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Articles from: Tabcorp, Tatts announce $11.3bn merger to Here's 4 ways you can be too conservative in retirement planning

Tabcorp, Tatts announce $11.3bn merger

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Oct 2016

Tabcorp (ASX: TAH) and Tatts Group (ASX: TTS) on Wednesday said they will merge to create a gambling group worth around $11.3 billion, marking the second such attempt at a tie-up in less than 12 months

2 tourism and leisure stocks worth considering

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 04 Nov 2016

Australia's tourism and leisure sector holds good opportunities for investors, buoyed by the continuing influx of international visitors--particularly from China--amid a softening Australian currency and increasingly positive US economic figures.

Low volatility a mirage

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 03 Nov 2016

September was a mixed month in financial markets

Australian market not painting an inspiring picture

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 31 Oct 2016

The Australian share market starred last week

NAB's cash profit meets forecasts, dividend steady

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 27 Oct 2016

National Australia Bank's (ASX: NAB) fiscal 2016 cash profit--a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big four Australian banks which strips out one-off items--rose 4.2 per cent to $6.48 billion

4 tips to handle any crisis, financial or otherwise

Author: Tom Stevenson
Date: 21 Oct 2016

On the face of it, there's not a lot to link the management of an investment portfolio with preventing the River Test in Hampshire from bursting its banks or averting the collapse of a key bridge in Sierra Leone

Crown shares tank following China arrests

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Oct 2016

In a statement to the ASX, the company said it believed Crown's executive vice president VIP International, Jason O'Connor, was one of 18 Crown employees that had been detained by Chinese authorities

Why investors should look to BHP for market guidance

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 27 Sep 2016

It was yet another relatively quiet week for the US equity market

These 2 ASX sectors could be good bargains

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 10 Nov 2016

The Australian share market is trading at a premium to historical levels and is not yet in bargain territory, though the telecommunication and healthcare sectors may represent some value, says Morningstar's head of equities research Peter Warnes

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Author: Ben Rabey
Date: 04 Nov 2016

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Superannuation takes one step forward and two steps back

Author: Olivia Long
Date: 14 Oct 2016

In our industry, it rarely seems that common sense prevails

Economic growth: Great for everyone but investors?

Author: Alex Bryan
Date: 01 Nov 2016

By 2050 the world's population is projected to reach 9.7 billion, up from 7.4 billion today

3 ways to stop children adversely impacting your retirement plans

Author: Andrew Zbik
Date: 17 Nov 2016

However, when does helping your children become detrimental to your own retirement plans? The answer is in almost every case because most people are doing it the wrong way.

Here's why the US market could move significantly higher

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 21 Nov 2016

After the ups and downs associated with the US election, equity markets had a relatively quiet time last week

Here's why the post-election rally can continue

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 14 Nov 2016

Investors can be strange animals

6 steps on the path to winding up an SMSF

Author: Natasha Ng
Date: 25 Nov 2016

There is a compliance/legal path to follow and this article outlines key points along that path

Market Index Performance l October 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 16 Nov 2016

Why the US election won't dictate long-term market performance

Author: Angel Agudo
Date: 14 Nov 2016

After a heated and controversial presidential race, Donald Trump has come out as victor

The Trump trade: rhetoric versus reality

Author: Libby Cantrill
Date: 23 Nov 2016

Investors have generally been "risk on" since Donald Trump's victory on 8 November

Italy braces for referendum that risks Brexit-style consequences

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 22 Nov 2016

Italy's populist forces scored their biggest success so far in 2016 when candidates for the Five Star Movement were elected mayors of Rome and Turin in June

This is why investors shouldn't be complacent

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 29 Nov 2016

It was a "nice" week

Prospecting for greater cash returns

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 05 Dec 2016

Following Donald Trump's election victory in the US, bond yields finally started rising across the globe after being at record low levels for a long time

Healthy outlook continues for these moat-rated stocks

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 09 Dec 2016

The combination of Australia's ageing demographics, supportive government policies, and ever-increasing healthcare costs mean Medibank Private (ASX: MPL) and NIB (ASX: NHF) remain attractive value stocks

Low-return environment highlights value in retirement risk advice

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 12 Dec 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

Financials, healthcare sectors to watch while bond proxies will suffer

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 14 Dec 2016

The US financial and healthcare sectors are particularly attractive, while Australian equity markets are insufficiently diversified, according to BlackRock executives Belinda Boa and Steve Miller

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

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 19 Dec 2016

You may have seen news coverage earlier in 2016 about 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

2017 will bring volatility and risk alongside opportunities

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Dec 2016

The report notes that, looking to 2017, we are living in a higher-risk world.

Another telco adjusts to structural shift in the sector

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 08 Dec 2016

This week's TPG Telecom (ASX: TPM) annual general meeting reiterated management's previous earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) outlook for fiscal 2017, but concerns about the revenue effect of NBN have increased

3 questions to ask when setting up an SMSF corporate trustee

Author: Peter Townsend
Date: 16 Dec 2016

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

Here's 4 ways you can be too conservative in retirement planning

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 20 Dec 2016

When it comes to retirement planning, "hope for the best, plan for the worst" is a reasonable motto

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