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Articles from: Bonds may have sold off but don't sell out to 3 issues confronting Australian stocks

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

Bittersweet news as Genworth announces special dividend

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 04 Aug 2016

This includes the 14-cent dividend--in line with the board's targeted payout ratio of between 50 to 80 per cent--and a special 12.5-cent per share special dividend

Telstra returns $1.8bn to investors

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

Companies covered in this report: • Telstra (TLS)

Slowing profit growth but renewed retail vigour for Magellan

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 11 Aug 2016

Global fund manager Magellan Financial Group (ASX: MFG) on Thursday announced $198.4 million in net profits after tax for fiscal 2016, up 14 per cent on fiscal 2015

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

Amcor lifts full-year profit, dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 25 Aug 2016

Statutory net profit, which included a previously announced accounting charge related to Amcor's Venezuelan business, was down 64.1 per cent to US$244.1 million

Fears of a Trump dump in tech stocks are overdone

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Nov 2016

Fears of a rout in the technology sector are overdone, according to Morningstar equity analyst Gareth James

Global equities take a breather

Author: Greg Meier
Date: 10 Aug 2015

Stocks climbed down from last quarter's record-high levels, ending the longest unbroken string of advances in more than 25 years

Mayne's bumper profit reaps benefit of US acquisition

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 26 Aug 2016

The strong performance in the US by its $855-million Doryx acquisition, made in February 2015, was a key contributor to this result, as was the launch of generic drug Dofetilide

SMSFs take up bulk of ETF boom

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 14 May 2013

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are the main investors of exchange-traded funds (ETFS), with the industry forecasted for continued long-term growth

Why have the BRICs underperformed?

Author: Scott Berg
Date: 09 Jun 2015

Whether looking at absolute or relative returns, economic growth figures or delivered earnings growth, many emerging market index statistics over the past few years have made for painful viewing

AGL's earnings fizzle on gas write-downs

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 10 Feb 2016

Energy retailer AGL Energy (AGL) has attributed its decision to quit exploration and production of natural gas for a statutory net loss of $449 million for the half year to 31 December, down 246 per cent on the previous period

Don't bet on resources moving higher

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 23 Jan 2017

Last week brought no resolutions as far as the resource side of the markets were concerned

What lies within the investor's psyche

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 29 Dec 2016

In the previous article, we spoke about emotions as they are reflected in trends and chart patterns

10 obsessions of an investment guru

Author: Jason Stipp
Date: 30 Jun 2015

"In my current role, I'm totally free to obsess about important issues that interest me," he said

Shoot first, ask questions later

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 10 Mar 2017

Macro-driven oscillations and violent price moves remain the order of the day in equity markets and just about every other market

Earnings head south for South32

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 26 Aug 2016

Hit by an average 21 per cent price reduction for its commodities, particularly aluminium and alumina, revenue dropped by 25 per cent to US$5.8 billion, with the company warning of continued tough times

Cochlear records healthy profit, dividend growth in 1H17

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 14 Feb 2017

The uplift comes despite some softening of demand for Cochlear (ASX: COH) hearing implants in China, where a shift in government tender purchases saw the number of tender units fall to 1,100 over the half, down from 1,700 in the first half of fiscal 2016

Future of big four remains stable

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Jun 2015

The outlook for Australia's banks has always been linked with fears of a housing bubble

4 lessons from top LICs

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 28 Oct 2015

Two top-performing managers of listed investment companies (LICs) came together at the recent Morningstar Individual Investor Conference

Perpetual lifts profit despite tough markets

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 25 Aug 2016

Perpetual (ASX: PPT) rallied on Thursday after the fund manager announced healthy growth in some business divisions and a rise in statutory profit despite difficult financial markets

The Bank of Japan breaks more taboos

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 31 Oct 2016

The Bank of Japan, in its quest to revive Japan's deflation-prone economy, pioneered zero cash rates in 1999, invented quantitative easing in 2001 and resorted to negative deposit interest rates earlier this year

Are baby boomers to blame for growing financial inequality?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 May 2016

The gathering backlash against Australia's baby boomer generation from less well-off Gen X and Gen Y cohorts is understandable but unwarranted, says Professor Deborah Ralston, new SMSF Association (SMSFA) board member and financial services academic

The end of Australia's boom

Author: Satyajit Das
Date: 17 Sep 2013

In the post-war era, there is a strong relationship between economic and electoral success

2 retail stocks display contrasting fortunes in threatened sector

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Sep 2016

The recent acquisition of Good Guys by JB Hi-Fi (ASX: JBH) has shaken up Australia's highly competitive retail sector, particularly the household goods segment

These 5 stocks led large-cap share price growth in 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 09 Jan 2017

The top four are mining businesses, with the fifth a global steelmaker

Free trade is under threat

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 08 Aug 2016

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, went to an aluminium recycling plant in Pennsylvania in June and declared that globalisation "has left millions of our workers with nothing but poverty and heartache"

Aurizon ups profit, payout ratio

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2013

Aurizon Holdings' (AZJ) underlying net profit for fiscal 2013 rose 16 per cent on the previous year to $487 million, the rail freight company said on Monday

3 issues confronting Australian stocks

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 08 Dec 2016

This time of the year brings forth a multitude of "year ahead" prognostications

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