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Amazon and active investing

24/05/2017 | 11:43 AM Amazon is an extreme example of why the shrill chorus defending passive investing is wrong, says Fidelity International's Tom Stevenson.

Investing a game in theatre of geopolitics

24/05/2017 | 9:18 AM Applying principles of game theory to global investing can provide a framework for navigating through macro-thematic headwinds of geopolitical risk, says a William Blair portfolio manager.

Is EBITDA as bad as Buffett says?

24/05/2017 | 8:17 AM EBITDA can be a helpful valuation tool in some instances--just don't mistake it for free cash flow. From Morningstar US.

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Stock Stories

23/05/2017 | 10:55 AM  International share ownership among Australian investors is rising, but domestic exchange-listed companies are still preferred, according to a new study from Deloitte and the ASX.

19/05/2017 | 12:43 PM  Politicians need to realise capital is mobile and labour is becoming increasingly so, particularly for those in the upper-wage high-tax brackets, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

19/05/2017 | 12:43 PM  Investors should always choose carefully when it comes to resources stocks, using Morningstar's moat ratings as a guide to the sector's superior businesses.

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Fund Stories

24/05/2017 | 11:41 AM  Amazon is an extreme example of why the shrill chorus defending passive investing is wrong, says Fidelity International's Tom Stevenson.

24/05/2017 | 9:15 AM  Applying principles of game theory to global investing can provide a framework for navigating through macro-thematic headwinds of geopolitical risk, says a William Blair portfolio manager.

23/05/2017 | 9:35 AM  When is it worth paying higher fund fees for active fund management? The single most important factor effecting a fund's relative performance is its price.

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ETF Stories

22/05/2017 | 8:18 AM  The inclusion of China A-shares in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index would result in investors benefitting from the performance of some of China's most important companies.

11/05/2017 | 12:10 PM  The composition of the Australian ETP market has changed, with new asset classes, strategic-beta vehicles, active vehicles, and other non-traditional products having launched.

08/05/2017 | 8:06 AM  There are several reasons behind the surging popularity of exchange-traded funds, including their ability to deliver tax advantages over actively managed funds.

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SMSF Stories

23/05/2017 | 8:20 AM  In the coming decades, an increasing number of older and more vulnerable individuals will have an SMSF, according to the Australian Law Reform Commission.

18/05/2017 | 8:44 AM  It seems that "fair" and "equal" have different meanings in the eyes of the law, according to SUPERCentral's Brian Hor.

16/05/2017 | 10:03 AM  There are a multitude of short and long-term factors to consider for those retirees affected by $1.6-million transfer balance cap.

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The growth in the LIC sector over the past few years is not surprising, Morningstar's Michael Malseed says, given the trend in flows away from actively managed trusts into passive vehicles. Read now

 
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S&P/ASX All Ordinaries
As of 25/05/2017 07:13 AM (20 min delay)
* All Ords and ASX200 pricing is 20 min delayed.
Indices Change % Value
All Ords* 8.7 0.1 5,812
ASX200* 8.8 0.2 5,769
NZ50 37.1 0.5 7,422
DJI 74.5 0.4 21,012
FTSE100 29.6 0.4 7,515
Nikkei225 129.7 0.7 19,743
HKSE 25.4 0.1 25,429
Shanghai 2.1 0.1 3,064
CAC -6.8 -0.1 5,341
DAX -16.3 -0.1 12,643

ASX300 Biggest Gainers and Losers

ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
VOC Vocus Group Limited 3.04 7.80
ILU Iluka Resources Limited 9.17 6.88
WOR WorleyParsons Limited 11.67 4.20
CWY Cleanaway Waste Management Limited 1.305 3.98
TGA Thorn Group Limited 1.21 3.86
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ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
WGX Westgold Resources Limited 1.92 -8.57
PRU Perseus Mining Limited 0.285 -8.06
DRM Doray Minerals Limited 0.29 -7.94
TEN Ten Network Holdings Limited 0.195 -7.14
RSG Resolute Mining Limited 1.155 -6.48
SBM St Barbara Limited 2.86 -6.23
BDR Beadell Resources Limited 0.23 -6.12
SLR Silver Lake Resources Limited 0.445 -5.32
RRL Regis Resources Limited 3.16 -4.82
FMG Fortescue Metals Group Ltd 5.01 -4.75
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