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New Fund Hits Corporate-Loans Fixed Income Sweet Spot For SMSFs
Added On - 8/15/2017 1:35:33 PM
MCP Master Income Trust offers investors direct access to a diversified pool of Australian corporate debt. Alongside wholesale funds managed by MCP, the trust will lend directly to Australian corporate borrowers, and hold a diversified exposure of loans to Australian companies, diversified by borrower, industry and credit quality.
Amcor Still The Full Package
Added On - 5/19/2017 2:48:56 PM
Amcor now operates in 45 countries, including India, Malaysia, China and Argentina as well as countries in eastern Europe. The company is a play on global economic activity, but in a relatively resilient and defensive space. About one-third of revenue comes from the faster-growing emerging markets.
Short-Term Pain Could Be Wellcom Opportunity For Investors
Added On - 5/12/2017 10:38:19 AM
Wellcom handles the marketing in the UK for Audi and Tesco. In the US, it conducts web development and the digital business for French company Pernod Ricard, one of the world's leading wines and spirits producers, and supplies graphic design and digital production services to Italian group Luxottica, the world's largest eyewear company.
BHP: Not Always A Blue-Chip, But Good Buying At The Moment
Added On - 5/2/2017 8:32:12 AM
Having been listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and its predecessor bodies for 132 years, BHP is an icon of the stock market.
Treasury To Reward Further Cellaring
Added On - 4/21/2017 3:32:09 PM
The turnaround at Treasury has seen the shares rise to levels just under $12, which capitalises the company at $8.8 billion, and has delivered shareholders a return of 52% a year over the last three years.
Latrobe Building On Valley Waste
Added On - 3/31/2017 9:35:36 AM
Latrobe Magnesium is a speculative stock, but it has outlined a clear path by which it can become the country's only producer of magnesium metal - a metal in growing demand - with significant export potential.
Broo Bounding Into China
Added On - 3/24/2017 1:11:02 PM
Broo is a highly speculative stock, but it has significant upside potential in the Chinese market, if consumers go for the Kangaroo-adorned beer.
Buy Now, Pay Later Working For Afterpay
Added On - 3/20/2017 2:31:04 PM
Established in 2015, Afterpay has developed a frictionless payments technology that enables shoppers to 'buy now, receive now, pay later,' in a manner that avoids using credit cards, borrowing any money, or paying any upfront fees or interest.
Plato Income Maximiser LIC Gets The Yield Philosophy Right
Added On - 3/10/2017 2:17:15 PM
A listed investment company (LIC) with a difference is heading to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), with the imminent listing of Plato Income Maximiser Limited.
Catapult Giving Investors A Sporting Chance
Added On - 3/8/2017 3:49:55 PM
Catapult provides elite sporting organisations and athletes with detailed, real-time data and analytics to monitor and measure athletes. The founders behind Catapult invented this technology category in the early 2000s, in partnership with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) to monitor and track the physiological performance of elite athletes.
Only Autumn, But Wealth Group Has Spring In Its Step
Added On - 3/3/2017 8:10:38 AM
Spring Financial Group Limited reported its half-year profit to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) this week, as well as announcing an acquisition that will boost the company's funds under advice (FUA) by more than 60%, to about $850 million.
After Sudden Dimming, Beacon Building up the Lumens
Added On - 2/28/2017 12:34:41 PM
Having seen off the Masters debacle, and put in place a range of extensions to its offering, Beacon looks to be poised for solid growth.
Classy Operator Set For Super Growth
Added On - 2/17/2017 3:25:42 PM
More than one-fifth of all SMSFs administered on Class Super, and Class products are also used to administer investment portfolios held by non-SMSF entities such as companies, trusts and individuals.
Bapcor Riding the Increasing Sum of the Parts
Added On - 2/14/2017 4:17:13 PM
The business press may be full of stories indicating that retail is struggling in Australia, in the wake of an underwhelming Christmas season, but not every sector of the market is equally gloomy
Elementos in its Element at Cleveland
Added On - 2/7/2017 2:04:36 PM
Like many commodities, tin had a strong 2016, rising 60% in the second half of the year, mainly on the back of increased demand from Chinese economic stimulus encountering declining supply.
Paragon Of Care Set To Ride Surging Healthcare Spend
Added On - 2/3/2017 4:58:49 PM
Since 2009 Paragon has built its business by acquiring and aggregating a succession of specialist medical distributors: the group has bought 13 such businesses over the journey, spending just over $90 million, funded by both debt and equity.
