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Machiavellian musings on the local market

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 17 Apr 2014

The Australian equity market continues to trade at mildly high multiples, albeit with an extreme spread between the highest multiples, which are at dangerous levels, and the lowest, attributable to material stocks of all sorts, whether they are miners or suppliers to miners

Macau venture helps Crown lift profit 35pc

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 14 Aug 2014

Casino operator Crown Resorts' (CWN) on Thursday said its net profit for the financial year ended 30 June 2014 rose 35.2 per cent to $640 million after a solid performance by its joint venture in Macau

Luck and skill: can you tell the difference?

Author: Jason Stipp
Date: 17 Jun 2013

Whether in sports or investing, the role of luck in winning streaks is both underappreciated and increasing, said Credit Suisse managing director and author Michael Mauboussin during the kick-off keynote at the 2013 Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago

Low-return environment highlights value in retirement risk advice

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 15 Sep 2016

Much has been made of late about how the current low-return environment could have long-lasting consequences, with retirees warned to prepare for future returns lower than historic averages

Low-return environment highlights value in retirement risk advice

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 12 Dec 2016

Much has been made of late about how the current low-return environment could have long-lasting consequences, with retirees warned to prepare for future returns lower than historic averages

Low volatility a mirage

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 03 Nov 2016

September was a mixed month in financial markets

Low rates won't fix shrinking resources sector

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 24 May 2013

Low interest rates will not "fill the hole" in the shrinking resources sector, according to former board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Warwick McKibbin

Low rates are part of the problem

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 04 Aug 2015

I'm not what you would call a "prayerful" type of guy

Low interest rates: a retiree survival guide

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 22 May 2015

Australia's lowest interest rates on record have hit retirees hard, with deposit rates barely matching inflation

Love doesn't last forever

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 12 May 2016

Both diversification and return are tough to find

Looking for value in small companies

Author: Matthew Brooker
Date: 30 Jan 2014

It's that time of the year when fund managers and strategists forecast share-market returns for the year ahead

Looking for nirvana

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 18 Mar 2016

For those lacking a long-term investment horizon, recent market volatility is probably a frightening experience given the relative calm since the GFC--has it really been eight years? With momentum trades under pressure, valuation is becoming of greater importance as is the sustainability of cash flows and balance sheet strength.

Looking beyond the BRIC wall

Author: Jemima Joseph
Date: 14 May 2013

First coined by Goldman Sachs in 2001, the acronym "BRIC" - standing for Brazil, Russia, India and China - has become a shorthand way of describing the economic power shift from the developed to the developing world in the past decade

Look for signs of a peak

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 13 Apr 2015


Look for corrective action

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 Nov 2015


Look beyond the major indices

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 03 Mar 2014


Look beneath the surface

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 05 Aug 2014


Longer-term view needed on China

Author: Sonita Horvitch
Date: 26 Aug 2015

Matthew Strauss, vice president and portfolio manager at Signature Global Asset Management, says that investors should look past the shorter-term uncertainty and volatility

Long duration bonds at historically cheap prices

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 01 May 2013

With Australian 30-year bonds at historically cheap prices, investors have an opportunity to cash in, according to FIIG Securities

Link Group: Growth at a good price?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 15 Oct 2015

Investors now have the opportunity to invest in the biggest initial public offering (IPO) of the year through Australia's largest provider of super fund administration, Link Group

Lift from lower dollar not that great

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 11 Dec 2015

The fall in the Australian dollar will only give a moderate lift to several companies in 2016, given many have revenue in sterling or euros and any further decline in the Australian dollar could be limited by meaningful offshore investment and merger and acquisitions activity, according to Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes

LICs join the expensive defensives

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Sep 2013

Australian listed investment companies (LICs) stand alongside the big banks and Telstra (TLS) when it comes to delivering stellar income returns for investors

Lessons from the Reagan era

Author: Joseph G. Carson
Date: 08 Dec 2016

President-elect Trump and his team are contemplating the most significant changes in fiscal policy since the Reagan presidency

Lessons from the Lehman collapse

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Sep 2013

The collapse of US bank Lehman Brothers in 2008 spurred one of the greatest financial meltdowns the world has ever known

Lessons from ATO statistics on SMSFs

Author: Liam Shorte
Date: 30 Apr 2015

It is always nice to see how the SMSF sector is progressing and what the new trends are, identifiable from the financial returns and other interactions between the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and trustees, even if they are relying on old data

Lend Lease meets guidance, Westfield on track

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 27 Aug 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Lend Lease

Lend Lease 12pc interim profit growth underpinned by office delivery

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Feb 2017

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the property developer grew across all three business segments in the first half of fiscal 2017, up 25 per cent for the group to $639.6 million from $512 million a year earlier

Leighton ups profit, AMP solid

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Leighton Holdings

Large IPOs dominate the market

Author: Marcus Ohm
Date: 08 Apr 2014

A combination of falling commodity prices and reduced investor sentiment appear to have had a negative impact on resources company initial public offerings (IPOs) during 2013

Large caps versus small caps

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Oct 2013

With the Australian share market presently hovering around is long-term fair value at around 14 times forward earnings, investors may be wondering at which end of the spectrum they will find the best quality stocks

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