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Europe still on a slow boil

Author: Komal S Sri-Kumar
Date: 31 Jul 2013

The eurozone has been relatively free of eruptions for several months

Earnings season: The good, the bad and the ugly

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 06 Sep 2013

For most analysts, the recent earnings season contained little surprises

Woodside cuts production target

Author: AAP NewsWire
Date: 03 Jul 2013

The news has sent the company's share price lower, down $1.54, or 4.3 per cent, at $34.28 at 1442 AEST

7 issues to consider about excess contributions

Author: Aaron Dunn
Date: 05 Sep 2013

Let's be honest, excess contributions tax has been a pain in the (you know what)… For every genuine case of individual's breaching their concessional contribution cap, there has been a story of inadvertent breaches due to the timing and reporting of contributions.

AREITs could outperform

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 24 Feb 2014

The US and Australian equity markets ended last week bang on resistance

Bear cycle long overdue

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 Sep 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

Syria strike: Brief market dip?

Author: Lewis Walker
Date: 16 Sep 2013

Will a US attack on Syria, a question now before Congress, seriously harm the markets? What if the current proposal in the United Nations (UN) - that the UN takes over Syria's chemical weapons stockpile - fails? The history of previous American military strikes suggests that any market decline will be temporary.

A footy fan's guide to portfolio construction

Author: Bart Dowling
Date: 30 Sep 2013

Now that we're at the business end of the footy season, it seems appropriate that we outline our thoughts as to the similarities between portfolio construction and football

Metcash reports 9pc fall in 1H profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Dec 2014

Metcash Limited (MTS) on Monday said net profit before one-off items for the half year ended 31 October 2014 fell 9 per cent to $101.7 million

Investing against the herd

Author: Michael Coop
Date: 15 Jan 2014

Contrarian investing is about looking for undervalued and out-of-favour investments and avoiding highly priced and popular investments

10 top tips for assessing bonds

Author: Elizabeth Moran
Date: 29 Sep 2014

This month, Glencore, a diversified multinational commodity trading and mining company, issued a bond in the domestic market for the first time

2 top-performing small caps

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Sep 2014

Last month the Pengana Emerging Companies Fund [12260] rose by 4.9 per cent, outperforming the Small Ordinaries Index by 2.6 per cent and the Small Industrials index by 1.2 per cent

Anatomy of a gold bust

Author: Matthew Tuttle
Date: 03 Jun 2013

Momentum investors buy hot individual stocks that enjoyed high returns in the past several months and try to capitalise on a rally

Market unlikely to push higher

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 18 Mar 2014

There were no real surprises last week and therefore no change to my cautious view.

Strength remains in small caps

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Jun 2013

In 2012, the Hyperion Small Growth Companies [4242] fund outperformed its benchmark by a stunning 15 per cent, delivering a 33 per cent return for the year

Better yield prospects with ETFs?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 14 Aug 2013

The desire for yield continues to intensify as domestic interest rates hit historic lows

All Ords issues warning signal

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 05 May 2014

Overview

Test your investment knowledge

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 01 Nov 2013

Aussie equities: Where will growth come from?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 10 Oct 2014

In the absence of revenue growth, cost-cutting and lower interest expense were the main contributing factors to recent earnings growth, Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes says in a September Your Money Weekly column

Tax matters: Choose your investments carefully

Author: Alex Prineas
Date: 05 Jun 2014

4 lessons from recent IPOs

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 28 Jun 2013

A tale about a small listed company that morphed into a large sustainable business is an oft-recurring investment yarn

5 reasons to be upbeat about Aussie stocks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 07 Feb 2014

Although caution has typified reporting seasons in recent years, there are still some reasons to be optimistic

Westpac lifts cash profit, dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 May 2014

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced an 8 per cent rise in cash earnings -- a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big banks -- to $3.8 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2014

Risk not yet eliminated

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 09 Sep 2014

Overview

4 asset classes for the new financial year

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 11 Jul 2013

Market rallies and market slides characterised the most recent financial year

Reconciling market psychology with fundamentals

Author: Karl Siegling
Date: 23 Oct 2013

In our previous article, Hope, fear and greed , we wrote about the extreme effects psychology can have on the share price of a stock and the market overall

4 reporting season themes

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Aug 2013

Reporting season will soon get into full swing

Market Index Performance l October 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 05 Nov 2014

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

Lend Lease meets guidance, Westfield on track

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 27 Aug 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Lend Lease

5 winning asset classes for 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Jan 2014

Global and Australian equities delivered strong returns in 2013

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