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4 top tax deductions

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 24 Jun 2015

While it can be "taxing," the end of financial year is a time for investors to remember those deductions they can make in order to reduce their taxable income

How to defer tax

Author: Westpac advisers
Date: 25 Jun 2015

Diana Saad, senior financial planner, Westpac Premium 1) Set up a discretionary trust

The perpetual growth myth

Author: Kevin Flynn
Date: 29 Jun 2015

Wishful thinking now grips the investment world

Was Medibank a bad buy?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Jul 2015

Medibank's (MPL) initial public offering was launched in November 2014 with a great deal of fanfare within the investment community

Strong bank profits ensure steady returns

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 03 Jul 2015

Bank prices have had a volatile few months

Greek crisis presents buying opportunity

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Jul 2015

It's been pretty much all about Greece for the markets this week

4 guidelines for taking profits

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 29 Jun 2015

Last week we looked at the importance of cutting losses

Where leading stock-pickers are finding value

Author: Jeff Ptak
Date: 01 Jul 2015

Where are valuations and values today? Both managers are bottom-up investors, but when pressed for their market-level view neither see stocks as unreasonably expensive

Capital crime of asset manipulation

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 07 Jul 2015

Renewed concerns about the ability of Greece to repay loans

Kitchen closed for Australian depositors

Author: Rob Mead
Date: 06 Jul 2015

With the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) policy rate now at 2 per cent and Australian banks much more focused on raising capital than raising deposit funding, the "free lunch" that Australian investors quite rightly feasted on has ended

Market Index Performance l June 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 07 Jul 2015

Click here to download the Market Index Returns table for June 2015.

New legislative changes affecting SMSFs

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 09 Jul 2015

New legislation was passed on 19 March 2015 removing the double taxation of after-tax superannuation contributions made in excess of the cap (currently $180,000 a year)

Weighing up the chance of a Grexit

Author: Holly Cook
Date: 08 Jul 2015

Stock markets across the Eurozone opened sharply lower on Monday morning after the people of Greece voted a resounding "no" to an International Monetary Fund-imposed "cash-for-reform" deal

US market of most importance

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 07 Jul 2015

Overview

A turnaround for Woolworths?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Jun 2015

The departure of Woolworths (WOW) chief executive Grant O'Brien announced earlier this week was welcome by the market

Plan now for pension access

Author: Natasha Panagis
Date: 23 Jun 2015

Background Most Centrelink and Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) payments are means tested to determine the amount of pension an eligible person is entitled to

Currency markets near turning point

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 20 Jul 2015

Overview

Economic update

Author: Morningstar
Date: 23 Jul 2015

Signs the US recovery is solid

Author: Rick Rieder
Date: 22 Jul 2015

Many market observers lately have been making some pretty pessimistic evaluations of the US economy, declaring that it's stagnating and soft

Finding growth in emerging markets

Author: Simon Dorricott
Date: 20 Jul 2015

Emerging market investors had a difficult time in 2014, with returns lagging developed markets

Prospects in the great equity re-rating

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 31 Jul 2015

The era of zero interest rates are drawing to an end with financial markets paving the way for a rate rise (albeit gradual) by the US Federal Reserve -- the first hike since 2004

Assets SMSFs are looking to buy

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Jul 2015

Low interest rates are driving self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees to reallocate their assets, with the proportion of cash in portfolios falling, a study by the SMSF Association has found

Headwinds for retailers may blow hard

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 31 Jul 2015

Australian retailers could be set to face tough times ahead, with headwinds assaulting them on several fronts

10 ways to avoid hasty market decisions

Author: Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Date: 14 Jul 2015

1) Volatility is a normal part of long-term investing From time to time, there will inevitably be volatility in stock markets as investors react to changes in economic, political and corporate environments

Investing on borrowed time

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 15 Jul 2015

The old saying to "sell in May and go away" certainly rang true this year, with the Small Ordinaries Index giving up nearly all of its calendar year gains in the month of June

Keep eye on key support levels

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 13 Jul 2015

Overview

China's stock bubble bursts

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 10 Jul 2015

China's stock-market bubble has popped, with the Shanghai bourse's 30 per cent fall since its peak on 12 June wiping out more than US$3.5 trillion in equity values

2 quality stocks in a weak market

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 09 Jul 2015

The article, Greek crisis presents buying opportunity , explained how a big market event such as that currently playing out in Europe often provides an opportunity for investors to buy stocks at a discount

Staring into an abyss

Author: Scott Minerd
Date: 13 Jul 2015

With a resounding "no" vote on the Greek referendum to accept the terms of Europe's proposed "bailout," market pundits are out in force talking about the coming turmoil

Did investors get it wrong with China?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Jul 2015

Last week, the AMP Capital China Growth Fund (AGF) was hit by a plunging Chinese stock market

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