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Westfield in line, WorleyParsons' profit falls

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 26 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Westfield Corporation (WFD)

The scourge of overconfidence

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 07 Sep 2015

Leaving in its wake sharp equity market retracements globally, efforts to stem falls and to revalue the currency in China, more commodity price decimation, mediocre earnings results and sharply increasing volatility, August was certainly eventful

The dreaded month of September

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 Sep 2015

Overview

Longer-term view needed on China

Author: Sonita Horvitch
Date: 26 Aug 2015

Matthew Strauss, vice president and portfolio manager at Signature Global Asset Management, says that investors should look past the shorter-term uncertainty and volatility

Market Index Performance l August 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 01 Sep 2015

More quantitative easing if necessary

Author: Scott Thiel
Date: 08 Sep 2015

It feels like a long six weeks since the European Central Bank (ECB) governing council's last monetary policy statement

Good deal for Oil Search shareholders

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 11 Sep 2015

There has been much discussion and debate about the relative merits behind Woodside's (WPL) $11.6-billion bid for Oil Search (OSH) , given the plunge in oil prices has created a few compelling opportunities for both long-term investors and companies on the acquisition trail

Build your portfolio like a castle

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 09 Sep 2015

According to the old saying in sport, "form is temporary, class is permanent"

Generating reliable returns with infrastructure

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 10 Sep 2015

Magellan Financial Group (MFG) was awarded the highest rating in the global listed infrastructure category in Morningstar's latest review of the sector

What higher Fed rates mean for stocks

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 11 Sep 2015

The clock is ticking on the US Federal Reserve's long-anticipated decision to hike interest rates, with a move expected as early as 17 September

Not all stocks under pressure

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 15 Sep 2015

Overview

Overcoming contribution cap confusion

Author: Kathy Evans
Date: 15 Sep 2015

The last change in superannuation contribution caps came into effect more than a year ago, on 1 July 2014 to be precise

3 key portfolio reminders

Author: Paul Resnik
Date: 09 Sep 2015

The current market conditions could be the start of another correction, according to some prominent commentators, with the bull market overdue for a taming

Markets hate uncertainty

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 21 Sep 2015

Overview

Sizing up the global economy

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 17 Sep 2015

Size does matter you know

Turnbull's growth challenge

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Sep 2015

The newly installed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was among the key topics of discussion at a media event held with a number of fund managers this week

The good and bad in a resources bust

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Sep 2015

Good stewardship matters

Putting trust in listed property

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 18 Sep 2015

The recent share-market turmoil has highlighted that equities are a risky investment

Oil at US$70 a barrel?

Author: Stephen Simko
Date: 23 Sep 2015

Although we continue to believe that crude oil prices are well below the levels required to encourage sufficient investment to meet demand beyond 2017, we are reducing our long-term oil price outlook by US$5 per barrel to US$70 Brent and US$64 West Texas Intermediate, to reflect bearish developments in recent quarters in the outlook for low-cost supply and industrywide cost deflation

Where will jobs come from under Turnbull?

Author: David Bassanese
Date: 30 Sep 2015

Our newly installed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has stressed the importance of innovation and flexibility if Australia is to prosper in the face of the mining sector downturn

Telco, media consolidation to gather momentum

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 02 Oct 2015

With a lower Australian dollar making Australian equities cheaper and political change at the very top, discussion is turning to which sectors of the Australian stock market would house the most likely takeover targets

A saver's nightmare?

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 29 Sep 2015

So the Federal Reserve (the Fed) has chosen to hold off on their goal of normalising interest rates and the European Central Bank (ECB) has countered with the threat of extending their scheduled quantitative easing (QE) with more checks and more negative interest rates, and the investment community wonders how long can this keep goin' on

Australia: recession or transition?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Oct 2015

Australia faces a rather bleak growth outlook, according to a recent report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Prospects in Turnbull's innovation push

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 09 Oct 2015

Volatility is one of the most distinguishing features of our times, according to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and can be seen in everything from share markets to the "rapid disruption" taking place within the technology sector

3 health stocks for the 21st century

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 01 Oct 2015

According to the Turnbull government, the Medicare review announced this week will bring the health system "into the 21st century"

What's next for emerging markets?

Author: Zachary Karabell
Date: 06 Oct 2015

In August, equity markets finally displayed the volatility that many had been anticipating

Seeking high-growth US stocks

Author: Garry Laurence
Date: 28 Sep 2015

In the past month we have seen a healthy global stock-market correction with the US seeing the first 10 per cent plus correction in four years

Neither side is winning

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 06 Oct 2015

Overview

Land of the rising stocks

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 09 Oct 2015

The sun is rising again for Japanese stocks, as record corporate profits and a weak yen drive markets higher

Get ready for QT

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 21 Sep 2015

Would they or wouldn't they? The Federal Reserve's September meeting was a big talking point in global markets

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