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Archive: May, 2019

May 30, 2019

Money News 28.05.2019

By Roger Montgomery

In this interview on Money News, Roger discusses the difference a week has made. Since the Federal Election, property clearance rates have gone from 44 per cent to 69 per cent. Will the government be able to offset a deteriorating construction sector, or is the enthusiasm premature?
May 22, 2019

Goods times are over

By Roger Montgomery

In this article for Money Magazine Roger discusses how a slump in building activity will hit the sales of items such as couches and carpets, taking a look at Adairs, Bacon Lighting and Temple & Webster.  Read here.  
May 22, 2019

Money News 21.05.2019

By Roger Montgomery

In this interview on Money News, Roger discusses the impact the Federal Election had on markets. Following the surprise result we have seen a rally in the banks. Is this due to the fear of losing franking credits under a Labor government prior to the result?
May 22, 2019

Westpac customers braced for Apple Pay

By Stuart Jackson

Lucas Baird published an article in the Australian Financial Review which discusses why Westpac is the only big four bank without Apple Pay functionality. Lucas draws on Stuart’s view that the resistance was probably linked to the fees Apple charges the banks. Read here.
May 15, 2019

Money News 14.05.2019

By Roger Montgomery

In this interview on Money News, Roger discusses the recent downgrades for companies leveraged to the housing market. For those companies doing well, success is more than reflected in their share prices – leaving very little for value investors. Although which companies should you keep an eye on?
May 10, 2019

Trading Day Live Featuring Roger Montgomery: 09 May 2019

By Roger Montgomery

Roger appeared on Your Money’s Trading Day Live to discuss whether a housing crash is ensured without any action? An increase in unemployment in the construction sector will also have an impact on the retail sector and consumer finance businesses.
May 9, 2019

ABC Nightlife: Where to put your investment dollar

By Roger Montgomery

In this radio program with Philip Clark, Roger discusses the current state of the Australian economy. Interest rates were left on hold by the RBA, and we could soon see a big drop in construction activity – which will cause higher unemployment rates and less discretionary spending.
May 8, 2019

It’s unlikely Uber has a long-term future

By Roger Montgomery

In this article for Cuffelinks Roger discusses the hottest IPO of 2019, Uber. When Uber’s private equity owners and other shareholders hinted they were ready to float in late 2018, a valuation of up to US$120 billion was quickly adopted following investment banker indications. Although is its future really that bright? Read here.  
May 8, 2019

Money News 07.05.2019

By Roger Montgomery

In this interview on Money News, Roger discusses the RBA’s decision to keep rates on hold. Cutting rates without more relaxed lending standards won’t make a difference, we need to see the banks have the ability to lend within a sensible stress-lending test. Will this create issues if unemployment spikes?

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