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Articles from: Amcor lifts half-year underlying profit, dividend to Market's margin of safety vaporises in Trump euphoria

Amcor lifts half-year underlying profit, dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 13 Feb 2017

Statutory profit for the half year was US$286.6 million, down 6 per cent, while earnings per share (EPS) were up 4.6 per cent to 26.7 US cents on a constant currency basis, the packaging company said in a statement to the ASX

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

A massive understatement on Australia's economic outlook

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 24 Oct 2016

The Netherlands economy expanded from 1982 to 2008 due to the ability of this small trade-focussed country to capitalise on the globalisation of that era

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

4 top ASX-listed technology stocks

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 May 2016

REA Group (REA) and SEEK Limited (SEK) have outperformed the S&P/ASX 200 over the past year, and newer technology stocks WiseTech Global (WTC) and Aconex (ACX) have also performed well, representing the strong growth potential of technology shares, though investors may have to pay a relatively high price for their strong performance

3 signs of a safe dividend

Author: Josh Peters
Date: 14 Jan 2016

Dependable

Why SMSFs should start preparing for 30 June now

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Jan 2017

SMSF trustees had a busy 2016, with a raft of government changes and policy flip-flops keeping the industry on its toes

What you need to know about the pension transfer balance cap

Author: Julie Hartley
Date: 15 Nov 2016

In late September, the government released the second tranche of proposed superannuation changes, which covers the pension transfer balance cap, concessional contribution changes, catch-up concessional contributions and the removal of the earnings tax exemption for transition-to-retirement pensions

What Trump's protectionism means for Australian investors

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 07 Feb 2017

US President Donald Trump's pledge to "fight for free trade" has sparked concerns over a global retreat to protectionism

What is a fixed trust and why do you need to know?

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 18 Jan 2017

Whether a trust is a fixed trust or not has significant taxation implications

What diversification means for your portfolio

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 07 Jan 2015

One of the most important principles of investing is called "diversification"

Westfield's half-year earnings meet guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Aug 2016

Westfield Corporation (ASX: WFD) has recorded funds from operations (FFO)--a preferred measure of real estate investment trusts' earnings--of US$342 million for the half-year ended 30 June 2016, in line with guidance

Wesfarmers' underlying earnings fall 3.6pc

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Aug 2016

Wesfarmers' (ASX: WES) net profit for fiscal 2016 fell 83 per cent to $407 million after the diversified conglomerate made over $2 billion in non-cash write-downs of its Target retail business and Curragh coal mine, while also booking $145 million in costs as part of its restructuring of Target

Volatility not an accurate risk measure

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 25 Mar 2015

Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan once said that "we drive into the future using only our rear-view mirror"

Value still exists in BHP Billiton

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 Nov 2015

BHP Billiton (BHP) shares have fallen hard, recently dropping below $20 for the first time since the global financial crisis

US election 2016: What Trump's victory means for your stocks and portfolio strategy

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 10 Nov 2016

Donald Trump will only get the keys to the White House in January 2017

This telco stock is now trading at an attractive discount

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 05 Dec 2016

Vocus Communications' (ASX: VOC) share price slumped 23 per cent at the end of November, following management's disappointing guidance of between $205 million and $215 million in net profit after tax (NPAT) for fiscal 2017

The investment case for Europe and Japan

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 07 Jun 2016

That attitude might need to change, at least according to some analysts

Tech sell-off doesn't alter strong outlook

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 22 Feb 2016

Technology stocks have sold heavily in the US in recent times and this could represent a good opportunity to buy undervalued stocks or diversify portfolios with exposure to global technology shares, according to some analysts

Tabcorp lifts underlying half-year profit, pays 12.5c dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Feb 2017

Underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) rose 1.7 per cent to $270.4 million, while earnings per share (EPS) before one-offs rose 5.1 per cent to 12.3 cents a share

Tabcorp gambles on digital

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 04 Aug 2016

The Melbourne-based company's net profit after tax (NPAT) for the full year dropped by 49 per cent to $169.7 million, although the previous year's result reflected a favourable tax payment

Suncorp posts profit as bank, insurance earnings rise

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 09 Feb 2017

The company's revenue rose 10.8 per cent to $8.64 billion for the half year to 31 December, compared to the same period a year earlier

Stockland hands down solid FY16 result

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Aug 2016

Property conglomerate Stockland Group (ASX: SGP) on Wednesday reported underlying earnings of $660 million for fiscal 2016, up 8.5 per cent on fiscal 2015

Something amazing about to happen in China

Author: Richard Watt
Date: 21 Nov 2016

This is amazing not because it will offer better investment opportunities in China, but because it represents a key part of the incredible story of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the companies listed on it, and the city it sits in

Slightly more benign prognosis

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 21 Mar 2016

The uncertainty inherent in global markets was apparent in February with the "risk-off" trade that characterised the start of the month, reversing towards month end

Reporting season calendar

Author: Morningstar
Date: 29 Jan 2016

Mon 01 Feb -- Tue 02 Feb NVT

Populism takes a wrong turn

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 23 Nov 2016

The Trumpian Fox has entered the Populist Henhouse, not so much by stealth but as a result of Middle America's misinterpretation of what will make America great again

NAB's 1Q cash profit dips 1pc after costs rise

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Feb 2017

National Australia Bank (ASX: NAB) on Monday announced a first-quarter underlying cash profit of $1.6 billion, down 1 per cent on the same quarter in the previous financial year, after an increase in redundancy costs impacted the bottom line

Moat-ivated investing

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 05 Dec 2016

Since the outcome of the US election, equity markets have rebounded surprisingly quickly from an initial fall

Market's margin of safety vaporises in Trump euphoria

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 25 Nov 2016

As US markets surge to new peaks on Trump euphoria, not all are convinced the path ahead will be without a pothole or two

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