Did the Value train just leave the station?

Financial news channel Ausbiz interviews Alastair MacLeod on the outlook for growth vs value stocks, in light of the COVID bounce this week.
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Put-call ratio signalling red for contrarians

Options markets are exhibiting two unusual dynamics at the moment that can provide some insight on investor positioning and sentiment. For contrarians, the signals suggest the market is underprepared for
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A miserly outlook for franking credits

As published on Livewire Markets, 14 July 2020 While all eyes have been focussed on falling dividends this year, there has been little discussion around the negative impact this will
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Using global shares to break your dividend dependency

As published on Livewire Markets, 14 July 2020 Global equities are usually added to a portfolio for one reason – to increase diversification. With the Australian equity market representing only
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How much risk is embedded in your income?

With interest rates at record lows, many investors are being forced into assuming greater risk in their portfolios to generate acceptable levels of income. As an example, bank term deposits
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Market crash highlights the value of tail-protection

What are tail risks? Within financial markets, ‘tail risk’ events refer to rare and unpredictable events that can cause sudden sharemarket crashes. While there is a statistical definition (a greater
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