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  1. Ecosave makes a move

    Energy efficiency experts Ecosave have announced the acquisition of US-based provider of building management systems, DVL Automation (DVLA) for A$4.5 million. The earnings accretive acquisition will be funded by a roughly equal mixture of cash and shares with the executive … Continue reading

  2. Don’t Panic, Mr Mannering!

    Our call to investors last week of “don’t panic Mr Mannering” has, tongue in cheek, been taken up Chinese monetary authorities. But all is well. Mr Rudd is heading north, as PM designate (he hopes), to reassure the Chinese that … Continue reading

  3. Woodside comes out of its Shell

    Jan du Plessis and Jac Nasser, respectively chair of RIO and BHP, both smelling the coffee this morning, will have realised Woodside’s stunning announcement of a whopping special 63 cents franked dividend and increased payout ratio of 80%, has changed … Continue reading

  4. The China Call Option

    Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window. For Fortescue Mining (FMG), the future as Donald Rumsfeld put it – is more about … Continue reading

  5. Dealing with Magilla Gorilla

    Destiny is a town on the troublesome road of a mining company journeying   from exploration to production.  Blackthorn Resources (BTR) experienced the corrugations and road wash outs of that trek, when it announced a significant increased cost for the completion … Continue reading

  6. Departure Tax – Do Not Pass Go

    Certainty was something Sydney Airport thought it bagged when it issued swags of Redeemable Preference Shares in 2010-11, paying out Macquarie Bank, internalising management and simplifying its complicated ownership structure. The Airport’s share price has been in a flat spin … Continue reading

  7. Ecosave and Usain – Both can gain.

    Ecosave, Kimber Capital’s latest IPO offer, came out of the starting blocks, on Tuesday, faster than Usain Bolt. As Norman May, the late legendary ABC Olympic sports broadcaster, would have called, Gold! Gold! Gold! . Watching the 11 am official … Continue reading

  8. BURU and Christmas

    Christmas, does sometimes do strange things to markets and people.  The event itself is enough to make one look warmly at embracing atheism.  The draw back for atheists is they have no public holidays! Of strange events, was the 5% … Continue reading

  9. BHP Trending Now

    Investment trends like The Duchess’s of Cambridge’s new hairstyle (yes I noticed!) and women’s fashion go in and out of style on a regular basis. BHP, has been sitting in the remainders clearance rack, for best part of this year, … Continue reading

  10. Fortescue Metals, Oil and Gas (FMOG!)

    The trick about investing in the share market, particularly in speculative stocks, is getting more bets right than wrong. And Andrew Forrest, Fortescue Metals CEO, is sticking to that adage learnt from broking legends like Cabramatta Fats and the Snake … Continue reading