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Home-owner pensioners could be worse off under Budget 2017

25/05/2017 | 12:12 PM Some retirees would be left in a worse financial situation by the home downsizing provisions announced in Budget 2017, says a wealth manager from accounting and financial planning firm HLB Mann Judd.

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.

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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

25/05/2017 | 9:56 AM  Indian stocks rallied after the appointment of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister--but then subsequently fell. UK-based investment manager Jonathan Schiessl says now is the time to buy.

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.

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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

25/05/2017 | 12:09 PM  Some retirees would be left in a worse financial situation by the home downsizing provisions announced in Budget 2017, says a wealth manager from accounting and financial planning firm HLB Mann Judd.

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.

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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 08:27 PM (20 min delay)
* All Ords and ASX200 pricing is 20 min delayed.
Indices Change % Value
All Ords* 17.3 0.3 5,829
ASX200* 20.6 0.4 5,790
NZ50 12.7 0.2 7,434
DJI 74.5 0.4 21,012
FTSE100 9.4 0.1 7,524
Nikkei225 70.2 0.4 19,813
HKSE 202.3 0.8 25,631
Shanghai 43.8 1.4 3,108
CAC 15.3 0.3 5,357
DAX 17.1 0.1 12,660

ASX300 Biggest Gainers and Losers

ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
HGG Henderson Group PLC 41.20 897.58
VTG Vita Group Limited 0.93 7.51
WOR WorleyParsons Limited 12.53 7.37
SGM Sims Metal Management Limited 13.70 7.11
DRM Doray Minerals Limited 0.31 6.90
PLS Pilbara Minerals Limited 0.415 6.41
ANN Ansell Limited 25.18 4.31
ALL Aristocrat Leisure Limited 21.04 3.95
WGX Westgold Resources Limited 1.995 3.91
MIN Mineral Resources Limited 10.41 3.69
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ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
RCG RCG Corporation Limited 0.61 -8.27
BTT BT Investment Management Limited 11.33 -6.98
SIG Sigma Healthcare Limited 0.76 -6.75
MSB Mesoblast Limited 2.15 -6.11
SUL Super Retail Group Limited 7.27 -5.95
PRG Programmed Maintenance Services Ltd 1.72 -5.49
IPH IPH Limited 4.64 -4.53
BBN Baby Bunting Group Limited 1.75 -4.37
MYR Myer Holdings Limited 0.875 -4.37
BAP Bapcor Limited 5.17 -4.08
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