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Improving outlook for transitioning economy

Author: Randal Jenneke
Date: 20 Jan 2016

While many people view the Australian economy as being dominated by resources and commodity prices, in reality, this is not actually the case

HSBC finds managers still positive about equities

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 03 May 2013

An HSBC survey of fund managers has found that a majority remained positive about equities into the second quarter of this year

How asset allocation differs from diversification

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 10 Mar 2015

Investors tend to use the terms "asset allocation" and "diversification" interchangeably

Here's a top-rated exposure to Japanese equities

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 22 Nov 2016

Morningstar UK fund analyst Kenneth Lamont points out in a recent article that Japan has more to gain or lose from changes to US economic and foreign policy under a Trump presidency than most other countries

Here are 2 great stocks you need to sell

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Nov 2016

As all subscribers to various Morningstar products would know, the moat rating is a cornerstone of the company's investment philosophy

Growth assets for the new financial year

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 12 Jul 2016

So, which asset classes might perform better in the new financial year? Small was beautiful in the year to 30 June, with the S&P/ASX 200 Index posting its first fall in four years, dropping by 4.1 per cent to finish at 5,233.

Falling interest rates to push money into equities

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 17 Jun 2016

This is expected to push more money into the share market over 2016 as investors seek high-yielding equities, according to David Bassanese, chief economist with BetaShares

End-of-year SMSF tax considerations

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 20 Jun 2016

Here are just a few key tax considerations to be aware of to help you and your self-managed superannuation fund make the most of available tax deductions and concessions

Don't be a short-term investor

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 06 Jan 2015

Short-term investing is an oxymoron

Could the Aussie banks outperform?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 06 Sep 2016

As far as global equity markets are concerned, Australia took the wooden spoon last week

Contributing superannuation for children

Author: Kathy Evans
Date: 23 Feb 2016

As we get older we know how important it is to focus on building our superannuation for retirement, but have you ever considered getting your children started on building their superannuation? The earlier our children start contributing towards building their superannuation, the better off they will be in their retirement.

Bonds may have sold off but don't sell out

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 29 Nov 2016

One of the quickest trades that followed the 8 November election victory of Donald Trump was the selling out of bond funds, with investors piling into stocks as investors took on more risk with the promise of greater US growth

Assessing the exposure to Brexit

Author: Andrew Miles
Date: 30 Jun 2016

The "Leave" campaign successfully won with a majority of 51.9 per cent compared with the 48.1 per cent of the "Remain" campaign

AREITS bouncing back, says State Street

Author: Staff
Date: 06 Jun 2013

Australian-listed property companies are returning to 2003-era attractiveness for investors, according to commentary from State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)

Are infrastructure stocks a good buy right now?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Nov 2016

The defensive, bond-like characteristics of infrastructure stocks have appealed to both institutional and retail investors in recent years, drawn by their income potential relative to low fixed-income yields

A scary number looming over Australian stocks

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 24 Nov 2016

Sydney Airport (ASX: SYD) surged 89 per cent over the past three calendar years

6 large-cap ASX stocks that look relatively cheap

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 04 Oct 2016

The underperformance of Australian large-cap stocks vis-à-vis their mid- and small-cap counterparts since early 2015 has been widely reported, with falls in heavyweights Telstra (ASX: TLS) , the big banks and the big miners weighing on the S&P ASX 200 Index

400 million reasons to invest in LICs

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 01 Jun 2016

More than 30 LICs have listed on the ASX since 2012, increasing their total number to 87 as of April 2016, while their market value doubled to $30 billion over the same period

3 top moat-rated ASX mid-cap stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 May 2016

In the current low-inflation, low-interest-rate environment, investors have to assess all their options, CommSec chief economist Craig James says in a recent note

3 stocks set for strong cash-flow growth

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Jun 2016

The investment firm believes a focus on free cash flow yield and free cash flow growth is particularly interesting at present given the market's preoccupation with dividend yields against a backdrop of low competing interest rates

Young remain financially conservative

Author: Geoff Davey
Date: 18 Dec 2014

Millennials have been thought to behave more conservatively when it comes to their finances compared to older generations

Woolworths continues to outperform

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Woolworths Limited

Winners and losers in the Year of the Monkey

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 12 Dec 2016

For Australian investors, picking the right sectors in the mischievous Year of the Monkey has proven challenging, with the Year of the Rooster set to deliver its own surprises

Will CBA continue to underperform its peers?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 14 Sep 2016

Analysts are divided on the outlook for the big four banks and impending changes to capital requirements has been weighing on the sector, especially the nation's biggest financial institution, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA)

Will 2016 be the sixth year of emerging-market underperformance?

Author: Andy Brunner
Date: 19 Jan 2016

2015 was another very difficult year for emerging-market economies, and currencies have naturally been reflected in generally poorly performing equity markets

Why you should invest in the cybersecurity sector

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 18 Oct 2016

The recent Census fiasco provided another reminder of the growing threat of cybercrime in Australia, which reportedly costs the nation up to $17 billion a year

Why you should consider investing in mid-cap stocks

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 04 Oct 2016

Australia's mid-cap sector has outperformed large-cap and small-cap stocks over the past 15 years, but despite this strong performance, the mid-cap sector has been largely ignored

Why this could be the calm before the US market storm

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 29 Aug 2016

It was another week of quiet action in the US equity market

Why export-mad Germany and the euro can't coexist indefinitely

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 16 Aug 2016

The Eurozone, after eight years, has just achieved an economic feat that took the world economy just one year to complete

Why blockchain has got promise

Author: James Hickling
Date: 22 Sep 2016

Three years ago, a little-known digital currency called Bitcoin erupted on a bull-market run that boosted its value from around US$15 (A$20) a coin to just under US$1,000 in 12 months

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