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Global policy will support growth

Author: George Boubouras
Date: 04 Aug 2014

Supportive (and very innovative) global policy settings over many years have engineered a more durable recovery in global growth that is driving better portfolio returns

Global markets at important juncture

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 05 Apr 2016


Global investing reinvented

Author: Rudy Luukko
Date: 14 May 2015

According to conventional thinking, geographic diversity is based on where a company is domiciled

Global inflation is back

Author: Simon Stevenson
Date: 01 Mar 2017

Investor views on the inflation outlook have swung wildly since the global financial crisis of 2008

Global equities: 1999 all over again?

Author: Alex Prineas
Date: 28 May 2014

Stretched global equity valuations, a dim outlook for China and the risk of rising interest rates -- the global equity panellists at Morningstar's 2014 Investment Conference explored all these concerns, yet remained optimistic about their portfolios

Global equities still strong performers

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 07 May 2013

Global equities continue to rally on the back of the Bank of Japan's (BoJ) surprise QE policy, according to Colonial First State's monthly market analysis

Global equities still hold promise

Author: Dominic Rossi
Date: 08 Aug 2013

While uncertainty has picked up in recent weeks, I believe we remain in an equity-friendly environment

Global economic outlook for 2016

Author: Andy Brunner
Date: 18 Jan 2016

Yet again, consensus forecasts portend a quickening in the pace of global growth for 2016

Giving your SMSF a spring clean

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 23 May 2016

Having done your homework , you should have your self-managed super fund (SMSF) well prepared for the end of the financial year

Giving as part of your financial plan

Author: Andrew Buchan
Date: 08 Jul 2014

Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC) chief executive Gail Kelly recently announced the establishment of the largest private scholarship program in Australia's history

Getting your tax strategy right

Author: Rob Hay
Date: 02 Jun 2014

It was the night before 30 June and all through the house ..

Getting exposure to quality global equities

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 11 Sep 2013

As the exchange-traded funds (ETF) industry develops and opens up global financial markets to Australians, ETFs are becoming more widely used by all types of investors, from individuals building their portfolios to retirees seeking to manage their retirement income and broaden their asset exposures

Getting a slice of the LIC pie

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 04 Dec 2013

Two listed investment companies (LIC) are tapping the retail investor market - one through a placement, the other by launching a LIC version of its global equities fund

Getting a better deal on IPOs

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 28 Nov 2013

There is a strong pipeline of initial public offerings (IPOs) for the Australian share market

Get SMSF asset allocation right in 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 13 Nov 2015

Self-managed super fund (SMSF) investors could be forgiven for giving themselves a collective pat on the back

Get ready for QT

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 21 Sep 2015

Would they or wouldn't they? The Federal Reserve's September meeting was a big talking point in global markets

Get ready for new ATO penalties

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 25 Jun 2014

Next month, self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees face a new penalty regime under the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

George Soros warns of Brexit "Black Friday"

Author: Emma Simon
Date: 22 Jun 2016

Soros famously made a fortune betting against the sterling--and the UK government--when the UK crashed out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1992

Generating reliable returns with infrastructure

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 10 Sep 2015

Magellan Financial Group (MFG) was awarded the highest rating in the global listed infrastructure category in Morningstar's latest review of the sector

Games people play

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 02 Feb 2015

My mother taught me how to play Monopoly -- the game -- and the markets over 40 years past have taught me how to play Monopoly -- the financial economy

Future of big four remains stable

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Jun 2015

The outlook for Australia's banks has always been linked with fears of a housing bubble

Further downside in the gold price is likely

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 11 Oct 2016

It has been an interesting time and a bit of a slow process but last week we saw some pretty clear-cut action, as the ASX 20 Leaders/All Ords ratio completed a lengthy base formation

Further corrective activity likely

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 21 Oct 2014


French election: Sigh of relief for markets as Frexit fears allayed

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 09 May 2017

The independent French centrist secured 66 per cent of the vote, against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen's 34 per cent

Fortescue's profit surges despite iron ore price slump

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 22 Aug 2016

Iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group (ASX: FMG) has posted a profit surge in the full year to 30 June after successfully slashing costs to offset lower prices, with its results beating analyst expectations

Fortescue's profit dives on iron-ore slump

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Fortescue Metals (FMG)

Fortescue's $1.2bn net profit for 1H17 almost triple prior period

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 22 Feb 2017

The iron ore exporter Fortescue Metals Group (ASX: FMG) recorded an almost three-fold (286 per cent) increase on its $319-million net profit recorded in the first half of fiscal 2016

Footy finals fever: 2 gaming stocks may be worth a punt

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 30 Sep 2016

With the AFL and Rugby League grand finals run and done for another year--with the Sharks extinguishing the Storm and the Bulldogs mauling the Swans in--it's worth considering the companies behind Australia's lucrative sports betting market

FoMO and the lure of outsized gains

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 12 Jan 2016

Much as we might prefer otherwise, the market price of every listed equity investment is an amorphous blend of human behaviour, macroeconomic and corporate fundamentals

Focusing on absolute returns

Author: Stuart Dear
Date: 17 May 2016

Our flagship fixed-income portfolio is designed to be a key defensive allocation within broader portfolios

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