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All Ords doesn't inspire confidence

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 22 Feb 2016

Overview

Origin shareholders to share pain

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 19 Feb 2016

Origin Energy (ORG) shareholders will share the pain of sinking oil prices, after the energy company slashed its dividend and warned that future payments would depend on improved prices

ANZ cash profit rises, flags bad debt charge

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Feb 2016

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Wednesday announced a cash profit of $1.85 billion for the first quarter ended 31 December 2015, up 5 per cent on the average of the third and fourth quarters in fiscal 2015

Ramsay upgrades guidance on healthy profits

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 26 Feb 2016

Ramsay Health Care (RHC) upgraded its profit guidance on Thursday as it unveiled a healthy earnings result for the December half

Medibank Private posts 58pc profit rise

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Feb 2016

Australia's largest private health insurer Medibank Private (MPL) on Friday announced a 58 per cent rise in net profit to $227.6 million for the half year ended 31 December 2016

Deployment

Author: Kate Howitt
Date: 15 Mar 2016

Disruption is the term that describes the battering that technological advances herald for many people

Oil Search records US$39m net loss

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Feb 2016

Oil Search Limited (OSH) fell into the red in fiscal 2015, posting a net loss after tax of US$39 million compared to the previous year's US$353 million profit after what it called "one of the most challenging years in recent history for the oil and gas industry"

Sit back and wait for the signal

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 14 Mar 2016

Overview

Contributing superannuation for children

Author: Kathy Evans
Date: 23 Feb 2016

As we get older we know how important it is to focus on building our superannuation for retirement, but have you ever considered getting your children started on building their superannuation? The earlier our children start contributing towards building their superannuation, the better off they will be in their retirement.

Crystal ball is cloudy

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 18 Feb 2016

The New Year is typically celebrated with fireworks--the major cities all trying to outdo each other with both colour and impact

Woolworths' profit falls 33pc, appoints new boss

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 26 Feb 2016

Woolworths (WOW) on Friday announced a 33.1 per cent fall in net profit before one-off items to $925.8 million for the half year ended 3 January 2016

Why are SMSF trust deeds still so important?

Author: Peter Townsend
Date: 23 Mar 2016

The laws of the main eastern states of Australia prevent a "deed" from existing electronically and therefore prevent it from being signed electronically

Sunshine, lollipops and ...

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 14 Mar 2016

Our sun--a rather tiny star in the galactic scheme of things--seems inexhaustible

Looking for nirvana

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 18 Mar 2016

For those lacking a long-term investment horizon, recent market volatility is probably a frightening experience given the relative calm since the GFC--has it really been eight years? With momentum trades under pressure, valuation is becoming of greater importance as is the sustainability of cash flows and balance sheet strength.

Odds favour bears victory

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 22 Mar 2016

Overview

What will China look like in 2025?

Author: Daniel Rohr
Date: 10 Mar 2016

China's faltering economy has sent shivers through the global markets in 2016, and for good reason

Key compliance risk for SMSFs in 2016? Pensions!

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 10 Mar 2016

Trouble ahead: What's next for the Chinese economy?

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Date: 22 Mar 2016

China's economy continues its decline, as reports earlier this month revealed that exports had their biggest monthly drop since May 2009

The investment outperforming gold bullion

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 29 Mar 2016

The resurgence of interest in gold bullion and its price rise over the past two months caught many investors by surprise

Hedge funds outperform, but who's listening?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 11 Mar 2016

Hedge funds got a bad rap in the press in the years that followed the global financial crisis (GFC) and many Australian investors have steered clear of them

Australian dividends: The gift that keeps on giving

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 18 Mar 2016

The big miners may have slashed their dividends, but for Australian share investors the local market still offers attractive income returns despite recent volatility

Gold's glittering returns lure investors

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Mar 2016

Gold is glittering again for investors, with the yellow metal's recent price rise giving ASX-listed miners a radiant glow

Battle of the giants

Author: Julie Hartley
Date: 31 Mar 2016

Binding death benefit nominations and reversionary pensions are two means available to members of a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) to select who is to receive their death benefit

Oil stocks are up but for how long?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 31 Mar 2016

Oil prices have recovered by almost 50 per cent in two months, with the reversal of oil's fortunes raising hopes that the severe price rout is over

Trustees: Don't breach your obligations

Author: Julie Hartley
Date: 05 Apr 2016

Being in control of a superannuation fund does not come without responsibilities or obligations and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is now able to hit trustees where it hurts the most (their wallet!) if they forget this

Global markets at important juncture

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 05 Apr 2016

Overview

Buying the biotech innovation boom

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 06 Apr 2016

Biotechnology may have suffered the slings and arrows of regulatory fortune in recent times, but there are still gains to be made by investors willing to take a longer-term punt on the "innovation boom"

Chinese regulations present new obstacle for Aussie exporters

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 14 Apr 2016

Australian investors are likely to see some negative effects from the Chinese government's new rules on cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) transactions, at least over the short term

Best avoid landmines

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 15 Apr 2016

The first three months of 2016 were characterised by heightened volatility across asset markets with sharp falls in risk asset prices in January and early February reversed in late February and March

Practical approach to small pension underpayments

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 11 Apr 2016

Where a pension does not meet the minimum pension standards in the SIS Regulations the pension interest will cease at 1 July of that year

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