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Articles from: Taper tantrum to 2 prospects in an overvalued market

Taper tantrum

Author: Kumar Palghat
Date: 12 Sep 2013

With the US economy finally appearing to be on a more stable long-term footing, in late May US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke hinted the Fed was considering reducing the size of its US$85 billion-a-month quantitative easing programme

Term deposits still have a role

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 May 2013

Seven months ago, research firm Investment Trends highlighted the high levels of cash held by self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees

Flight Centre expects record profit

Author: AAP NewsWire
Date: 03 Jul 2013

The company says its unaudited trading results for the 2012/13 financial year point to an underlying pre-tax profit of between $338 million and $342 million

3 steps to a top-performing portfolio

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 28 Mar 2014

Picture this - a portfolio of small companies that have consistently outperformed the market over the past five years

Global equities still strong performers

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 07 May 2013

Global equities continue to rally on the back of the Bank of Japan's (BoJ) surprise QE policy, according to Colonial First State's monthly market analysis

Telstra and Rio Tinto both deliver

Author: Nicholas Grove and Christine St Anne
Date: 08 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report:

Santos falls short, NAB's profit up 7pc

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 21 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • National Australia Bank

Economic update

Author: Julian Robertson and Donal Curtin
Date: 15 Oct 2013

Large caps versus small caps

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Oct 2013

With the Australian share market presently hovering around is long-term fair value at around 14 times forward earnings, investors may be wondering at which end of the spectrum they will find the best quality stocks

Westfield on track, Qantas surprises

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 29 Aug 2013

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

Communication breakdown at the Fed

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 27 Sep 2013

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 185 points on Friday 20 September after a 40-point fall the day before

China's false dawn

Author: Dan Rohr
Date: 23 Sep 2014

There is much conjecture surrounding the health of the Chinese economy and the outlook for growth for the remainder of 2014 and 2015

What a stronger US$ tells us about equities

Author: Dominic Rossi
Date: 04 Jul 2013

When Bill Clinton was elected US president in 1992, he was fortunate enough to reap the fiscal benefits of tax hikes and the peace dividend that arose from the fall of the Berlin Wall - two forces that helped to turn a federal budget deficit of 4 per cent into a surplus during his time in office

Test your investment knowledge

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 24 Oct 2013

3 tips for successful investing

Author: Chris Davis
Date: 27 May 2014

If the brain is the most important organ for successful investing, the stomach may well be the second as reason and judgment can easily be distorted by fear and other emotions

Crown puts in solid performance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Crown Limited (CWN)

What Westfield can teach us about strategy

Author: Peter Esho
Date: 13 May 2013

Last week's Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) rate cut brings about some important questions

Danger of increased risk-taking as markets boom

Author: Geoff Davey
Date: 16 Jun 2014

Risk means different things to different people -- danger, uncertainty, opportunity or thrill

10 timely tips for SMSFs

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 30 Jul 2013

As trustees move into the new financial year, there are a number of changes self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees need to be aware of: 1

Qantas posts "unacceptable" result

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Qantas Airways

The downside of a bull market

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 09 Apr 2014

The phase of mindless liquidity is upon us

Market Index Performance l May 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 05 Jun 2014

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

5 value-investing opportunities

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Sep 2013

The Australian market currently sits near fair value on a price-to-earnings ratio (PE) of around 14 times fiscal 2014 (FY14) consensus earnings, close to its long-term average of 14.3 times and a fiscal 2013 (FY13) trailing PE of roughly 14.6 times

5 ways to protect your retirement

Author: Chris Hogan
Date: 05 Nov 2013

Trustees of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) and investors generally need to take steps to mitigate the potentially destructive impact of sequencing risk on their retirement portfolios

5 checklist items for SMSF borrowing

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 07 Aug 2014

Borrowing in super has come under the spotlight following the release of the Financial System Inquiry's (FSI) interim report

Choosing a quality portfolio manager

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Aug 2014

It's no secret that Australia is a nation of do-it-yourselfers when it comes to everything from property renovations to share investing

Are SMSFs too exposed to property?

Author: Olivia Long
Date: 03 Dec 2013

For trustees, the past few years have been exacting

Australia comes up short for investors

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 21 May 2013

The experience of the fund investor in Australia has improved over the past two years, but is worse than that of investors in the US and UK

3 ways to invest in a top stock-picker

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Oct 2014

Morningstar fund manager of the year Perpetual (PPT) has launched its first listed investment company (LIC)

2 prospects in an overvalued market

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 11 Jul 2014

For the investor on the hunt for quality businesses, the 16-page Huntleys' Forecast 2014-15 report provides insightful, in-depth analysis into the few opportunities now left in the Australian equity market

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