Austin Rides Unexpected Mining Recovery To Better Outlook
Added On - 1/20/2017 5:09:39 PM
Austin has manufacturing facilities in Australia, Indonesia and South America. The Australian facilities make, assemble, repair and maintain (on and off-site) products used in the mining and resources sector, with the main product lines including customised dump truck bodies, water tanks, excavator buckets and materials handling equipment.
Pepper Looking Hot At Current Levels
Added On - 1/13/2017 2:44:49 PM
Pepper has been able to serve a huge segment of the mortgage market that was massively under-served by traditional lenders.
Mid & Small Caps Outperform In 2016
Added On - 12/16/2016 2:13:53 PM
One of the quirks of the Australian stock market this year was the rediscovery by a lot of investors of the 'other' stock market - the one outside the S&P/ASX 100.
Shark Mitigation Systems Aiming For Carefree Beach Days
Added On - 12/9/2016 9:18:26 AM
It’s summer in Australia, which for many of us means the beach and all the enjoyment associated with it. But even though it is a very big ocean that surrounds our continent ...
Device Maker Uscom's Time Finally Comes
Added On - 12/2/2016 3:50:33 PM
The USCOM was - and is - a disruptive technology in heart monitoring, being a non-invasive and accurate monitor of cardiac output using continuous-wave Doppler ultrasound technology to measure, in real-time, cardiac output, which is the volume and rate at which blood is pumped out of the heart and into the vessels.
Droning On, to an Ever-Growing Market
Added On - 11/28/2016 4:13:43 PM
There’s no doubting that drones are one of the technologies of the 2010s so far. As advances in technology have made drones smaller and more accessible, their use, and potential applications, is swelling all the time – for purposes both good, and not-so-good.
Connecting High-Rate Borrowers with Yield-Seeking Investors
Added On - 11/24/2016 5:45:52 PM
“Borrow short, lend long” is the banks’ mantra, but niche lender Investors Central has turned that around – it borrows long, and lends shorter.
In Mint Condition For Profit Breakthrough
Added On - 11/18/2016 4:36:53 PM
Mint is arguably poised for big growth, and Asia is the focus of its attention. The addressable market is huge - the company says the global mPOS terminal market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32 per cent from 2015 to 2019.
TNG Building Towards The Peake
Added On - 11/11/2016 2:44:58 PM
TNG is developing the Mount Peake vanadium-titanium-iron project in the Northern Territory. Vanadium is highly strategic metal that has long been used as an alloy in steel to harden it, but is now in huge and growing demand for use in the burgeoning business of electric car batteries.
MaxiTRANS Well Along The Road In Long Haul Back
Added On - 10/28/2016 4:14:19 PM
MaxiTRANS is an old-style industrial, in that it makes things. At its Brisbane and Ballarat factories it makes transport trailers for the general freight, temperature-controlled freight and bulk transport market sectors, and tippers for the agriculture, mining and construction industries.
Getting The Disease Signature The Key For GSS
Added On - 10/25/2016 5:32:21 PM
Genetic Signatures is a high-quality Australian biotech that looks certain to make a big mark on the disease diagnostic market worldwide.
No Trimming, Healthy Growth For Shaver Shop
Added On - 10/14/2016 5:01:11 PM
The hipster, the metrosexual and the modern woman are the target markets of specialist retailer Shaver Shop Group Limited (SSG), which arrived on the stock exchange in July.
Pental Cleaning up In Australia, China Next
Added On - 10/7/2016 4:56:43 PM
At its 24/7 factory in Shepparton in northern Victoria, Pental makes a range of home care and personal care products, including soaps, detergents and bleaches, and other consumer goods.
IPH Trademarking Success in Asia
Added On - 9/16/2016 3:16:36 PM
'Listed law firm' is not a phrase to gladden the heart of an investor but IPH Limited (IPH) is different.
Red Sky Sees Blue Sky in US Oil & Gas
Added On - 9/9/2016 3:13:28 PM
Red Sky is using the oil price downturn to put together a portfolio of North American oil and gas assets that are not only producing but profitable in the current market environment, but contain significant in-ground reserves - meaning they are leveraged to improving prices.
Medlab Going On Gut Feel
Added On - 9/2/2016 4:17:07 PM
Medlab was formed by Sean Hall after he sold his family's companies Bioceuticals and Hall Drug Technologies to vitamin giant Blackmores in 2012. Hall's father Michael Hall was one of the founders of supplement and health food company Bioglan and later Pretorious Vitamins.
