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Yellen makes a move on US rates

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 17 Mar 2017

As expected, the US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) lifted the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to a new target range of 0.75 per cent to 1.00 per cent

Woolworths versus the 800-pound gorillas

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Mar 2015

Did you hear the one about the bloke that went into a supermarket to grab a carton of milk and came out with a concrete blaster? And what about the husband and wife who went into to the same supermarket to buy their Sunday roast and came out with a digital television antenna and tree lopper? For shoppers at discount grocer Aldi, such an experience is not unusual and the approach seems to be resonating with consumers

Woolworths registers lift in profit, dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 29 Aug 2014

Woolworths Limited (WOW) on Friday announced a fiscal 2014 net profit from continuing operations and before one-off items of $2.45 billion, up 4.2 per cent on the prior year or up 6.1 per cent on a normalised 52-week basis

Woolworths posts flat profit

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 28 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Woolworths (WOW)

Woolies, AGL pay healthy dividends

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 28 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Woolworths Limited (WOW)

Woodside's profit falls, SEEK posts record results

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove/Anthony Fensom
Date: 19 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report : • Woodside (WPL)

Woodside pays record dividends, Toll agrees to takeover

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 18 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Woodside (WPL)

Woodside cuts production target

Author: AAP NewsWire
Date: 03 Jul 2013

The news has sent the company's share price lower, down $1.54, or 4.3 per cent, at $34.28 at 1442 AEST

Winning dividend stocks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Sep 2013

Despite a tough environment, more companies lifted than cut their dividends in the most recent earnings season

Will Ukraine crisis topple markets?

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 07 Mar 2014

Economists give their view on the impact of Ukraine's problems on the global economy - and how it may affect equity and commodity markets

Will Telstra keep outperforming?

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Jul 2013

Telstra (TLS) has outperformed the market over the past 12 months, delivering a return that is roughly 12 per cent above the S&P/ASX 200

Will Russia derail the eurozone recovery?

Author: Nicola Mai
Date: 09 Sep 2014

Geopolitical tensions from Ukraine threaten what is already a weak recovery in its neighbouring European economy

Will it be a hard or soft landing for China?

Author: Western Asset
Date: 08 Apr 2016

Executive summary • We are expecting China's headline GDP growth to decelerate to 5 per cent to 6 per cent over the next few years as the economy makes a structural transition away from low-end manufacturing towards services and the information technology sector.

Will CBA continue to underperform its peers?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 14 Sep 2016

Analysts are divided on the outlook for the big four banks and impending changes to capital requirements has been weighing on the sector, especially the nation's biggest financial institution, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA)

Will Abenomics work?

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 20 May 2013

May 2013: A daring experiment is under way in the world's second-biggest modern economy

Why you should invest in the cybersecurity sector

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 18 Oct 2016

The recent Census fiasco provided another reminder of the growing threat of cybercrime in Australia, which reportedly costs the nation up to $17 billion a year

Why you should consider investing in mid-cap stocks

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 04 Oct 2016

Australia's mid-cap sector has outperformed large-cap and small-cap stocks over the past 15 years, but despite this strong performance, the mid-cap sector has been largely ignored

Why the Federal Reserve is timid on rates

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 19 Oct 2015

One broad guide for evaluating central-bank decisions is this: When the case for a course of action is clear cut, central banks should have already acted

Why SMSFs use ETFs

Author: Alex Vynokur
Date: 26 Jun 2014

The two acronyms "SMSF" and "ETF" are responsible for some of the largest changes to the Australian investment landscape in recent years

Why performance-chasing is wrong

Author: John Rekenthaler
Date: 03 Dec 2014

Vanguard has issued a new (short) report called, Quantifying the impact of chasing fund performance

Why look for value rather than growth in China?

Author: Jing Ning
Date: 01 Feb 2017

The general perception surrounding China is that it is an ideal market to search for growth

Why Japan is a stock picker's paradise

Author: Tom Becket
Date: 06 Jan 2016

Change is a word totally applicable to Japan at this time

Why have the BRICs underperformed?

Author: Scott Berg
Date: 09 Jun 2015

Whether looking at absolute or relative returns, economic growth figures or delivered earnings growth, many emerging market index statistics over the past few years have made for painful viewing

Why emerging markets are rallying

Author: Kerry Craig
Date: 14 Oct 2014

Current accounts, currencies and central banks can go a long way to explaining the underperformance in emerging-market equities since 2011 -- and also their recent rise

Why buying at the right price matters

Author: Andrew Lill
Date: 18 Aug 2014

Over the past five years share markets have risen significantly, with Australian shares up 11 per cent and global shares up 16.6 per cent

Why Abenomics keeps missing the mark

Author: Wharton School
Date: 30 Oct 2015

Standard & Poor's recently cut its long-term credit rating of Japan one level, down to A+, and markets do not seem to have reacted much, if at all

Where the Queen's bank sees value

Author: Alan Higgins
Date: 16 Jun 2015

Overweight equities despite stretched valuations We remain positive on equities in general and see them making modest gains as the global economic recovery continues

Where leading stock-pickers are finding value

Author: Jeff Ptak
Date: 01 Jul 2015

Where are valuations and values today? Both managers are bottom-up investors, but when pressed for their market-level view neither see stocks as unreasonably expensive

What's next for emerging markets?

Author: Zachary Karabell
Date: 06 Oct 2015

In August, equity markets finally displayed the volatility that many had been anticipating

What you need to know about the pension transfer balance cap

Author: Julie Hartley
Date: 15 Nov 2016

In late September, the government released the second tranche of proposed superannuation changes, which covers the pension transfer balance cap, concessional contribution changes, catch-up concessional contributions and the removal of the earnings tax exemption for transition-to-retirement pensions

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