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Articles from: Buffett's simple secrets to success to 6 reasons not to buy SMSF property

Buffett's simple secrets to success

Author: Jason Stipp
Date: 11 Mar 2015

Berkshire Hathaway released its fourth-quarter results and 2014 annual letter over the weekend -- required (and highly anticipated) reading for value investors and Warren Buffett acolytes the world over

Brambles' profit meets guidance, CEO retires

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 18 Aug 2016

Brambles Limited (ASX: BXB) on Thursday announced an underlying profit of US$623.1 million for fiscal 2016, up 8 per cent on the prior year in constant currency terms, and underlying earnings per share (EPS) of 39.5 US cents, up 7 per cent

Brambles: Lessons to be learned

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 24 Feb 2017

This week's results from Brambles (ASX: BXB) were telegraphed to the market on 23 January via a trading update, which indicated problems had arisen in the December quarter

Bond market rally shows no sign of ending

Author: Kellie Wood
Date: 19 Jul 2016

Normality is certainly a concept we, and others, have been wrestling with

Bond market down but not out despite hitting 30-year low

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 25 Jan 2017

The declining value of fixed-income portfolios through the final quarter of 2016 was a sharp contrast to the buoyant returns equity investors enjoyed--somewhat unexpectedly--over the same period

Bond investors: Diversify or lose cash, says JPMorgan

Author: Bill Eigen
Date: 17 Jan 2017

Nowhere is this truer than in fixed income right now, and I hope that investors diversify before it's too late

BlueScope earnings growth undented by softer steel market

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 22 Aug 2016

BlueScope Steel (ASX: BSL) on Monday reported $293.1 million in underlying net profit after tax, up 119 per cent on fiscal 2015 and its best earnings result since fiscal 2008.

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

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

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

AXA merger drives AMP wealth business growth

Author: Aleks Vickovich
Date: 10 May 2013

Benefits flowing from the merger with AXA account for the increased cash flows reported by AMP Limited's (AMP) wealth management and retail platform businesses, says AMP chief executive and managing director Craig Dunn

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

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

Aussie investors show domestic bias

Author: Staff
Date: 17 May 2013

Australian investors feel safe about buying assets at home but at the expense of certain growth markets, according to the investment management firm Franklin Templeton

ASX-listed managers present opportunities

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 26 May 2016

Several fund managers have dropped in value on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in recent weeks and are now yielding more attractive levels, and some could represent good growth opportunities as investors seek greater international asset exposures, according to analysts

ASIC targets "capital-protected" retail products

Author: Tim Stewart
Date: 02 May 2013

The regulator is currently contacting providers of "capital-protected" retail structured products with concerns about the way the products are being marketed to consumers

Are mutual wills a silver bullet for step-family estate planning?

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 19 Sep 2016

A step-family is "a couple family containing one or more children, at least one of whom is the step-child of one of the partners in the couple, and none of whom is the natural or adopted child of both members of the couple," according to The Australian Institute of Family Studies

Are emerging markets a clever contrarian investment?

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 15 Jun 2016

Following Sir John's logic, emerging market equities appear to be a classic contrarian opportunity

Ansell considers divestment as profits dip 15 per cent

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Aug 2016

Its dividend payout for the year was 1.2 per cent higher on fiscal 2015, with a 23.5 US cents a share second-half dividend bringing the annual total dividend to 43.5 US cents, to be paid on 8 September 2016

AMP, Investors Mutual, Vanguard Finalists for Fund Manager of the Year

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 24 Feb 2015

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

AllianceBernstein looks beyond volatility risk

Author: Staff reporter
Date: 24 May 2013

AllianceBernstein has warned investors that the concept of volatility may be inadequate to predict and employ the correct strategies in the current market

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

AGL unveils loss after asset write-downs

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 10 Aug 2016

AGL Energy (ASX: AGL) on Wednesday reported a statutory loss after tax of $408 million for the financial year ended 30 June 2016, down on the previous year's $218-million profit and despite revenue rising 4.4 per cent to $11.15 billion

Advised SMSFs show greater diversity

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 30 May 2013

According to new research by CoreData, self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are heavily invested in Australian equities, although their allocation varies considerably depending on whether they are self-managed or have an adviser

A soaring US dollar poses risks for the world economy

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 03 Mar 2017

In 1988, Donald Trump paid US$407 million (A$545 million) for New York's elegant Plaza Hotel, which he boasted was the "Mona Lisa" of hotels

A scary number looming over Australian stocks

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 24 Nov 2016

Sydney Airport (ASX: SYD) surged 89 per cent over the past three calendar years

A healthy correction in emerging markets

Author: Scott Minerd
Date: 04 Feb 2014

The current rout in emerging markets is a healthy turn in the economic cycle

A case of conscious uncoupling

Author: Kristina Hooper
Date: 23 Oct 2014

They say breaking up is hard to do

6 steps on the path to winding up an SMSF

Author: Natasha Ng
Date: 25 Nov 2016

There is a compliance/legal path to follow and this article outlines key points along that path

6 reasons not to buy SMSF property

Author: Michael Hutton
Date: 13 Oct 2014

Self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees should be cautious about investing in residential property in the current market, particularly those in pension mode or where the members are likely to be drawing a pension from their fund within the next few years

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