Service Stream Flowing Nicely Now
Added On - 8/26/2016 4:02:04 PM
Service Stream sits in a very sweet spot. The government's investment in the NBN will continue to drive opportunities for the fixed communications business, while in mobile communications, increasing demand for mobile data and advances in technology will continue to drive infrastructure development. In its newer business, energy and water, there are also plenty of opportunities.
Eclipx Cruising On Market Freeway
Added On - 8/19/2016 4:04:20 PM
Eclipx combines commercial fleet leasing - for small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) up to major corporates - with a high-growth consumer business that provides loans to consumers and originates their business online.
Big Opportunities For BigAir
Added On - 8/12/2016 3:47:05 PM
At the current share price of 69.5 cents - which capitalises BigAir at $123 million - there would be more than a few faint-hearted former shareholders who regret selling at 3 cents in 2008. And the people who bought those offloaded holdings could not be happier.
QMS Prefers to Play Outdoors
Added On - 8/5/2016 3:33:05 PM
Investors appear to like QMS' growth strategy of developing its digital and static billboards in high-profile retail, transit (buses, rail and ferries) and airport sites across Australia, Bali and New Zealand, as well as its street media assets.
Big Backers Boost Adherium's eHealth Prospects
Added On - 7/29/2016 2:49:42 PM
Adherium is rolling out a combined medical device/eHealth platform called Smartinhaler, which measures the effectiveness of inhaled prescription medications, and uses wireless technology to provide real-time data collection and reporting.
First Monash Investors Finding its Own Path to Market Success
Added On - 7/27/2016 2:54:26 PM
It’s a fairly obvious truth in the funds management world, but not everybody wants to try it: to beat the index, you have to have a portfolio that differs from the index.
Budget Price Jolt Just A Speedbump In Japara's Journey
Added On - 7/22/2016 1:11:56 PM
Japara listed in April 2014 after raising $450 million at $2 a share, which capitalised the company at $525 million. At that stage it had 3,131 places across 35 residential aged-care facilities, mainly in Victoria but also in New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania.
Australia's Green Whistle Going Global
Added On - 7/18/2016 1:23:40 PM
MVP is currently going through the hoops for approval of Penthrox by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), which is a potential company-changer
Bonus Certificates A Tool For All Market Scenarios
Added On - 7/5/2016 12:59:36 PM
One of the most difficult things with share investing is striking the right balance between timing and direction. As the saying goes - it's time in the market not timing the market. Fortunately newly issued Bonus Certificates aim to provide investors with a positive return even in the event the pendulum doesn't swing their way regarding direction and timing.
Making All The Right Konektions
Added On - 6/17/2016 1:48:37 PM
Konekt listed in November 2003 through the shell of the old Startrack Communications, after raising $7.5 million at 1.5 cents a share. It has been a very strong performer on the stock exchange in recent years, delivering shareholders a return of 50 per cent a year over the past five years.
Ellex Hiding In Plain Sight
Added On - 6/10/2016 4:55:40 PM
Ellex is a true Australian medical device leader. It has a diverse product range that addresses all major eye diseases, with either world-leading or dominant positions in each market segment.
ETFs A Product For All Seasons, Says ANZ ETFS
Added On - 6/2/2016 4:46:06 PM
ETFs are a very flexible investment tool, and have opened up many opportunities - particularly for retail investors – to employ investment strategies that were once too complicated or expensive to be considered.
No Faking It With YPB
Added On - 5/27/2016 5:14:29 PM
Putting a stop to the rip-off business is the business of Australian anti-counterfeiting technology firm YPB Group Limited, which owns two Chinese patents for invisible, non-destructible tracer and scanner technology.
Be Grateful For Small Emefcys
Added On - 5/20/2016 3:57:05 PM
Emefcy's business is focused on the coming together of two global and growing markets: the increasing demand to process wastewater (from municipal sources, agriculture, food manufacturing and pharmaceutical production), and the increasing demand for useable water (for municipal use, industrial use, irrigation).
Talking 'Bout A (Food) Revolution
Added On - 5/13/2016 3:02:21 PM
Any way you look at it, there is huge potential for Food Revolution in China. The company says it expects half of its revenue to come from the China market over the next three years - compared to less than 5 per cent at present.
Environment The Suite Spot for PEH
Added On - 5/6/2016 4:16:32 PM
PEH provides environmental consulting, monitoring, predictive management and reporting solutions. The company began as a consulting business, but in 2011 it launched a technology product that incorporated a lot of its consulting expertise, developed in the field.
