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Is your self-managed super fund at risk?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 07 Jun 2016

From 1 July, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) requires all accountants providing SMSF advice to hold either a full or limited Australian financial services license (AFSL)

Asia bonds offer diversity beyond China

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 30 Jun 2016

Manufacturing in a number of countries is slowing, for example, and some central banks are expected to cut rates

Brexit: Surviving the fallout

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 05 Jul 2016

But while Britain and the EU are facing the biggest impact, Australia is not immune to the fallout

US slowdown: A warning for global investors

Author: James Carrick
Date: 06 Jul 2016

This can become dangerously self-reinforcing

ASX takes hit after Brits vote to Leave

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Jun 2016

According to ABC News, results were showing a 4 per cent margin for the Leave camp, 52 per cent to 48

What Brexit means for your portfolio

Author: Jeremy Glaser
Date: 27 Jun 2016

It's much harder to stick to that discipline when the Dow is down over 600 points in a day and there is mounting uncertainty about the future of the global economy

George Soros warns of Brexit "Black Friday"

Author: Emma Simon
Date: 22 Jun 2016

Soros famously made a fortune betting against the sterling--and the UK government--when the UK crashed out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1992

Beating the fear factor in equity markets

Author: Sharon E. Fay
Date: 22 Jun 2016

There's no shortage of worries for equity investors this year

No place for heroics

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 06 Jun 2016

The Australian market, as measured by the All Ords, has spent the past four weeks in a tight trading range

There are bigger risks than Brexit, AB warns

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 20 Jun 2016

"It's important for investors in Australia and elsewhere to get the right perspective on the referendum so that they can make appropriate decisions for their portfolios," said Ashish Shah, the firm's New York-based head of fixed income

ASX stocks to watch post-Brexit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 27 Jun 2016

Mike Amey, head of sterling portfolio management at PIMCO, said the shock of the vote will dominate initial market moves and will "clearly provide risks for the medium term"

Is this the turning point for commodities?

Author: Geoff Blanning
Date: 08 Jun 2016

But it's starting to turn following the surge in the prices of a wide variety of products since the beginning of the year

End-of-year SMSF tax considerations

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 20 Jun 2016

Here are just a few key tax considerations to be aware of to help you and your self-managed superannuation fund make the most of available tax deductions and concessions

Election aftermath: Lift US$ exposure

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 04 Jul 2016

The Australian dollar is in the top seven traded currencies

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)

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

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

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