Monday, February 06, 2017
• Dow Jones pushes above 20K (again), while Nasdaq closes at record high after a choppy trade during the week
• European equities decline during the week on mixed corporate earnings and tepid investor sentiment, despite an end-of-week surge
• Asian equities end the week lower.
Thursday, July 09, 2015
In the May 2014 edition of Money magazine we compared Australia’s Top 10 stocks by market capitalisation against their global counterparts. We’ve just completed the process again: Australia’s Top 10 vs the world. You’ll be able to read our insights in Money’s August 2015 edition, on sale from 6 August).
To test our theory, we created a hypothetical $100,000 portfolio equally invested across the nine global stocks identified in the May 2014 article.
Including unrealised gains, dividends and currency gains, the stocks returned 29.9 per cent. By comparison the All Ords Accumulation Index returned 7.8 per cent. Skaffold’s global stocks outperformed the Index by 22.1 per cent, or 6.3 per cent if you exclude currency gains. That’s not too bad.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
In the midst of ASX reporting season, it is easy to forget that global markets are also going through the same process.
Since 22 January 2014 hundreds of companies covered by Skaffold have released their interim or full year results. We looked inside the global markets covered by Skaffold and discovered some interesting opportunities. We’ve identified a handful of new opportunities, which have the qualities of top stocks, across the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom, Europe and Switzerland.
With Skaffold’s new custom alerting tool it is really easy to keep track of which companies have reported and how their balance sheets have changed since their last financial results.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Do you want to make some money folks? A resounding yes was the response when Karl Stefanovic asked the question on Channel 9’s TODAY show in early February.
If you had invested in the 2013 stock tips revealed by Skaffold in Money magazine last year you could have returned a profit of 25.6% including dividends and franking. $50,000 invested across the 2013 top 5 stocks would today be worth around $58,000, and you would have received $3,400 in dividends, Money magazine editor Effie Zahos told Karl.
Money magazine editor Effie Zahos shared the stock tips for 2014, provided by Skaffold.com, on the TODAY show.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Buying top-notch stocks at below their true value is the hallmark of successful value investors.
For the past two years Money magazine has asked Skaffold.com to name the Top 50 undervalued stocks, including five standouts.
Skaffold’s 2013 top stocks produced exceptional results and outperformed the All Ords Accumulation Index, as our 2012 portfolio had done the previous year. Assuming you invested $50,000 equally across the 2012 Top 5 stocks on 10 January 2012, sold on 11 January 2013, then purchased the 2013 Top 5 stocks, and sold on 10 January 2014, your 2 year return, including capital gains and income, would be 21.3% p.a.. Over the same period the All Ords Accumulation Index returned 17.5% p.a.. Skaffold’s Top Stocks outperformed the Index by 3.8% p.a.. That equates to $4,560 more profit in your pocket.
On 6 February 2014 Money magazine will hit the newsstands, unveiling Skaffold’s top stocks for 2014, which for the first time includes global shares.
Until then, here is a rundown on Skaffold’s 2012 and 2013 Money portfolios, and how the stocks stack up in Skaffold today.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Despite the more than 6% fall in the All Ordinaries Index since May, value for money is still difficult to find. Less than 10% of companies listed on the ASX offered a positive Safety Margin on July 5. The sectors where you’ll find the best value for money, according to Skaffold, are financial and consumer cyclical.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
On Wednesday 13 June 2012 Skaffold released four key improvements to its already exciting state-of-the-art online stock research application. The improvements were designed to make finding and researching the best stocks for your share market portfolio even faster.