Work It, Move It - And Measure It
Added On - 4/29/2016 4:33:34 PM
DorsaVi is a very interesting story with a lot of potential in a field where it has three very solid applications in the marketplace, and further, the ability to use its sensor technology in different ways.
Cutting Out Middleman Gives Borrowers & Investors A Boost
Added On - 4/22/2016 3:19:38 PM
A year and a half into its life, financial disruptor Marketlend is gaining traction with its online business lending marketplace, which acts as a conduit between investors and small businesses looking for finance.
Slicing and Dicing Property Lets More Owners Play
Added On - 4/15/2016 3:55:07 PM
DomaCom is a technology platform that enables 'fractional ownership' of residential property (in fact, any form of property.) DomaCom securitises property, and provides an exchange on which to trade this fractional ownership.
Recovery Rally Lessens Investor Gloom, As Recession Worries Recede
Added On - 4/1/2016 3:53:50 PM
Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy and chief economist at AMP Capital, is not bullish on markets, but nor is he overly bearish. Oliver, who leads a team that invests $50 billion in assets, says the dynamic asset allocation process that AMP uses is 'telling us to reallocate to equities.'
Middle America Provides The Income For Middle Australia
Added On - 3/24/2016 4:14:39 PM
The NB Monthly Income Trust - to be listed on the Australian Securities Exchange next month - is offering Australian investors an initial forecast yield of 6 per cent a year, free of currency risk, generated from a selected portfolio of US home loans.
Omni Hoping Market Tide Turns Toward Its App
Added On - 3/17/2016 1:59:44 PM
A listed company itself - capitalised at $9 million - Omni Market Tide Limited (OMT) has developed an app that can handle a company's investor relations function. Through a tablet or a smartphone, the company can reach its shareholders - and other stakeholders - instantly, at a time and through a medium that suits them.
Satellite Can Make A Good Core
Added On - 3/2/2016 1:43:26 PM
SpeedCast does not own or operate satellites, but leases transponder capacity from a range of satellite operators, on 41 different satellites, typically in either back-to-back contract arrangements or for periods of up to three years.
Not Enough Blood In The Streets Yet, Says Veteran Investor
Added On - 2/22/2016 5:07:55 PM
It's not very often that a fund manager tells investors to sell out of his funds, but Geoff Wilson is doing exactly that.
MGM Gets The Message Out
Added On - 2/12/2016 2:55:13 PM
MGM is a tiny stock, capitalised at just $9 million. But it is profitable, and it has delivered shareholders a total return (capital gain plus dividends) of 34.8 per cent a year overt the last five years, and 15.2 per cent a year over the last three years.
Wolf Set To Strike Australian Small Merchant Market
Added On - 2/12/2016 1:39:22 PM
WolfStrike holds the exclusive distribution rights for Castles' range of EFTPOS and contactless terminals in NZ and Australia. Castles is one of the largest manufacturers of payment and contactless terminals in the world, and was listed as being the 7th largest terminal manufacturer in the world by The Nilson Report (2011).
Get Some Skin In The PolyNovo Game
Added On - 2/5/2016 2:23:22 PM
Regenerative medical technology company PolyNovo has rocketed into the new year, rewarded for more than a decade of patience with its lead product, a wound-dressing device called the biodegradable temporising Matrix.
Take The Turn Down Gold Road
Added On - 1/29/2016 3:08:00 PM
Listed in 2006, Gold Road has shown all the extremes that hardened gold investors expect to see. The stock traded as high as 76 cents in April 2011, but was down as low as 4.3 cents in June 2013. Since then it has climbed to 37 cents as it has done the hard work on establishing the Yamarna Belt as a major new gold region.
Paradigm Shift Gives Old Drug New Life
Added On - 1/20/2016 5:04:44 PM
Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals is a specialist drug repurposing company, formed to re-configure a compound called pentosan polysulphate sodium into new applications, starting with a treatment for bone marrow edema.
Tractile Puts 'Smart' Roofs To Work
Added On - 1/20/2016 3:55:04 PM
Using composite materials - in this case fibreglass-reinforced plastic - Tractile combines solar power generation, solar hot water generation and insulation in a cyclone-rated and fire-resistant roofing tile.
Atlas Trend Heading In The Right Direction
Added On - 1/20/2016 2:15:39 PM
AtlasTrend has a collection of actively managed funds that are effectively model portfolios of international shares, but arranged in 'themes.'
