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KiwiSaver Survey l December Quarter 2014

Author: Tim Murphy
Date: 22 Jan 2015

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Kitchen closed for Australian depositors

Author: Rob Mead
Date: 06 Jul 2015

With the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) policy rate now at 2 per cent and Australian banks much more focused on raising capital than raising deposit funding, the "free lunch" that Australian investors quite rightly feasted on has ended

King, Keynes and Knight: Insights into an uncertain economy

Author: Joachim Fels
Date: 22 Jul 2016

One small footnote to the Brexit controversy: It has invigorated my interest in Lord Mervyn King's concept of radical uncertainty

Key reasons to invest offshore

Author: Peter Esho
Date: 24 Jun 2013

My last note touched on the importance of strategy as the very first requirement when thinking about your portfolio

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

Keep eye on key support levels

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 13 Jul 2015

Overview

Keating's other legacy

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 22 Nov 2013

My book, A Super History , closely explored the beginnings of Australia's compulsory superannuation industry

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 in recession: Should investors be worried?

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 07 Dec 2015

Japan's economy has shrunk for the second quarter in a row, meaning the country is officially in recession

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

James Hardie delivers special dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 22 May 2014

James Hardie Industries (JHX) on Thursday announced a 40 per cent rise in operating profit to US$197.2 million for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2014

It's a Xanax world

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 18 Jan 2016

The Romans gave their Plebian citizens a day at the Coliseum, and the French royalty gave the Bourgeoisie a piece of figurative "cake," so it may be true to form that in the still prosperous developed economies of 2016, we provide Fantasy Sports, cellphone game apps, sexting and fast food to appease the masses

Is this the turning point for commodities?

Author: Geoff Blanning
Date: 08 Jun 2016

But it's starting to turn following the surge in the prices of a wide variety of products since the beginning of the year

Is this the beginning of a corrective phase?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 12 Sep 2016

The US market finally awoke from its slumber last Friday

Is there value in the MYOB IPO?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Apr 2015

The initial public offering (IPO) of MYOB may not have garnered the same fanfare as the much larger IPO of Medibank Private (MPL)

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 there still value in QBE?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Dec 2013

Last month, Morningstar head of banking research David Ellis said of QBE Insurance Group (QBE) : "New senior management still has considerable work to do to return the once well-respected global insurer to the 'must-have' position in investor portfolios." Just two weeks later and QBE reported an unexpected profit downgrade - a US$250-million loss stemming from the restructure of its poorly performing US businesses.

Is there still value in AREITs?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Jun 2013

This time last year, Ibbotson Associations (a Morningstar company), published an upbeat assessment of the Australian real estate investment trust (AREIT) sector

Is there a right reason or not for a rights issue?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 05 Oct 2016

A rights or entitlement issue is a new issue of shares to a company's existing shareholders, entitling them to buy additional shares at a discount from the company in proportion to their existing holdings

Is the threat of inflation real?

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 Jul 2013

The Federal Reserve judges that inflation is low enough for it to prolong its third splash of quantitative easing

Is the oil price near a low?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 Dec 2014

Overview

Is the Italian banking system insolvent?

Author: Stephen Ellis
Date: 20 Jul 2016

With Britain's vote to leave the European Union a surprise to many investors, UK bank stocks fell, but Italian bank stocks also collapsed

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 over-diversification a problem?

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 09 Apr 2015

In the overall scheme of investor problems, over-diversification isn't the worst sin

Is it time to buy?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 09 Jun 2015

Overview

Is it the season to be jolly?

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 18 Dec 2013

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

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