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Is an active or passive investment approach best for your portfolio?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 12 Oct 2016

The majority of individual investors (68 per cent) have a false sense of confidence in passive investing, according to a global study of financial advisers

IAG's cash profit falls 12.2pc, announces $300m buyback

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2016

Insurance Australia Group (ASX: IAG) on Friday announced a 12.2 per cent fall in fiscal 2016 cash profit before one-off items to $987 million, ahead of consensus but in line with Morningstar's forecast

Human ego: A cruel and financially crippling master

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 30 Dec 2016

I have a friend who always says to people that I am "right-brained"

How to guard yourself financially against dementia

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 28 Oct 2016

As Australia's population ages, more of us will pass away due to dementia

How to defer tax

Author: Westpac advisers
Date: 25 Jun 2015

Diana Saad, senior financial planner, Westpac Premium 1) Set up a discretionary trust

How managed funds can smooth your SMSF risk exposure

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Jul 2016

"If you look at SMSFs, most of them over the last few years have underperformed--when you look at the risk and return, these SMSFs have got almost double the risk of a diversified growth managed fund," says Robin Bowerman, head of market strategy and communications, Vanguard Australia

Here's how CBA shares could crack $100

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 19 Jan 2017

Bank shares have had a strong run this month, but analysts are mixed on whether the nation's biggest, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) , could strike $100 this year after an attempt was made almost two years ago

Here are the earnings season standouts and disappointments

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 14 Sep 2016

Amid subdued expectations, which were the biggest winners and losers? Morningstar's head of equities research, Peter Warnes, said the 2016 season "was reasonable and a little better than generally expected" under the circumstances.

Hedge funds outperform, but who's listening?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 11 Mar 2016

Hedge funds got a bad rap in the press in the years that followed the global financial crisis (GFC) and many Australian investors have steered clear of them

Has the resources cycle turned?

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 02 Nov 2016

Rising coal and iron ore prices have boosted confidence in the mining industry, with climbing share prices suggesting investors also have a renewed interest in the sector

Growth headwinds continue in Asia

Author: PIMCO
Date: 05 Jan 2015

First is the effectiveness of expected further policy support in the region as policymakers continue to support growth

Further downside in the gold price is likely

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 11 Oct 2016

It has been an interesting time and a bit of a slow process but last week we saw some pretty clear-cut action, as the ASX 20 Leaders/All Ords ratio completed a lengthy base formation

Flight Centre profit dips amid challenging climate

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 25 Aug 2016

Flight Centre's (ASX: FLT) underlying net profit before one-off items for fiscal 2016 dipped 3.8 per cent to $246.7 million, the travel agency operator said on Thursday

Eyes on the energy sector

Author: Regina Meani
Date: 05 Aug 2013

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

Economic Update | January 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 27 Jan 2016

Dexus reports growth in earnings and distributions for FY16

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Aug 2016

The Australian REIT reported more modest gains on the income front, announcing a distribution of 43.5 cents a share, up 6 per cent on fiscal 2015

Development sales lead a Lend Lease 13pc earnings bump

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 19 Aug 2016

Lend Lease (ASX: LLC) on Friday announced $698.2 million in profit after tax for fiscal 2016, up 13 per cent from $618 million in the previous year

Deployment

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

Demystifying technical analysis

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 15 Jun 2015

When I began using technical analysis back in the mid-1980s, I was met with a lot of derision by some fundamental analysts

Cutting through the jargon

Author: Adam Zoll
Date: 11 Sep 2014

The investment industry, like most other industries, has developed its own terms to describe its methods, processes and offerings

Crown's profit falls 23pc on lacklustre Macau gambling

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Aug 2016

The casino operator declared a final dividend of 39.5 cents a share, which brought the total full-year dividend to 72.5 cents a share

Comeback kid: emerging markets

Author: Claire Dwyer
Date: 30 Sep 2016

"Lower for longer" interest rates looking increasingly like "lower forever" have been a clear driver of flows into the asset class, but a recovery in oil prices and attractive relative valuations are helping too

China's long march towards capitalism

Author: Diana Cawfield
Date: 13 Apr 2015

Amid the slowdown in China, with GDP growth at its most sluggish pace in 24 years, reforms are unfolding that may boost the world's second-largest economy

Challenger delivers record profit, dividends

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 16 Aug 2016

Challenger Limited (ASX: CGF) on Tuesday announced an 8 per cent rise in normalised net profit before one-off items to $362 million for fiscal 2016, on the back of a 22 per cent rise in annuity sales to a record $3.4 billion

Can your SMSF buy your business?

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 26 Sep 2016

"I am the sole director of my private trading company and I also own the premises from which my business is being run

Can your SMSF buy your business?

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 23 Dec 2016

"I am the sole director of my private trading company and I also own the premises from which my business is being run

Buying the biotech innovation boom

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 06 Apr 2016

Biotechnology may have suffered the slings and arrows of regulatory fortune in recent times, but there are still gains to be made by investors willing to take a longer-term punt on the "innovation boom"

Buffett's simple secrets to success

Author: Jason Stipp
Date: 11 Mar 2015

Berkshire Hathaway released its fourth-quarter results and 2014 annual letter over the weekend -- required (and highly anticipated) reading for value investors and Warren Buffett acolytes the world over

Budget shortfall points to weaker economy

Author: Chris Kennedy
Date: 16 May 2013

A huge revenue shortfall and a less optimistic timetable for a return to surplus may indicate an acceptance that our economy is weaker than it has been in the past, according to leading economists

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