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Housing looms as a risk for Australia, says AB

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 04 Jan 2017

Incoming US president Donald Trump's policies may be less of a threat to the Asian bond and equity markets in 2017 than many people think, according to global asset manager AllianceBernstein (AB)

Risk appetite unwavering, beware of the PIE

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 13 Apr 2017

As global risk levels rise after the US missile attacks on Syria's Al-Shayrat air base and the diversion of US warships of the Third Fleet to Korean waters, investors' appetite for risk assets has not been affected

Ansell considers divestment as profits dip 15 per cent

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Aug 2016

Its dividend payout for the year was 1.2 per cent higher on fiscal 2015, with a 23.5 US cents a share second-half dividend bringing the annual total dividend to 43.5 US cents, to be paid on 8 September 2016

Origin Energy scraps dividend after earnings fall on oil price slump

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 18 Aug 2016

Origin Energy (ASX: ORG) on Thursday announced an underlying profit from continuing operations of $354 million for fiscal 2016, down 41 per cent on the previous year and below Morningstar's expectations for a profit of $364 million

2 explosive Australian stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 11 Jun 2013

Given that Orica Limited (ORI) and Incitec Pivot (IPL) operate both as a local duopoly and as a substantial part of a global oligopoly, the attractiveness of these Australian explosives makers as investments is perfectly understandable.

Is the Italian banking system insolvent?

Author: Stephen Ellis
Date: 20 Jul 2016

With Britain's vote to leave the European Union a surprise to many investors, UK bank stocks fell, but Italian bank stocks also collapsed

Understanding ETF liquidity

Author: Louis Crous
Date: 17 Mar 2015

One of the many benefits of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for investors is their tradability

Italy braces for referendum that risks Brexit-style consequences

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 22 Nov 2016

Italy's populist forces scored their biggest success so far in 2016 when candidates for the Five Star Movement were elected mayors of Rome and Turin in June

Advised SMSFs show greater diversity

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 30 May 2013

According to new research by CoreData, self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are heavily invested in Australian equities, although their allocation varies considerably depending on whether they are self-managed or have an adviser

BlueScope earnings growth undented by softer steel market

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 22 Aug 2016

BlueScope Steel (ASX: BSL) on Monday reported $293.1 million in underlying net profit after tax, up 119 per cent on fiscal 2015 and its best earnings result since fiscal 2008.

Dark cloud on the horizon

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 Jul 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Lesley Beath without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Cutting through the jargon

Author: Adam Zoll
Date: 11 Sep 2014

The investment industry, like most other industries, has developed its own terms to describe its methods, processes and offerings

Avoiding a super fraud

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Sep 2014

It was only a couple of years ago when the collapse of the Trio Capital left 6,000 people without their superannuation savings

Topside resources break imminent

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 20 Jan 2014

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Lesley Beath without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Westpac's Kelly named CEO award finalist

Author: Todd Wenning
Date: 04 Dec 2014

In his 1994 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett noted that: "Over time, the skill with which a company's managers allocate capital has an enormous impact on the enterprise's value." We couldn't agree more

LICs join the expensive defensives

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Sep 2013

Australian listed investment companies (LICs) stand alongside the big banks and Telstra (TLS) when it comes to delivering stellar income returns for investors

ANZ delivers "impressive" result

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 May 2014

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Thursday announced an 11 per cent rise in cash earnings -- a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big banks -- to $3.5 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2014

Market Index Performance l July 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 11 Aug 2014

Click here to download the Market Index Returns table for July 2014.

Goodman meets estimates, Dexus' profit falls

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 14 Aug 2014

Goodman Group (GMG) on Thursday announced a 10 per cent increase in full-year operating profit to $601 million

The role of central banks

Author: Mark Laidlaw
Date: 02 Jun 2014

Former Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Ian Macfarlane gave his insights into the changing role of central banks across the globe at the opening session of the 2014 Morningstar Investment Conference and went on to detail some of the major macroeconomic issues facing the world today

4 last-minute tax tips

Author: Peter Bembrick and Bryan Ashenden
Date: 06 Jun 2014

1) Take advantage of income splitting Couples should consider making investments in the name of the lower-earning spouse to minimise the tax payable on income distributions and capital gains, although this may not be the best approach for negatively geared investments.

2 top small caps for fiscal 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Jun 2014

As the end of the 2014 financial year fast approaches, an look at the Australian small-cap space can reveal a number of interesting companies that not only have attractive earnings prospects heading into fiscal 2015 and beyond, but which are reasonably priced relative to the market

Australia given 80pc chance of dodging recession

Author: AAP NewsWire
Date: 12 Jul 2013

It's probably safe to say that Australia has completed an unprecedented 22 years of unbroken economic growth, even though the June quarter national accounts aren't released until September

Are we in a housing bubble?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Oct 2014

Hands up those people who watched the season finale of The Block ? For those who are not aficionados of popular culture, The Block is a reality show about five couples who are tasked with transforming a dilapidated block of units into stunning, liveable apartments.

Off-market transfer legislation abandoned

Author: Katarina Taurian
Date: 31 May 2013

The government has abandoned proposed off-market related party transfer amendments, which the SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia (SPAA) claims would have forced costly compliance conditions on self-managed super funds (SMSFs) buying or selling assets to or from related parties

CBA continues to impress

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 12 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Commonwealth Bank of Australia

3 more winners from A$ decline

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Jul 2013

In a recent article , a handful of ASX-listed companies that are poised to benefit from the recent fall in the Australian dollar were examined

Medibank lists: What now?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 28 Nov 2014

There was a great deal of fanfare around the debut of Medibank Private (MPL) on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) this week, with Medibank chief executive George Savvides and Finance Minister Mattias Cormann ringing the bell upon its listing

Telstra's gift to SMSFs

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 29 Aug 2014

Telstra's (TLS) $1-billion off-market buyback was met with much enthusiasm by the market and shareholders

Annuities capital available in private sector: Challenger

Author: Tim Stewart
Date: 22 May 2013

The private sector is more than capable of providing the capital required to back a thriving annuities market, according to Challenger Life chief executive Richard Howes

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