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Fear of volatility is biggest risk to returns

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 18 May 2015

Volatility may create investment opportunities but it spooks investors, causing them to crystallise losses, warns emerging markets veteran investor Mark Mobius

Favourite funds in focus

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 02 Nov 2015

For retail investors genuinely interested in diversifying their portfolios, Morningstar research manager Kathryn Young has several managed fund options for investors which are readily accessible

Fast-growing stocks in the New Neutral

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Aug 2014

It was global bond manager PIMCO that developed the term "new neutral," a concept that morphed from its original investment thesis, the "new normal"

Far from up against a wall

Author: Tom Stevenson
Date: 18 Apr 2017

During the first three months of the year, contrary to conventional wisdom, the top-performing stock markets have not been in the US, not even in a resurgent Europe, but in the emerging markets

Fairfax result highlights print weaknesses

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 10 Aug 2016

But better times could be ahead, with earnings from its online business Domain increasing, as online advertising takes over from print

Exploring South32's hidden value

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 May 2015

This week BHP Billiton (BHP) spin-off South32 Limited (S32) made its debut on the Australian Securities Exchange, opening at $2.13 and closing at $2.05

Every financial crisis is different

Author: John Rekenthaler
Date: 29 Jun 2016

Several years later, The Big Short informs us, the smart money understood that the housing market was dangerously overheated

Europe still on a slow boil

Author: Komal S Sri-Kumar
Date: 31 Jul 2013

The eurozone has been relatively free of eruptions for several months

Europe sentiment boosts investor confidence

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 30 May 2013

Investor confidence continued to rise in May, driven by a shift in risk appetite among European institutions, according to the State Street Investor Confidence Index (ICI)

Europe faces danger of deflation

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 28 Jan 2014

Greece, as is often the case, is a bellwether for all that is going wrong in Europe

ETFs: Giving investors transparency and choice

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 12 May 2015

There is now a greater range of low-cost, transparent, easily traded managed funds available to Australian investors

ETF market outlook strong despite volatility

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 08 Feb 2016

Despite the wild ride of share markets over recent months, and some very poor investment returns, the size of the Australian exchange-traded fund (ETF) market has jumped as investors pour money into this asset class despite, or perhaps because of, volatile markets

Estate planning implications of Budget 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 May 2016

Budget 2016 could have far-reaching estate planning consequences for some self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees, further emphasising the importance of a well-formed, legally binding plan

Estate planning beyond wills

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 18 Nov 2014

These days estate planning means more than just making a will

Estate equalisation by courts not so straightforward

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 18 May 2017

In a 2015 court case, a claim by the daughters of the deceased for an equal share of his estate was dismissed

Equity markets priced for too much hope, says Gross

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 20 Apr 2017

A recent internet blog posed the predicament of many medium/long-term relationships: At some point couples run out of historical stories or even topical things to say

End of financial year 2017: Is your accountant licensed?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 30 May 2017

The changes in the superannuation reform package, announced in the 2016-17 budget, will take effect from 1 July 2017--less than eight weeks from now

Emerging world battles mighty US dollar

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 15 Jun 2015

When the Federal Reserve embarked on its third dose of quantitative easing in 2012, Brazil's then-finance minister Guido Mantega slammed the Fed's decision as the start of a "currency war"

Emerging markets: Great potential for the patient

Author: Jason Stipp
Date: 13 Dec 2013

Stipp : In your November letter to shareholders, you wrote: "As frustrating as this year has been, I do not think it matters much to the long-term investor with an objective perspective." We've heard the story about emerging-markets' potential for many years, especially coming out of the financial crisis

Emerging markets still global growth drivers

Author: Mark Mobius
Date: 16 Jan 2015

We at Templeton Emerging Markets Group believe high economic growth rates will remain a key attraction of many emerging markets in 2015

Emerging markets poised for growth

Author: David Semple
Date: 11 Sep 2014

The tide is turning for emerging markets, which we believe are poised to offer higher economic growth in the medium term, particularly as investors diversify away from their domestic economies and seek better earnings growth from emerging-markets economies

Emerging markets outlook: China's key role

Author: Michael Gomez and Lupin Rahman
Date: 12 Oct 2015

Key points - Emerging markets are dominated lately by global drivers, including China, the Federal Reserve's policy stance and lower commodity prices, while politics and upcoming elections are adding a layer of idiosyncratic risk;

Emerging countries are struggling

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 30 Nov 2015

Brazil's government debt is now rated junk, only seven years after it gained investment-grade status

Election outcome will bring certainty

Author: Paul Bloxham
Date: 06 Sep 2013

The Australian federal election will take place this Saturday, 7 September, with the country voting on all 150 seats of the House of Representatives and half the seats of the 76 seat Senate – both of which are involved in the legislative process

Economic update

Author: Julian Robertson and Donal Curtin
Date: 29 Apr 2013

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 21 May 2014

To read the latest Economic Update please click here .

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin and Julian Robertson
Date: 19 Aug 2013

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 19 Aug 2014

To read the latest Economic Update please click here .

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 15 Oct 2014

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Economic update

Author: Julian Robertson and Donal Curtin
Date: 25 Jul 2013

Themes that ran through May continued into June as world and local equity markets had a difficult month, particularly until 24 June

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