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Are SMSF assets too defensive?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 14 Mar 2016

The assets of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF) jumped in the December quarter of 2015, spurred on by a strong rise in values of their equities

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 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 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

Are baby boomers to blame for growing financial inequality?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 May 2016

The gathering backlash against Australia's baby boomer generation from less well-off Gen X and Gen Y cohorts is understandable but unwarranted, says Professor Deborah Ralston, new SMSF Association (SMSFA) board member and financial services academic

Are Aussie companies on the edge of a dividend spiral?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 11 Apr 2017

Among ASX 200 financials, industrials, and commodities stocks, dividend payouts are tipped to exceed $72 billion by June this year, according to February 2017 data from Credit Suisse

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 reports 18pc fall in profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Nov 2016

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX: ANZ) on Thursday announced an 18 per cent fall in fiscal 2016 cash profit--a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big Australian banks--to $5.9 billion, following a "reshaping" of the business

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 posts $3.4bn half-year cash profit, flat dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 May 2017

Statutory profit after tax for the half stood at $2.9 billion, up 6 per cent on the prior comparable period, the bank said in a statement to the ASX

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

ANZ lifts cash profit, dividends

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 31 Oct 2014

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Friday said its cash profit for the fiscal year ended 30 September 2014 rose 10 per cent to $7.1 billion

ANZ lifts 1H cash profit 5pc

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 May 2015

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Tuesday announced a 5 per cent lift in cash profit -- a preferred measure of profitability of ongoing operations among the banks -- to $3.7 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2015

ANZ growth strategy on track

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 15 Aug 2014

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Friday reported a nine-month cash profit of $5.2 billion, up 8 per cent on the same period in the previous year

ANZ dividend up 11pc, to lift payout ratio

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Apr 2013

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Tuesday announced half-year cash earnings of $3.2 billion, exceeding Morningstar's expectations for a figure of around $3.1 billion and up 10 per cent on the same half in the prior year

ANZ delivers "impressive" result

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 May 2014

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Thursday announced an 11 per cent rise in cash earnings -- a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big banks -- to $3.5 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2014

ANZ cash profit rises, flags bad debt charge

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Feb 2016

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Wednesday announced a cash profit of $1.85 billion for the first quarter ended 31 December 2015, up 5 per cent on the average of the third and fourth quarters in fiscal 2015

ANZ boasts bumper profit, dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 29 Oct 2013

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Tuesday announced an 11 per cent rise in cash profit before one-off items to $6.5 billion for the financial year ended September 2013, beating both Morningstar's and the market's expectations

Another hit to SMSFs?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 11 Dec 2014

Self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees face two big challenges following the release of this week's Financial System Inquiry (FSI) report

Annuities capital available in private sector: Challenger

Author: Tim Stewart
Date: 22 May 2013

The private sector is more than capable of providing the capital required to back a thriving annuities market, according to Challenger Life chief executive Richard Howes

Anchors aweigh

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 21 Jan 2016

In hindsight it has been nirvana for the unsophisticated investor

Anatomy of a gold bust

Author: Matthew Tuttle
Date: 03 Jun 2013

Momentum investors buy hot individual stocks that enjoyed high returns in the past several months and try to capitalise on a rally

An ugly deleveraging

Author: Andrew Bosomworth
Date: 04 Apr 2016

Here's a critical question for investors in Europe: Can the European Central Bank (ECB) orchestrate a beautiful deleveraging? It is clear that bail-ins and haircuts are likely to play a larger role going forward in reducing unsustainable debt burdens

An open letter to the Eurozone

Author: Harley Bassman
Date: 15 Apr 2015

Dear public policy mavens, As it has once again become fashionable to send an open letter to foreign dignitaries, now is certainly a propitious moment to help focus attention upon dissolving a perplexing financial impediment.

An important juncture

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 19 May 2015

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AMP result impresses, outlook upbeat

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Aug 2015

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

AMP impresses, ASX meets guidance

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 21 Aug 2014

Companies covered in this report: • AMP Limited

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