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Articles from: Stockland's profit falls after "tough" year to SMSF exposure to residential housing raises concerns

Stockland's profit falls after "tough" year

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 13 Aug 2013

Stockland's (SGP) underlying net profit for the financial year to 30 June 2013 fell 27 per cent on the previous year to $494.8 million, the property investment company said on Tuesday

Stock tips from a top stock picker

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 10 Jul 2014

As an investment manager who has outperformed the market over the past 10 years, Investors Mutual (IML) certainly knows about investing

Stock picks that have paid off

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Nov 2014

There's an old adage which suggests that to beat the Australian market all you have to do is make the right call between banks and resources companies, Morningstar senior research analyst Julian Robertson says

Stock picks by top managers

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 05 Mar 2014

Last week, the Australian Morningstar Awards 2014 recognised investment managers who had delivered solid returns for investors

Stock pickers who invest like Buffett

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 08 May 2015

The annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting kicked off last weekend in Omaha, Nebraska

Sticking to the fundamentals with equities

Author: Alex Vynokur
Date: 14 Oct 2013

In the five years since the global financial crisis, numerous studies have pointed to the fact that, in the majority of cases, actively managed broad-market Australian equity funds are failing to beat the index net of management fees

Staying the course

Author: Matthews Asia
Date: 28 Apr 2016

As an investor within Asian capital markets, the years since the turn of the decade can be most aptly described as volatile

Staring into an abyss

Author: Scott Minerd
Date: 13 Jul 2015

With a resounding "no" vote on the Greek referendum to accept the terms of Europe's proposed "bailout," market pundits are out in force talking about the coming turmoil

Standing ovations, now delivery is the key

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 03 Mar 2017

Global equities markets roared in the aftermath of President Trump's speech to the joint houses of Congress, which drew 94 standing ovations

Spending strategy crucial in retirement

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 05 Dec 2014

To have champagne taste on a beer budget is a well-known idiom

Special dividends from BHP and Rio?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 May 2013

The news last week that Woodside Petroleum (WPL) would pay a special dividend garnered an enthusiastic response from investors

South32 to buy back US$500m in shares

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 27 Mar 2017

South32 Limited (ASX: S32) aims to return an additional US$500 million (A$655 million) to shareholders, equating to 4.5 per cent of its current market capitalisation, via an on-market share buyback, the diversified miner told the ASX on Monday

South32 posts solid $620m net profit for 1H17

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Feb 2017

South32 (ASX: S32) has reported US$620 million in net profit after tax for the first half of fiscal 2017 (1H17)--a return to positive territory after a $1.7-billion loss in the same period in 2016.

Some things you should know about the super changes

Author: Genene Wilson
Date: 06 Apr 2017

There is a one-time opportunity for total contributions of up to $575,000 before 30 June for some people

Some conflicting signals

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 31 Aug 2015

Overview

Solutions for secular stagnation

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 03 Mar 2014

Larry Summers, former economic adviser to the White House and Harvard professor, was Barack Obama's first pick to be the new head of the Federal Reserve

Solid start for ANZ, Macquarie expects earnings lift

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Feb 2015

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) announced on Tuesday an unaudited cash profit for the three months ended 31 December 2014 of $1.8 billion, up 3.5 per cent on the comparable period in the previous year

Sober outlook for Australian stocks

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 18 Jan 2016

Stock markets have dived in the New Year and the Shanghai stock market got off to a bad start

SMSFs' wish list for Santa

Author: Olivia Long
Date: 16 Dec 2013

I'm no different to most people - once I start to see those Christmas decorations going up I quickly get into the festive mood and my mind starts to think of what I want from Santa

SMSFs' real dilemma with property

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 03 Oct 2013

The debate about self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) and property investment intensified this week

SMSFs may be underexposed to global markets

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 30 Jun 2016

"We have a sector we believe is massively out of step with the accepted theory on asset diversification," he says

SMSFs and property: A fatal mix?

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 29 May 2015

Surging property prices in Sydney and Melbourne have attracted the attention of regulators, worried about the potential fallout from markets overheating

SMSF trustees travelling overseas may need company power of attorney

Author: Natasha Ng
Date: 07 Apr 2017

What happens if they, in their capacity as directors of the corporate trustee, need to sign off on decisions concerning them as members but they are overseas? This is a very common scenario and therefore it is very important that if the trustee of your fund is a company that the company appoints a company power of attorney in anticipation of this type of situation.

SMSF trustees need to go global, says head of Magellan

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Sep 2016

"SMSFs and self-directed investors generally are dramatically underweight global equity

SMSF trustee responsibilities and obligations

Author: Kathy Evans
Date: 13 Jan 2016

I recently commented on the importance of choosing the right trustee structure when establishing a self-managed upper fund (SMSF)

SMSF trust deed traps

Author: Peter Townsend
Date: 22 Oct 2015

The peace of mind of a retiree happily taking a pension from their self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) could be shattered by the news that their pension was in fact not commenced properly and that both they and their fund owe the tax office a lot more money

SMSF sector reaches tipping point

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 14 May 2013

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) have reached a "tipping point," with drawdowns likely to exceed growth in the sector over the next 10 years, according to DEXX&R's May Market Projections report

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 exposure to residential housing raises concerns

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 28 Mar 2017

There has been increasing talk about a housing bubble in Australia

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