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ASX-listed managers present opportunities

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 26 May 2016

Several fund managers have dropped in value on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in recent weeks and are now yielding more attractive levels, and some could represent good growth opportunities as investors seek greater international asset exposures, according to analysts

Contribution caps cause for concern for SMSFs

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 04 May 2016

High net wealth individuals, particularly those with high super balances, higher income earners and workers aged 55 to 65 years of age are among the key groups to lose out in the Federal Budget 2016

4 top ASX-listed technology stocks

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 May 2016

REA Group (REA) and SEEK Limited (SEK) have outperformed the S&P/ASX 200 over the past year, and newer technology stocks WiseTech Global (WTC) and Aconex (ACX) have also performed well, representing the strong growth potential of technology shares, though investors may have to pay a relatively high price for their strong performance

A case for investing in infrastructure securities

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 26 May 2016

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

Australian IPOs outperform broader market

Author: Tim Eisenhauer
Date: 03 May 2016

The Australian initial public offerings (IPOs) market is delivering a robust performance, with returns from companies listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) striking 1.3 per cent over the first quarter

Market in holding pattern

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 10 May 2016

Overview

Markets continue to dither

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 23 May 2016

Overview

Don't panic! Change to superannuation here to stay

Author: Tim Wedd
Date: 09 May 2016

What is clear from last week's Federal Budget (and Labor response) is that no government plans to leave superannuation untouched

Negative gearing changes could hit shares

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 11 May 2016

The negative gearing debate may have made property investors nervous, but the stock market could also feel the effects of any changes

China, commodities and central banks dominate global outlook

Author: PIMCO
Date: 09 May 2016

Navigating an environment of tepid nominal growth and near-zero or negative interest rates was never going to be easy

CSL, Cochlear to run to $120?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 13 May 2016

Last year, the big question in the financial media was which company's shares would hit $100 first: CSL's (CSL) , Commonwealth Bank's (CBA) or Macquarie Group's (MQG) ? As this headline asked last May: "Will Macquarie beat Commonwealth Bank to $100?" Shortly after, this headline appeared: "Cochlear, Macquarie Bank race to the $100 share price mark."

Love doesn't last forever

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 12 May 2016

Both diversification and return are tough to find

ANZ's dividend cut, profit slumps

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 May 2016

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group's (ANZ) cash profit for the half year ended 31 March 2016 fell 24 per cent on the same half in the prior year to $2.8 billion

Running an SMSF: How to deal with the ATO

Author: Julie Hartley
Date: 22 Apr 2016

To err is human and it is the Australian Taxation Office's (ATO) job to make sure trustees understand when they have done something wrong and why it happened

Can SMSF collectables rules be bypassed?

Author: SUPERCentral
Date: 18 Apr 2016

What is the deadline? While superannuation funds can (if so permitted by the relevant trust deed or governing rules) invest in collectables and personal use assets--simply referred to as "collectables"--significant changes were introduced from 1 July 2011.

Risks to China outlook intensify

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 26 Apr 2016

A consistent theme in our China research has been to acknowledge the risks inherent in the country's plan to rebalance its economy from an investment-driven model to one in which consumption plays a greater role

Preparing your SMSF for financial year-end

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 21 Apr 2016

NAB delivers $3.3bn profit, flat dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 May 2016

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced a 6.5 per cent rise in cash profit, a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big four banks, to $3.3 billion for the half year to the end of March 2016

Australia's ETF boom to continue

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 04 May 2016

The boom in Australia's exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry is here to stay, bringing increased choice and lower costs to investors, according to Morningstar research analyst Alex Prineas

Westpac's interim result shy of forecasts

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 May 2016

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced a cash profit--a preferred measure of profitability among the big banks which excludes one-off items--of $3.9 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2016, up 3 per cent on the previous corresponding half year

Move into riskier assets may be inevitable

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 Apr 2016

Australian investors are facing headwinds on many fronts and the need to work for longer combined with volatile markets is putting even more pressure on retirement savings, which could push some investors, including superannuation funds, into riskier assets

Cashing in on rising rates of Chinese tourism

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Apr 2016

While China's industrial expansion has continued to slow, growth in outbound tourism among Chinese nationals represents a considerable long-term opportunity for Australian investors

Bear market prognosis under threat

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 26 Apr 2016

Overview

Staying the course

Author: Matthews Asia
Date: 28 Apr 2016

As an investor within Asian capital markets, the years since the turn of the decade can be most aptly described as volatile

Rocky start to 2016

Author: Greg Meier
Date: 27 Apr 2016

Equities whipsawed from bear market to bull run last quarter as global recession fears collided with an increasingly dovish policy stance at the US Federal Reserve

A case for quality investing

Author: Wells Fargo
Date: 29 Apr 2016

If you believe the Street's consensus, market volatility could be sticking around for the remainder of 2016

Federal election unlikely to boost nation's fortunes

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 28 Apr 2016

The upcoming federal election has the potential to create short-term uncertainty, but with the key policies of the Coalition and Labor being broadly similar and neither party likely to curb the Budget deficit, there's not likely to be one party that would be better for the share market than the other over the longer term

ETF or ETP: What's the difference?

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 27 Apr 2016

All ETFs are ETPs, but not all ETPs are ETFs

Motley lot ignites diversity

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 13 Apr 2016

At last, some diversity

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