Commonwealth's reporting numbers paint a mixed picture

The largest listed ASX company, the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) reported its results recently and they paint mixed picture. On the one hand, CBA saw its cash profit decline 1.9% relative to the prior ...

[FREE WEBINAR] How to profit from blue chip stocks

The end of financial year is the best time to start your Rivkin membership. Not only can the membership cost be a tax-deduction (check with your accountant), you'll also be able to take advantage ...

Just released: April Blue Chips

The Rivkin Local Model portfolio recently rebalanced its April series of Blue Chip portfolios. This strategy involves buying some of the largest, highest dividend paying stocks on the ASX. Extensi...

Risk-on, Risk-off

In the last several years, markets have exhibited certain correlations that broadly conform to two different investor mindsets. The first of these two mindsets is that of confidence and a willingn...

Foxtel IPO and Telstra

Foxtel was formed in 1995 as a joint venture between News Corp (NWS) and Telstra (TLS). Last year, rumours swirled saying that Foxtel would pursue an IPO but in the end, nothing eventuated . With ...

Can Woodside Petroleum be lifted by natural gas?

As the ASX’s biggest petroleum producer WPL’s profits are obviously highly dependent on the oil price. A supply glut that has persisted over the last couple of years has led to a crash in prices ....

Woolworths slashes jobs and closes stores, but is it too little too late?

Although not held in the most recent Rivkin Blue Chip portfolio , WOW has been a regular feature in this portfolio in the past. As a very well recognised business in Australia, most consumers have...

Is the tail of the ‘great bank dividend story’ finally wagging?

With the ‘big-four’ banks continuing to trade at significant discounts to their intrinsic value, the negative sentiment currently being dished out to bank stocks has changed little since we covere...

Are banks creeping back into compelling value territory?

Stresses in the commodity space have contributed to the massive sell-down experienced by the global banking sector since April last year, with Australian banks down around 30% from their peaks in ...

‘Oversold’ Suncorp should appeal to believers in new recovery measures

Having been sold-off by around 15% since its pre-Christmas warning of lower margins and earnings in 2016 – following $4 billion of weather-related natural disaster claims in 2015, aggressive compe...

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