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Top shares for the Christmas stocking

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 14 Dec 2015

Australians' Christmas stockings should be filled with presents again this December after another prosperous year, albeit one where some sectors have had more reason to celebrate than others

What's in store for global equities in 2016?

Author: Dominic Rossi
Date: 15 Dec 2015

Next year promises to be a better year for equities than 2015, when markets were rattled by much weaker-than-expected growth in emerging markets

4 areas of complacency to guard against

Author: Guy Bruten
Date: 14 Dec 2015

Global asset manager AllianceBernstein (AB) has warned Australians against becoming complacent about the country's economic outlook, even though 2015 is ending the year on a stronger note than many economists had foreseen a year ago

Sucking the marrow out of life

Author: Marcus Burns
Date: 15 Dec 2015

"Sucking the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the bones." Dead Poets Society Small-cap investing is as much about what you don't own as what you do

Festive season for income investors

Author: Robert Mead
Date: 15 Dec 2015

What a difference a quarter makes

As China stops buying, world suffers

Author: Anthony Chan
Date: 04 Dec 2015

The recent sharp decline in Chinese imports is widely blamed for the continued weakness in global oil and commodity markets

Lift from lower dollar not that great

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 11 Dec 2015

The fall in the Australian dollar will only give a moderate lift to several companies in 2016, given many have revenue in sterling or euros and any further decline in the Australian dollar could be limited by meaningful offshore investment and merger and acquisitions activity, according to Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes

Emerging countries are struggling

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 30 Nov 2015

Brazil's government debt is now rated junk, only seven years after it gained investment-grade status

Surviving volatile markets in 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 07 Dec 2015

The threat of higher US interest rates, China's slowdown and Australia's sluggish growth have all contributed to rising market volatility in 2015

Aussie dollar may be on the improve

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 07 Dec 2015

Overview

Imperfectly perfect

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 01 Dec 2015

In the movie The Last Samurai , Katsumoto sought the perfect cherry blossom

Painting a worrisome picture

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 14 Dec 2015

Overview

Mining profits surprise on upside

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 04 Dec 2015

Australian company profits strengthened in the September quarter of 2015, breaking a five-quarter run of negatives, and some surprising results in the mining sector may give hope to the beleaguered miners who are struggling to keep shareholders happy amid falling commodity prices

Japan's ageing population: Economic drag or opportunity?

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 11 Dec 2015

Japan's population is ageing--faster than any other country in the world

Pros and cons of income-generating strategies in retirement

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 10 Dec 2015

Retirees often obsess about generating income from their portfolios, conflating their need to replace the income they once earned from their salaries with a need to invest their whole portfolios in income-producing securities

Japan in recession: Should investors be worried?

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 07 Dec 2015

Japan's economy has shrunk for the second quarter in a row, meaning the country is officially in recession

How to inflation-adjust your retirement withdrawals

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 09 Dec 2015

It's challenging enough for today's retirees and pre-retirees who are being forced to fend for themselves without the benefit of pensions, in an ultralow interest-rate environment to boot

Value still exists in BHP Billiton

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 Nov 2015

BHP Billiton (BHP) shares have fallen hard, recently dropping below $20 for the first time since the global financial crisis

Market Index Performance l November 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 02 Dec 2015

Conditions set for year-end rally?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 24 Nov 2015

Overview

Telstra disappoints retail shareholders

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 16 Nov 2015

Telstra (TLS) has been sold down aggressively by investors, and according to Morningstar head of Asia-Pacific consumer research Daniel Mueller, the stock may face choppy waters ahead as increasing competition from other telcos places pressure on its earnings

Time to go against the crowd?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 01 Dec 2015

Overview

No backing down on bonds

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 30 Nov 2015

Bond funds have a role to play in any well-diversified portfolio

Finding growth sectors in 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 23 Nov 2015

Slowing global and domestic growth is expected to weigh on investment returns in 2016, as both developed and developing economies struggle to pick up speed

India: A standout market

Author: Simon Dorricott
Date: 19 Nov 2015

Asia ex-Japan investors have had a difficult time for the bulk of this year, with returns lagging world markets

All things being equal

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 24 Nov 2015

The rapid growth in the number and value of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) has been astonishing

Where to shop for top retail stocks

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 27 Nov 2015

A slowing economy, mixed consumer and business confidence, and a weakening currency have all put pressure on the Aussie retail sector

Are emerging-markets stocks too cheap to ignore?

Author: Ben Johnson
Date: 26 Nov 2015

Emerging-markets stocks have gone from the penthouse to the outhouse

The promised splurge on infrastructure

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 25 Nov 2015

In 1919, a US lieutenant colonel helped lead an 81-strong convoy of vehicles across the US as part of a campaign by the military to highlight the need for better highways across the US

5 tips about portfolio risk

Author: Paul Kaplan
Date: 10 Nov 2015

There are generally two steps to forming a portfolio

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