Tuesday, June 21, 2016
After the Top 20 blue chip stocks on the ASX have had a return of only 1.9% over the past year compared to the 19.9% of the next 180 largest stocks, AFR last month asked Skaffold’s General Manager, Chris Batchelor to come up with six blue chip stocks that exhibit the qualities investors should seek for long term outperformance (blue chips of the future)
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Gauging the debt levels of some listed stocks is no walk in the park. Deciphering whether a company generates more than it spends or relies on external funding, after factoring in its operations, investment and financing, can sometimes look more like a game of truth or dare.
Looking at debt in isolation can lead to false assumptions. That’s why investors also need to consider a company’s cash flow.
Check out the feature article in yesterday’s AFR Smart Investor. Skaffold revealed 23 stocks that are drowning in debt, and also shared some advice on what to do if you’re holding stocks that are drowning, not waving. Click here to read the article.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Investing can’t be that hard. Just find companies that know how to grow, and buy a share in them. But while identifying stocks with a competitive advantage is one of the most critical aspects of stock selection, it isn’t easy. Only a fraction of the 2400 stocks listed on the ASX qualify.
Smart Investor used Skaffold stock filtering software to highlight stocks consistently able to generate higher returns by searching on specific filter criteria. Check out the filter they used to find stocks with a competitive advantage.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Here at Skaffold, we’ve been harping on about the benefits of global investing for years. Today Smart Investor reveal the big trends set to dominate investment markets over the next thirty or so years.
It’s a really interesting article, and includes a few A1 insights on top global healthcare stocks from Skaffold too!
Friday, January 23, 2015
Much like online shopping, the fine art of stock filtering is all about screening against a myriad of personal factors to find your perfect fit. But beware, if the stock doesn’t fit you won’t be able to return it for a refund.
For investors chasing growht stocks, ss useful as historical and current metrics are at identifying a company’s past performance, they won’t indicate what will happen in the future. That’s why stock-picking outfit, Skaffold, overlays historical and current filters with forecast metrics designed to try and predict future performance.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
It’s not often you get a sit-down with the CEO of one of Australia’s best-performing stocks. So when the opportunity presents itself, smart investors (and savvy journos) take it.
AFR Smart Investor’s Matthew Smith recently spoke with Carsales.com (CODE:CRZ) CEO Greg Roebuck. If you’re a CRZ shareholder, check out Matthew’s article at www.afrsmartinvestor.com.au.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
If you’re an AFR or Smart Investor reader, you’ll know Trevor Hoey. Trevor has been uncovering small and mid cap stocks for Fairfax for more than a decade and is one of Fairfax’s most respected writers.
Trevor’s knowledge of markets, and small cap stocks in particular, is inspiring. Trevor knows how to cut through market fluff and see company fundamentals for what they are – solid future performers or hyped-up spec plays.
On 18 September Trevor Hoey will reveal how he uncovers top stocks before their share prices skyrocket. This is the first time Trevor has appeared at a live webinar. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to hear Trevor live – book your place now.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
We’re thrilled to announce the guest speaker for our upcoming webinar on 18 September, Mr Trevor Hoey.
Trevor is a senior journalist for Fairfax Business Media. For the last 13 years he has been uncovering small and mid-cap stocks for The Australian Financial Review and AFR Smart Investor magazine.
We’ve had some great conversations with Trevor over the last few weeks, in preparation for the webinar. Here are a few highlights…
Monday, July 28, 2014
Do you think you can beat the financial experts at their own game?
Of course you do, that’s why you run your own SMSF.
In a special SMSF report, AFR reporter Alexandra Cain revealed 10 tips to help you boost the performance of your SMSF.
Be educated, shun expensive investments (invest in shares directly rather than expensive managed funds) and maximise the size of your share portfolio are just three tips from two of Australia’s leading SMSF accountants.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Today’s #1 article at smartinvestor.com.au, How to build the world’s cheapest SMSF, features an interview with Skaffold’s General Manager and one of our co-founders, Chris Batchelor CFA.
Batchelor is not a fan of short-term trading within an SMSF, arguing that it contradicts the core reason for investing in super. He says constant trading also drives up transaction costs.
Skaffold has developed a stock selection system based on the theory of “value investing” as espoused by Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett.
The aim is to buy stocks at prices lower than their “intrinsic value”.
The value investing philosophy is based on the principle that all great-quality companies display similar distinguishing characteristics which contribute to that “intrinsic value”.
The greatest advantage of following a long-term value investing approach when building the share component of your SMSF portfolio is that it is cheap and relatively low-maintenance.