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Westpac and the holy grail

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Nov 2013

Three of Australia's big four banks recently announced some impressive profit results for the 2013 fiscal year

High-speed trading swindling value investors

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 05 Jun 2013

According to new research by the Industry Super Network (ISN), value investors are being hurt by the increasing use of high-frequency trading in the Australian capital markets

Does your SMSF run like a Ferrari?

Author: Aaron Dunn
Date: 16 Apr 2014

Many trustees operating a self-managed super fund (SMSF) never truly realise the potential of a vehicle recognised as the most powerful way to save for your retirement

Housing versus your portfolio

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Jul 2014

It's no secret that Australians have a love affair with residential property

Market Index Performance l September 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 07 Oct 2014

Look beyond the major indices

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 03 Mar 2014

Overview

Winning dividend stocks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Sep 2013

Despite a tough environment, more companies lifted than cut their dividends in the most recent earnings season

Get ready for new ATO penalties

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 25 Jun 2014

Next month, self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees face a new penalty regime under the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

Will Ukraine crisis topple markets?

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 07 Mar 2014

Economists give their view on the impact of Ukraine's problems on the global economy - and how it may affect equity and commodity markets

Are IPOs suited to all investors?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 11 Oct 2013

Many investors have been excited about the strong pipeline of companies that are planning to float this year

Further corrective activity likely

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 21 Oct 2014

Overview

ANZ boasts bumper profit, dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 29 Oct 2013

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Tuesday announced an 11 per cent rise in cash profit before one-off items to $6.5 billion for the financial year ended September 2013, beating both Morningstar's and the market's expectations

Have IPOs really underperformed?

Author: Anthony Serhan
Date: 09 Dec 2014

Initial public offerings (IPOs) on the Australian share market should be one of the shining lights of our retirement system

3 bad reasons to sell a fund

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 08 Oct 2014

The decision about whether to sell a fund is usually not clear-cut, even in hindsight

Brace for a bit of volatility

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 01 Sep 2014

Overview

4 top US-dollar stock opportunities

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Dec 2014

A recent UBS report notes that the continued weakness of the Australian dollar has helped the market marginally in local currency terms, despite earnings leverage to date having been "relatively muted"

Telstra may begin to stabilise

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 01 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

Looking beyond the BRIC wall

Author: Jemima Joseph
Date: 14 May 2013

First coined by Goldman Sachs in 2001, the acronym "BRIC" - standing for Brazil, Russia, India and China - has become a shorthand way of describing the economic power shift from the developed to the developing world in the past decade

China's slowing growth good for investors

Author: Gary Greenberg
Date: 21 Oct 2014

Since the global financial crisis of 2008, the future of emerging-market growth has been in doubt

Keeping faith in Metcash

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 10 Sep 2013

At its annual general meeting in late August, Metcash Limited (MTS) said it is expecting a fall in underlying earnings per share (EPS) for the fiscal year to April 2014 in the high single digits

Bond managers can adapt

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 13 Aug 2013

Adaptation is tantamount to survival in the physical world

2 top mid-cap stock picks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Apr 2014

The Ausbil Australian Emerging Leaders Fund [10601] is a concentrated portfolio of mid and small-cap Australian shares that aims to outperform its benchmark over the medium to long term

Developing an investment strategy that works

Author: Edward Smith
Date: 27 Jun 2013

The ongoing discussion about investment strategies and the need for investors to ignore market volatility tends to assume every investor has a strategy, but some may still require help in developing them

13 common investing myths

Author: Shane Oliver
Date: 01 Apr 2014

The increasingly complex nature of investment markets leads many to adopt simple rules of thumb often based on common sense when making investment decisions

4 top economic transition stocks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 May 2014

Australia's fading mining boom was the dominate theme in this year's federal budget, with the government no longer able to rely on solid revenue from a once-prosperous resources sector

ANZ's momentum solid, Santos slips

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)

Don't be a pig, Gross says

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 10 Feb 2014

"In days of old, when knights were bold and ladies most beholden, straw seemed like silk, and water, milk and silver almost golden." Not so sure about that limerick - it was probably a cruel world, those days of old

PIMCO chief to step down

Author: Eric Jacobson
Date: 22 Jan 2014

PIMCO has announced that chief executive and co-chief investment officer Mohamed El-Erian will be stepping down from those roles and departing PIMCO in mid-March 2014

Potential reversal point?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 04 Nov 2014

Overview

Income from prisons and pipelines

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 06 Nov 2013

Income-hungry investors can benefit from funds that invest in a range of infrastructure assets, ranging from toll roads and prisons to gas pipelines

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