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  1. A Green Investor – in more ways than one

    Generation Y -probably most famed for being impatient and demanding, not to mention entitled, spoilt and pampered. But for all those critics out there, I had to wonder – would  growing up in an economy where the sky was falling, … Continue reading

  2. 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

  3. Tatts Group wins jackpot

    When Tattersall’s listed in July 2005, its lotteries business played second fiddle to the Victorian gaming machine business which contributed the lion’s share of the profits. By the time the Victorian government performed its astonishing backflip on the gaming machine … Continue reading

  4. Back to ABC

    New Zealand’s Fletcher Building (FBU) has been on a tear lately. This is partly due to the market’s positive view of new CEO Mark Adamson. Mark’s an aggressive private equity kind of guy who will no doubt aggressively rip costs … Continue reading

  5. 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

  6. James Hardie – Past the Dark Past

    A journalist was kind enough to ask James Hardie CEO Louis Gries whether he had watched the ABC doco Devils Dust at today’s results briefing. The title refers to the many deaths that have occurred due to peoples’ exposure to … Continue reading

  7. AMP – No Longer the Indians

    The front page photo of AMP’s chief executive wearing a full Indian warrior head dress, is indelibly printed in the minds of long suffering AMP shareholders. The photo shoot was the epitome of all that was wrong with the company. … Continue reading

  8. A Rose in Every Cheek

    Vegemite on the chinese breakfast table in the morning , and in the afternoon a cold VB beer in the hand of every drinking age chinese,  was the dream of many an Australian entrepreneur. Salty spent brewer’s yeast with colouring … Continue reading

  9. Downer – Waratahs back on track?

    Contractors certainly aren’t flavour of the month at the moment. There seems to be a growing trend of miners taking contract mining services in house, while generally becoming a lot more cost-conscious. This environment has made AGM season a lot … Continue reading

  10. Telstra goes WiFi

    Telstra had its Investor Day yesterday, which in the past has been dominated by the latest machinations of the NBN. With that issue largely put to bed (and in Telstra’s favour) the focus of this and the last few has … Continue reading