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Newcrest shows signs of improvement

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Feb 2015

Newcrest Mining (NCM) on Friday announced a 3 per cent fall in underlying profit before one-off items to $200 million for the half year ended 31 December 2014, broadly in line with the corresponding period

Rio Tinto shows shareholder commitment

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Feb 2015

Global mining giant Rio Tinto (RIO) on Thursday announced a 9 per cent fall in underlying earnings to US$9.3 billion for 2014

Brambles, Lend Lease lift profits

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Brambles (BXB)

Westfield results in line, APA lifts guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 25 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Westfield Group (WFD)

AMP impresses again, Wesfarmers' profit dips

Author: Nicholas Grove and Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • AMP (AMP)

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 20 Feb 2015

Woodside pays record dividends, Toll agrees to takeover

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 18 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Woodside (WPL)

Way out for debt-stricken governments

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 16 Mar 2015

Austerity has failed to reduce the debt burdens of governments that imposed this remedy to fix their finances

How asset allocation differs from diversification

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 10 Mar 2015

Investors tend to use the terms "asset allocation" and "diversification" interchangeably

4 shares for Christmas stockings

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Dec 2014

Retailers still face a challenging market amid the ongoing Christmas shopping period

QBE: About that turnaround

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Mar 2015

In November 2014, a prolific stock analyst upgraded QBE Insurance (QBE)

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 19 Mar 2015

To read the Economic Update, please click here .

News Corp's new threat

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Mar 2015

The vast number of channels on pay television provide an endless stream of programming, including reality shows about fabulous nobodies that quickly became "water cooler content" -- think Honey Boo-Boo and Keeping Up with the Kardashians

3 key lessons from a top investor

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 01 Apr 2015

Global investor and Platinum Asset Management (PTM) founder Kerr Neilson is one of the top investors in Australia

Woolworths versus the 800-pound gorillas

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Mar 2015

Did you hear the one about the bloke that went into a supermarket to grab a carton of milk and came out with a concrete blaster? And what about the husband and wife who went into to the same supermarket to buy their Sunday roast and came out with a digital television antenna and tree lopper? For shoppers at discount grocer Aldi, such an experience is not unusual and the approach seems to be resonating with consumers

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

Can ECB policy heal Europe's ills?

Author: Mike Amey, Andrew Bosomworth and Lorenzo Pagani
Date: 30 Mar 2015

What is PIMCO's outlook for Eurozone growth and inflation over the coming six to 12 months? Amey : Since our last Cyclical Forum in December, we have upgraded our expectations for European growth and inflation, such that we expect real growth to come in around 1.5 per cent and the consumer price index (CPI) to increase 1.0 per cent over the next 12 months

The United States of Europe

Author: Brenda P. Wenning
Date: 09 Mar 2015

The US has imitated Europe for years, boosting government spending and racking up debt, creating a healthcare system that doesn't work and adding costly new social benefits

US Federal Reserve faces headwinds

Author: Roger Bridges
Date: 07 Apr 2015

Since the March Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) meeting, it is increasingly clear that the US Federal Reserve (Fed) believes the US economy is approaching a state where zero rates are no longer warranted

Ramsay's profit up 19pc, Qantas beats guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Ramsay Health Care (RHC)

The crucial link in wealth creation

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Apr 2015

This week's article, 5 tips about asset allocation , focused on the role of strategic asset allocation in portfolio management

Market Index Performance l March 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 09 Apr 2015

Make sure you SuperStream, not SuperScream

Author: Graeme Colley
Date: 06 Apr 2015

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

Can BHP keep paying dividends?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 22 Apr 2015

" BHP Billiton's (BHP) progressive dividend is a bear trap," screamed a headline from a well-known newspaper

MYOB IPO attracts due to cloud transition

Author: Morningstar analysts
Date: 20 Apr 2015

Daniel Mueller is Morningstar head of Asia-Pacific consumer research

KiwiSaver Survey l March Quarter 2015

Author: Tim Murphy
Date: 23 Apr 2015

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Benefits of corporate trustees for SMSFs

Author: Bruce Wigan
Date: 16 Apr 2015

Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) must have trustees to take responsibility for the funds' activities

Lessons from ATO statistics on SMSFs

Author: Liam Shorte
Date: 30 Apr 2015

It is always nice to see how the SMSF sector is progressing and what the new trends are, identifiable from the financial returns and other interactions between the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and trustees, even if they are relying on old data

3 myths about income investing

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 28 Apr 2015

It's safe to say that the current ultra-low interest-rate environment is messing with our heads

Interest rates have turned negative

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 06 May 2015

This is a financial news article to be used for non-commercial purposes and is not intended to provide financial advice of any kind

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