Saturday, August 19, 2017
After a week of Trump controversy and the Spain terror attack, China’s Shanghai Composite Index posted strongest weekly gains in four-months as investor optimism over strong corporate earnings and healthy economic fundamentals supported Chinese equities.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
On 20th September TPG Telecom (CODE:TPM) released their 2016 results and the market did not like what it saw. The stock price plunged 21.5% throughout the day. The areas of disappointment were underlying earnings and dividends coming in below expectations, and a dampened outlook for 2017. Uncertainty also surrounds a possible expansion into Singapore.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Reports for around 300 global stocks flowed through Skaffold during January, including Apple, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, AT&T, Facebook, Intel, The Boeing Company, eBay, Nike, Caterpillar, Starbucks, Kimberly Clark, Yahoo!, Motorola, Xerox, Oshkosh, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Metro Inc, Prada, Singapore Exchange, PZ Cussons and SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance.
Exclusively for Skaffold members, we’ve put together a list of companies whose latest financial results are now available in Skaffold, including updated Skaffold Scores and Safety Margins.
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.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Earnings per share growth, return on equity, net debt to equity ratio, cash flow, funding surplus, the range of analyst estimates… which ratios are important and how do you know what to look for when researching stocks in Skaffold?
The newly released Skaffold Summary provides a comprehensive overview of Skaffold’s evaluation of a company, highlighting the potential warnings signs and strengths that you should look for on Skaffold’s Earnings and Dividends, Capital History and Cash Flow Evaluate screens.
With the Skaffold Summary its simple to focus your attention on the good and bad points about a company.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Since the start of November 2013 the stock market has fallen 345 points to 5096. We have also had negative announcements from Forge (FGE), Codan (CDA), QBE Insurance (QBE) and now Wotif (WTF).
Are we headed for a market crash? Is the “bubble” about to burst? Roger Montgomery shared his thoughts on what the coming year holds for investors at Skaffold's recent webinar.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Australian investors believe the local stock market will rise over the next 12 months, even from the current post GFC highs, according to a survey of more than 200 investors that attended our recent webinar.
Not surprisingly, 46% of respondents said they are planning to increase their exposure to ASX listed shares over the next 12 months, with 38% planning no change to their current exposure and just 16% planning to decrease their ASX listed holdings.
Skaffold CEO Chis Batchelor, said investors who are using Skaffold are reporting stronger investment returns and that the findings had implications for investors and their advisers.
“The vast majority of respondents who currently use Skaffold say their portfolio has improved since they starting use our stock research software. These investors have their superannuation heavily invested in shares and few are using an adviser or broker to help them with their stock decisions”, Chris said.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Whilst many investors believe the ASX is currently overpriced, smart investors know how to find great value investment opportunities.
In this webinar Skaffold's General Manager, Chris Batchelor CFA, demonstrates how easy it is to spot investment opportunities using Skaffold. Chris also reveals 10 top stocks that represent value today.
Friday, September 20, 2013
SMSFs not using Skaffold Global are missing the upside of global stocks because they do not invest offshore due to the perceived cumbersome and expensive process.
There has been a significant performance gap between the performance of the Australian market and the wider world in recent months. According to Rainmaker data, the ASX 300 accumulation index is up 24% in the 12 months to 30 August while the MSCI World Index is up 37%.
With so much growth coming from the SMSF sector, a number of online brokers and wealth management firms have moved to make access to overseas stocks easier, including Skaffold, which was set up by well-known professional stock-pickers Roger Montgomery, Russell Muldoon and Chris Batchelor, and marketer Vanessa Gilbert.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees are increasingly utilising advanced stock researching tools to plan for and manage their retirement portfolio.
That is the assessment of the general manager for Skaffold, Chris Batchelor, who said SMSF trustees were also more likely to seek information about offshore stocks than other investors.
"SMSF trustees are the fastest growing sector of the Skaffold client base," he said.