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Harnessing ETFs for their tax efficiency

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 22 Jun 2016

Most investors using exchange-traded funds are aware of the key benefits such as diversification, transparency and low cost, but one of the most unknown advantages of ETFs is their tax efficiency

2 media stocks that may make more sense than you think

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 13 Jul 2016

So at first glance, many individual investors may steer well clear of media organisations

2 media stocks that may make more sense than you think

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 13 Jul 2016

So at first glance, many individual investors may steer well clear of media organisations

Risk and reward: Finding the perfect balance

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 13 Jul 2016

While the immediate ramifications were felt hardest in the UK and Europe (especially in currency markets where the sterling slumped and in financial stocks), away from Europe the ramifications were more benign

Australian wealth drops, lower rates to have mixed impact

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 13 Jul 2016

As at the end of the March quarter 2016, Australian household net worth fell to $8.64 trillion, down from $8.65 trillion in the December 2015 quarter, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Is the Italian banking system insolvent?

Author: Stephen Ellis
Date: 20 Jul 2016

With Britain's vote to leave the European Union a surprise to many investors, UK bank stocks fell, but Italian bank stocks also collapsed

Upward momentum on ASX could be unleashed

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 19 Jul 2016

As usual we will start with the US equity market

2 of the Big 4 remain particularly good picks

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 20 Jul 2016

"In our view, the business, economic, political and operational concerns impacting banks are not as bad as the market fears," says David Ellis, a senior banks analyst at Morningstar

King, Keynes and Knight: Insights into an uncertain economy

Author: Joachim Fels
Date: 22 Jul 2016

One small footnote to the Brexit controversy: It has invigorated my interest in Lord Mervyn King's concept of radical uncertainty

Bond market rally shows no sign of ending

Author: Kellie Wood
Date: 19 Jul 2016

Normality is certainly a concept we, and others, have been wrestling with

Delaying Judgement Day: The lure of short-term returns

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 21 Jul 2016

Politicians and those connected to the financial economy were almost universally in favour of remaining part of the EU

3 resources stocks worth watching

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 11 Jul 2016

Despite some movement in its fair value rating, mineral sands mining company Iluka Resources (ASX: ILU) remains underpriced at current levels

Santos ditches dividend as profits plunge US$1.1bn

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 19 Aug 2016

The oil and gas exploration company posted an underlying earnings loss of US$5 million for the first half of 2016, down from US$35 million in the same period in 2015

Why export-mad Germany and the euro can't coexist indefinitely

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 16 Aug 2016

The Eurozone, after eight years, has just achieved an economic feat that took the world economy just one year to complete

Masters and Johnson Q and A

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 04 Aug 2016

Sex is a three-letter word that has rarely appeared in an Investment Outlook until now

Bendigo beats forecast with $439.3m cash profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Aug 2016

Cash earnings per share for the year were 95.6 cents, a 0.5 per cent increase on the prior corresponding period, the regional lender said in a statement to the ASX

IAG's cash profit falls 12.2pc, announces $300m buyback

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2016

Insurance Australia Group (ASX: IAG) on Friday announced a 12.2 per cent fall in fiscal 2016 cash profit before one-off items to $987 million, ahead of consensus but in line with Morningstar's forecast

Strong result for BWP Trust despite tight property market

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 05 Aug 2016

While the results were in line with Morningstar's revenue and profit estimates, there were some surprises

US businesses hold back on investing

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 10 Aug 2016

In the US in recent years, internet-based companies have invested countless billions of dollars to make the US the world leader in mobile broadband and other savvy technologies

Domino's delivers record earnings growth for FY16

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Aug 2016

The result fell short of the company's own forecast, due to acquisitions of European chains Joey's Pizza and Pizza Sprint in Germany and France respectively, but was slightly ahead of Morningstar's projected 24 per cent growth in net profit after tax (NPAT)

Bittersweet news as Genworth announces special dividend

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 04 Aug 2016

This includes the 14-cent dividend--in line with the board's targeted payout ratio of between 50 to 80 per cent--and a special 12.5-cent per share special dividend

Fairfax result highlights print weaknesses

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 10 Aug 2016

But better times could be ahead, with earnings from its online business Domain increasing, as online advertising takes over from print

Aussie market hits brick wall

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 Aug 2016

The Australian share market hit a brick wall last week, as it tested significant resistance

Currency moves hit Computershare

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 10 Aug 2016

A stronger US dollar has hit global share registry provider Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU) , which saw revenues fall but still delivered a slight profit gain in the year to 30 June

Trouble keeping up with the political risks swirling in Europe?

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 15 Jul 2016

Few would have expected that within two years the Berlin Wall would collapse as a barrier and that communist regimes across eastern Europe would crumble

Seven West posts profit but challenges remain

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Aug 2016

Operating cash flows before interest and tax stood at $274.7 million for fiscal 2016

The riddle of weak productivity

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 Jul 2016

Gordon Moore said that cramming more components onto integrated circuits, as his article of 1965 was titled, would lead to "such wonders as home computers ..

Market Index Performance l July 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 09 Aug 2016

CBA lifts cash profit 3pc to $9.45bn

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 10 Aug 2016

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) on Wednesday announced a 3 per cent rise in cash profit, which strips out one-off items, to $9.45 billion for fiscal 2016, broadly in line with Morningstar and consensus forecasts

BHP Billiton posts biggest loss since 2001

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 16 Aug 2016

The Anglo-Australian miner posted a US$6.4 billion-loss for the year to 30 June compared to the previous year's US$1.9-billion profit, after posting some US$7.7 billion of write-downs on its US assets (US$4.9 billion), Samarco (US$2.2 billion) and global tax (US$570 million)

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