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Articles from: Suncorp pleases with dividend increase to Fixed-interest fund landscape widens

Suncorp pleases with dividend increase

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Suncorp Group

Winners and losers in a policy maelstrom

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 19 Aug 2013

We wanted to change tack

Look beneath the surface

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 05 Aug 2014

Overview

Understanding the Morningstar Style Box

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 19 Sep 2013

Morningstar pioneered understanding of share funds' market-cap and investment style characteristics through the creation of the nine-square Style Box

ANZ dividend up 11pc, to lift payout ratio

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Apr 2013

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Tuesday announced half-year cash earnings of $3.2 billion, exceeding Morningstar's expectations for a figure of around $3.1 billion and up 10 per cent on the same half in the prior year

Is investing in Grange good for your SMSF?

Author: Aaron Dunn
Date: 08 May 2013

The recent release of the 2008 Penfolds Grange is being regarded as one of the best ever

Gold bounces, low may be near

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 15 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

Investing in interesting times

Author: Marcus Burns
Date: 29 Aug 2013

When someone, purported to be Chinese, said "May you live in interesting times," they were clearly referring to the current investment climate faced by Australian small-cap managers

How possible is a short-term bounce?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 17 Dec 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

Cochlear profit meets guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Aug 2013

Hearing aid maker Cochlear (COH) on Tuesday announced a profit of $132.6 million for the 2013 fiscal year, in line with guidance provided by the company back in June

Draghi's bond-buying bluff

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 02 Sep 2013

Capitalist banking systems are built on the confidence trick that people can get their money back at any time

The great global rebalancing

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 Jul 2014

Whenever people pinpoint the causes of the global financial crisis, they usually list the massive expansion of credit in developed countries as a key cause of the bust that is heading into its eighth year

The holy trinity of excess

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 01 Jul 2014

Excess capacity abounds

Where to put your cash

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 25 Oct 2013

Although cash rates are losing their appeal, it doesn't mean investors have to abandon the asset class entirely

5 traps in using the PE metric

Author: Karl Siegling
Date: 11 Mar 2014

This is the first of our articles on fundamental analysis and we will focus on the price-to-earnings ratio (PE)

Australia's triple-treat returns

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 01 Aug 2013

Investors have been a little glum about the economy of late

Major bank action prompts caution

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 Dec 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

2 top global equity exposures

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Jan 2014

The search for quality offshore equities is set to be a ubiquitous theme throughout 2014, as local investors increasingly feel the need to increase their exposure to this asset class

Survival of the fittest

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 17 Oct 2013

I hate crows and my wife Sue hates bugs, but like most married couples we have learned to live with our differences

Greece's darkest hour before its dawn

Author: Frank Holmes
Date: 11 Nov 2014

"Much better than expected." That's how John Derrick, director of research at US Global Investors, summed up his trip to Greece, the beleaguered country that hopes to put its financial woes behind it and rise again like the phoenix from the Mediterranean culture's ancient mythology

7 tax-effective approaches to super

Author: Graeme Colley
Date: 03 Jun 2014

The end of the financial year always seems to crop up faster than it should

6 winning sectors from a Coalition victory

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 10 Sep 2013

The Coalition secured a decisive win in Saturday's federal election and is expected to secure 88-90 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives

5 ways to overcome market noise

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 09 Sep 2014

If you had invested $10,000 in the Fidelity Australian Equities [12292] fund in 2008, you would have doubled your investment to $23,000 by 2014

Getting your tax strategy right

Author: Rob Hay
Date: 02 Jun 2014

It was the night before 30 June and all through the house ..

14 questions for Kerr Neilson

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Jun 2014

1) Since founding Platinum Asset Management in 1994, you have primarily focused on global portfolios

Russell shifts to alternative bond strategies

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 17 May 2013

Russell Investments has reorientated its portfolios away from traditional fixed income towards alternative and emerging market strategies, in light of new research

3 top emerging-markets investments

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 12 Jun 2014

In a recent article , Ibbotson Associates Australia senior portfolio manager Nimalan Govender puts forward his case that emerging-market equities have become "increasingly compelling" from a valuation point of view

Europe's economy is stable, but is it healthy?

Author: Andrew Balls
Date: 05 Jun 2014

What is PIMCO's secular outlook for Europe? The central idea in our global secular outlook is for a New Neutral policy rate for central banks, with the US Federal Reserve's rate likely to be close to 0 per cent in real terms, adjusted for inflation, over the next three to five years.

Can your fund manager outperform?

Author: Tom Whitelaw
Date: 06 Nov 2014

We have been commenting on the active share of the fund managers under our coverage for the past four years and this was accompanied by a dedicated research white paper, Active Share: The Activeness of Large-Cap Australian Share Fund Managers (November 2011), that delved into the issue in more detail

Fixed-interest fund landscape widens

Author: Kathryn Young
Date: 19 Jun 2014

Australia's fixed-income fund landscape has matured over the past few years

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