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Articles from: Love doesn't last forever to Asian equities: Play the long game

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

Waiting for some clear signals

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 19 Apr 2016

Overview

Market Index Performance l March 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 14 Apr 2016

Will it be a hard or soft landing for China?

Author: Western Asset
Date: 08 Apr 2016

Executive summary • We are expecting China's headline GDP growth to decelerate to 5 per cent to 6 per cent over the next few years as the economy makes a structural transition away from low-end manufacturing towards services and the information technology sector.

Australian wealth jumps, property holdings huge

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 07 Apr 2016

Australian wealth topped fresh levels in the December 2015 quarter, but with most wealth held in property, a property correction combined with higher interest rates could hit households hard

The Federal Reserve's wager on inflation

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 19 Apr 2016

Four times a year the Federal Reserve releases a "summary of economic projections," which gathers predictions from its 17 policy-setting board members including their forecasts for the federal funds or US cash rate

Deflation haunts global equities

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 01 Apr 2016

Negative interest rates in Japan and Europe have added to concerns over whether the monetary authorities still have the financial firepower to slay the feared demon of deflation

ATO releases superannuation thresholds

Author: SUPERCentral
Date: 20 Apr 2016

The good news is that two thresholds have increased

Challenges remain for Asia's economies

Author: PIMCO
Date: 14 Apr 2016

Q: What is PIMCO's outlook for growth in China? Spajic : The economic challenges China faces have never been more pressing, and in light of these, we think official GDP growth is likely to end up in the range of 5.5 per cent to 6.5 per cent this year, versus the target of 6.5 per cent.

Zeno's paradox

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 01 Apr 2016

I once wrote that a good "bond manager" should metaphorically be composed of one-third mathematician, one-third economist and one-third horse trader

Fixed income: Defensive but flexible

Author: Stuart Dear
Date: 21 Apr 2016

Markets endured a dramatic round-trip over the quarter, revealing the inherent volatility of an unstable relationship between markets and central banks

LICs facing stiff competition

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 12 Apr 2016

Some listed investment companies (LICs) can offer the best of both worlds--lower costs compared to traditional managed funds while at the same time being actively managed, offering the potential to outperform benchmark indices and rival exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

Asian equities: Play the long game

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 13 Apr 2016

Asian stocks have had a poor start to 2016, with slowing growth in China and capital flight from emerging markets weighing on valuations

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