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Silver linings shine in China's risks

25/05/2016 | 8:23 AM Corporate defaults are rising in China, as are market interest rates. While these developments may worry investors and prompt negative headlines, they may have beneficial long-term effects.

Are baby boomers to blame for growing financial inequality?

24/05/2016 | 3:30 PM The gathering backlash against Australia's baby boomer generation from less well-off Gen X and Gen Y cohorts is understandable but unwarranted, according to a new SMSF Association board member.

In Australia, play the hand you are dealt

24/05/2016 | 8:27 AM As interest rates continue to fall in Australia, investors may want to take their cue from the Reserve Bank of Australia, according to PIMCO's Robert Mead.

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Stock Stories

24/05/2016 | 8:18 AM  Reputable companies with strong competitive advantages can be found in the S&P/ASX MidCap 50 Share Index, which looks set to outperform other size-based share-market indexes for the third straight year.

20/05/2016 | 8:27 AM  It appears self-funded retirees are now part of a voting block that has been conveniently forgotten by the major political parties, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

20/05/2016 | 8:27 AM  REA Group and SEEK have outperformed the market over the past year and some newer tech stocks have also performed well, but investors may have to pay a high price for their strong performance.

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Fund Stories

25/05/2016 | 8:20 AM  Corporate defaults are rising in China, as are market interest rates. While these developments may worry investors and prompt negative headlines, they may have beneficial long-term effects.

24/05/2016 | 8:22 AM  As interest rates continue to fall in Australia, investors may want to take their cue from the Reserve Bank of Australia, according to PIMCO's Robert Mead.

20/05/2016 | 8:27 AM  Jeremy Grantham from global investment management firm GMO makes an admission of a past mistake regarding resources.

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ETF Stories

09/05/2016 | 11:59 AM  Several currency-hedged global equity ETFs have launched lately that hedge out foreign currency exposure. However, it's worth exploring whether it may be less risky to retain some unhedged foreign currency exposure.

04/05/2016 | 8:25 AM  The Australian ETF market is poised for further growth due to a number of structural tailwinds, including asset growth, product proliferation and price competition.

27/04/2016 | 8:26 AM  While the terms "ETFs" and "ETPs" are increasingly being used interchangeably, there are important differences investors need to be aware of.

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SMSF Stories

24/05/2016 | 3:28 PM  The gathering backlash against Australia's baby boomer generation from less well-off Gen X and Gen Y cohorts is understandable but unwarranted, according to a new SMSF Association board member.

23/05/2016 | 12:02 PM  Budget 2016 could have far-reaching estate planning consequences for some SMSF trustees, further emphasising the importance of a well-formed, legally binding plan.

23/05/2016 | 8:26 AM  Having done their homework, trustees should have their SMSF well prepared for the end of the financial year. Here are some "spring cleaning" tips for when 1 July comes around again.

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As of 25/05/2016 11:00 AM (20 min delay)
* All Ords and ASX200 pricing is 20 min delayed.
Indices Change % Value
All Ords* 82.5 1.5 5,444
ASX200* 85.0 1.6 5,381
NZ50 41.4 0.6 6,914
DJI 213.1 1.2 17,706
FTSE100 82.8 1.3 6,219
Nikkei225 264.5 1.6 16,763
HKSE 0.0 0.0 19,830
Shanghai -0.2 0.0 2,821
CAC 106.4 2.5 4,432
DAX 215.0 2.2 10,057

ASX300 Biggest Gainers and Losers

ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
AAC Australian Agricultural Company Limited 1.605 7.36
PRG Programmed Maintenance Services Ltd 1.57 7.17
SWM Seven West Media Limited 1.115 6.19
WOR WorleyParsons Limited 5.935 4.86
TNE Technology One Limited 5.45 4.21
WHC Whitehaven Coal Limited 0.755 4.14
IFN Infigen Energy 1.01 4.12
STO Santos Limited 4.34 4.08
SEK-NZ SEEK Limited 4.78 3.91
TCL-NZ Transurban Group 8.30 3.75
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ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
RSG Resolute Mining Limited 0.7725 -9.12
PRU Perseus Mining Limited 0.485 -6.73
GOR Gold Road Resources Limited 0.5875 -5.24
SBM St Barbara Limited 2.47 -5.00
SGN STW Communications Group Limited 1.075 -4.87
NCM Newcrest Mining Limited 19.12 -4.64
NST Northern Star Resources Ltd 4.33 -4.42
RRL Regis Resources Limited 2.92 -4.26
AQG Alacer Gold Corp 3.25 -4.13
EVN Evolution Mining Limited 2.045 -3.54
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