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Don't be a pig, Gross says

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 10 Feb 2014

"In days of old, when knights were bold and ladies most beholden, straw seemed like silk, and water, milk and silver almost golden." Not so sure about that limerick - it was probably a cruel world, those days of old

Domino's delivers record earnings growth for FY16

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Aug 2016

The result fell short of the company's own forecast, due to acquisitions of European chains Joey's Pizza and Pizza Sprint in Germany and France respectively, but was slightly ahead of Morningstar's projected 24 per cent growth in net profit after tax (NPAT)

Dollar-cost averaging: a suspect plan?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 01 Feb 2016

By following a simple practice known as dollar-cost averaging to buy shares or managed funds, it's claimed that investors can protect themselves against market downside risk

Does your SMSF run like a Ferrari?

Author: Aaron Dunn
Date: 16 Apr 2014

Many trustees operating a self-managed super fund (SMSF) never truly realise the potential of a vehicle recognised as the most powerful way to save for your retirement

Dividend washing hung out to dry

Author: Aaron Dunn
Date: 21 Jan 2014

Double franking credits from dividends in listed Australian companies sound to go to be true? Well, that's certainly what the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) now thinks, having issued draft tax determination, TD 2014/D1 , which considers the application of Part IVA to such dividend-washing schemes

Discretionary stock opportunities?

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 27 May 2013

Investors' concerns about the impact of recent warm weather on sales have seen Australian discretionary apparel retailers lag the broader share market over the past several weeks.

Difficult few weeks ahead

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 Feb 2016


Did investors get it wrong with China?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Jul 2015

Last week, the AMP Capital China Growth Fund (AGF) was hit by a plunging Chinese stock market

Dexus Property ups full-year earnings guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Feb 2017

Australia's biggest office landlord said it expects growth in underlying FFO per security of around 4 per cent in fiscal 2017, up from 3.0-3.5 per cent previously

Devil in retrospectivity detail of contribution caps

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 05 May 2016

Glenn Freeman is a senior editor at Morningstar

Developing an investment strategy that works

Author: Edward Smith
Date: 27 Jun 2013

The ongoing discussion about investment strategies and the need for investors to ignore market volatility tends to assume every investor has a strategy, but some may still require help in developing them

Developed markets likely to outperform

Author: Raymond Chan
Date: 22 Jul 2013

Global financial markets have been in consolidation since May

Despatches from the currency wars

Author: Satyajit Das
Date: 22 May 2013

With apologies to The Weather Girls, it's now raining yen! Japan has opened a new front in the "currency wars," a term coined by Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega in 2010


Author: Kate Howitt
Date: 15 Mar 2016

Disruption is the term that describes the battering that technological advances herald for many people

Demystifying the benefits and risks of ETFs

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 20 Nov 2013

A lot has been written about the rapid growth of Australia's exchange-traded funds (ETF) market, which recently passed $9 billion in assets

Demographics will weigh heavily on China over next decade

Author: Daniel Rohr
Date: 27 Mar 2017

This article is the first in a four-part series on China's next 10 years

Delaying Judgement Day: The lure of short-term returns

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 21 Jul 2016

Politicians and those connected to the financial economy were almost universally in favour of remaining part of the EU

Deflation haunts global equities

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 01 Apr 2016

Negative interest rates in Japan and Europe have added to concerns over whether the monetary authorities still have the financial firepower to slay the feared demon of deflation

Defending your investments in 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 25 Jan 2016

Defensive share-market investing involves identifying investments whose returns won't suffer with an economic downturn

Debunking the lump sum myth

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 01 May 2015

A common view about newly-minted retirees is that they take their retirement savings as a lump sum, only to spend it all and ultimately gorge on the aged pension

Death benefit pensions: Recent ruling undermines cashing restrictions

Author: SUPERCentral
Date: 08 Mar 2016

One would have thought that issues relating to self-managed super fund (SMSF) pensions are relatively well settled

Death benefit misconceptions

Author: SUPERCentral
Date: 15 Jan 2016

While self-managed superannuation funds are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal, the annual report of the tribunal makes interesting reading

Dangers in search for yield

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 27 May 2013

Leading equity portfolio managers have warned of the dangers of investors becoming too attracted to stocks with unsustainable yields

Danger of increased risk-taking as markets boom

Author: Geoff Davey
Date: 16 Jun 2014

Risk means different things to different people -- danger, uncertainty, opportunity or thrill

Cyclical outlook for the Americas

Author: PIMCO analysts
Date: 15 Apr 2014

PIMCO's outlook for the US economy in the year ahead has improved slightly from December to a range of 2.5 per cent to 3 per cent growth in real GDP

Currency moves hit Computershare

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 10 Aug 2016

A stronger US dollar has hit global share registry provider Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU) , which saw revenues fall but still delivered a slight profit gain in the year to 30 June

Currency markets near turning point

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 20 Jul 2015


Culture clash

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 10 May 2016

A respected reporter recently asked me what were a few important things I had learned from all this and all of that during the past decade and I surprised myself and perhaps him by answering that I now realised that younger generations--the Xers and millennials--were far different generations from my own

CSL, Stockland and AGL grow earnings

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 11 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • CSL Limited (CSL)

CSL, Primary Health Care lift profits

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 13 Aug 2014

Companies covered in this report: • CSL Limited

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