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Articles from: 400 million reasons to invest in LICs to ANZ's dividend cut, profit slumps

400 million reasons to invest in LICs

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 01 Jun 2016

More than 30 LICs have listed on the ASX since 2012, increasing their total number to 87 as of April 2016, while their market value doubled to $30 billion over the same period

Brexit vote raises economic and political stakes for EU

Author: Darren Williams
Date: 02 Jun 2016

There has recently been a slight swing towards those in favour of remaining in the EU, but it would be premature to assume that this represents a sustained shift in public opinion

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

Estate planning implications of Budget 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 May 2016

Budget 2016 could have far-reaching estate planning consequences for some self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees, further emphasising the importance of a well-formed, legally binding plan

4 top stocks with handsome dividend yields

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Jun 2016

But regardless of how the market deals with this challenge, he says one fact is indisputable--income returns from the market remain very attractive relative to interest rates

Treat market with caution

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 May 2016

Overview

The return of value investing

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 19 May 2016

Morningstar has long urged investors to seek companies with sustainable competitive advantages but with attractive valuations

Silver linings shine in China's risks

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 25 May 2016

In our experience, the key to understanding economic and financial events in China lies in analysing how three factors intersect with, and influence, each other

World economy suffocating under record debt

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 May 2016

Banking is lucrative because commercial banks create money that makes them money

Culture clash

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 10 May 2016

A respected reporter recently asked me what were a few important things I had learned from all this and all of that during the past decade and I surprised myself and perhaps him by answering that I now realised that younger generations--the Xers and millennials--were far different generations from my own

Market Index Performance l April 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 04 May 2016

Always cry over spilt milk

Author: Jeremy Grantham
Date: 20 May 2016

Six months ago I wrote a 30-page, 24-exhibit paper, which I finally realised would have a strong appeal to six or seven strategists and no one else

Are baby boomers to blame for growing financial inequality?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 May 2016

The gathering backlash against Australia's baby boomer generation from less well-off Gen X and Gen Y cohorts is understandable but unwarranted, says Professor Deborah Ralston, new SMSF Association (SMSFA) board member and financial services academic

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

Relapse in iron ore rally inevitable

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 06 May 2016

While the iron ore price has bounced back in recent times there is still more pain to come for the smaller iron ore miners, who still face burgeoning supply and an ongoing focus on cost reduction, which will push some out of the higher-cost producers out of the industry

Devil in retrospectivity detail of contribution caps

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 05 May 2016

Glenn Freeman is a senior editor at Morningstar

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

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