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Why the Federal Reserve is timid on rates

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 19 Oct 2015

One broad guide for evaluating central-bank decisions is this: When the case for a course of action is clear cut, central banks should have already acted

Identifying the right trustee structure

Author: Kathy Evans
Date: 27 Oct 2015

When setting up a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF), members/trustees have the choice of having their fund set up with a corporate trustee or utilising an individual trustee structure

The value of protecting minority shareholders

Author: Wharton School
Date: 04 Nov 2015

While numerous factors play into whether a country has a dynamic financial market, there's one in particular that stands out

Go global to win race for returns

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 06 Nov 2015

Australians comfortable with their domestic investments might consider a lesson from another local institution--the Melbourne Cup

7 stocks for a brave new world

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 05 Nov 2015

Over the long term, it will become harder for companies to make profits in economies which are increasingly characterised by deleveraging, ageing populations and growing inequality, as technology erodes job security and incomes, according to Kate Howitt, portfolio manager of the Fidelity Australian Opportunities Fund [19483]

Why Abenomics keeps missing the mark

Author: Wharton School
Date: 30 Oct 2015

Standard & Poor's recently cut its long-term credit rating of Japan one level, down to A+, and markets do not seem to have reacted much, if at all

Mining services set for takeover bonanza

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 09 Nov 2015

According to Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes, the beleaguered resources sector is likely to see more takeover activity ahead, with foreign predators taking advantage of a lower Australian dollar and eyeing assets in that space, with other possible targets including infrastructure companies

Morningstar's observations of PM's portfolio

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 29 Oct 2015

In 2005, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made the BRW Rich List with a net worth of $133 million

Look for corrective action

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 Nov 2015

Overview

Are US stocks overripe?

Author: John Rekenthaler
Date: 11 Nov 2015

A cautionary note Market-timers are circus clowns minus the funny suits

4 strategies for equity market navigation

Author: Andrew Pyne
Date: 26 Oct 2015

Over the secular horizon, the macroeconomic backdrop remains favourable for equities

Healthcare continues to look constructive

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 09 Nov 2015

Overview

Westpac records in-line cash profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Nov 2015

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced a 3 per cent rise in cash profit to $7.82 billion for the financial year ended 30 September 2015

Get SMSF asset allocation right in 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 13 Nov 2015

Self-managed super fund (SMSF) investors could be forgiven for giving themselves a collective pat on the back

CBA posts $2.4bn cash profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 Nov 2015

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on Thursday said its unaudited cash earnings for the first quarter to 30 September 2015 were approximately $2.4 billion, up 4.3 per cent on the same quarter in the prior fiscal year

Market Index Performance l October 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 06 Nov 2015

Favourite funds in focus

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 02 Nov 2015

For retail investors genuinely interested in diversifying their portfolios, Morningstar research manager Kathryn Young has several managed fund options for investors which are readily accessible

Beginning of a US bear market?

Author: Jeremy Beckwith
Date: 03 Nov 2015

Australia's jobs market: peak or pause?

Author: Guy Bruten
Date: 16 Nov 2015

Jobs report: signal or noise? Over the recent months, the flow of data in Australia has been largely consistent with the story that we have been telling for quite a while--a story that is centred on three elements: 1) The drag from the commodity bust will persist for another couple of years; 2) "Rebalancing" the economy away from mining towards non-mining as a growth driver would be a drawn-out process; 3) The downside risks to the economy coming from a correction in the housing sector are rising quite rapidly, and unemployment may drift higher.

Near-term upside unlikely

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 17 Nov 2015

Overview

Thank you sir, may I have another?

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 18 Nov 2015

Forecasting is a tough game

5 tips about portfolio risk

Author: Paul Kaplan
Date: 10 Nov 2015

There are generally two steps to forming a portfolio

The promised splurge on infrastructure

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 25 Nov 2015

In 1919, a US lieutenant colonel helped lead an 81-strong convoy of vehicles across the US as part of a campaign by the military to highlight the need for better highways across the US

Are emerging-markets stocks too cheap to ignore?

Author: Ben Johnson
Date: 26 Nov 2015

Emerging-markets stocks have gone from the penthouse to the outhouse

Where to shop for top retail stocks

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 27 Nov 2015

A slowing economy, mixed consumer and business confidence, and a weakening currency have all put pressure on the Aussie retail sector

All things being equal

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 24 Nov 2015

The rapid growth in the number and value of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) has been astonishing

India: A standout market

Author: Simon Dorricott
Date: 19 Nov 2015

Asia ex-Japan investors have had a difficult time for the bulk of this year, with returns lagging world markets

Finding growth sectors in 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 23 Nov 2015

Slowing global and domestic growth is expected to weigh on investment returns in 2016, as both developed and developing economies struggle to pick up speed

No backing down on bonds

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 30 Nov 2015

Bond funds have a role to play in any well-diversified portfolio

Time to go against the crowd?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 01 Dec 2015

Overview

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