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The good, the bad and the ugly in emerging markets

Author: Alex Duffy
Date: 30 Jan 2017

The list of issues to worry about is a long one: exchange rates, interest rates, growth rates, political uncertainty--my developed market peers have a lot on their plate! If nothing else, 2016 reminded markets that the issues above are not just the preserve of emerging markets

The good, the bad and the ugly BHP

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 07 Apr 2014

Last week, The Australian Financial Review reported that BHP Billiton (BHP) was considering spinning off many of its "non-core" assets

The good and bad in a resources bust

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Sep 2015

Good stewardship matters

The global impact of China's cash squeeze

Author: Wharton School
Date: 24 Jul 2013

On Wednesday, 19 June, US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the US central bank planned to end its five-year quantitative easing program later in 2013, when the US economy is expected to pick up

The Federal Reserve's wager on inflation

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 19 Apr 2016

Four times a year the Federal Reserve releases a "summary of economic projections," which gathers predictions from its 17 policy-setting board members including their forecasts for the federal funds or US cash rate

The end of Europe's remission

Author: Satyajit Das
Date: 26 Nov 2013

A combination of austerity programs, debt writedowns, the European Central Bank's (ECB) commitment to "do whatever it takes" to preserve the euro, the proposed banking union and the finalisation of the primary bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), helped restore relative financial stability

The end of dividend imputation?

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 26 Jun 2015

Australia's dividend imputation system has been described as "one of the seven wonders of the world"

The end of Australia's triple treat

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 11 Jun 2015

If you had invested in the Australian index over the past two decades you would have got a "beautiful, accidental bias" towards the best-performing sectors in the world that you would not have got if you lived anywhere else, according to gold medallist fund manager Platinum Asset Management (PTM)

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

The emotion factor in buying and selling

Author: Karl Siegling
Date: 19 Nov 2013

Following on from our first two articles on investor behaviour and emotion , we will briefly outline an oversimplified way of dealing with market and human behaviour

The emerging markets worth your cash

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 17 Nov 2014

Emerging markets should be renamed diverging markets, as they are increasingly uncorrelated

The ECB's shifting regimes

Author: Andrew Bosomworth
Date: 15 Dec 2014

The European Central Bank (ECB) is likely to commence a broad-based asset-purchase programme, that is, quantitative easing (QE), in the first quarter of 2015

The dreaded month of September

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 Sep 2015

Overview

The downside of a bull market

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 09 Apr 2014

The phase of mindless liquidity is upon us

The dangers of business complacency

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 15 Jul 2013

Complacency, an affliction impacting us all at times, exacts its revenge when we least expect it

The crucial link in wealth creation

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Apr 2015

This week's article, 5 tips about asset allocation , focused on the role of strategic asset allocation in portfolio management

The bucket approach to retirement allocation

Author: Christine Benz/Peter Arnold
Date: 18 Mar 2015

Those who lived through the 1970s and 1980s no doubt now find their photographs from those decades cringe-worthy

The benefits of family trusts

Author: Joylon Dare
Date: 04 Jun 2013

Family trusts are still an attractive approach for those looking to build wealth in a tax-effective investment vehicle other than superannuation, despite the ongoing changes to the rules governing such trusts

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

The appeal of managed portfolios

Author: Andrew Alcock
Date: 12 Jan 2016

Oscar Wilde is quoted to have said: "With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone." When it comes to investing, the needs of investors have traditionally been determined according to their age, with generations typically grouped as Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y

Thank you and best wishes for the New Year

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 06 Jan 2017

The dawning of 2017 sees the curtain fall on one of the most tumultuous years for global financial markets

Test your investment knowledge

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 24 Oct 2013

Test your investment knowledge

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 01 Nov 2013

Test article for FBIA; with a semicolon

Author: Ben Rabey
Date: 04 Nov 2016

Some new text

Term deposits still have a role

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 May 2013

Seven months ago, research firm Investment Trends highlighted the high levels of cash held by self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees

Telstra's gift to SMSFs

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 29 Aug 2014

Telstra's (TLS) $1-billion off-market buyback was met with much enthusiasm by the market and shareholders

Telstra, dividends and growth

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 29 Oct 2014

"Putting investors first" was the opening theme at last week's Morningstar Individual Investor Conference

Telstra to return $4.7bn to investors

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 14 Aug 2014

Telstra (TLS) will return around $4.7 billion to shareholders after the nation's dominant telco announced a 14.6 per cent rise in full-year net profit to $4.3 billion on Thursday

Telstra set for a dividend bonanza?

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 14 Jan 2014

Telstra (TLS) on Monday announced it was selling a 70 per cent stake in its Sensis directories business to US-based private equity firm Platinum Equity for $454 million

Telstra returns $1.8bn to investors

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

Companies covered in this report: • Telstra (TLS)

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