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Articles from: Hedge funds outperform, but who's listening? to Bear market prognosis under threat

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

The importance of binding nominations

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 24 Mar 2016

When thinking about estate planning for your super death benefits, Brian Hor, special counsel, superannuation and estate planning with Townsends Business & Corporate Lawyers, stresses that it is absolutely crucial to put into place a valid binding death benefit nomination to provide certainty regarding how your death benefits will be paid--especially where there is any potential for a conflict of interest to arise between your intended beneficiaries

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

An ugly deleveraging

Author: Andrew Bosomworth
Date: 04 Apr 2016

Here's a critical question for investors in Europe: Can the European Central Bank (ECB) orchestrate a beautiful deleveraging? It is clear that bail-ins and haircuts are likely to play a larger role going forward in reducing unsustainable debt burdens

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

ATO's LRBA guidelines: A safe harbour?

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 12 Apr 2016

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued its Practical Compliance Guidelines as to what constitutes a "safe harbour" for related party limited recourse borrowing arrangement (LRBAs)

Fixed income: Defensive but flexible

Author: Stuart Dear
Date: 21 Apr 2016

Markets endured a dramatic round-trip over the quarter, revealing the inherent volatility of an unstable relationship between markets and central banks

Zeno's paradox

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 01 Apr 2016

I once wrote that a good "bond manager" should metaphorically be composed of one-third mathematician, one-third economist and one-third horse trader

Challenges remain for Asia's economies

Author: PIMCO
Date: 14 Apr 2016

Q: What is PIMCO's outlook for growth in China? Spajic : The economic challenges China faces have never been more pressing, and in light of these, we think official GDP growth is likely to end up in the range of 5.5 per cent to 6.5 per cent this year, versus the target of 6.5 per cent.

ATO releases superannuation thresholds

Author: SUPERCentral
Date: 20 Apr 2016

The good news is that two thresholds have increased

Deflation haunts global equities

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 01 Apr 2016

Negative interest rates in Japan and Europe have added to concerns over whether the monetary authorities still have the financial firepower to slay the feared demon of deflation

The Federal Reserve's wager on inflation

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 19 Apr 2016

Four times a year the Federal Reserve releases a "summary of economic projections," which gathers predictions from its 17 policy-setting board members including their forecasts for the federal funds or US cash rate

Australian wealth jumps, property holdings huge

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 07 Apr 2016

Australian wealth topped fresh levels in the December 2015 quarter, but with most wealth held in property, a property correction combined with higher interest rates could hit households hard

Will it be a hard or soft landing for China?

Author: Western Asset
Date: 08 Apr 2016

Executive summary • We are expecting China's headline GDP growth to decelerate to 5 per cent to 6 per cent over the next few years as the economy makes a structural transition away from low-end manufacturing towards services and the information technology sector.

Market Index Performance l March 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 14 Apr 2016

Waiting for some clear signals

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 19 Apr 2016

Overview

ETF or ETP: What's the difference?

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 27 Apr 2016

All ETFs are ETPs, but not all ETPs are ETFs

Federal election unlikely to boost nation's fortunes

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 28 Apr 2016

The upcoming federal election has the potential to create short-term uncertainty, but with the key policies of the Coalition and Labor being broadly similar and neither party likely to curb the Budget deficit, there's not likely to be one party that would be better for the share market than the other over the longer term

A case for quality investing

Author: Wells Fargo
Date: 29 Apr 2016

If you believe the Street's consensus, market volatility could be sticking around for the remainder of 2016

Rocky start to 2016

Author: Greg Meier
Date: 27 Apr 2016

Equities whipsawed from bear market to bull run last quarter as global recession fears collided with an increasingly dovish policy stance at the US Federal Reserve

Staying the course

Author: Matthews Asia
Date: 28 Apr 2016

As an investor within Asian capital markets, the years since the turn of the decade can be most aptly described as volatile

Bear market prognosis under threat

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 26 Apr 2016

Overview

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