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Move into riskier assets may be inevitable

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 Apr 2016

Australian investors are facing headwinds on many fronts and the need to work for longer combined with volatile markets is putting even more pressure on retirement savings, which could push some investors, including superannuation funds, into riskier assets

SEEK ups profit, dividends amid subdued conditions

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 22 Aug 2016

SEEK Limited's (ASX: SEK) underlying net profit before one-off items for fiscal 2016 rose 3 per cent to $198.1 million, ahead of guidance and Morningstar's estimate of $174.5 million, after previous reinvestments in the business managed to offset subdued economic conditions

A recession for Australia?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Jun 2013

This week, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Australia chief economist Saul Eslake was the latest analyst to flag the possibility of an Australian recession

Challenger delivers record profit, dividends

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 16 Aug 2016

Challenger Limited (ASX: CGF) on Tuesday announced an 8 per cent rise in normalised net profit before one-off items to $362 million for fiscal 2016, on the back of a 22 per cent rise in annuity sales to a record $3.4 billion

When size doesn't matter: small caps beat larger rivals

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 16 Jun 2016

In a sector where active management often yields results, choosing the right fund can prove rewarding

Rocky start to 2016

Author: Greg Meier
Date: 27 Apr 2016

Equities whipsawed from bear market to bull run last quarter as global recession fears collided with an increasingly dovish policy stance at the US Federal Reserve

What lies within the investor's psyche

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 21 Jun 2016

But as I noted at the time, "there are other emotions that come into play

Bennelong, Hyperion, and Vanguard finalists for Fund Manager of the Year

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 29 Feb 2016

We've announced the finalists in this year's Australian Morningstar Awards

Motley lot ignites diversity

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 13 Apr 2016

At last, some diversity

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

Crown's profit falls 23pc on lacklustre Macau gambling

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Aug 2016

The casino operator declared a final dividend of 39.5 cents a share, which brought the total full-year dividend to 72.5 cents a share

Eyes on the energy sector

Author: Regina Meani
Date: 05 Aug 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Regina Meani without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Iluka shares fall after $20.9m net loss

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 25 Aug 2016

Shares of Iluka Resources (ASX: ILU) were nearly 7 per cent lower at midday on Thursday, after the mineral sands miner reported a net loss of $20.9 million for the half year to 30 June 2016

3 top-class Asian stock exposures

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 07 Oct 2014

Australian investors are constantly being encouraged to overcome their home bias and look outside their borders in order to broaden their international equities exposure

China's long march towards capitalism

Author: Diana Cawfield
Date: 13 Apr 2015

Amid the slowdown in China, with GDP growth at its most sluggish pace in 24 years, reforms are unfolding that may boost the world's second-largest economy

CBA on track for "impressive" FY profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Nov 2013

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on Wednesday announced a cash profit of $2.1 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, up 14 per cent on the same quarter in the prior year and in line with market forecasts

Brambles lifts profit, full-year guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 22 Feb 2016

Brambles (BXB) on Monday announced a 2 per cent year-on-year rise in net profit after tax to US$290.9 million for the half year ended 31 December 2015

Development sales lead a Lend Lease 13pc earnings bump

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 19 Aug 2016

Lend Lease (ASX: LLC) on Friday announced $698.2 million in profit after tax for fiscal 2016, up 13 per cent from $618 million in the previous year

Trump gets a full house but caution prevails

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 10 Nov 2016

Donald Trump, President of the United States (POTUS)

Care needed in transferring SMSF investments

Author: Graeme Colley and Vicky Kuok
Date: 24 Apr 2015

Long live the lucky country, with one of the best superannuation systems in the world such is the Australian lifespan

Overcoming contribution cap confusion

Author: Kathy Evans
Date: 15 Sep 2015

The last change in superannuation contribution caps came into effect more than a year ago, on 1 July 2014 to be precise

Bonds may have sold off but don't sell out

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 29 Nov 2016

One of the quickest trades that followed the 8 November election victory of Donald Trump was the selling out of bond funds, with investors piling into stocks as investors took on more risk with the promise of greater US growth

Will the Year of the Rooster crow for Australian investors?

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 18 Jan 2017

The past Year of the Monkey was a mixed one for investors, with shocks such as Brexit and the US presidential poll keeping markets on edge while the domestic economy weakened

Is your self-managed super fund at risk?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 07 Jun 2016

From 1 July, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) requires all accountants providing SMSF advice to hold either a full or limited Australian financial services license (AFSL)

3 stocks to avoid in fiscal 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Sep 2014

By any number of measures, the recently concluded Australian fiscal 2014 earnings season could be described as a pleasing one for investors

Budget shortfall points to weaker economy

Author: Chris Kennedy
Date: 16 May 2013

A huge revenue shortfall and a less optimistic timetable for a return to surplus may indicate an acceptance that our economy is weaker than it has been in the past, according to leading economists

Tax losses in an SMSF

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 20 Oct 2014

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has indicated its intention to focus on tax losses claimed by self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) in pension phase and claiming exempt current pension income

Telstra returns $1.8bn to investors

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Telstra (TLS)

A formula for long-term investing

Author: Hilary Natoff
Date: 28 Nov 2013

For most people, the challenge of investing at the outset is to accumulate wealth over a relatively long time

The other PBR: tax-free transition-to-retirement pension payments

Author: SUPERCentral
Date: 09 Mar 2016

The banana sundae of a transition-to-retirement pension is to have the earnings of the superannuation interest supporting the pension to be tax-free and to have the pension payments themselves tax-free as well

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