What investors can learn from Boart Longyear Ltd

One of the many market clichés is the old ‘don’t try to catch a falling knife’ and as with many of them it very often rings true. The expression means that when a stock is falling, investors shoul...

3 things I’m looking for in this years’ reporting season

One of the factors contributing to Australia’s recent market gains has been the hunt for yield, and I have never seen company boards focus so much on rewarding their shareholders with cash. This h...

What we can learn from Oroton's business model

One of the biggest announcements in the last few weeks was not a profit update, but the statement from Oroton (ASX: ORL) , one of the shining lights of the retail sector in recent years, that its ...

Facebook: where to from here?

I have spoken at length about Facebook in the report and on Virtually Live since it first announced its IPO (initial public offering) and even before then, when discussing other social networking ...

Why I'm bearish on Facebook

It seems a convenient coincidence that the last time I wrote in depth about Facebook  (RivSec: FB) and the social network craze, it was a year ago to the day. On that day, I discussed in detail th...

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