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What to do and what to avoid 10 years from retirement

Author: Andrew Zbik
Date: 16 Sep 2016

The average superannuation balance for Australians aged 45-54 is $151,500 for males and $90,800 for females

What the housing slowdown means for investors

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 21 Oct 2015

Betting against Australians' love for property can prove costly

What is good, what is great?

Author: Amit Lodha
Date: 16 May 2016

In the Formula One car race just held in Melbourne the difference between first and fifth place was 59 seconds

What is causing market volatility?

Author: Hermes
Date: 01 Aug 2016

The dire predictions about the fate of global markets if the UK voted to leave the European Union remain to be fulfilled

What higher Fed rates mean for stocks

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 11 Sep 2015

The clock is ticking on the US Federal Reserve's long-anticipated decision to hike interest rates, with a move expected as early as 17 September

What a sinking Aussie dollar means for your portfolio

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Sep 2014

The Australian dollar fell to a six-month low this week

Westpac's Kelly named CEO award finalist

Author: Todd Wenning
Date: 04 Dec 2014

In his 1994 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett noted that: "Over time, the skill with which a company's managers allocate capital has an enormous impact on the enterprise's value." We couldn't agree more

Westpac lifts cash profit, dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 May 2014

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced an 8 per cent rise in cash earnings -- a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big banks -- to $3.8 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2014

Westpac impresses with $7.6bn profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Nov 2014

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced an 8 per cent rise in cash profit to $7.6 billion for the fiscal year ended 30 September 2014, in line with both Morningstar and consensus forecasts

Westpac announces special dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 04 Nov 2013

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced a cash profit of $7.1 billion for the fiscal year to September 2013, up 8 per cent on the previous year

Westfield's half-year earnings meet guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Aug 2016

Westfield Corporation (ASX: WFD) has recorded funds from operations (FFO)--a preferred measure of real estate investment trusts' earnings--of US$342 million for the half-year ended 30 June 2016, in line with guidance

Westfield results in line, APA lifts guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 25 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Westfield Group (WFD)

Westfield in line, WorleyParsons' profit falls

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 26 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Westfield Corporation (WFD)

Wesfarmers' underlying earnings fall 3.6pc

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Aug 2016

Wesfarmers' (ASX: WES) net profit for fiscal 2016 fell 83 per cent to $407 million after the diversified conglomerate made over $2 billion in non-cash write-downs of its Target retail business and Curragh coal mine, while also booking $145 million in costs as part of its restructuring of Target

Wesfarmers, Woodside lift dividends

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Wesfarmers Limited

Wesfarmers to maintain momentum

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 28 May 2015

It was a relatively candid Richard Goyder who fronted the recent Australian Shareholders' Association annual conference in early May

Wesfarmers delivers strong result

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 20 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Wesfarmers (WES)

Weather weighs on AGL, Westfield's earnings in line

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • AGL Energy

Wealth division drags AMP's profit down 10 per cent

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 18 Aug 2016

AMP Limited (ASX: AMP) has reported a net profit of $523 million for the first half of 2016, up 3 per cent on the corresponding period in 2015

Ways to beat the 3 per cent inflation rate

Author: Elizabeth Moran
Date: 26 Aug 2014

Not long ago, low inflation and high interest rates meant investors could easily get a good real return just by putting their money in the bank

Way out for debt-stricken governments

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 16 Mar 2015

Austerity has failed to reduce the debt burdens of governments that imposed this remedy to fix their finances

Wake up and smell the tulips

Author: Robert Mead
Date: 25 Oct 2016

At the time of the GFC, the RBA cash rate was 7.25 per cent, reflecting inflation above the Reserve Bank of Australia's target band of 2 to 3 per cent

Value still exists in BHP Billiton

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 Nov 2015

BHP Billiton (BHP) shares have fallen hard, recently dropping below $20 for the first time since the global financial crisis

US Federal Reserve faces headwinds

Author: Roger Bridges
Date: 07 Apr 2015

Since the March Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) meeting, it is increasingly clear that the US Federal Reserve (Fed) believes the US economy is approaching a state where zero rates are no longer warranted

US businesses hold back on investing

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 10 Aug 2016

In the US in recent years, internet-based companies have invested countless billions of dollars to make the US the world leader in mobile broadband and other savvy technologies

Understanding the growing complexity of ETFs

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 08 Oct 2015

Australia's strategic-beta exchange-traded fund (ETF) market has continued to grow both in the number of products and the amount of assets, according to the latest research by Morningstar

Understanding ETF liquidity

Author: Louis Crous
Date: 17 Mar 2015

One of the many benefits of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for investors is their tradability

Uncovering disparities in small caps

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 28 Jul 2014

The S&P ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index ended the financial year up a casual 13 per cent

Turnbull's growth challenge

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Sep 2015

The newly installed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was among the key topics of discussion at a media event held with a number of fund managers this week

Trustees: Don't breach your obligations

Author: Julie Hartley
Date: 05 Apr 2016

Being in control of a superannuation fund does not come without responsibilities or obligations and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is now able to hit trustees where it hurts the most (their wallet!) if they forget this

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