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Market Wrap with Grant Davies - AMP, Fletcher Building and Vocus

Grant Davies talks to Grant Walker from the NBR about today's market news. We had more bad news for AMP, down 4% as the Royal Commission in Australia continues revealing revelations of inappropriate conduct throughout the organisation. The shares are off 15% since news started to filter out last Tuesday (17th of April). Fletcher Building also continues to consolidate as their capital raising continues. Vocus have also decided to pull the sale of their New Zealand telecommunications assets citing that...
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Earnings Season Wrap

Most companies' reporting results this earnings season have been positive and optimistic on the future, with the exception of a few market shockers. The first quarterly reporting season of the year has seen a number of companies report mainly interim results. While results have been mixed and so too the reaction, the overall level of announcements has been pretty positive across the board, which is a reflection of a reasonably strong economy in New Zealand. A2 Milk has been the stand-out...
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Scottish Mortgage Trust - It's Scottish, but had little to do with mortgages

Launched in 1909, Scottish Mortgage is considered to be Baillie Gifford’s flagship investment trust. It is, and always has been, a truly global proposition, investing in companies across both Western economies and emerging markets. The trust currently has £5 billion* in net assets under management. In a nutshell Scottish Mortgage is an actively managed, low cost investment trust, investing in a high conviction global portfolio with the aim of maximising total returns over the long term. The global approach is reflected...
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Transurban Group - Australian Infrastructure

Transurban is a major toll road investor with concessions to operate 14 Australian and two U.S. motorways. Concessions grant the right to operate the roads and collect tolls for predetermined amounts of time. The core Australian roads are integral parts of the motorway networks in Australia's three largest cities: Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. Granting toll-road concessions allows governments to use private capital and expertise to provide necessary improvements to road networks. Typically, concession life and toll profiles are set in negotiation...

Fletcher Building at a Fork in the Road

Fletcher Building and investors alike find themselves at a fork in the road, facing a difficult decision about which direction to take. Investors must decide whether to buy, sell or hold a stock where strong arguments could be made for all options. Fletchers face a multitude of different choices to solve their current woes. These range from asset sales, to capital raisings, or merely renegotiating their debt to relax their covenants. Before we explore Fletcher’s options, and the implications that would...

Cash & Term Deposits - Not what they used to be

The global financial crisis highlighted the enormous fiscal cost governments can incur in providing financial support for troubled banks. A major challenge for policy-makers is how to limit the disruption of a bank failure on the economy whilst minimising the overall cost to the taxpayer. At the same time, it is important that resolution options do not erode market disciplines on bank creditors to act prudently in their dealings with the bank. The Reserve Bank first began considering options for responding...

Market Wrap with Grant Davies - Orion Healthcare Tumbles

New Zealand shares rose today, with Green Cross Health and Meridian Energy gains overcoming a downgrade for Orion Health. The S&P/NZ50 Index gained 10.86 points, or 0.13%, to 8329. Turnover was $118 million. “We’ve had a poor trading day for Orion Healthcare, which had a negative revenue update this morning and a bit of a change in strategy so the market (is) not treating that too kindly,” Hamilton Hindin Greene investment adviser Grant Davies says. Orion Health led the index...
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Cash & Term Deposits - Not what they used to be...

Cash & Term Deposits - Not what they used to be... Introduction The global financial crisis highlighted the enormous fiscal cost governments can incur in providing financial support for troubled banks. A major challenge for policy-makers is how to limit the disruption of a bank failure on the economy whilst minimising the overall cost to the taxpayer. At the same time, it is important that resolution options do not erode market disciplines on bank creditors to act prudently in their dealings...

Market Talk with Tom McBride and Grant Walker: Earnings Season 2018

01.03.2018
Tom McBride talks to Grant Walker from NBR Radio regarding the state of the economy and half year earnings results. Companies of interest include a2 Milk, Summerset Holdings, Metlifecare, Sky TV and CBL. Most companies reporting results this earnings season have pulled a reasonably good performance out of the hat, with the exception of a few market shockers.
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NZX50 opens down 1.97% on "catch-up" day

New Zealand markets are playing catchup today, after a rocky day of global trading yesterday. The NZX was closed for Waitangi Day yesterday, but the S&P/NZX50 was down 1.97% at market open today. Within the index, 47 stocks had fallen, with three up, on turnover of about $35 million. “I think we’ll have a bit of a catch-up day today,” Hamilton Hindin Greene investment adviser Grant Davies says. “At the moment, the Dow is broadly flat. But I’d expect our fair...
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