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  1. Fox On The Run

    (Note: All numbers are in USD unless stated otherwise) There’s no such thing as too much sport on television. Elvis Presley released an album in 1959 with the title “50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong”, but News Corporation will launch … Continue reading

  2. Southern double-cross Media

    Macquarie-controlled Southern Cross Media Group (SXL) is about to dump its affiliation with the floundering Ten Network to cosy up with the re-born Nine Entertainment. Such a deal would be the precursor to an eventual IPO of Nine Entertainment, which … Continue reading

  3. Retail Rehab

    Consumer spending and confidence has taken a battering throughout and beyond the GFC. But the time is approaching when retail sales will begin to feel the love again. Myer could be the solution for investors looking for a well-run company … 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. Gaming Sector – Crown

    Crown’s first half profit result last week revealed some very good numbers from its domestic casinos in Melbourne and Perth. In particular, the Melbourne casino enjoyed a 15% lift in its VIP gaming revenue and backed this up with some … Continue reading

  6. Flight Risk

    Airline results The biggest change to the airline industry over the last three decades has perhaps been the introduction of the low-cost carriers (think Southwest Airlines, Ryanair, easyJet etc) and the demise of the formerly government-owned behemoths (think British Airways, … Continue reading

  7. Ecosave – Half-year result shapes up

    Utility prices seem to have a life of their own and can sprout like weeds on a corporate profit result. Gaining control of those costs is an essential but often difficult assignment for companies. Specialists like Ecosave are in demand … Continue reading

  8. Profit Season in Full Bloom

    The profit reporting season has delivered a fresh boost to market confidence with some very good results taking more than a few analysts by surprise. Arguably the most important announcement came adjacent to BHP Billiton’s half-year result with the company … Continue reading

  9. Banking on iron ore – Trim CBA, Buy RIO

    The crush of investors into the perceived safe haven of the high yielding banks has served many investors well over the past year. But now is the time to be shifting some of those gains into the underperforming resource sector. … Continue reading

  10. Change from red to black

    Gambling is not everyone’s cup of tea, but there is money to be made as a gambling sector investor. We think there is an opportunity to switch out of Tatts Group into Crown based on relative valuations. Roughly segregating the … Continue reading