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2 ways to invest in education

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 25 Jul 2016

If you're able to live with a little risk, G8 Education (ASX: GEM) may be worth considering

China reforms stall at crossroads

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 03 Aug 2016

There are three notable developments in China's corporate sector at the moment which, in our view, investors should monitor closely as a guide to the short-term direction of the economy and the government's reform agenda

Navitas shares rally despite underlying profit dip

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 02 Aug 2016

Investors have lifted the stock higher, despite a fall in underlying profits

Rio Tinto cuts costs to get ahead

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 04 Aug 2016

The Anglo-Australian mining giant announced net earnings of US$1.7 billion (A$2.2 billion), up 113 per cent compared to the previous first half, although underlying earnings were down 47 per cent to US$1.6 billion, the lowest since 2004

AGL unveils loss after asset write-downs

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 10 Aug 2016

AGL Energy (ASX: AGL) on Wednesday reported a statutory loss after tax of $408 million for the financial year ended 30 June 2016, down on the previous year's $218-million profit and despite revenue rising 4.4 per cent to $11.15 billion

Oil price slump slashes Woodside's half-year profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2016

Production of 45.9 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe) was up 9 per cent on the first half of 2015, while operating revenue for the period was US$1.9 billion

Mirvac's earnings, distributions hit top end of guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 16 Aug 2016

Mirvac Group (ASX: MGR) on Tuesday announced an operating profit after tax of $482 million for fiscal 2016, up 6 per cent on the prior year and slightly above Morningstar's forecast for a profit of $478.3 million

Telstra dials up profit hike

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 11 Aug 2016

Telstra Limited (ASX: TLS) has dialled up a profit rise and reaffirmed its earnings guidance for the year to 30 June, in a "boring" but solid result for the Australian telecommunications carrier

No strong US market signals

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 Aug 2016

Action in the major US indices was mixed last week

ANZ records 3pc fall in cash profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 09 Aug 2016

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX: ANZ) on Monday announced a cash profit--a preferred measure of performance among the banks that strips out one-off gains and losses--of $5.2 billion for the nine months to 30 June 2016, down 3 per cent on the same period in the previous year

Investors must accept lower returns for longer

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 08 Aug 2016

The trio of managers were: Bill Bovingdon, chief investment officer, Altius Asset Management; Prasad Patkar, head of qualitative investment, Platypus Asset Management; and Chad Padowitz, chief investment officer, Wingate Asset Management

Aurizon profits down as cost-cutting continues

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Aug 2016

Underlying profit fell to $510 million in fiscal 2016, down from $604 million in fiscal 2015

US charts versus fundamentals

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 26 Jul 2016

Many years ago, some chartists simply locked themselves in a room and studied the price of certain stocks or indices

Ansell considers divestment as profits dip 15 per cent

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Aug 2016

Its dividend payout for the year was 1.2 per cent higher on fiscal 2015, with a 23.5 US cents a share second-half dividend bringing the annual total dividend to 43.5 US cents, to be paid on 8 September 2016

Free trade is under threat

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 08 Aug 2016

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, went to an aluminium recycling plant in Pennsylvania in June and declared that globalisation "has left millions of our workers with nothing but poverty and heartache"

NAB's 3Q cash profit falls as funding costs, bad debts rise

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Aug 2016

National Australia Bank (ASX: NAB) on Monday announced unaudited cash earnings of $1.6 billion for the third quarter to the end of June, down around 3 per cent on both the quarterly average of the March 2016 half-year result and the same quarter in the prior year, as both funding costs and charges for bad debts increased

3 questions asked when setting up an SMSF corporate trustee

Author: Peter Townsend
Date: 11 Jul 2016

There is no obligation on a company to appoint a company secretary

How managed funds can smooth your SMSF risk exposure

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Jul 2016

"If you look at SMSFs, most of them over the last few years have underperformed--when you look at the risk and return, these SMSFs have got almost double the risk of a diversified growth managed fund," says Robin Bowerman, head of market strategy and communications, Vanguard Australia

Why you shouldn't ignore key reversals

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 Aug 2016

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

Newcrest rewards shareholders

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 15 Aug 2016

The Melbourne-based company posted a 12 per cent drop in net profit to US$332 million for fiscal 2016, with its underlying profit down 24 per cent to US$323 million due to lower realised gold and copper prices, offset by reduced operating expenses due to its recent switch to US dollar reporting

ASX delivers strong growth to investors

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 18 Aug 2016

Stock market operator ASX Limited (ASX: ASX) on Thursday said its net profit after tax lifted 7.1 per cent to $426.2 million for fiscal 2016, with the surprise Brexit vote helping to boost trading volumes

Bank of England deploys aggressive policy arsenal

Author: Mike Amey
Date: 05 Aug 2016

With its first policy move in four years and first interest-rate move in seven years, the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has very much embraced the view that if you decide to ease, then be aggressive

Suncorp's profit hit by storms, banking bounces

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 05 Aug 2016

Overall, cash profit was down 8.6 per cent from a year earlier

OZ Minerals posts positive yet underwhelming result

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 10 Aug 2016

Australian copper and gold miner OZ Minerals (ASX: OZL) on Wednesday reported $55 million in first-half fiscal 2016 profits, adjusted for one-off items relating to legal proceedings brought against it by former Zinifex shareholders, up from $52 million reported in the same period in 2015.

Slowing profit growth but renewed retail vigour for Magellan

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 11 Aug 2016

Global fund manager Magellan Financial Group (ASX: MFG) on Thursday announced $198.4 million in net profits after tax for fiscal 2016, up 14 per cent on fiscal 2015

CSL shares lower but not for long

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 17 Aug 2016

Shares in Australian biopharmaceutical company CSL Limited (ASX: CSL) have dropped after the company posted a 10 per cent fall in full-year net profit to US$1.24 billion ($1.6 billion), dragged down by the company's purchase of the loss-making influenza vaccine business Novartis

Utilities trading in overvalued territory

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 22 Aug 2016

Utilities, like many infrastructure businesses, have long been a favourite among investors for regularly paying dividends and being considered relatively safe, or defensive, investments

Here's why resources could continue to outperform

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 23 Aug 2016

The US equity market, as measured by the S&P 500 and the Dow Industrials, was relatively flat again last week

Wealth division drags AMP's profit down 10 per cent

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 18 Aug 2016

AMP Limited (ASX: AMP) has reported a net profit of $523 million for the first half of 2016, up 3 per cent on the corresponding period in 2015

Fortescue's profit surges despite iron ore price slump

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 22 Aug 2016

Iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group (ASX: FMG) has posted a profit surge in the full year to 30 June after successfully slashing costs to offset lower prices, with its results beating analyst expectations

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