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Telstra and Rio Tinto both deliver

Author: Nicholas Grove and Christine St Anne
Date: 08 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report:

Telco, media consolidation to gather momentum

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 02 Oct 2015

With a lower Australian dollar making Australian equities cheaper and political change at the very top, discussion is turning to which sectors of the Australian stock market would house the most likely takeover targets

Tech sell-off doesn't alter strong outlook

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 22 Feb 2016

Technology stocks have sold heavily in the US in recent times and this could represent a good opportunity to buy undervalued stocks or diversify portfolios with exposure to global technology shares, according to some analysts

Taxing times for trustees

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Apr 2015

The federal government launched its much-awaited white paper on tax reform this week

Taxing the advantages of ETFs

Author: Michael Brown
Date: 21 Oct 2013

Efficiency is a big reason why exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are gaining popularity with Australian investors

Tax matters: Choose your investments carefully

Author: Alex Prineas
Date: 05 Jun 2014

Tax losses in an SMSF

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 20 Oct 2014

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has indicated its intention to focus on tax losses claimed by self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) in pension phase and claiming exempt current pension income

Targeted estate-planning strategies

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Dec 2014

As former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser once said: "Life wasn't meant to be easy." And life certainly isn't easy when it comes to many families

Taper tantrum

Author: Kumar Palghat
Date: 12 Sep 2013

With the US economy finally appearing to be on a more stable long-term footing, in late May US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke hinted the Fed was considering reducing the size of its US$85 billion-a-month quantitative easing programme

Tabcorp, Tatts announce $11.3bn merger

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Oct 2016

Tabcorp (ASX: TAH) and Tatts Group (ASX: TTS) on Wednesday said they will merge to create a gambling group worth around $11.3 billion, marking the second such attempt at a tie-up in less than 12 months

Tabcorp to pay special dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 Feb 2015

Tabcorp Holdings (TAH) on Thursday said it will pay shareholders a fully franked special dividend of 30 cents a share, equating to approximately $230 million

Syria strike: Brief market dip?

Author: Lewis Walker
Date: 16 Sep 2013

Will a US attack on Syria, a question now before Congress, seriously harm the markets? What if the current proposal in the United Nations (UN) - that the UN takes over Syria's chemical weapons stockpile - fails? The history of previous American military strikes suggests that any market decline will be temporary.

Surviving volatile markets in 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 07 Dec 2015

The threat of higher US interest rates, China's slowdown and Australia's sluggish growth have all contributed to rising market volatility in 2015

Survival of the fittest

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 17 Oct 2013

I hate crows and my wife Sue hates bugs, but like most married couples we have learned to live with our differences

Superannuation takes one step forward and two steps back

Author: Olivia Long
Date: 14 Oct 2016

In our industry, it rarely seems that common sense prevails

Super robots marching on member funds

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 05 Apr 2017

The noise around automated financial advice--known colloquially as robo-advice--has been building for years

Super contributions for 65 and beyond

Author: Graeme Colley
Date: 25 Nov 2014

Making contributions in the year you or your partner turn 65 is a common topic as it seems to cause confusion about how much can be contributed as a concessional (tax-deductible) or non-concessional (non-deductible) amount

Sunshine, lollipops and ...

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 14 Mar 2016

Our sun--a rather tiny star in the galactic scheme of things--seems inexhaustible

Suncorp's profit hit by storms, banking bounces

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 05 Aug 2016

Overall, cash profit was down 8.6 per cent from a year earlier

Suncorp's fiscal 2015 earnings in line

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 04 Aug 2015

Suncorp Group (SUN) on Tuesday announced a profit for the financial year to 30 June 2015 of $1.1 billion, an increase of 55 per cent

Suncorp's earnings hit by hazards

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 11 Feb 2016

Suncorp Group (SUN) on Thursday announced a 16 per cent fall in net profit to $530 million for the first half of fiscal 2016, after its general insurance business took a hit from a higher-than-expected number of natural hazards and investment market volatility

Suncorp pleases with dividend increase

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Suncorp Group

Suncorp pays attractive dividends

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Suncorp Group (SUN)

Sun may soon set on passive managers: Grant Samuel

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 Mar 2017

With a 6.37 per cent rolling average return in 2016, the fund underperformed the MSCI World ex-Australia Index last year

Sucking the marrow out of life

Author: Marcus Burns
Date: 15 Dec 2015

"Sucking the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the bones." Dead Poets Society Small-cap investing is as much about what you don't own as what you do

Strong result for BWP Trust despite tight property market

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 05 Aug 2016

While the results were in line with Morningstar's revenue and profit estimates, there were some surprises

Strong bank profits ensure steady returns

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 03 Jul 2015

Bank prices have had a volatile few months

Strength remains in small caps

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Jun 2013

In 2012, the Hyperion Small Growth Companies [4242] fund outperformed its benchmark by a stunning 15 per cent, delivering a 33 per cent return for the year

Strategise your way to tax advantages

Author: Graeme Colley and Vicky Kuok
Date: 13 Oct 2015

In life, we usually achieve a better outcome with a plan

Stocks to watch in 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 08 Jan 2016

Australian investors had a mixed 2015, with stocks finishing higher only with the benefit of dividends after a sell-off in resource and bank stocks

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