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Articles from: The industry: A crucial piece in stock evaluation to BHP's profit down 31pc, QBE back in black

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"

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

JB Hi-Fi's 1H profit down, flags flat year

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Feb 2015

JB Hi-Fi Limited (JBH) on Monday announced a 2 per cent fall in net profit to $88.5 million for the half year ended 31 December 2014

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

Echo lifts profit 78pc, posts 5-cent dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 04 Feb 2015

Casino operator Echo Entertainment (EGP) on Wednesday announced a 77.7 per cent rise in net profit -- adjusted for one-off items and normalised for volatility in international VIP play -- to $112.6 million for the first half of fiscal 2015

A better year in 2015?

Author: Brad Potter
Date: 03 Feb 2015

It hasn't been a good start to the year for global share markets

Solid start for ANZ, Macquarie expects earnings lift

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Feb 2015

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) announced on Tuesday an unaudited cash profit for the three months ended 31 December 2014 of $1.8 billion, up 3.5 per cent on the comparable period in the previous year

Bendigo's cash earnings rise, Aurizon's profit up

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Bendigo and Adelaide Bank (BEN)

Positive prospects beyond resources

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 17 Feb 2015

Overview Continued improvement in the oil price last week resulted in a break above resistance for many of the overseas oil stocks

Newcrest shows signs of improvement

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Feb 2015

Newcrest Mining (NCM) on Friday announced a 3 per cent fall in underlying profit before one-off items to $200 million for the half year ended 31 December 2014, broadly in line with the corresponding period

Amcor flags US$500m buyback, Fortescue's profit plunges

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Amcor (AMC)

Rio Tinto shows shareholder commitment

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Feb 2015

Global mining giant Rio Tinto (RIO) on Thursday announced a 9 per cent fall in underlying earnings to US$9.3 billion for 2014

Brambles, Lend Lease lift profits

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Brambles (BXB)

BHP's profit down 31pc, QBE back in black

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 24 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • BHP Billiton (BHP)

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