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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

Will CBA continue to underperform its peers?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 14 Sep 2016

Analysts are divided on the outlook for the big four banks and impending changes to capital requirements has been weighing on the sector, especially the nation's biggest financial institution, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA)

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

Markets seem too quiet for comfort

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 24 Oct 2016

Most people don't really like change, preferring the status quo; for the purpose of writing this weekly report, some change would be welcome

Could a Santa Claus rally be coming to town?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 08 Nov 2016

Markets traditionally rally into Christmas, but looking at price levels as at 2 November, the S&P/ASX 200 was up just 2.4 per cent over the year and well off its year-high levels of 5611 in July

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

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

Trump gets a full house but caution prevails

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 10 Nov 2016

Donald Trump, President of the United States (POTUS)

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

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

Further downside in the gold price is likely

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 11 Oct 2016

It has been an interesting time and a bit of a slow process but last week we saw some pretty clear-cut action, as the ASX 20 Leaders/All Ords ratio completed a lengthy base formation

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

Here are 2 great stocks you need to sell

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Nov 2016

As all subscribers to various Morningstar products would know, the moat rating is a cornerstone of the company's investment philosophy

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

All quiet on the technical front

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 18 Oct 2016

Recently a friend asked me what I thought about the US equity market

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

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

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