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Articles from: Asia shines amid global gloom to Iron ore rebounds but where to next?

Asia shines amid global gloom

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 06 Oct 2016

Asia's economic prospects have remained bright amid a cloudy global outlook

Is this the beginning of a corrective phase?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 12 Sep 2016

The US market finally awoke from its slumber last Friday

How much can you safely withdraw in retirement?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 22 Sep 2016

While current policy shifts in Australia have specific relevance for retirees drawing down their super as a pension, it is an issue of global relevance

Here's why every SMSF member needs an enduring power of attorney

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 08 Sep 2016

You may have seen coverage in the news of the Women and SMSFs report, jointly released by the Commonwealth Bank and the SMSF Association, indicating that more than half of SMSF members do not have an up-to-date will or a succession plan

Bank of Queensland's earnings fall short

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Oct 2016

Bank of Queensland's (ASX: BOQ) cash profit for the fiscal year ended 31 August 2016 rose 1 per cent to $360 million while basic earnings per share (EPS) fell 2 per cent 95.6 cents, after the regional lender battled an environment of record low interest rates, market volatility and intense competition for loans and deposits

How can a bond have a negative yield?

Author: Eric Jacobson
Date: 26 Sep 2016

There's currently a heated debate about the long-term impact of negative rates on global economic growth, the financial sector, and investor behaviour, and some of the early evidence isn't comforting

Australia's wealthy population shrinks, still ATO target

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 19 Oct 2016

Australia's ultra-high net worth (UHNW) population shrank last year as the commodities downturn eroded the wealth of the nation's richest people

Here are the earnings season standouts and disappointments

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 14 Sep 2016

Amid subdued expectations, which were the biggest winners and losers? Morningstar's head of equities research, Peter Warnes, said the 2016 season "was reasonable and a little better than generally expected" under the circumstances.

Market Index Performance l August 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 19 Sep 2016

Climate change: investment risks and opportunities

Author: Richard Turnill
Date: 21 Sep 2016

A tide of new regulations to combat climate change is rising

Australian market action encouraging

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 21 Sep 2016

It was relatively quiet on the S&P 500 last week, with the index basically flat on the week

What you need to know about listed investment companies

Author: Peter Warnes/Michael Malseed
Date: 26 Sep 2016

The older we get the less active we become

India, China hold pockets of investment opportunity

Author: Romina Graiver
Date: 22 Sep 2016

The gap between emerging market economies and those of developed markets are narrowing, creating considerable opportunities for investors, according to Romina Graiver, product specialist, global and emerging markets equities, William Blair

Why you should invest in the cybersecurity sector

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 18 Oct 2016

The recent Census fiasco provided another reminder of the growing threat of cybercrime in Australia, which reportedly costs the nation up to $17 billion a year

Oh, inverted world

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 28 Sep 2016

"Oh, Inverted World" may be familiar to fans of indie music as the title of The Shins debut album

Going all the way with ETFs

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 Oct 2016

Building a portfolio exclusively using ETFs or exchange-traded products (ETPs) is now possible, with exposure to all the major asset classes available through securities listed on the ASX, says Morningstar research analyst Alex Prineas

Pre-retirement trustees have most to lose from proposed super changes

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Oct 2016

The study used a sample of 14,351 SMSF funds provided to the SMSF Association by BGL Corporate Solutions, an SMSF software and administration provider

Macquarie posts 2pc fall in half-year profit, reiterates flat guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 28 Oct 2016

Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG) on Friday announced a net profit of $1.05 billion for the half-year ended 30 September 2016, down 2 per cent on the same half in the previous year following a fall in fee and commission income

The victory few saw coming and its impact on markets

Author: Scott Mather
Date: 10 Nov 2016

Here's our view on what a Trump presidency and Republican Congress likely mean for markets over the near, medium and longer terms

Beware of manipulated utopias

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 09 Nov 2016

As a fan of dystopian classics such as Huxley's Brave New World and Orwell's 1984 , I find their insights into the perils of searching for a manipulated utopia alarmingly relevant to today's financial world

How the next US president can impact ordinary investors

Author: Aron Szapiro
Date: 07 Nov 2016

While the next president may not find enough Congressional cooperation to tackle major initiatives such as tax reform or adjusting entitlement programs, there are many actions the president can take on his or her own, and many of these will affect ordinary investors

US market awakes from its slumber

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 Nov 2016

The US market finally awoke from its slumber last week

US election 2016: Sit tight, whatever the outcome

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 08 Nov 2016

The most successful investment strategies are those played out over the long term--it's a common sentiment, but one that can be difficult to put into practice during periods of market volatility and events that provoke great uncertainty

The Bank of Japan breaks more taboos

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 31 Oct 2016

The Bank of Japan, in its quest to revive Japan's deflation-prone economy, pioneered zero cash rates in 1999, invented quantitative easing in 2001 and resorted to negative deposit interest rates earlier this year

5 post-US election investing questions answered

Author: Scott Mather/Libby Cantrill
Date: 16 Nov 2016

Cantrill: Trade is one issue where Trump has been vocal for years

Trustees struggle to keep pace

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 27 Sep 2016

Despite support for a belated backflip, more government tinkering with superannuation has left advisers, funds and self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees struggling to keep pace

Doubling down

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 12 Oct 2016

My country club locker room is a fascinating 19th hole observatory where human nature and intelligence often come into conflict

India and Brazil: On the ground

Author: Alex Duffy
Date: 17 Oct 2016

"Sell in May and go away, don't come back till Saint Leger Day" is an oft repeated old stock market adage

Wake up and smell the tulips

Author: Robert Mead
Date: 25 Oct 2016

At the time of the GFC, the RBA cash rate was 7.25 per cent, reflecting inflation above the Reserve Bank of Australia's target band of 2 to 3 per cent

Iron ore rebounds but where to next?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 18 Nov 2016

The outlook for Australian miners has improved dramatically in recent weeks as iron ore and coal price have jumped, taking the share prices of the big miners higher, buoyed by the unexpected US election outcome

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