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4 reasons there's growth in the share market

Author: Stuart Eliot
Date: 24 Sep 2014

In the short run, it's inevitable that equity markets will fall from time to time

When the going gets tough, go exotic

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 07 Sep 2016

Whether investing globally--or with a particular regional focus, such as Asia, or sector focus, such as emerging markets (EM)--investors can benefit from taking both a top-down and bottom-up view of portfolio construction

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

Market likes what it hears with Cochlear

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 12 Feb 2016

Cochlear Limited (COH) shares surged by 14 per cent on Thursday after the world's biggest hearing implant maker raised its fiscal 2016 earnings guidance on stronger sales and profits

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 might 2017 turn out for investors?

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 23 Jan 2017

While 2016 was generally a positive year for investors, politics and economics have provided some big surprises and highlighted how intertwined politics and economics have become

Oil Search profit falls 89pc on energy price slide

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Aug 2016

Oil Search's (ASX: OSH) net profit for the first half of 2016 fell 89 per cent from the same period in 2015 to US$25.6 million, after cost-cutting initiatives were unable to offset significant falls in commodity prices

5 portfolio construction mistakes

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 24 Dec 2014

1) Confusing asset allocation with diversification Investors tend to use the terms interchangeably

Navitas shares rally despite underlying profit dip

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 02 Aug 2016

Investors have lifted the stock higher, despite a fall in underlying profits

Wesfarmers delivers strong result

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 20 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Wesfarmers (WES)

Where to shop for top retail stocks

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 27 Nov 2015

A slowing economy, mixed consumer and business confidence, and a weakening currency have all put pressure on the Aussie retail sector

On the wings of an eagle

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 05 Dec 2013

I've always liked Jack Bogle, although I've never met him

3 stocks set for strong cash-flow growth

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Jun 2016

The investment firm believes a focus on free cash flow yield and free cash flow growth is particularly interesting at present given the market's preoccupation with dividend yields against a backdrop of low competing interest rates

4 points to note as resources rally

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 13 Feb 2017

Little more than a year ago, we were struck by how far materials, dominated by minerals producers, had fallen as a proportion of the ASX through time

What is causing market volatility?

Author: Hermes
Date: 01 Aug 2016

The dire predictions about the fate of global markets if the UK voted to leave the European Union remain to be fulfilled

4 top stocks in 2014 and beyond

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Jan 2015

The New Year saw an influx of articles within the financial media pointing out the top share-market performers of 2014

Wesfarmers posts bumper profit, but clouds loom

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 16 Feb 2017

However, Wesfarmers' (ASX: WES) Coles supermarket business is struggling to maintain market share in the face of strong competition from ALDI

What you need to know about the pension transfer balance cap

Author: Julie Hartley
Date: 15 Nov 2016

In late September, the government released the second tranche of proposed superannuation changes, which covers the pension transfer balance cap, concessional contribution changes, catch-up concessional contributions and the removal of the earnings tax exemption for transition-to-retirement pensions

CBA records steady first-quarter cash earnings

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Nov 2016

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) on Tuesday said its cash earnings before one-offs for the first quarter ended September stood at around $2.4 billion, unchanged on the same quarter in fiscal 2016

4 mining stock growth drivers

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Oct 2013

Any gains in the Australian share market recently have largely been made by the major banks and the large defensive stocks

Ramsay books banner result

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 27 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Ramsay Health Care (RHC)

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 15 Apr 2014

To read the latest Economic Update please click here

Here are some reasons to consider buying QBE

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 07 Dec 2016

Firstly, as Morningstar head of Australian banking research David Ellis points out, the company is set to benefit from the recent surge in long-term bond yields

The value of protecting minority shareholders

Author: Wharton School
Date: 04 Nov 2015

While numerous factors play into whether a country has a dynamic financial market, there's one in particular that stands out

Medical breakthrough underpins this stock's value

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Jul 2016

This Australian wholesaler of a ground-breaking Hepatitis C cure will benefit from the Turnbull government's $1-billion commitment to eradicating the disease over five years

What risks lurk in each asset class

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 08 Apr 2015

Academics and finance professionals sometimes refer to the "risk-free rate of return" as a benchmark

CSL shares lower but not for long

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 17 Aug 2016

Shares in Australian biopharmaceutical company CSL Limited (ASX: CSL) have dropped after the company posted a 10 per cent fall in full-year net profit to US$1.24 billion ($1.6 billion), dragged down by the company's purchase of the loss-making influenza vaccine business Novartis

Avoid outliving your retirement savings

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 03 Apr 2015

While rising life expectancy is considered a good thing, there is a financial risk involved

Wesfarmers to maintain momentum

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 28 May 2015

It was a relatively candid Richard Goyder who fronted the recent Australian Shareholders' Association annual conference in early May

Picking the right global strategy

Author: Andrew Lill
Date: 11 Jun 2015

Most investors think about investing in global equity markets and global currencies as the same thing

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