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Articles from: Big banks set for growth, dividends to Be wary of ETF currency risks

Big banks set for growth, dividends

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 31 Jan 2014

The view held by some brokers and investment banks that Australian banks were expensive compared to their global counterparts was challenged by Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes in a recent issue of Huntleys' Your Money Weekly

BHP's profit down 31pc, QBE back in black

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

Companies covered in this report: • BHP Billiton (BHP)

BHP's earnings beat forecasts, dividend disappoints

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • BHP Billiton • Coca-Cola Amatil • CFS Retail Property Trust Group

BHP to boost shareholder value

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Aug 2013

As incoming chief of BHP Billiton (BHP) , Andrew MacKenzie's big focus was to simplify the business - with costs a key priority

BHP Billiton witnesses massive turnaround

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 22 Feb 2017

The world's biggest mining company reported a net profit of US$3.2 billion (A$4.2 billion), in stark contrast to its US$5.7 billion loss in the previous corresponding half

BHP Billiton posts biggest loss since 2001

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 16 Aug 2016

The Anglo-Australian miner posted a US$6.4 billion-loss for the year to 30 June compared to the previous year's US$1.9-billion profit, after posting some US$7.7 billion of write-downs on its US assets (US$4.9 billion), Samarco (US$2.2 billion) and global tax (US$570 million)

BHP Billiton misses the mark

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Aug 2013

BHP Billiton (BHP) on Tuesday announced a net profit of US$10.8 billion for fiscal 2013, down 30 per cent on the prior year

BHP and Rio deliver the goods

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Jul 2013

This week, Australian resources giants BHP Billiton (BHP) and Rio Tinto (RIO) , whose fates are largely tied to that of the Chinese economy, released what can only be described as pleasing sets of production figures.

BHP aims for higher margins, returns

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2014

BHP Billiton (BHP) on Tuesday announced a net profit of US$13.8 billion for fiscal 2014, up 23 per cent on the prior year

Beware the promises of high yield

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Jun 2015

Remember the days of investments such as collateralised debt obligations (CDOs), collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) and products that promised "cash plus returns?" Driven by a desire for high income through high-yielding investments, investors were attracted to such products only to lose their money following the GFC.

Beware of manipulated utopias

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 09 Nov 2016

As a fan of dystopian classics such as Huxley's Brave New World and Orwell's 1984 , I find their insights into the perils of searching for a manipulated utopia alarmingly relevant to today's financial world

Better yield prospects with ETFs?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 14 Aug 2013

The desire for yield continues to intensify as domestic interest rates hit historic lows

Better growth and yield prospects

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 07 Aug 2013

Another rate cut was delivered by the Reserve Bank of Australia on Tuesday, as expected

Better buying opportunities ahead?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 11 Nov 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Lesley Beath without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Best performing assets in a market plunge

Author: Karen Wallace and Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Sep 2015

After six years of positive market returns, investors are getting a refresher course in what a market sell-off feels like

Best avoid landmines

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 15 Apr 2016

The first three months of 2016 were characterised by heightened volatility across asset markets with sharp falls in risk asset prices in January and early February reversed in late February and March

Bernanke's taper tinkering

Author: Tad Rivelle
Date: 27 Aug 2013

The end of QE3 is nigh and financially repressive policies may be generally tapered over the course of 2014

Benefits of corporate trustees for SMSFs

Author: Bruce Wigan
Date: 16 Apr 2015

Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) must have trustees to take responsibility for the funds' activities

Benefits and traps in using consensus forecasts

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 24 Oct 2013

Each reporting season, the financial press is packed with news about whether or not company earnings have met analysts' consensus forecasts

Bendigo's cash earnings rise, Aurizon's profit up

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Bendigo and Adelaide Bank (BEN)

Bendigo beats forecast with $439.3m cash profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Aug 2016

Cash earnings per share for the year were 95.6 cents, a 0.5 per cent increase on the prior corresponding period, the regional lender said in a statement to the ASX

Beginning of major bear market?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 14 Oct 2014

Overview

Beginning of a US bear market?

Author: Jeremy Beckwith
Date: 03 Nov 2015

Beating the fear factor in equity markets

Author: Sharon E. Fay
Date: 22 Jun 2016

There's no shortage of worries for equity investors this year

Bears, bulls and the major banks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 07 Jun 2013

Last week, Ibbotson Associates head of fixed income and currency, Brad Bugg, painted a rather bearish outlook for the Australian banks

Bear to unleash its fury?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 11 Jan 2016

Overview

Bear market prognosis under threat

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 26 Apr 2016

Overview

Bear hasn't run its course

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 Feb 2016

Overview

Bear cycle long overdue

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 Sep 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Lesley Beath without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Be wary of ETF currency risks

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 04 Mar 2015

The latest data from the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) for January 2015 shows Australians are pouring money into exchange-traded products (ETPs), with the size of the market hitting $15.9 billion, up 60 per cent from a year earlier, and much of that money going into international ETPs

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