Data: the new oil. Here are the companies with the biggest wells

May 26th, 2017 Disruption - With Alex Pollak

In 2007 four of the world’s top 10 companies were oil companies, with some of the world’s biggest reserves of oil, today five are data companies – with some of the world’s biggest reserves of data.

Mum and Dad Investors might like Tinybeans

May 22nd, 2017 The C-Suite

Tinybeans is private social network for families to share baby pics with $6.5 million in the bank after last month’s IPO. The company’s now hoping those Tinybeans will grow into a giant beanstalk that reaches all young families.

We need to talk about Snapchat

May 18th, 2017 Disruption - With Alex Pollak

What next for Snapchat? After a disastrous earnings call, the stock fell 25% and came within 25c of breaching its issue price of US$17.

Budget 2017, National Australia Bank, and global housing regulations

May 10th, 2017 Research Watch

Budget 2017 is here, and initial conclusions from the analysts is that it didn’t hold too many surprises. The big change will be the 0.6% levy on banks with more than $100 billion in deposits, while analysts flagged the new spending on infrastructure as well. We will bring you more coverage of brokers’ Budget conclusions in Alan’s Overview this Saturday.

US jobs, Financialised commodities, La belle France?, Growth Haven, the Budget

May 6th, 2017 Weekly Overview

Investing in Australia is not delivering great returns in the past year, or the past 10 years. Alan explains why and looks at what options we have if we don’t invest in Oz.

Treasurer Scott Morrison elaborates on the division of good and bad debt. And Alan reflects on a milestone birthday.

What is Australia’s investment outlook?

May 2nd, 2017 FUNDamentals

Selected fund managers write exclusively for The Constant Investor and address our question of the week. We also summarise the latest opinions of leading fund managers to bring you a range of views in one convenient location.

Incumbents struggle to maintain revenue as cheaper competitors challenge marketshare

May 1st, 2017 The C-Suite

Registry Direct can seek the same return on equity at a much lower price and their IPO will help increase their claim on the market.

Registry Direct provides companies with both registry services and self service registries. But the surprise is that it’s the enormous market of unlisted companies that are banging down their door.

Alan Kohler’s Overview

April 29th, 2017 Weekly Overview

Investing in Australia is not delivering great returns in the past year, or the past 10 years. Alan explains why and looks at what options we have if we don’t invest in Oz.

Treasurer Scott Morrison elaborates on the division of good and bad debt. And Alan reflects on a milestone birthday.

Amazon and Google report strong growth

April 28th, 2017 Disruption - With Alex Pollak

Amazon and Google, two of the world’s top ten biggest listed companies, jumped around 4% in the aftermarket on the back of above-market quarterly revenue numbers released overnight; they showed organic growth of 23% and 22% respectively.

Budget tips, housing and – gasp! could Nine drop cricket?

April 28th, 2017 The Money Cafe

Alan Kohler and James Kirby speculate on what could and should be in the federal budget, what recent NASDAQ trends mean for tech investors and management changes at Ardent Leisure.




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