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Articles from: Greece's darkest hour before its dawn to Bendigo's cash earnings rise, Aurizon's profit up

Greece's darkest hour before its dawn

Author: Frank Holmes
Date: 11 Nov 2014

"Much better than expected." That's how John Derrick, director of research at US Global Investors, summed up his trip to Greece, the beleaguered country that hopes to put its financial woes behind it and rise again like the phoenix from the Mediterranean culture's ancient mythology

6 winning sectors from a Coalition victory

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 10 Sep 2013

The Coalition secured a decisive win in Saturday's federal election and is expected to secure 88-90 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives

Getting your tax strategy right

Author: Rob Hay
Date: 02 Jun 2014

It was the night before 30 June and all through the house ..

Russell shifts to alternative bond strategies

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 17 May 2013

Russell Investments has reorientated its portfolios away from traditional fixed income towards alternative and emerging market strategies, in light of new research

Westpac announces special dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 04 Nov 2013

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced a cash profit of $7.1 billion for the fiscal year to September 2013, up 8 per cent on the previous year

BHP and Rio deliver the goods

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Jul 2013

This week, Australian resources giants BHP Billiton (BHP) and Rio Tinto (RIO) , whose fates are largely tied to that of the Chinese economy, released what can only be described as pleasing sets of production figures.

Australia's ETF market on stellar run

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 06 Aug 2014

Australia's exchange-traded products (ETPs) industry is quickly evolving into a sophisticated market for investment products

Oil's slide and investing conditions

Author: Jeremy Glaser
Date: 18 Dec 2014

On what has been the biggest driver in the slide in oil prices ..

Market Index Performance l December 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 05 Jan 2015

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

Targeted estate-planning strategies

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Dec 2014

As former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser once said: "Life wasn't meant to be easy." And life certainly isn't easy when it comes to many families

Tips to avoid an ATO audit breach

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 23 Dec 2014

An auditor contravention report (ACR) may never happen for your fund, but wouldn't it be nice to be prepared just in case? Around 11,000 ACRs were issued in the last financial year (2013-14)

3 bank myths debunked

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Dec 2014

The lessons behind the classic fable Chicken Little could easily have been applied to media reporting in the lead-up to the Financial Services Inquiry (FSI)

The ECB's shifting regimes

Author: Andrew Bosomworth
Date: 15 Dec 2014

The European Central Bank (ECB) is likely to commence a broad-based asset-purchase programme, that is, quantitative easing (QE), in the first quarter of 2015

Make sure you SuperStream, not SuperScream

Author: Graeme Colley
Date: 16 Dec 2014

Do you have a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) that receives contributions from an employer with more than 20 employees? If you do, then the SuperStream changes may have an impact now

Greek New Year: Departure from the euro?

Author: Jeremy Beckwith
Date: 14 Jan 2015

While Europe relaxed during their Christmas holidays, a new president and a general election has been called for 25 January in Greece

Young remain financially conservative

Author: Geoff Davey
Date: 18 Dec 2014

Millennials have been thought to behave more conservatively when it comes to their finances compared to older generations

Emerging markets still global growth drivers

Author: Mark Mobius
Date: 16 Jan 2015

We at Templeton Emerging Markets Group believe high economic growth rates will remain a key attraction of many emerging markets in 2015

Are oil stocks attractively priced?

Author: Matthew Coffina
Date: 22 Jan 2015

Energy stocks are down by nearly 25 per cent over the past three months to December 2014 and there are now 37 energy companies carrying Morningstar's five-star rating, meaning they are significantly undervalued

4 top stocks in 2014 and beyond

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Jan 2015

The New Year saw an influx of articles within the financial media pointing out the top share-market performers of 2014

ECB finally delivers on quantitative easing

Author: Brian Parker
Date: 29 Jan 2015

What has the European Central Bank done? Last week, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced a massive program of quantitative easing (QE)

NAB's 1Q profit up 6pc, recovery under way

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 05 Feb 2015

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced an unaudited profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 of $1.65 billion, up 6 per cent on the same quarter in fiscal 2014

CSL, Stockland and AGL grow earnings

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 11 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • CSL Limited (CSL)

Games people play

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 02 Feb 2015

My mother taught me how to play Monopoly -- the game -- and the markets over 40 years past have taught me how to play Monopoly -- the financial economy

Market Index Performance l January 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 04 Feb 2015

China versus India: Which economy will prosper?

Author: Francisco Torralba
Date: 09 Feb 2015

The consensus can be dead wrong

4 top investing ideas for 2015

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 05 Feb 2015

Whether you're playing sport, managing a business, or raising a teenager, anticipating what's next will usually hold you in good stead

5 steps to kickstart your portfolio

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 30 Jan 2015

Many of the basic rules of investing are counterintuitive

A better year in 2015?

Author: Brad Potter
Date: 03 Feb 2015

It hasn't been a good start to the year for global share markets

Telstra returns $1.8bn to investors

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Telstra (TLS)

Bendigo's cash earnings rise, Aurizon's profit up

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Bendigo and Adelaide Bank (BEN)

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