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SMSF outperformance: lessons for investors

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Sep 2015

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) have continued their rise, with the number of SMSFs swelling to 557,000 and with total assets of $590 billion in the year to June 2015, both up around 6 per cent

SMSF investors boost exposure to managed funds

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 13 May 2013

Self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees have boosted exposure to managed funds in the wake of continuing interest-rate drops

SMSF establishment rates drop

Author: Katarina Taurian
Date: 28 May 2013

Establishments of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) have decreased significantly, according to the Australian Taxation Office's (ATO) Self-Managed Super Fund Statistical Report for March 2013, but the SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia (SPAA) is not concerned by the data

Small, mid caps to outperform

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 11 Mar 2014


Small caps face unknown in 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 15 Feb 2016

Australian small-cap stocks had a good year last year, with the ASX Small Ordinaries Index returning 10.2 per cent, with the hefty gains of Blackmores (BKL) a key example of a large gainer, while the S&P/ASX 200 returned just 2.6 per cent

Slightly more benign prognosis

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 21 Mar 2016

The uncertainty inherent in global markets was apparent in February with the "risk-off" trade that characterised the start of the month, reversing towards month end

Sizing up the global economy

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 17 Sep 2015

Size does matter you know

Sit back and wait for the signal

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 14 Mar 2016


Signs the US recovery is solid

Author: Rick Rieder
Date: 22 Jul 2015

Many market observers lately have been making some pretty pessimistic evaluations of the US economy, declaring that it's stagnating and soft

Should we be wary of selling in May?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 06 May 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Lesley Beath without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Should the AGM be abolished?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 10 May 2013

The bulk of questions at Westpac's (WBC) annual general meeting (AGM) last year focused on customer service

Should investors worry about a housing bubble?

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 Nov 2013

The UK government is said to be stoking one

Should a portfolio change in retirement?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Nov 2014

Demand has strengthened for annuity and allocated pension products, according to joint research from industry association the Financial Services Council (FSC) and investment bank UBS

Short-term risk is high

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 07 Apr 2014


Shareholder strikes on CBA, AGL and GMG shine spotlight on ESG investing

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 25 Nov 2016

Goodman Group (ASX: GMG) , AGL Energy (ASX: AGL) and Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA) were all targeted in the last quarter of 2016

Seven Group's profit falls 10pc

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Aug 2016

The result beat Morningstar's forecast for a profit of $134 million

Sell signal on All Ords still in place

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 21 Oct 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Lesley Beath without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Self-managed super as attractive now as ever

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Nov 2016

If you have a superannuation balance of $200,000--or a realistic expectation of reaching this amount within a few years--it still makes sense to establish a self-managed super fund (SMSF), according to Graeme Colley, executive manager, SMSF technical and private wealth, SuperConcepts

Seeking value in expensive markets

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 05 Jun 2015

Against a backdrop of benign inflation and accommodative policy settings, the global economy has been ticking along

Seeking high-quality stocks in rollercoaster markets

Author: Garry Laurence
Date: 29 Jul 2015

Happy new financial year! For those of you who have been enjoying the northern hemisphere summer and have not been watching the markets, you might be thinking that not much has changed over the past few weeks! In reality, global stock markets have gone on a rollercoaster and have ended up back at June highs

Seeking high-growth US stocks

Author: Garry Laurence
Date: 28 Sep 2015

In the past month we have seen a healthy global stock-market correction with the US seeing the first 10 per cent plus correction in four years

Seeking high dividends from ETFs

Author: Tim Murphy
Date: 07 May 2014

Investors building income portfolios with listed investments historically have often relied on dividends from blue-chip shares like the major banks and Telstra (TLS) , or in more recent times, have chased the higher yields on offer from hybrid securities, particularly those issued by the major banks

SEEK ups profit, dividends amid subdued conditions

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 22 Aug 2016

SEEK Limited's (ASX: SEK) underlying net profit before one-off items for fiscal 2016 rose 3 per cent to $198.1 million, ahead of guidance and Morningstar's estimate of $174.5 million, after previous reinvestments in the business managed to offset subdued economic conditions

Secret bond option for grandparents

Author: Austock Life
Date: 09 Feb 2016

Grandparents are increasingly utilising insurance bonds to leave bequests to their grandchildren that are beyond will disputes

Scope for a sharp rally?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 03 Jun 2014


Santos' profit just below expectations

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Feb 2015

Santos Limited (STO) on Friday announced a 6 per cent increase in net profit to $533 million for the year ended 31 December 2014

Santos slides into red on weaker oil

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 19 Feb 2016

Santos Limited (STO) has joined its rivals in racking up red ink on the back of falling oil prices

Santos lifts dividend 33pc

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 22 Aug 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Santos

Santos falls short, NAB's profit up 7pc

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 21 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • National Australia Bank

Santos ditches dividend as profits plunge US$1.1bn

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 19 Aug 2016

The oil and gas exploration company posted an underlying earnings loss of US$5 million for the first half of 2016, down from US$35 million in the same period in 2015

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