Tim Boreham
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The New Criterion

With investors clamouring for better yields than paltry returns on cash deposits, the world’s top debt whisperers have obliged with an expanding cluster of ASX-listed funds to give retail punters an exposure to a $US2 trillion global sector hitherto the…

The New Criterion

When a stock is trading at a fraction of a cent, it’s usually a message for investors to abandon all hope and sell for the tax losses while they can. After all, sub 1c stocks are usually mired in debt…

The New Criterion

Basil Fawlty famously sought to avoid mentioning the war, but opioid producer Palla Pharma (PAL $1.03) won’t even try to downplay the tricky topic. The ‘war’ in this case is America’s startling addiction to the painkilling and euphoria inducing substance…

The New Criterion

Oh dear! The stronger-for-longer lithium story is not exactly panning out as such, with a global oversupply emerging and the upbeat blue sky stories supplanted by tales of woe from the emerging producers. The same thing’s happening with that other…

The New Criterion

The first and last time your famished columnist had a vegan sausage was at an animal charity’s food stand at Bunnings, with no carnivore alternative on offer. Suffice to say, the taste and texture of the mystery bag was redolent…

The New Criterion

When it comes to the high multiple tech stocks with ‘cloud’ based subscription models, investors can’t be accused of taking the ‘mister in-between’ approach. The profit reporting season showed that disappointing numbers have been met with resounding double-digit sell-downs, while…

The New Criterion

Funtastic (FUN) 4.5c Can Buzz Lightyear and Woody come to the rescue of the beleaguered toy distributor? As with McPherson’s, fun has been a rare commodity at Funtastic despite its impressive portfolio of brands that includes Razor Scooters, Pillow Pets,…

The New Criterion

A paradox of the Pentagon is that it can start a war in about five minutes, but when it comes to selecting contractors to supply the materiel the process drags on for years. As with other military bodies, the Washington…

The New Criterion

Shared office space used to be just that: cheap digs for start-up enterprises to house their staff before they could afford to hang out their own shingle. These days, co-working is less about being a stop-gap measure and more about…

The New Criterion

Hampered to date by a lack of medico awareness, perception issues and a dearth of approved treatments, the local medicinal cannabis sector is showing the first buds of meaningful growth. According to the Therapeutic Goods Administration, the country’s medical gatekeeper,…