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Despite continued growth, tech remains underweight in portfolios

Technology has been the best performing sector for 10 years. And it has outperformed for the correct reason: it makes more money. The past decade, the tech sector saw its profits – as measured by earnings per share (EPS) – swell more than any other sector. Making matters better for tech, the rate of profit…

Kanish Chugh | 20th May 2021 | More
What’s in a name?

News broke this week that one of Vanguard’s popular ESG or Environment, Social and Governance-focused strategies may not have been as true to label as one would expect. According to reports and the group’s website, the benchmark index tracked by the fund did not measure up to the name. Holding 4,500 individual fixed income securities,…

Staff Writer | 9th Mar 2021 | More
Optimism abound, ASX up 4.4% for the week

Optimism abound, ASX up 4.4% for the week, Macquarie (ASX:MQG) profit falls 32% The week finished where it began, the ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) adding 0.8% taking the gain to 4.4% with every sector finishing the week higher.  The key driver was real estate (+8.3%) and consumer discretionary (+6.8%) businesses the key drivers as a combination of loosening border restrictions…

Drew Meredith | 8th Nov 2020 | More
  • Seek (ASX:SEK) under short attack

    Sentiment shifts US market rallies, JB Hi-Fi (ASX:JBH) sold off, Seek (ASX:SEK) under short attack It’s looking like a tough end to October after what has been a very strong month.  The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) fell 1.6% on Thursday due to a weak global lead.  As highlighted, new economic restrictions are combining with a market…

    Drew Meredith | 29th Oct 2020 | More
    Inflation returns, Coles (ASX:COL) sales boom

    Inflation returns, Coles (ASX:COL) sales boom, US staggers down 3%, ASX to open over 1% lower The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) staged a solid comeback after a weak opening, finishing 0.1% higher.  The strength came from the consumer staples and IT sector, up 1.8% and 3.0%, with some new and old names contributing.  On the newer side, was grocery retailer Coles Group (ASX:COL)…

    Drew Meredith | 28th Oct 2020 | More
    RBA: Recession is over, ASX 200 slumps 1.7%

    RBA: Recession is over, ASX200 slumps 1.7%, stronger open ahead The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) finished off the day’s lows falling 1.7% on Tuesday after a weak global lead.  The good news in Victoria is being offset by a raft of new lockdown measures across Europe and signs the pandemic is unlikely to slow soon.  On…

    Drew Meredith | 27th Oct 2020 | More
  • Another negative week for the ASX

    Another negative week for the ASX, Trump-Biden debate, Link (ASX:LNK) undervalued The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) finished 0.1% lower on Friday keeping the index in negative territory for the week, down 0.2%.  The IT sector was the highlight, adding 1.8%, behind strength in Afterpay (ASX:APT), Zip Co (ASX:Z1P) and Link Administration (ASX:LNK).  Management of LNK responded to the $5.20…

    Drew Meredith | 25th Oct 2020 | More
    ASX pares losses, Healius (ASX:HLS) delivers

    Volatility continues, ASX pares losses, Healius (ASX:HLS) delivers, AMP (ASX:AMP) sold off, positive morning ahead The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) pared early losses to finish down just 0.3% on Wednesday, with oil prices the biggest detractor.  The oil sector fell 1.8% as oil prices pushed lower on concern of weaker demand.  Woodside Petroleum Ltd (ASX:WPL) reported quarterly production had…

    Drew Meredith | 22nd Oct 2020 | More
  • ASX shares update; Trump bans WeChat

    ASX 200 ekes out a gain, tech profit taking continues, Trump bans WeChat Global markets continued their negative trend on Friday, the ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) falling 0.3%, but managing to finish the week up a solitary 5 points; outperforming most global markets. It was a similar story in the US, with both the Nasdaq and…

    Drew Meredith | 21st Sep 2020 | More
    Device Stars Part 3

    4DMedical (4DX, $1.58)Market capitalisation: $418 millionThree-year total return: n/aAnalysts’ consensus target price: $1.70 (Thomson Reuters) Imaging company 4DMedical (4DX) surged on to the ASX screens in its August float, at a 100% “pop.” Issued in the prospectus at 73 cents, the shares opened for trade on August 7 at $1.47, and reached $1.70 in August…

    James Dunn | 21st Sep 2020 | More