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Articles from: Longer-term view needed on China to Interest rates have turned negative

Longer-term view needed on China

Author: Sonita Horvitch
Date: 26 Aug 2015

Matthew Strauss, vice president and portfolio manager at Signature Global Asset Management, says that investors should look past the shorter-term uncertainty and volatility

LICs join the expensive defensives

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Sep 2013

Australian listed investment companies (LICs) stand alongside the big banks and Telstra (TLS) when it comes to delivering stellar income returns for investors

Lessons from the eight years since the market crash

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 29 Mar 2017

If an investor had the foresight in March 2009 to predict where we would be today, many would be pleasantly surprised with the progress financial markets have made

Lessons from ATO statistics on SMSFs

Author: Liam Shorte
Date: 30 Apr 2015

It is always nice to see how the SMSF sector is progressing and what the new trends are, identifiable from the financial returns and other interactions between the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and trustees, even if they are relying on old data

Leighton ups profit, AMP solid

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Leighton Holdings

Large caps versus small caps

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Oct 2013

With the Australian share market presently hovering around is long-term fair value at around 14 times forward earnings, investors may be wondering at which end of the spectrum they will find the best quality stocks

Land of the rising stocks

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 09 Oct 2015

The sun is rising again for Japanese stocks, as record corporate profits and a weak yen drive markets higher

KiwiSaver Survey l March Quarter 2015

Author: Tim Murphy
Date: 23 Apr 2015

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Key compliance risk for SMSFs in 2016? Pensions!

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 10 Mar 2016

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

Jumping at shadows

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 14 Jul 2014

Befuddled is probably a term which characterises the state of mind of many seasoned investors at present

Japanese stocks on track despite recession?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 21 Nov 2014

Growth was a key theme at the recent G20 meeting in Brisbane

Japan's bizarrely brief "technical recession"

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 22 Jan 2016

Revisions are a normal part of compiling economic statistics, especially when it comes to the all-encompassing national accounts that track GDP

Japan and China: The best way forward?

Author: Wharton School
Date: 27 Oct 2014

Sometimes, the best strategy is to just leave things as they are, when the alternative is only to make things worse

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

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)

Is there value in the Healthscope IPO?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Jul 2014

There has been much ado about the upcoming float of Healthscope

Is the Reserve Bank out on a limb?

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 10 Feb 2017

The Reserve Bank left the official cash rate at 1.5 per cent following the 7 February meeting

Is the commodity supercycle dead?

Author: Nicholas Johnson and Greg Sharenow
Date: 24 Sep 2013

From the late 1990s until the 2008 financial crisis, most commodities experienced double-digit annual real (that is, inflation-adjusted) price growth, a period known as the commodity "supercycle"

Is it the season to be jolly?

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 18 Dec 2013

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

Is economic growth a question of culture?

Author: Kellogg School of Management
Date: 25 Sep 2014

As some countries' economies churn steadily -- even briskly -- over time, others' remain stagnant

Investors turning away from negative ESG screening

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 21 Apr 2017

Around 90 per cent of asset managers in the Asia-Pacific region intend to move beyond "negative screening" ESG approaches over the next two years, the study found

Investors to reap Wesfarmers windfall?

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Apr 2014

Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers (WES) this week signalled its departure from the insurance game after announcing the sale of its insurance broking arm to the US-based Arthur J

Investors must accept lower returns for longer

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 08 Aug 2016

The trio of managers were: Bill Bovingdon, chief investment officer, Altius Asset Management; Prasad Patkar, head of qualitative investment, Platypus Asset Management; and Chad Padowitz, chief investment officer, Wingate Asset Management

Investors moving away from cash

Author: Katarina Taurian
Date: 07 Jun 2013

Investors are increasingly looking to get out of cash assets, according to HLB Mann Judd, prompting a warning that self-managed super fund (SMSF) investors shouldn't "overreact" and lose focus on their long-term investment strategies

Investing in interesting times

Author: Marcus Burns
Date: 29 Aug 2013

When someone, purported to be Chinese, said "May you live in interesting times," they were clearly referring to the current investment climate faced by Australian small-cap managers

Investing against the herd

Author: Michael Coop
Date: 15 Jan 2014

Contrarian investing is about looking for undervalued and out-of-favour investments and avoiding highly priced and popular investments

Investing a game in theatre of geopolitics

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 May 2017

Despite the French election result, which saw the centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron soundly defeat the right-wing populist Marine Le Pen , populism is not going away any time soon, says Thomas Clarke, portfolio manager, dynamic allocation strategies, William Blair

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

Interest rates have turned negative

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 06 May 2015

This is a financial news article to be used for non-commercial purposes and is not intended to provide financial advice of any kind

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