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MICHAEL J HEFFERNAN B.Ec (Hons) Monash- LLB Melbourne
FSIA; Honorary Senior Fellow Corporate Directors Association
Michael Heffernan has over 30 years’ experience in the finance and securities industry and is currently a Senior Client Advisor and Economist with a leading Australian Sharebroker Phillip Capital after having been Chief Economist/Lawyer with the Australian Stock Exchange for 13 years, and an Economist with Commonwealth Department of Employment and Industrial Relations for 11 years.
Most recently Michael topped the poll of the Australian Newspaper's Criterion column of his expert tipsters for 2014 with an average increase of 26% over the year. Also Michael was named Stock Picker of the year 2013 and 2016 at the Australian Stockbrokers Foundation Annual Awards Charity Dinner.
He is a well-respected and frequently quoted and referred to commentator on the market and economic events and appears regularly on TV, radio and in the business sections of daily newspapers. In particular he can be seen on regularly on Sky Business News Channel's Market Moves and Your Money Your Call programmes.
In his current position with PhillipCapital, Michael is involved with analysing developments in the Australian economy and major overseas markets, and translating these trends into opportunities in the Australian sharemarket for investors and clients. Michael's role therefore embodies research and analysis, and on the basis of that solid foundation provides comprehensive portfolio and stock selection advice to clients.
Posts by Michael Heffernan for Trading Insights:
Big Mac gets upsized – Cimic (nee Leightion) scores another contract – QBE drops the boss, but sticks with the Swans – Tatts cozies up to the “Lucky Shop”.
Market Highlights: Results are out! – Reporting season gets a high pass – miners’ strike liquid gold – Vegemite and cheese, a delicious combo - airports flying high – while Flight Centre travels really well on the ground – Woolworths and the elusive WOW factor.
Highlights: CBA, the good, the bad, and the not so ugly – This week was an impressive curtain raiser to the reporting season – driverless cars, not problem for CarSales.com – guess who is not complaining about high gas prices? – James Hardie drops the hardie plank.
Read more about Australia Stock Market Report – CBA, AGL, Orora shares & more
Highlights: 2017/18 kicks off with a goal – Kogan a retail online master – International Monetary Fund - a happy bunch of economists – Inflation, is it utopia, nirvana or just a mirage?
Market Highlights: Confidence – it’s Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde again – TABCORP opens the betting on the Federal Court decision – Can a Tesco boss do it for IGA supermarkets – Ankle biters at CSL heels – Baby formula Bellamy attacked by the China syndrome
Highlights: Market starts the year in 2nd gear – Avocados a smashing win for Costa Group – travel stocks still flying high – Has the Amazon tide turned? - Retailers say yes – Central Banks catch the rate rise bus – Building approvals head south.
Market highlights: The market sprints to the financial year’s finish line – The world gears up for interest rate rises – Blackmores Boss becomes Chief Postie – IGA supermarkets defy the Amazon tide – Realestate.com delivers the full package- house search/purchase/finance – Age care provider Aveo in the gun, but returns fire.
Market highlights: Is it Tabcorp or Tablotto? – QBE from market darling to emerging market problem child – Rating agency Moody’s hands out a slight bank downgrade but then again, who cares.
Highlights: A Royal Bloodline for CSL in China – Vocus still out of focus but the vision is a bit clearer – Unemployment down - Consumers not “happy chappies” – But business is Cock-a-Hoop – May versus Macron political points even after first encounter – Rates up in the U.S-- but that’s good as its economy is purring.
Highlights: Economy limping but not staggering - Reserve Bank a rock of content - AGL still cooking with gas – Wesfarmers going down down to Coles way – Vocus in the Vulture’s focus – “make mine milk mum”, A2 that is – May wins in June-just!