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Putting trust in listed property

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 18 Sep 2015

The recent share-market turmoil has highlighted that equities are a risky investment

A saver's nightmare?

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 29 Sep 2015

So the Federal Reserve (the Fed) has chosen to hold off on their goal of normalising interest rates and the European Central Bank (ECB) has countered with the threat of extending their scheduled quantitative easing (QE) with more checks and more negative interest rates, and the investment community wonders how long can this keep goin' on

Prospects in Turnbull's innovation push

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 09 Oct 2015

Volatility is one of the most distinguishing features of our times, according to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and can be seen in everything from share markets to the "rapid disruption" taking place within the technology sector

3 health stocks for the 21st century

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 01 Oct 2015

According to the Turnbull government, the Medicare review announced this week will bring the health system "into the 21st century"

What's next for emerging markets?

Author: Zachary Karabell
Date: 06 Oct 2015

In August, equity markets finally displayed the volatility that many had been anticipating

Seeking high-growth US stocks

Author: Garry Laurence
Date: 28 Sep 2015

In the past month we have seen a healthy global stock-market correction with the US seeing the first 10 per cent plus correction in four years

Land of the rising stocks

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 09 Oct 2015

The sun is rising again for Japanese stocks, as record corporate profits and a weak yen drive markets higher

SMSF outperformance: lessons for investors

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Sep 2015

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) have continued their rise, with the number of SMSFs swelling to 557,000 and with total assets of $590 billion in the year to June 2015, both up around 6 per cent

Emerging markets outlook: China's key role

Author: Michael Gomez and Lupin Rahman
Date: 12 Oct 2015

Key points - Emerging markets are dominated lately by global drivers, including China, the Federal Reserve's policy stance and lower commodity prices, while politics and upcoming elections are adding a layer of idiosyncratic risk;

High-growth tech stock prospects

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 16 Oct 2015

Some analysts claim the Australian stock market, compared to those offshore, lacks exciting technology companies and that there isn't an opportunity to diversify into the sector

Strategise your way to tax advantages

Author: Graeme Colley and Vicky Kuok
Date: 13 Oct 2015

In life, we usually achieve a better outcome with a plan

Understanding the growing complexity of ETFs

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 08 Oct 2015

Australia's strategic-beta exchange-traded fund (ETF) market has continued to grow both in the number of products and the amount of assets, according to the latest research by Morningstar

What the housing slowdown means for investors

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 21 Oct 2015

Betting against Australians' love for property can prove costly

SMSF trust deed traps

Author: Peter Townsend
Date: 22 Oct 2015

The peace of mind of a retiree happily taking a pension from their self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) could be shattered by the news that their pension was in fact not commenced properly and that both they and their fund owe the tax office a lot more money

Why the Federal Reserve is timid on rates

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 19 Oct 2015

One broad guide for evaluating central-bank decisions is this: When the case for a course of action is clear cut, central banks should have already acted

The value of protecting minority shareholders

Author: Wharton School
Date: 04 Nov 2015

While numerous factors play into whether a country has a dynamic financial market, there's one in particular that stands out

Why Abenomics keeps missing the mark

Author: Wharton School
Date: 30 Oct 2015

Standard & Poor's recently cut its long-term credit rating of Japan one level, down to A+, and markets do not seem to have reacted much, if at all

Morningstar's observations of PM's portfolio

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 29 Oct 2015

In 2005, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made the BRW Rich List with a net worth of $133 million

4 strategies for equity market navigation

Author: Andrew Pyne
Date: 26 Oct 2015

Over the secular horizon, the macroeconomic backdrop remains favourable for equities

Get SMSF asset allocation right in 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 13 Nov 2015

Self-managed super fund (SMSF) investors could be forgiven for giving themselves a collective pat on the back

Favourite funds in focus

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 02 Nov 2015

For retail investors genuinely interested in diversifying their portfolios, Morningstar research manager Kathryn Young has several managed fund options for investors which are readily accessible

The promised splurge on infrastructure

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 25 Nov 2015

In 1919, a US lieutenant colonel helped lead an 81-strong convoy of vehicles across the US as part of a campaign by the military to highlight the need for better highways across the US

All things being equal

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 24 Nov 2015

The rapid growth in the number and value of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) has been astonishing

Finding growth sectors in 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 23 Nov 2015

Slowing global and domestic growth is expected to weigh on investment returns in 2016, as both developed and developing economies struggle to pick up speed

Market Index Performance l November 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 02 Dec 2015

Value still exists in BHP Billiton

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 Nov 2015

BHP Billiton (BHP) shares have fallen hard, recently dropping below $20 for the first time since the global financial crisis

How to inflation-adjust your retirement withdrawals

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 09 Dec 2015

It's challenging enough for today's retirees and pre-retirees who are being forced to fend for themselves without the benefit of pensions, in an ultralow interest-rate environment to boot

Pros and cons of income-generating strategies in retirement

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 10 Dec 2015

Retirees often obsess about generating income from their portfolios, conflating their need to replace the income they once earned from their salaries with a need to invest their whole portfolios in income-producing securities

Mining profits surprise on upside

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 04 Dec 2015

Australian company profits strengthened in the September quarter of 2015, breaking a five-quarter run of negatives, and some surprising results in the mining sector may give hope to the beleaguered miners who are struggling to keep shareholders happy amid falling commodity prices

Imperfectly perfect

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 01 Dec 2015

In the movie The Last Samurai , Katsumoto sought the perfect cherry blossom

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