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Another hit to SMSFs?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 11 Dec 2014

Self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees face two big challenges following the release of this week's Financial System Inquiry (FSI) report

Greek New Year: Departure from the euro?

Author: Jeremy Beckwith
Date: 14 Jan 2015

While Europe relaxed during their Christmas holidays, a new president and a general election has been called for 25 January in Greece

Young remain financially conservative

Author: Geoff Davey
Date: 18 Dec 2014

Millennials have been thought to behave more conservatively when it comes to their finances compared to older generations

Avoid outliving your retirement savings

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 08 Jan 2015

Emerging markets still global growth drivers

Author: Mark Mobius
Date: 16 Jan 2015

We at Templeton Emerging Markets Group believe high economic growth rates will remain a key attraction of many emerging markets in 2015

4 issues facing SMSFs in 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Jan 2015

As well as choppy markets, self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees will confront myriad issues in 2015, a few of which are examined below

6 headwinds for 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Jan 2015

1) Commodity prices and a slowing China Iron-ore prices are likely to stay lower in 2015, according to a Morningstar report

Wait for some positive signs

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 20 Jan 2015

Overview

The Midas touch and market cycles

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 21 Jan 2015

Any doubts that may have been harboured as to the inherent cyclicality of these businesses and the ability for prices to exist at a permanently higher plane have been dispelled

Are oil stocks attractively priced?

Author: Matthew Coffina
Date: 22 Jan 2015

Energy stocks are down by nearly 25 per cent over the past three months to December 2014 and there are now 37 energy companies carrying Morningstar's five-star rating, meaning they are significantly undervalued

The industry: A crucial piece in stock evaluation

Author: Karl Siegling
Date: 28 Jan 2015

Fundamental or technical research on a company that ignores the industry in which a company operates is like doing research "in a bubble"

4 top stocks in 2014 and beyond

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Jan 2015

The New Year saw an influx of articles within the financial media pointing out the top share-market performers of 2014

ECB finally delivers on quantitative easing

Author: Brian Parker
Date: 29 Jan 2015

What has the European Central Bank done? Last week, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced a massive program of quantitative easing (QE)

Market action appears encouraging

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 27 Jan 2015

Overview

10 benefits of family trusts

Author: Michael Hutton
Date: 27 Jan 2015

There is a current tendency for family trusts to be overlooked in favour of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) as a way of managing wealth

NAB's 1Q profit up 6pc, recovery under way

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 05 Feb 2015

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced an unaudited profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 of $1.65 billion, up 6 per cent on the same quarter in fiscal 2014

Maximising franking credits in SMSFs

Author: Graeme Colley
Date: 04 Feb 2015

When the dividend imputation or franking credits system started in 1987, it was seen as a boon to all investors

CSL, Stockland and AGL grow earnings

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 11 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • CSL Limited (CSL)

Games people play

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 02 Feb 2015

My mother taught me how to play Monopoly -- the game -- and the markets over 40 years past have taught me how to play Monopoly -- the financial economy

Navitas records 13pc fall in 1H profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Feb 2015

Pre-university and university pathway programs provider Navitas Limited (NVT) on Tuesday reported a 12 per cent rise in net profit before one-off charges to $40.4 million for the half year ended 31 December 2014

Market Index Performance l January 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 04 Feb 2015

Cochlear records strong profit lift

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 10 Feb 2015

Bionic ear manufacturer Cochlear Limited (COH) on Tuesday announced a 94 per cent rise in net profit before one-off items to $71.4 million for the first half of fiscal 2015

Is a major upside move imminent?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 10 Feb 2015

Overview

China versus India: Which economy will prosper?

Author: Francisco Torralba
Date: 09 Feb 2015

The consensus can be dead wrong

All Ords to break recent highs?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 Feb 2015

Overview

CBA posts "impressive" result, Suncorp lifts profit

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 11 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) • Suncorp (SUN) • Computershare (CPU)

4 top investing ideas for 2015

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 05 Feb 2015

Whether you're playing sport, managing a business, or raising a teenager, anticipating what's next will usually hold you in good stead

Tabcorp to pay special dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 Feb 2015

Tabcorp Holdings (TAH) on Thursday said it will pay shareholders a fully franked special dividend of 30 cents a share, equating to approximately $230 million

KiwiSaver Survey l December Quarter 2014

Author: Tim Murphy
Date: 22 Jan 2015

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5 steps to kickstart your portfolio

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 30 Jan 2015

Many of the basic rules of investing are counterintuitive

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