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Motley lot ignites diversity

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 13 Apr 2016

At last, some diversity

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

Cashing in on rising rates of Chinese tourism

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Apr 2016

While China's industrial expansion has continued to slow, growth in outbound tourism among Chinese nationals represents a considerable long-term opportunity for Australian investors

Westpac's interim result shy of forecasts

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 May 2016

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced a cash profit--a preferred measure of profitability among the big banks which excludes one-off items--of $3.9 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2016, up 3 per cent on the previous corresponding half year

Australia's ETF boom to continue

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 04 May 2016

The boom in Australia's exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry is here to stay, bringing increased choice and lower costs to investors, according to Morningstar research analyst Alex Prineas

Preparing your SMSF for financial year-end

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 21 Apr 2016

Risks to China outlook intensify

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 26 Apr 2016

A consistent theme in our China research has been to acknowledge the risks inherent in the country's plan to rebalance its economy from an investment-driven model to one in which consumption plays a greater role

Can SMSF collectables rules be bypassed?

Author: SUPERCentral
Date: 18 Apr 2016

What is the deadline? While superannuation funds can (if so permitted by the relevant trust deed or governing rules) invest in collectables and personal use assets--simply referred to as "collectables"--significant changes were introduced from 1 July 2011.

Running an SMSF: How to deal with the ATO

Author: Julie Hartley
Date: 22 Apr 2016

To err is human and it is the Australian Taxation Office's (ATO) job to make sure trustees understand when they have done something wrong and why it happened

ANZ's dividend cut, profit slumps

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 May 2016

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group's (ANZ) cash profit for the half year ended 31 March 2016 fell 24 per cent on the same half in the prior year to $2.8 billion

Love doesn't last forever

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 12 May 2016

Both diversification and return are tough to find

China, commodities and central banks dominate global outlook

Author: PIMCO
Date: 09 May 2016

Navigating an environment of tepid nominal growth and near-zero or negative interest rates was never going to be easy

Negative gearing changes could hit shares

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 11 May 2016

The negative gearing debate may have made property investors nervous, but the stock market could also feel the effects of any changes

Don't panic! Change to superannuation here to stay

Author: Tim Wedd
Date: 09 May 2016

What is clear from last week's Federal Budget (and Labor response) is that no government plans to leave superannuation untouched

Markets continue to dither

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 23 May 2016

Overview

Market in holding pattern

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 10 May 2016

Overview

Australian IPOs outperform broader market

Author: Tim Eisenhauer
Date: 03 May 2016

The Australian initial public offerings (IPOs) market is delivering a robust performance, with returns from companies listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) striking 1.3 per cent over the first quarter

Giving your SMSF a spring clean

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 23 May 2016

Having done your homework , you should have your self-managed super fund (SMSF) well prepared for the end of the financial year

A case for investing in infrastructure securities

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 26 May 2016

Contribution caps cause for concern for SMSFs

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 04 May 2016

High net wealth individuals, particularly those with high super balances, higher income earners and workers aged 55 to 65 years of age are among the key groups to lose out in the Federal Budget 2016

Devil in retrospectivity detail of contribution caps

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 05 May 2016

Glenn Freeman is a senior editor at Morningstar

Relapse in iron ore rally inevitable

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 06 May 2016

While the iron ore price has bounced back in recent times there is still more pain to come for the smaller iron ore miners, who still face burgeoning supply and an ongoing focus on cost reduction, which will push some out of the higher-cost producers out of the industry

Euro area's ticking fiscal time bomb

Author: Darren Williams
Date: 02 May 2016

Final government deficit and debt data for 2015 have just been published

Are baby boomers to blame for growing financial inequality?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 May 2016

The gathering backlash against Australia's baby boomer generation from less well-off Gen X and Gen Y cohorts is understandable but unwarranted, says Professor Deborah Ralston, new SMSF Association (SMSFA) board member and financial services academic

Always cry over spilt milk

Author: Jeremy Grantham
Date: 20 May 2016

Six months ago I wrote a 30-page, 24-exhibit paper, which I finally realised would have a strong appeal to six or seven strategists and no one else

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