The Last Straw

The Strawman Classic

Welcome to the inaugural Strawman Classic; Australia’s biggest prize-money investing contest. Test your stock picking and portfolio management skills against some of Australia’s best private investors. With $100,000 in play money, you can buy and sell any ASX listed stock, and trade as many times as you like. Whoever has the highest returns at the end of the competition period will […]

Australian Shareholders Assoc. Virtual Conference

The Australian Shareholders Association (ASA) is holding a virtual conference in November, addressing the future of investing and where the fundamental underlying changes are happening in key industries as accelerated by COVID-19.  It features a number of distinguished speakers such as Senator Jane Hume, the CEOs of Adairs and Mocka, Domino’s Pizza and Lendlease and more. The conference ticket price […]

Record customer receipts highlight Netlinkz growth in China

Netlinkz Limited (ASX:NET) today reported record receipts from customers for the quarter ended 30 September 2020. Growth in receipts has been driven by increasing demand for its VSN platform, particularly in China. Netlinkz, an Australian software company that specialises in secure virtual network solutions, has been refining its data security products since 2014. Its core product is a globally-patented, award-winning […]

Why Vonex is the telco stock to watch in FY21

2020 has been a stand-out year for Vonex (ASX: VN8), as it positions itself as the telco of choice for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Vonex has several platforms to help SMEs communicate with their customers and connect with the community. Industry-leading ONdesk software, a cloud-based program for businesses to manage all their mobile and landline calls for game changing […]

Battery Day reveals Elon Musk’s intention for manganese in EVs

Elon Musk is pushing the vehicle manufacture industry to seek out more high purity manganese to power its vehicles. As the world transitions to electric vehicle (EV) dominance, manganese will play a key role in EV production. At the Tesla’s Battery Day 2020, held today, Musk said Tesla’s next generation EV batteries will contain 1/3 manganese. “It’s relatively straight forward […]

YPB strengthens relationships with China through NATURE ONE DAIRY®

The Chinese demand for Australian manufactured dairy products is high. This means product authenticity is paramount in the buying decision. However, difficulty in determining the legitimacy of some dairy products is now more prevalent than ever as counterfeit products flood the market. YPB Group Limited (ASX:YPB) is an Australia-based product authentication and consumer engagement solutions provider looking to combat this […]

‘Buy Now Pay Later’ and Plant Based Meats: Roots Targets Two Mega Growth Markets

Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies Limited (ASX:ROO) has a strong pipeline of opportunities in the agricultural and cannabis sectors, and with a number of initiatives in play regarding developing technologies and entry into new markets there are several share price catalysts on the horizon. This week it made inroads into two growing markets: plant-based meat and ‘buy now pay later’ (BNPL). […]