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Coca-Cola Amatil posts 7.8pc rise in 1H profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 26 Aug 2016

Coca-Cola Amatil's (ASX: CCL) net profit for the six months ended 30 June 2016 rose 7.8 per cent on the same period in the prior year to $198.2 million, after a strong performance in the company's growth markets offset a decline in the Australian beverages business

Boral result disappoints investors

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 24 Aug 2016

Boral (ASX: BLD) on Wednesday reported an 8 per cent increase in profit after tax and before significant items to $268 million for fiscal 2016, after lifting performance across all markets

Could the Aussie banks outperform?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 06 Sep 2016

As far as global equity markets are concerned, Australia took the wooden spoon last week

Is now a good time to consider boosting your emerging market exposure?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 07 Sep 2016

When deciding whether or not to dip into emerging market funds, timing actually means very little, according to Jeff Johnson, head of investment strategy at index fund manager Vanguard

How I found my golf game but lost my wife to a Titleist

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 06 Sep 2016

So what part of the title do you want to hear first? Well, I'm just funnin' you on the latter, but finding your golf game at 72? Well, that's serious business and nothing to joke about

Why this could be the calm before the US market storm

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 29 Aug 2016

It was another week of quiet action in the US equity market

Here's the right way to help out your kids

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 12 Sep 2016

We all know that life's pretty expensive living in Australia these days--especially if you have a hankering for buying residential real estate in a capital city

Why China's debt-fuelled economic expansion can't keep happening

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 23 Sep 2016

The People's Daily is the Communist Party of China's flagship media outlet

SMSF trustees need to go global, says head of Magellan

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Sep 2016

"SMSFs and self-directed investors generally are dramatically underweight global equity

What to do and what to avoid 10 years from retirement

Author: Andrew Zbik
Date: 16 Sep 2016

The average superannuation balance for Australians aged 45-54 is $151,500 for males and $90,800 for females

Market Index Performance l September 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 19 Oct 2016

Why you should consider investing in mid-cap stocks

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 04 Oct 2016

Australia's mid-cap sector has outperformed large-cap and small-cap stocks over the past 15 years, but despite this strong performance, the mid-cap sector has been largely ignored

Are LICs all they're cracked up to be?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Sep 2016

These ASX-traded investment vehicles are enjoying something of a renaissance, offering growth and income, diversification and reasonable liquidity--and they aren't ETFs

Comeback kid: emerging markets

Author: Claire Dwyer
Date: 30 Sep 2016

"Lower for longer" interest rates looking increasingly like "lower forever" have been a clear driver of flows into the asset class, but a recovery in oil prices and attractive relative valuations are helping too

Footy finals fever: 2 gaming stocks may be worth a punt

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 30 Sep 2016

With the AFL and Rugby League grand finals run and done for another year--with the Sharks extinguishing the Storm and the Bulldogs mauling the Swans in--it's worth considering the companies behind Australia's lucrative sports betting market

Why it may be time to sit on the sidelines

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 04 Oct 2016

There's not a huge amount to report on this week but let's jump in and see what is happening in the US and the major European markets

4 things you need to know about the Ingham's IPO

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Oct 2016

If you've ever been in the poultry section of an Australian supermarket, or even indulged at your local McDonald's of KFC, chances are high that you've sampled products from Ingham's, the country's biggest manufacturer of chicken products

Low-return environment highlights value in retirement risk advice

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 15 Sep 2016

Much has been made of late about how the current low-return environment could have long-lasting consequences, with retirees warned to prepare for future returns lower than historic averages

Is there a right reason or not for a rights issue?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 05 Oct 2016

A rights or entitlement issue is a new issue of shares to a company's existing shareholders, entitling them to buy additional shares at a discount from the company in proportion to their existing holdings

Can your SMSF buy your business?

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 26 Sep 2016

"I am the sole director of my private trading company and I also own the premises from which my business is being run

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

Australian small caps: Insights from Fidelity

Author: James Abela
Date: 19 Oct 2016

Over the last couple of years, the small-cap market has remained pretty stable with good growth and a high degree of certainty

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

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