Differentiating Risk From Volatility

July Newsletter | Differentiating risk from volatility. Low volatility has been a feature of financial markets of late. The US market has been particularly benign, with volatility at levels not seen since 2006. The S&P 500 has just gone through ... Read more

Avoiding The Double Whammy: Why We Prefer Value To Growth

June Newsletter | Value investing is about discounting the unpredictable future and valuing what we can assess today. We value the current earnings stream, to the extent that we can assume it will continue for some time, considerably more than we ... Read more

Auscap Awarded Eurekahedge Best New Asian Hedge Fund

The Auscap Long Short Australian Equities Fund has received the Eurekahedge Best New Asian Hedge Fund Award at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2014 ceremony in Capella Singapore on 23 May 2014. The Auscap Team are grateful and humbled and ... Read more

Australian Government Budget 2014: Implications For Discretionary Spend

May Newsletter | What impact will the Australian Federal Budget have on discretionary expenditure? In our most recent newsletter we compare the 2014 Budget with the contractionary 1996 Budget and assess the potential impact on discretionary retail ... Read more

Real Yield & Relative Value

April Newsletter | In this edition we discuss our thoughts on the real yield offered by equities, that is, the yield offered by equities after deducting for the effect of inflation. We look at current real yields, from both an earnings and a dividend ... Read more

The Long And The Short Of It: Our Investing Biases

March Newsletter | In this edition we discuss our approach to investing, including why we are generally positioned net long and with surplus capital. ... Read more

Asymmetric Information & IPOs

February Newsletter | The IPO excitement was palpable in late 2013. Private owners of businesses obliged, raising $11.8 billion in December alone, the most initial capital raised in any month in the history of the Australian Stock Exchange and almost ... Read more