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How asset allocation differs from diversification

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 10 Mar 2015

Investors tend to use the terms "asset allocation" and "diversification" interchangeably

High-growth tech stock prospects

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 16 Oct 2015

Some analysts claim the Australian stock market, compared to those offshore, lacks exciting technology companies and that there isn't an opportunity to diversify into the sector

Here's why every SMSF member needs an enduring power of attorney

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 08 Sep 2016

You may have seen coverage in the news of the Women and SMSFs report, jointly released by the Commonwealth Bank and the SMSF Association, indicating that more than half of SMSF members do not have an up-to-date will or a succession plan

Here are some reasons to consider buying QBE

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 07 Dec 2016

Firstly, as Morningstar head of Australian banking research David Ellis points out, the company is set to benefit from the recent surge in long-term bond yields

Greek New Year: Departure from the euro?

Author: Jeremy Beckwith
Date: 14 Jan 2015

While Europe relaxed during their Christmas holidays, a new president and a general election has been called for 25 January in Greece

Govt proceeds with dividend washing action

Author: Chris Kennedy
Date: 04 Jun 2013

In a move flagged in the May Budget announcement, the government has taken steps to address a "dividend washing" loophole, with changes to take effect from 1 July

Going beyond the cost debate in SMSFs

Author: Olivia Long
Date: 31 Oct 2013

There is increasing debate in the industry around what minimum balance should be required in order to make a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) effective

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

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

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

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

Free trade is under threat

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 08 Aug 2016

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, went to an aluminium recycling plant in Pennsylvania in June and declared that globalisation "has left millions of our workers with nothing but poverty and heartache"

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

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

Focus on the facts, not the froth

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 13 Jan 2017

While 2016 saw most global stock-market indices recording useful gains, some investors would have struggled to match, let alone exceed, market returns

Finding growth sectors in 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 23 Nov 2015

Slowing global and domestic growth is expected to weigh on investment returns in 2016, as both developed and developing economies struggle to pick up speed

Fairfax result highlights print weaknesses

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 10 Aug 2016

But better times could be ahead, with earnings from its online business Domain increasing, as online advertising takes over from print

Every financial crisis is different

Author: John Rekenthaler
Date: 29 Jun 2016

Several years later, The Big Short informs us, the smart money understood that the housing market was dangerously overheated

Estate planning beyond wills

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 18 Nov 2014

These days estate planning means more than just making a will

Estate equalisation by courts not so straightforward

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 18 May 2017

In a 2015 court case, a claim by the daughters of the deceased for an equal share of his estate was dismissed

End of financial year 2017: Is your accountant licensed?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 30 May 2017

The changes in the superannuation reform package, announced in the 2016-17 budget, will take effect from 1 July 2017--less than eight weeks from now

Emerging world battles mighty US dollar

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 15 Jun 2015

When the Federal Reserve embarked on its third dose of quantitative easing in 2012, Brazil's then-finance minister Guido Mantega slammed the Fed's decision as the start of a "currency war"

Emerging markets still global growth drivers

Author: Mark Mobius
Date: 16 Jan 2015

We at Templeton Emerging Markets Group believe high economic growth rates will remain a key attraction of many emerging markets in 2015

Emerging countries are struggling

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 30 Nov 2015

Brazil's government debt is now rated junk, only seven years after it gained investment-grade status

Election outcome will bring certainty

Author: Paul Bloxham
Date: 06 Sep 2013

The Australian federal election will take place this Saturday, 7 September, with the country voting on all 150 seats of the House of Representatives and half the seats of the 76 seat Senate – both of which are involved in the legislative process

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 21 May 2014

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Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 19 Aug 2014

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Economic update

Author: Julian Robertson and Donal Curtin
Date: 25 Jul 2013

Themes that ran through May continued into June as world and local equity markets had a difficult month, particularly until 24 June

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 19 Nov 2014

To read the latest Economic update please click here .

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