Shriro Cooking With Charcoal
Added On - 1/13/2016 4:14:18 PM
Shriro markets and distributes kitchen appliances and consumer products across Australia and New Zealand. About 55 per cent of its revenue comes from selling third-party brands, namely Casio watches, calculators and musical instruments, Blanco sinks and taps, and Pioneer stereo equipment.
Value 2016
Added On - 1/13/2016 4:08:15 PM
There is an old stock market saying that the market 'climbs a wall of worry' - well, if that is true, 2016 should be a great year.
Top 5 Floats Of 2015
Added On - 12/18/2015 1:52:50 PM
What makes a good float? Unfortunately, that is one of those things that is only apparent in hindsight. Companies don't necessarily have to hit the ASX screens with a bang, but they do have to have some attributes, or potential, or 'story' to impress the market. Here are snapshots of the five best floats of the year.
Vitaco A Boost For Your Share Portfolio's Health
Added On - 12/16/2015 3:45:49 PM
Nutritional products supplier Vitaco (VIT), whose brands include Aussie Bodies, Nutra-Life, Healtheries and Musashi, has settled well into listed life since floating on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in September, and is trading at $2.51, a premium of almost 20 per cent to the $2.10 issue price. That is after finishing their first day on the market at $2.38.
Secure Data The Secret For Covata
Added On - 12/9/2015 6:10:03 PM
If you like to assess companies on the basis of the potential market their products can reach, rather than on their financial performance so far, then data security company Covata Limited (CVT) could be for you.
Investors Finding REFFIND Very Engaging
Added On - 12/2/2015 4:55:20 PM
It has been a very impressive performance by REFFIND in extending the client base, to more than 80: now it has to turn that into dollars.
Batteries Providing The Power For Lithium Australia
Added On - 11/25/2015 5:43:09 PM
Lithium Australia sees itself as a 'disruptor,' developing lithium extraction technologies that change the game in lithium supply. It now has access to lithium deposits on three continents, and will have ample opportunity to test whether its hydro-metallurgical approach can do the job at the low operating costs it projects.
Television Is Just An 'App,' Living In The Cloud
Added On - 11/20/2015 3:00:26 PM
TV2U International is a new entity, but it has a professional team with a long history, having worked together for 12 years, on average.
Circadian Getting Into Its Rhythm
Added On - 11/11/2015 6:09:22 PM
Circadian mounted one of the more impressive capital raisings of any Australian biotech late last year, raising $17.4 million, more than twice its then market capitalisation. That more than anything gives an idea of how its IP portfolio is regarded.
Medical Debt Collection Has ICS Setting Pounding Pace
Added On - 11/4/2015 6:23:05 PM
As the owner of a well-performed UK business and beneficiary of the strengthening pound, ICS is a stock to keep an eye on.
Simply Super Growth Prospects for Diversa
Added On - 10/28/2015 4:26:03 PM
Diversa's future looks bright, given that it provides products and services across the superannuation value chain to super funds, boutique investors, intermediaries and individuals.
Impedimed Building On A Fluid Situation In America
Added On - 10/21/2015 5:29:39 PM
Australia's medical device developers have been kicking goals of late, and Queensland-based Impedimed Limited (IPD) is no exception.
Parking Spot The Sweet Spot For Smart Parking
Added On - 10/14/2015 6:44:04 PM
As the name suggests, SPZ sells 'smart parking' systems, which give drivers real-time availability information that makes it easier to find a parking space.
Mayne Event Positions Drugmaker For Turnaround
Added On - 9/30/2015 5:29:55 PM
Mayne says it now has more than 30 pipeline products in the US, and more than 20 in Australia. It markets 30 different molecules globally - across 100 different presentations - and sells products in ten countries. Mayne also serves 125 contract customers.
Sims Well And Truly Off The Scrap Heap
Added On - 9/23/2015 5:38:00 PM
Sims has been a major Australian success story, since Albert Sims, a Sydney-based scrap metal dealer, originally established Sims Metal Management in 1917, when he started to collect scrap on a bicycle, before graduating to a horse and cart.
No Retarding Alexium's Flame
Added On - 9/16/2015 5:48:03 PM
Alexium is the first company to provide an FR coating solution to the Pentagon that can allow low-cost, environmentally-friendly, durable 50/50 NYCO to displace vastly more expensive inherently FR fabrics in the four major military branches.
Ruralco Ready For Rain
Added On - 9/9/2015 5:53:04 PM
Rural supplies and agency generate more than half of gross profit, but RHL has worked hard to add diversification, with water services, and broking financial services, grain marketing and the live export business, which is only in its infancy.


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