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Tech sell-off doesn't alter strong outlook

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 22 Feb 2016

Technology stocks have sold heavily in the US in recent times and this could represent a good opportunity to buy undervalued stocks or diversify portfolios with exposure to global technology shares, according to some analysts

Retail props up Wesfarmers' profit

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Feb 2016

A strong performance at the checkout helped Wesfarmers Limited (WES) lift profits in the December half, offsetting weaker earnings in its industrials and resources divisions

Oil Search records US$39m net loss

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Feb 2016

Oil Search Limited (OSH) fell into the red in fiscal 2015, posting a net loss after tax of US$39 million compared to the previous year's US$353 million profit after what it called "one of the most challenging years in recent history for the oil and gas industry"

Deployment

Author: Kate Howitt
Date: 15 Mar 2016

Disruption is the term that describes the battering that technological advances herald for many people

Medibank Private posts 58pc profit rise

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Feb 2016

Australia's largest private health insurer Medibank Private (MPL) on Friday announced a 58 per cent rise in net profit to $227.6 million for the half year ended 31 December 2016

Ramsay upgrades guidance on healthy profits

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 26 Feb 2016

Ramsay Health Care (RHC) upgraded its profit guidance on Thursday as it unveiled a healthy earnings result for the December half

ANZ cash profit rises, flags bad debt charge

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Feb 2016

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Wednesday announced a cash profit of $1.85 billion for the first quarter ended 31 December 2015, up 5 per cent on the average of the third and fourth quarters in fiscal 2015

Origin shareholders to share pain

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 19 Feb 2016

Origin Energy (ORG) shareholders will share the pain of sinking oil prices, after the energy company slashed its dividend and warned that future payments would depend on improved prices

All Ords doesn't inspire confidence

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 22 Feb 2016

Overview

Same song still on repeat

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 16 Mar 2016

Investment strategy of recent years has been somewhat monotonous

Market Index Performance l February 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 03 Mar 2016

The other PBR: tax-free transition-to-retirement pension payments

Author: SUPERCentral
Date: 09 Mar 2016

The banana sundae of a transition-to-retirement pension is to have the earnings of the superannuation interest supporting the pension to be tax-free and to have the pension payments themselves tax-free as well

Bear hasn't run its course

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 Feb 2016

Overview

Be wary of digitally signing trust deeds

Author: Peter Townsend
Date: 29 Feb 2016

Townsends Lawyers are advising the self-managed super fund (SMSF) sector to be very wary of digitally signing trust deeds

Negative interest rates have become entrenched

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 17 Mar 2016

Capitalism's essential difference from a planned economy is that it allows the price mechanism, rather than some central authority, to allocate resources

Oil slump weakens Woodside

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 18 Feb 2016

Slumping oil prices almost wiped out the profits of energy company Woodside Petroleum (WPL) , which booked write-downs of US$1.1 billion after cutting its oil price forecasts

QBE ups cash profit, dividends

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Feb 2016

QBE Insurance (QBE) on Tuesday announced a cash profit of US$893 million for 2015, up 9 per cent on the previous year or 21 per cent on a constant currency basis

Action in resources builds optimism

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 Mar 2016

Overview

Death benefit pensions: Recent ruling undermines cashing restrictions

Author: SUPERCentral
Date: 08 Mar 2016

One would have thought that issues relating to self-managed super fund (SMSF) pensions are relatively well settled

Negative gearing: What's at stake for investors?

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 08 Mar 2016

The Turnbull government may have shelved its planned reforms to negative gearing, but with Labor pushing for changes, the debate is far from finished

Hyperion wins Morningstar Australian Fund Manager of the Year Award

Author: Morningstar
Date: 07 Mar 2016

In announcing the winners of the Australian Morningstar Awards 2016, Morningstar Australasia director of manager research ratings, Tom Whitelaw, said Hyperion "deserved applause for its unwavering commitment to thorough bottom-up research and commitment to maintaining its disciplined investment style through the trials and tribulations of the investment cycle"

Brambles lifts profit, full-year guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 22 Feb 2016

Brambles (BXB) on Monday announced a 2 per cent year-on-year rise in net profit after tax to US$290.9 million for the half year ended 31 December 2015

CSL celebrates anniversary with record profit

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 17 Feb 2016

Blood products maker CSL Limited (CSL) has celebrated its 100th anniversary by posting a record US$719 million net profit, up 4 per cent on the previous half year, with double-digit sales growth across its plasma therapy units

Small caps face unknown in 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 15 Feb 2016

Australian small-cap stocks had a good year last year, with the ASX Small Ordinaries Index returning 10.2 per cent, with the hefty gains of Blackmores (BKL) a key example of a large gainer, while the S&P/ASX 200 returned just 2.6 per cent

Rise of the Scrap Age

Author: Morningstar
Date: 01 Mar 2016

Beaten-down iron ore and metallurgical coal prices have prompted investors to wonder whether we've finally reached a bottom

Will the dead cat bounce?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 09 Feb 2016

Overview

NAB posts $1.7bn 1Q cash profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 16 Feb 2016

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Tuesday announced an unaudited cash profit from continuing operations--which excludes the recently demerger and IPO of Clydesdale Group in the UK--of approximately $1.7 billion for the first quarter ended December 2015

Telstra lifts 1H profit, reaffirms guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 18 Feb 2016

Telstra (TLS) on Thursday announced a net profit after tax of $2.1 billion for the first half of fiscal 2016, up 0.8 per cent on the previous corresponding half year, on the back of growth in retail fixed bundle and mobile customer numbers

Santos slides into red on weaker oil

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 19 Feb 2016

Santos Limited (STO) has joined its rivals in racking up red ink on the back of falling oil prices

Market activity boosts ASX profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 11 Feb 2016

ASX Limited (ASX) on Thursday announced a net profit of $213.1 million for the first half of fiscal 2016, up 7.3 per cent on the prior year, after the stock-market operator saw increased activity across all areas of the business

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