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Market activity boosts ASX profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 11 Feb 2016

ASX Limited (ASX) on Thursday announced a net profit of $213.1 million for the first half of fiscal 2016, up 7.3 per cent on the prior year, after the stock-market operator saw increased activity across all areas of the business

Macquarie beats forecasts with $1.6bn profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 May 2015

Macquarie Group (MQG) on Friday announced a 27 per cent rise in net profit to $1.6 billion for the 2015 fiscal year ended 31 March 2015, beating both Morningstar and consensus estimates

Just a game

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 14 Jul 2016

That is not to say that Monopoly can illuminate all of the problems of our current economic stagnation

JB Hi-Fi's 1H profit down, flags flat year

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Feb 2015

JB Hi-Fi Limited (JBH) on Monday announced a 2 per cent fall in net profit to $88.5 million for the half year ended 31 December 2014

Is the Italian banking system insolvent?

Author: Stephen Ellis
Date: 20 Jul 2016

With Britain's vote to leave the European Union a surprise to many investors, UK bank stocks fell, but Italian bank stocks also collapsed

Is the Buffett deal good for IAG investors?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Jun 2015

Berkshire Hathaway's decision to buy a stake in Insurance Australia Group (IAG) was met with much fanfare in the media and investment community

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

Investors must accept lower returns for longer

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 08 Aug 2016

The trio of managers were: Bill Bovingdon, chief investment officer, Altius Asset Management; Prasad Patkar, head of qualitative investment, Platypus Asset Management; and Chad Padowitz, chief investment officer, Wingate Asset Management

Industry body rubbishes claims more SMSF regulation needed

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Jun 2016

The article, published in The Sydney Morning Herald print and online editions, highlighted particular concerns around SMSF trustees with balances of less than $200,000

Identifying golden stock picks

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 04 Sep 2015

The recent sell-off in share prices highlights an important point for investors -- prices can vary widely and it's all part of the ride, and the opportunity to buy at lower prices shouldn't be ignored by investors who are keen to build their portfolios

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: 28 Jun 2016

She refers to herself as "left-brained"--better at the finer detail (in her words)

How to defer tax

Author: Cate Tripodi, Peter Lee and Anne Graham
Date: 12 Jun 2014

Why is it possible to defer tax? Tripodi : Tax legislation is quite prescriptive about what can and can't be done, but does provide some opportunities to consider, such as bringing forward income or possibly delaying the time income is received.

How to defer tax

Author: Westpac advisers
Date: 25 Jun 2015

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

Here's a top-rated exposure to Japanese equities

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 22 Nov 2016

Morningstar UK fund analyst Kenneth Lamont points out in a recent article that Japan has more to gain or lose from changes to US economic and foreign policy under a Trump presidency than most other countries

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

Growth assets for the new financial year

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 12 Jul 2016

So, which asset classes might perform better in the new financial year? Small was beautiful in the year to 30 June, with the S&P/ASX 200 Index posting its first fall in four years, dropping by 4.1 per cent to finish at 5,233.

Future of big four remains stable

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Jun 2015

The outlook for Australia's banks has always been linked with fears of a housing bubble

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

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

Finding growth in emerging markets

Author: Simon Dorricott
Date: 20 Jul 2015

Emerging market investors had a difficult time in 2014, with returns lagging developed markets

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

Euro area's ticking fiscal time bomb

Author: Darren Williams
Date: 02 May 2016

Final government deficit and debt data for 2015 have just been published

End-of-year SMSF tax considerations

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 20 Jun 2016

Here are just a few key tax considerations to be aware of to help you and your self-managed superannuation fund make the most of available tax deductions and concessions

Emerging markets outlook: China's key role

Author: Michael Gomez and Lupin Rahman
Date: 12 Oct 2015

Key points - Emerging markets are dominated lately by global drivers, including China, the Federal Reserve's policy stance and lower commodity prices, while politics and upcoming elections are adding a layer of idiosyncratic risk;

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin and Julian Robertson
Date: 19 Aug 2013

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: Morningstar
Date: 16 Apr 2015

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