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Global economic outlook for 2016

Author: Andy Brunner
Date: 18 Jan 2016

Yet again, consensus forecasts portend a quickening in the pace of global growth for 2016

Anchors aweigh

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 21 Jan 2016

In hindsight it has been nirvana for the unsophisticated investor

China's FX policy in a tough balancing act

Author: Anthony Chan
Date: 29 Jan 2016

An ongoing liberalisation of China's currency and capital account is under threat as the renminbi falls, capital outflows intensify and foreign reserves dwindle

Managing chronic anaemia

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 28 Jan 2016

We have been defensively positioned for some time as we have consistently argued that generally extended valuations left little upside for investors and that capital preservation was paramount

Odds favour a reprieve

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 25 Jan 2016

Overview

Market Index Performance l January 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 04 Feb 2016

Volatile markets to persist as investors adjust to new realities

Author: American Funds
Date: 01 Feb 2016

• High levels of volatility expected to continue as markets adjust to slowing growth in China, lower oil prices and weak industrial activity

Economic Update | January 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 27 Jan 2016

Safe withdrawal rates for Australian retirees

Author: David Blanchett/Anthony Serhan/Peter Gee
Date: 02 Feb 2016

There is a growing body of literature on safe withdrawal rates for retirees

Defending your investments in 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 25 Jan 2016

Defensive share-market investing involves identifying investments whose returns won't suffer with an economic downturn

5 developments to monitor in 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 27 Jan 2016

Angela Merkel enters the New Year as the political colossus holding Europe together

Japan's bizarrely brief "technical recession"

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 22 Jan 2016

Revisions are a normal part of compiling economic statistics, especially when it comes to the all-encompassing national accounts that track GDP

Bulls have been shaken

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 18 Jan 2016

Overview

Harry is a lousy investor!

Author: Marcus Burns
Date: 10 Feb 2016

We are approaching another "reconciliation point" for equities, being the first-half results for fiscal 2016

AGL's earnings fizzle on gas write-downs

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 10 Feb 2016

Energy retailer AGL Energy (AGL) has attributed its decision to quit exploration and production of natural gas for a statutory net loss of $449 million for the half year to 31 December, down 246 per cent on the previous period

CBA lifts half-year cash earnings 4pc

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 10 Feb 2016

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on Wednesday announced a 4 per cent year-on-year rise in cash profit--a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big banks--to $4.8 billion for the first half of fiscal 2016

ETF market outlook strong despite volatility

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 08 Feb 2016

Despite the wild ride of share markets over recent months, and some very poor investment returns, the size of the Australian exchange-traded fund (ETF) market has jumped as investors pour money into this asset class despite, or perhaps because of, volatile markets

Volatile markets rock Computershare

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 11 Feb 2016

Volatile financial markets have clouded the outlook for Computershare Limited (CPU) , the world's biggest share registry company, which saw its shares drop nearly 8 per cent on Wednesday despite posting higher profits

Expect more volatility, but some growth too

Author: Guy Bruten/Anthony Chan
Date: 08 Feb 2016

After a third quarter during which there were 13 days when the S&P 500 moved by 1.5 per cent or more, the fourth quarter saw another seven days with big equity market swings

China woes create Asian buying opportunity

Author: Robin Parbrook
Date: 04 Feb 2016

What's happening with China's currency? The immediate cause of the current wobbles or "crisis" in China is the currency, which has now fallen quite sharply

Market likes what it hears with Cochlear

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 12 Feb 2016

Cochlear Limited (COH) shares surged by 14 per cent on Thursday after the world's biggest hearing implant maker raised its fiscal 2016 earnings guidance on stronger sales and profits

Secret bond option for grandparents

Author: Austock Life
Date: 09 Feb 2016

Grandparents are increasingly utilising insurance bonds to leave bequests to their grandchildren that are beyond will disputes

Avoiding the bequest trap

Author: Austock Life
Date: 02 Feb 2016

An often overlooked investment can give parents in blended families the certainty that their nominated beneficiaries will receive their bequest without challenges from disgruntled family members

Emerging markets: the optimistic view

Author: Market Vectors Investments
Date: 03 Feb 2016

With all the gloom and doubt surrounding China and other emerging market economies, portfolio manager of the Van Eck Emerging Markets Equity Strategy, David Semple, remains optimistic that 2016 will end well

Difficult few weeks ahead

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 Feb 2016

Overview

Increasingly addled

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 12 Feb 2016

Long ago and far away in the adolescent cauldron known as Los Altos High School, I attended a senior US history class with a man-child named Delos Roman

6 events you may have missed

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 15 Feb 2016

In 2011, the US suffered the embarrassment of losing its triple-A debt rating for the first time when Republicans abandoned the formality of renewing Washington's debt limit in an attempt to blackmail Democrats into agreeing to spending cuts

No visibly encouraging signs

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 01 Mar 2016

Overview

Suncorp's earnings hit by hazards

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 11 Feb 2016

Suncorp Group (SUN) on Thursday announced a 16 per cent fall in net profit to $530 million for the first half of fiscal 2016, after its general insurance business took a hit from a higher-than-expected number of natural hazards and investment market volatility

Finding growth in Asia

Author: Matthews Asia
Date: 03 Mar 2016

As investors, we tend to look for themes to guide medium to long-term asset allocations

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