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Articles from: Assets SMSFs are looking to buy to ANZ lifts profit, Cochlear ups dividend

Assets SMSFs are looking to buy

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Jul 2015

Low interest rates are driving self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees to reallocate their assets, with the proportion of cash in portfolios falling, a study by the SMSF Association has found

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

ASIC targets "capital-protected" retail products

Author: Tim Stewart
Date: 02 May 2013

The regulator is currently contacting providers of "capital-protected" retail structured products with concerns about the way the products are being marketed to consumers

Asian equities: Play the long game

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 13 Apr 2016

Asian stocks have had a poor start to 2016, with slowing growth in China and capital flight from emerging markets weighing on valuations

Asian equities shrug off Trumponomics

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 15 Mar 2017

Asian stocks have enjoyed a positive start to 2017, and could be set for more gains despite rising US interest rates and the threat of geopolitical instability

Asia: a political safe-haven?

Author: Teera Chanpongsang
Date: 21 Mar 2017

As a long-term investor in Asian equities, I have seen first-hand how policies can influence both capital markets and economies

Asia valuations cheap relative to western markets

Author: Fidelity International
Date: 05 Jan 2017

2016 was an eventful year for Asia as markets were once more subject to the vagaries of shifting opinions.

Asia shines amid global gloom

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 06 Oct 2016

Asia's economic prospects have remained bright amid a cloudy global outlook

Asia bonds offer diversity beyond China

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 30 Jun 2016

Manufacturing in a number of countries is slowing, for example, and some central banks are expected to cut rates

As China stops buying, world suffers

Author: Anthony Chan
Date: 04 Dec 2015

The recent sharp decline in Chinese imports is widely blamed for the continued weakness in global oil and commodity markets

Aristocrat lifts profit 10pc to $118m

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 25 Nov 2014

Aristocrat Leisure (ALL) on Tuesday announced a fiscal 2014 net profit before one-off items of $118.1 million, up 10.2 per cent on the prior year

AREITs could outperform

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 24 Feb 2014

The US and Australian equity markets ended last week bang on resistance

Are we living in a "Truman Show" reality?

Author: Marcus Burns
Date: 03 Sep 2014

Even ugly ducklings can grow up to be swans some day and we have started to observe a number of fallen stocks recover and perform well this year, as either management teams change (APN News and Media) or new owners perceive value where the stock market didn't (Wotif.com Holdings)

Are we in a housing bubble?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Oct 2014

Hands up those people who watched the season finale of The Block ? For those who are not aficionados of popular culture, The Block is a reality show about five couples who are tasked with transforming a dilapidated block of units into stunning, liveable apartments.

Are US stocks overripe?

Author: John Rekenthaler
Date: 11 Nov 2015

A cautionary note Market-timers are circus clowns minus the funny suits

Are these active ETFs worth adding to your portfolio?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 01 Feb 2017

The Australian ETF market had another year of rapid growth, expanding to $25.4 billion in 2016, from $21 billion in 2015

Are SMSFs too exposed to property?

Author: Olivia Long
Date: 03 Dec 2013

For trustees, the past few years have been exacting

Are SMSFs too exposed to longevity risk?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 14 Nov 2014

"The risk when you are young is dying

Are SMSFs causing a property bubble?

Author: Andrew Zbik
Date: 27 Jan 2017

I recently watched another report on the TV claiming that the ability of self-managed superannuation funds to purchase residential investment property is causing a property bubble in Australia by using limited recourse borrowing arrangements (LRBAs) (or borrowed money)

Are risk-tolerance levels lower in Australia?

Author: Paul Resnik
Date: 20 Mar 2015

You might think people living in the US like financial risk a bit more than people living in Australia or the UK

Are oil stocks attractively priced?

Author: Matthew Coffina
Date: 22 Jan 2015

Energy stocks are down by nearly 25 per cent over the past three months to December 2014 and there are now 37 energy companies carrying Morningstar's five-star rating, meaning they are significantly undervalued

Are mutual wills a silver bullet for step-family estate planning?

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 19 Sep 2016

A step-family is "a couple family containing one or more children, at least one of whom is the step-child of one of the partners in the couple, and none of whom is the natural or adopted child of both members of the couple," according to The Australian Institute of Family Studies

Are IPOs suited to all investors?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 11 Oct 2013

Many investors have been excited about the strong pipeline of companies that are planning to float this year

Are emerging-markets stocks too cheap to ignore?

Author: Ben Johnson
Date: 26 Nov 2015

Emerging-markets stocks have gone from the penthouse to the outhouse

Are emerging markets a clever contrarian investment?

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 15 Jun 2016

Following Sir John's logic, emerging market equities appear to be a classic contrarian opportunity

Are companies too obsessed with growth?

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 23 Jan 2014

Infatuation with the stimulation of growth at any cost remained the theme of 2013

ANZ's momentum solid, Santos slips

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)

ANZ's dividend cut, profit slumps

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 May 2016

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group's (ANZ) cash profit for the half year ended 31 March 2016 fell 24 per cent on the same half in the prior year to $2.8 billion

ANZ records 3pc fall in cash profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 09 Aug 2016

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX: ANZ) on Monday announced a cash profit--a preferred measure of performance among the banks that strips out one-off gains and losses--of $5.2 billion for the nine months to 30 June 2016, down 3 per cent on the same period in the previous year

ANZ lifts profit, Cochlear ups dividend

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 11 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Australian and New Zealand Banking Group

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