About PortfolioTicker

PortfolioTicker provides open diary snapshots of market conditions and performance of a portfolio of NYSE and NASDAQ listed tech stocks owned by Bunting Pty Ltd.

These snapshots are particularly valuable as a basis for researching drivers of change in historical prices for market indices and stock prices. They provide a snapshot for a specified date of:

  • what happened on that day – with extracts from reports and news commentary and references and links to those sources,
  • what were near and longer term projections and expectations at that time, and
  • intra-day charts of price movements and closing prices for indices, stocks and currencies.

PortfolioTicker is a non-commercial site and respects and seeks to comply with open licence and other terms of use requirements for news, press releases and other material.

Our investment strategy

Our portfolio investment strategy is focused on the fundamental technology and infrastructure of the future. So we define “slots” in a vision of the present and future and then invest in companies that we believe will dominate, or be most successful in many of those “slots”. These slots include, for example: search, data, analysis/machine learning/artificial intelligence, robotics, IOT, security, entertainment (movies, games, music), retail, payment services, advertising, social communication/networks, cloud infrastructure, access devices (phones, computers, wearables, etc).

We invest long term (analyse, buy, hold): most of our stocks were acquired during 2010-2012 when the AUD was above parity with the USD. We’ve never sold any of them (except for Microsoft’s cash acquisition of Linkedin). This strategy was endorsed by Bloomberg as the winning strategy for 2017 Bloomberg

We also support new technology development (products and businesses) through our investment in the Sydney Angels Sidecar Fund in partnership with Techseeder Pty Ltd.

We are …

Lloyd Bunting, Portfolio Manager

Lloyd and his Software as a Service (SaaS) startup eGrants
Lloyd Bunting eGrants Day 1: ServCorp desk in Canberra eGrants First Client Wins a Minister’s Award

Lloyd is the founder of Bunting Pty Ltd. He has been involved in information technology since 1971, with a background in Australian Government (Defence, Public Service Board, Finance), banking (ANZ Bank), technology (EDS/HP-ES), and major technology project management services (for advanced Defence and civil aviation projects). Lloyd has degrees in business and investment (BBus, MBA) from NSWIT/UTS and is a retired FAICD (Foundation Fellow), FASA/FCPA and MACS.

Bunting Pty Ltd was founded in Mar 2001 as a project management and internet product development firm. Its first Software as a Service (SaaS) product (eGrants.com) was the platform for a new government services company eGov Pty Ltd in Mar 2006. It was the Federal Government’s first Software as a Service contract.

Lloyd Bunting and Anita Eglitis adding new features to Egrants.com (2008)

Lloyd Bunting and Anita Eglitis adding new features to Egrants.com (2008)

Anita Eglitis, Business Partner

Anita presenting at CPA Australia: "Better Outcomes with Smarter Online Systems"

Anita as CEO of eGov (eGrants) presenting at CPA Australia’s seminar: “Better Outcomes with Smarter Online Systems”

Anita is the founder of Techseeder Pty Ltd and partners directly or through Techseeder with Bunting Pty Ltd on tech ventures such as eGov Pty Ltd and startup funds (such as the Sydney Angels Sidecar Fund [ESVCLP]). Anita is an entrepreneur, investor and macroeconomist with experience in Australia’s Treasury Department, ANZ Bank (Economics, Capex and Structured Finance), Victorian Government ($11 billion infrastructure portfolio), angel investment (Sydney Angels), and venture capital (VP, Director in several firms, as well as her own venture capital advisory firm, Venture Analysis). She also manages other portfolios of Australian and overseas stocks and is an investor in tech startups. Her degrees include an M.A. in economics from the University of Cambridge (Girton College) in England. Anita has been a speaker at CPA Australia and CommBank seminars and a mentor at AngelCube. More

Dr Sue Bunting, Advisor

Sue Bunting ANU: LLB and MMus UniMelb: PhD Oxford: MStud

Sue is an advisor to Bunting Pty Ltd. She was a commercial law solicitor with the Canberra office of a major law firm and Principal Legal Officer in the Federal Attorney-General’s Department (Courts and Tribunals, and Human Rights). She was also a research assistant at ANU Law School and a tutor at Melbourne University. Sue’s degrees include a BA from the University of New England, LLB (Hons) and MMus from the Australian National University, PhD in intellectual property law from the University of Melbourne, Master’s degree from the University of Oxford (Merton College) in England, and a Graduate Diploma in Classics from the University of Melbourne.

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

We believe AI and robotics are the most important drivers of future, with the same expected growth potential as the internet before the entry of this millenium.

One of the things we’re inspired by these days is J.A.R.V.I.S. (Just A Rather Very Intelligent System), Iron Man Tony Stark’s personal assistant, especially application of some concepts to a business purpose … and, for our investment business, we’ve started with chatbot Jarvis briefings on the market, our portfolio and our stocks as responses to, for example, “Hey Jarvis – how did our investments go?”

So we’re starting with the development of a set of building blocks, incl data access and machine learning for interpretation/analysis/evaluation. And we’re doing a lot of learning and redevelopment of our capabilities right now.

watch Iron Man Tony Stark’s Jarvis time_2 2 min.
watch Mark Zuckerberg’s Jarvis (assistant). time_5 4 min Wired Article
watch Elon Musk’s Jarvis (design and production). time_4 4 min Also used by Lockheed’s Skunk Works More
watch TED: Maurice Conti: The incredible inventions of intuitive AI 15 min.
watch Mark Sagar’s Soul Machines Website Bloomberg Article 7 Sep 2017
watch CNN: Elon Musk on where this is all going 12 min.
watch Kensho: AI applied to investment 2.5 min. watch In Google Cloud Platform (24 Mar 2016) 43 min.

When AI goes rogue: rationality without values, leaving open the question “whose values?”
watch China’s chatbots Article watch Microsoft’s Tay millennial chatbot Article