurable outcome driven by inputs and outputs. When it comes to investing, the equation is simple, or so the theory goes. The company must be fundamentally strong and growing or paying a good dividend. But experienced investors know that there is also an element of art […]

Continue reading

A good bottoms-up approach makes timing inconsequential

Now that we have a moment to review the outcomes of what has been an incredibly busy reporting season, it’s interesting to see how the dust settles on the investing landscape. One thing that comes to mind is how different things are compared with a year ago. Stocks such as Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Insurance […]

Continue reading

This market will turn

Many share investors will currently feel like a cork in a big, wide ocean, where any chance of arriving at your dream island destination will be dictated by a combination of the winds, tides and chance. However, those of us who have been around long enough know that successful investing in the market is never smooth […]

Continue reading