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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

Property versus shares

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 21 Jul 2016

First, the good news for residential property investors

Australian wealth drops, lower rates to have mixed impact

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 13 Jul 2016

As at the end of the March quarter 2016, Australian household net worth fell to $8.64 trillion, down from $8.65 trillion in the December 2015 quarter, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Risk and reward: Finding the perfect balance

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 13 Jul 2016

While the immediate ramifications were felt hardest in the UK and Europe (especially in currency markets where the sterling slumped and in financial stocks), away from Europe the ramifications were more benign

2 media stocks that may make more sense than you think

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 13 Jul 2016

So at first glance, many individual investors may steer well clear of media organisations

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.

2 media stocks that may make more sense than you think

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 13 Jul 2016

So at first glance, many individual investors may steer well clear of media organisations

Harnessing ETFs for their tax efficiency

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 22 Jun 2016

Most investors using exchange-traded funds are aware of the key benefits such as diversification, transparency and low cost, but one of the most unknown advantages of ETFs is their tax efficiency

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

Caution on tax warranted ahead of 30 June

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 15 Jun 2016

Some financial advisers have been recommending strategies to clients to boost their tax refunds, but two planners offer some words of caution

Election aftermath: Lift US$ exposure

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 04 Jul 2016

The Australian dollar is in the top seven traded currencies

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

SMSF assets fall as shares slide, property on the rise

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 29 Jun 2016

But property and cash deposit exposures grew, reflecting a flight to the perceived safety of these asset classes

This ASX healthcare stock is set to be a major US player

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Jul 2016

Mayne Pharma expects the acquisition of the 37 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved products, as well as another five that are awaiting approval from the FDA, to propel the company into the top 25 retail generic drug companies in the US

Is this the turning point for commodities?

Author: Geoff Blanning
Date: 08 Jun 2016

But it's starting to turn following the surge in the prices of a wide variety of products since the beginning of the year

ASX stocks to watch post-Brexit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 27 Jun 2016

Mike Amey, head of sterling portfolio management at PIMCO, said the shock of the vote will dominate initial market moves and will "clearly provide risks for the medium term"

There are bigger risks than Brexit, AB warns

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 20 Jun 2016

"It's important for investors in Australia and elsewhere to get the right perspective on the referendum so that they can make appropriate decisions for their portfolios," said Ashish Shah, the firm's New York-based head of fixed income

3 stocks set for strong cash-flow growth

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Jun 2016

The investment firm believes a focus on free cash flow yield and free cash flow growth is particularly interesting at present given the market's preoccupation with dividend yields against a backdrop of low competing interest rates

No place for heroics

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 06 Jun 2016

The Australian market, as measured by the All Ords, has spent the past four weeks in a tight trading range

Beating the fear factor in equity markets

Author: Sharon E. Fay
Date: 22 Jun 2016

There's no shortage of worries for equity investors this year

George Soros warns of Brexit "Black Friday"

Author: Emma Simon
Date: 22 Jun 2016

Soros famously made a fortune betting against the sterling--and the UK government--when the UK crashed out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1992

What Brexit means for your portfolio

Author: Jeremy Glaser
Date: 27 Jun 2016

It's much harder to stick to that discipline when the Dow is down over 600 points in a day and there is mounting uncertainty about the future of the global economy

ASX takes hit after Brits vote to Leave

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Jun 2016

According to ABC News, results were showing a 4 per cent margin for the Leave camp, 52 per cent to 48

US slowdown: A warning for global investors

Author: James Carrick
Date: 06 Jul 2016

This can become dangerously self-reinforcing

When size doesn't matter: small caps beat larger rivals

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 16 Jun 2016

In a sector where active management often yields results, choosing the right fund can prove rewarding

Brexit: Surviving the fallout

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 05 Jul 2016

But while Britain and the EU are facing the biggest impact, Australia is not immune to the fallout

Asia bonds offer diversity beyond China

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 30 Jun 2016

Manufacturing in a number of countries is slowing, for example, and some central banks are expected to cut rates

Is your self-managed super fund at risk?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 07 Jun 2016

From 1 July, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) requires all accountants providing SMSF advice to hold either a full or limited Australian financial services license (AFSL)

Are emerging markets a clever contrarian investment?

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 15 Jun 2016

Following Sir John's logic, emerging market equities appear to be a classic contrarian opportunity

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)

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