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Even the optimists are bracing for aged care carnage
Opinion

Even the optimists are bracing for aged care carnage

When it comes to scandals, investors have adopted an approach of sell first and ask questions later.

  • by Elizabeth Knight

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Mad scramble for Myer shares: How the short sellers got squeezed
Analysis

Mad scramble for Myer shares: How the short sellers got squeezed

When a stock has been unloved for so long and many are betting on it to fall further, a bit of good news can go a long way. Welcome to this week at Myer.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Done with discounting: New Myer CEO tries his predecessor's old trick
Analysis

Done with discounting: New Myer CEO tries his predecessor's old trick

This was always going to be a horrible result - and one that its recently installed CEO John King was never going to sugarcoat as he wasn't responsible for it.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
What risk? Multibillion foreign investor gives Australia big tick
Opinion

What risk? Multibillion foreign investor gives Australia big tick

Scott Morrison? That's not what sovereign risk looks like.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Can National Australia Bank buy trust and at what cost?
Opinion

Can National Australia Bank buy trust and at what cost?

If ever there was a time that NAB needed to create some goodwill, it is now.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Elon Musk and the revenge of the Tesla sceptics
Opinion

Elon Musk and the revenge of the Tesla sceptics

Investors who had staked billions on Tesla’s share price falling got seriously burned over the past month, and they are looking for financial retribution.

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Dirty profits: When non-recurring items keep coming back
Opinion

Dirty profits: When non-recurring items keep coming back

Just how trustworthy are the earnings reports that shareholders rely on so heavily to measure the progress and health of the companies they're investing in?

  • by Elizabeth Knight
The ACCC's sting in the tail for toll road giant and governments
Opinion

The ACCC's sting in the tail for toll road giant and governments

It wasn't all one-way traffic as the competition watchdog gave Transurban the green light.

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Virgin has come through turbulence, even as fuel headwinds are rising
Analysis

Virgin has come through turbulence, even as fuel headwinds are rising

It's been a bumpy ride, but the airline appears to have emerged through the clouds to produce a strong rise in underlying profit, which it says is sustainable.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Dividends are nice but there won't be any if the company shrinks to zero
Opinion

Dividends are nice but there won't be any if the company shrinks to zero

The dividend flood has a downside - ultimately, if companies are to increase dividends they will need to grow revenue.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
AGL: the other leadership spill
Opinion

AGL: the other leadership spill

Andy Vesey's bold refusal to extend the life of the Liddell coal power station ultimately made him as toxic in Canberra as Malcolm Turnbull himself.

  • by Elizabeth Knight