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Articles from: James Hardie's 1H profit rises 7pc to Alumina shares up despite Alcoa loss

James Hardie's 1H profit rises 7pc

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Nov 2014

James Hardie Industries (JHX) on Wednesday said its net profit for the half year ended 30 September 2014 fell 20 per cent from the prior corresponding period to US$156.1 million

New one-stop approaches to income and growth

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Mar 2014

The exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry in Australia currently stands at $9.93 billion - up 12 per cent since the last quarter - and Morningstar expects the industry's healthy growth to continue

Interest rates no cause for bond alarm

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 17 May 2013

The possibility of normalising interest rates should not ring alarm bells for bond investors, according to Tyndall Asset Management

Buffett versus hedge funds

Author: Scott Keller
Date: 18 Sep 2014

You can make big money from hedge funds -- especially if you run one

5 need-to-know ATO rulings

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 25 Jul 2014

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued a number of tax determinations (TDs) over the past six months

Don't forget Japan

Author: Paul Bloxham
Date: 29 Jul 2013

China is Australia's biggest story

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin and Julian Robertson
Date: 19 Aug 2013

BHP to boost shareholder value

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Aug 2013

As incoming chief of BHP Billiton (BHP) , Andrew MacKenzie's big focus was to simplify the business - with costs a key priority

Ways to beat the 3 per cent inflation rate

Author: Elizabeth Moran
Date: 26 Aug 2014

Not long ago, low inflation and high interest rates meant investors could easily get a good real return just by putting their money in the bank

Perpetual named Fund Manager of the Year

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 03 Mar 2014

Perpetual Investments has been named Fund Manager of the Year in the Australian Morningstar Awards 2014

3 global banking opportunities

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 26 Jun 2014

In a recent interview with The Australian Financial Review , Sydney-based fund manager Wayne Peters, whose Peters MacGregor Global Fund [11512] has outperformed both the Magellan Global Equities Fund [15699] and the Platinum International Fund [4505] over the past five years, shares his views on the current prices of the big Australian banks versus their overseas counterparts

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 19 Aug 2014

To read the latest Economic Update please click here .

High-speed trading swindling value investors

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 05 Jun 2013

According to new research by the Industry Super Network (ISN), value investors are being hurt by the increasing use of high-frequency trading in the Australian capital markets

Market Index Performance l September 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 07 Oct 2014

Winning dividend stocks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Sep 2013

Despite a tough environment, more companies lifted than cut their dividends in the most recent earnings season

Will Ukraine crisis topple markets?

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 07 Mar 2014

Economists give their view on the impact of Ukraine's problems on the global economy - and how it may affect equity and commodity markets

Have IPOs really underperformed?

Author: Anthony Serhan
Date: 09 Dec 2014

Initial public offerings (IPOs) on the Australian share market should be one of the shining lights of our retirement system

3 bad reasons to sell a fund

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 08 Oct 2014

The decision about whether to sell a fund is usually not clear-cut, even in hindsight

4 top US-dollar stock opportunities

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Dec 2014

A recent UBS report notes that the continued weakness of the Australian dollar has helped the market marginally in local currency terms, despite earnings leverage to date having been "relatively muted"

China's slowing growth good for investors

Author: Gary Greenberg
Date: 21 Oct 2014

Since the global financial crisis of 2008, the future of emerging-market growth has been in doubt

Keeping faith in Metcash

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 10 Sep 2013

At its annual general meeting in late August, Metcash Limited (MTS) said it is expecting a fall in underlying earnings per share (EPS) for the fiscal year to April 2014 in the high single digits

2 top mid-cap stock picks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Apr 2014

The Ausbil Australian Emerging Leaders Fund [10601] is a concentrated portfolio of mid and small-cap Australian shares that aims to outperform its benchmark over the medium to long term

4 top economic transition stocks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 May 2014

Australia's fading mining boom was the dominate theme in this year's federal budget, with the government no longer able to rely on solid revenue from a once-prosperous resources sector

Don't be a pig, Gross says

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 10 Feb 2014

"In days of old, when knights were bold and ladies most beholden, straw seemed like silk, and water, milk and silver almost golden." Not so sure about that limerick - it was probably a cruel world, those days of old

PIMCO chief to step down

Author: Eric Jacobson
Date: 22 Jan 2014

PIMCO has announced that chief executive and co-chief investment officer Mohamed El-Erian will be stepping down from those roles and departing PIMCO in mid-March 2014

Income from prisons and pipelines

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 06 Nov 2013

Income-hungry investors can benefit from funds that invest in a range of infrastructure assets, ranging from toll roads and prisons to gas pipelines

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 15 Oct 2014

To read the latest Economic update please click here .

Economic update

Author: Julian Robertson and Donal Curtin
Date: 25 Jul 2013

Themes that ran through May continued into June as world and local equity markets had a difficult month, particularly until 24 June

Going beyond the cost debate in SMSFs

Author: Olivia Long
Date: 31 Oct 2013

There is increasing debate in the industry around what minimum balance should be required in order to make a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) effective

Alumina shares up despite Alcoa loss

Author: AAP NewsWire
Date: 09 Jul 2013

Alumina shares were up $3.50, or 3.5 per cent, at $1.035 at noon AEST

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