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Answered by James Carlisle 15h ago

Blockchain impacts

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Here's another interesting article on Blockchain – http://www.morningstar.com.au/funds/article/why-the-blockchain-has-got-p...

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Answered by Mitchell Sneddon 20h ago

LICs

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Hi guys, I am on the prowl for reputable listed investment companies (LICs) trading at a discount to net tangible assets (NTA). Are there any available on the ASX that provide a long short option (that is, buying stocks and also short selling them) to cushion market volatility? Your thoughts would be much appreciated. Clive

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Answered by Alex Hughes 21h ago

Push Pay

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Hi guys - i know you don't normally review IPO's but I was wondering if had any general comments to make on Push Pay? Cheers, Stuart

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Answered by Alex Hughes 21h ago

Pureprofile

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Pureprofile... suggestions to purchase shares with this company? Regards Demi

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Answered by James Greenhalgh 17h ago

Lidl's threat to Woolworths

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Please, what are your views on WOW now that Lidl has applied for trademarks as reported yesterday in the Herald. Fat Prophets says WOW will get to $10 before the price/company turns around. Then there is the affect of Aldi. All very worrying. Thanks, Carol Green

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Answered by Andrew Legget 21h ago

Ardent and Spark

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Are Ardent Leisure & Spark Infrastructure still a ' Sell ' or 'Hold' at this time ?

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Answered by Graham Witcomb 2d ago

Aged care sector sustainable?

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Hi team, Have you got any opinion on Estia and the sustainability of its earnings? Thanks

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Answered by Andrew Legget 2d ago

What is a 'sophisticated investor'?

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Hi Team, thank you for your valuable insights and education. Can you explain the meaning of the phrase "sophisticated investor"? When is one recognised as such? Many companies make placements to "sophisticated investors" but not to the other owners (most recently by iCar Asia). How can this be legal or fair?

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Answered by Andrew Legget 2d ago

Growth vs inflation

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Hi guys – firstly a bouquet for the steady stream of educational articles that you’ve been pushing out in recent months. For me, this is just as important as the analysis and recommendations of individual stocks. My question is on the relationship between growth and inflation – specifically, does Intelligent Investor regard inflation as being included in any projected growth figures that are being considered in an analysis? My own philosophy is to remove inflation from everything. So when a company reports 8% NPAT growth, I see it as 6.5% real growth (inflation last year was 1.5%). The same goes for any consideration of future growth and its use in a DCF calculation. However, that same DCF calc must then have inflation stripped out of the discount rate that is applied. The alternative would be to include inflation throughout, but then you would need to have a view on what that future inflation might be. With inflation being so low, we can get away with ignoring it entirely, but that’s here and now. As value investing is about thinking long term, we shouldn’t merely extrapolate from the present and assume it will remain low over our investment horizon. Interested to hear your thoughts?

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Answered by Gaurav Sodhi 4d ago

AGL and Origin

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Could you tell me why AGL as compared to ORG has survived so well over the last three years. Looking back there has always been either an avoid or a sell on AGL and a buy or hold on ORG but here it is still on the surface going strong. Less demand, more solar and coal power stations haven't hurt its share price, so what's it doing right?

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