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Can your SMSF buy your business?

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 23 Dec 2016

"I am the sole director of my private trading company and I also own the premises from which my business is being run

How fake news can warp financial markets

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Dec 2016

The cacophony of "noise" that distracts investors and threatens to veer them off course has been acknowledged for some time--a by-product of the information age and digital era in which we now live .

Quantifying the impact of assets test changes on your retirement

Author: Accurium
Date: 10 Jan 2017

It is also important for all retirees to review their spending plans in light of how these changes impact their retirement over the longer term

The lure of offshore investing

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 16 Jan 2017

It's now easier than ever for Australians to access international investments, and the official data shows we're sending investment money offshore as investors diversify their portfolios and take advantage of growth opportunities not available at home

2017 shapes as pivotal year for Eurozone

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 24 Jan 2017

In November 2009, Greece ignited the Eurozone debt crisis when the incoming socialist government revealed the previous conservative regime had lied about government finances to the extent that the true budget deficit was 13 per cent of GDP, not 4 per cent

Now the real game begins

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 27 Jan 2017

Following Donald Trump's inauguration, I believe global financial markets will struggle to find a definitive direction for some months

Asia valuations cheap relative to western markets

Author: Fidelity International
Date: 05 Jan 2017

2016 was an eventful year for Asia as markets were once more subject to the vagaries of shifting opinions.

Why look for value rather than growth in China?

Author: Jing Ning
Date: 01 Feb 2017

The general perception surrounding China is that it is an ideal market to search for growth

The world awaits Trump

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 20 Jan 2017

The world awaits the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America on 20 January

Disrupters rule the world; Reporting season underway

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 03 Feb 2017

With the stroke of the pen on an executive order, President Donald J

Focus on the facts, not the froth

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 13 Jan 2017

While 2016 saw most global stock-market indices recording useful gains, some investors would have struggled to match, let alone exceed, market returns

4 points to note as resources rally

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 13 Feb 2017

Little more than a year ago, we were struck by how far materials, dominated by minerals producers, had fallen as a proportion of the ASX through time

Origin books $1.68bn LNG-linked loss for 1H17

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Feb 2017

This is largely attributed to a post-tax $1.9 billon impairment, relating to a $1 billion carrying value reduction of Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG), in which Origin (ASX: ORG) holds a 37 per cent stake

South32 posts solid $620m net profit for 1H17

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Feb 2017

South32 (ASX: S32) has reported US$620 million in net profit after tax for the first half of fiscal 2017 (1H17)--a return to positive territory after a $1.7-billion loss in the same period in 2016.

Is the Reserve Bank out on a limb?

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 10 Feb 2017

The Reserve Bank left the official cash rate at 1.5 per cent following the 7 February meeting

Crown profits down amid declining high-roller revenue

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 Feb 2017

Casino operator Crown Resorts (ASX: CWN) has announced declines across the business for the first half of fiscal 2017 (1H17), as net profits after tax and revenue fell 9 per cent and 12 per cent, respectively

NIB profit boost driven by lower claims, churn rates

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 20 Feb 2017

NIB Holdings (ASX: NHF) shareholders will receive a fully-franked interim dividend of 8.5 cents a share, up 48 per cent on the first half of fiscal 2017 (1H16)

Standing ovations, now delivery is the key

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 03 Mar 2017

Global equities markets roared in the aftermath of President Trump's speech to the joint houses of Congress, which drew 94 standing ovations

Qantas profit falls 7.5pc but beats guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Feb 2017

Statutory earnings per share stood at 27.3 cents for the half, the airline said in a statement to the ASX on Thursday

Dexus Property ups full-year earnings guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Feb 2017

Australia's biggest office landlord said it expects growth in underlying FFO per security of around 4 per cent in fiscal 2017, up from 3.0-3.5 per cent previously

Show me the money

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 14 Mar 2017

"School days" inexorably continue at the Gross household, not just because of grandchildren, but because of the necessity to teach my own kids the complexities and pitfalls of investing

Asian equities shrug off Trumponomics

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 15 Mar 2017

Asian stocks have enjoyed a positive start to 2017, and could be set for more gains despite rising US interest rates and the threat of geopolitical instability

The inconvenient truth

Author: Tom Stevenson
Date: 01 Mar 2017

There is a glass half full view of the Trump Presidency which has won the majority of investors' attention since November

Yellen makes a move on US rates

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 17 Mar 2017

As expected, the US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) lifted the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to a new target range of 0.75 per cent to 1.00 per cent

Asia: a political safe-haven?

Author: Teera Chanpongsang
Date: 21 Mar 2017

As a long-term investor in Asian equities, I have seen first-hand how policies can influence both capital markets and economies

The maths involved in bond investing

Author: Stuart Dear
Date: 24 Mar 2017

After the fireworks of 2016, 2017 has, to date, been more like an aromatic candle in terms of market moves

A little stumble

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 31 Mar 2017

US equities markets have ignored the failure of President Trump to convince his own party to introduce the American Health Care Act to unwind the Obamacare health insurance safety net

Lessons from the eight years since the market crash

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 29 Mar 2017

If an investor had the foresight in March 2009 to predict where we would be today, many would be pleasantly surprised with the progress financial markets have made

The 3 biggest threats to SMSF investors in 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Mar 2017

AMP Capital's latest Black Sky Report found self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees expect a 10.9 per cent return on their portfolio in 2017--comprising 6 per cent capital and 4.9 per cent income--yet less than one-fifth have rebalanced their SMSF portfolio towards growth assets

Outlook delicately balanced but strong buffers support housing market

Author: David Ellis
Date: 07 Apr 2017

Record high gross household debt levels, terrible housing affordability, low wage growth and rising borrowing costs, regardless of changes in the RBA's official cash rate, are headwinds to stronger economic growth in Australia

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