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Articles from: Harry is a lousy investor! to 3 signs of a safe dividend

Harry is a lousy investor!

Author: Marcus Burns
Date: 10 Feb 2016

We are approaching another "reconciliation point" for equities, being the first-half results for fiscal 2016

Bulls have been shaken

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 18 Jan 2016

Overview

Japan's bizarrely brief "technical recession"

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 22 Jan 2016

Revisions are a normal part of compiling economic statistics, especially when it comes to the all-encompassing national accounts that track GDP

Dollar-cost averaging: a suspect plan?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 01 Feb 2016

By following a simple practice known as dollar-cost averaging to buy shares or managed funds, it's claimed that investors can protect themselves against market downside risk

5 developments to monitor in 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 27 Jan 2016

Angela Merkel enters the New Year as the political colossus holding Europe together

Defending your investments in 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 25 Jan 2016

Defensive share-market investing involves identifying investments whose returns won't suffer with an economic downturn

Safe withdrawal rates for Australian retirees

Author: David Blanchett/Anthony Serhan/Peter Gee
Date: 02 Feb 2016

There is a growing body of literature on safe withdrawal rates for retirees

Economic Update | January 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 27 Jan 2016

Volatile markets to persist as investors adjust to new realities

Author: American Funds
Date: 01 Feb 2016

• High levels of volatility expected to continue as markets adjust to slowing growth in China, lower oil prices and weak industrial activity

Market Index Performance l January 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 04 Feb 2016

Odds favour a reprieve

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 25 Jan 2016

Overview

Managing chronic anaemia

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 28 Jan 2016

We have been defensively positioned for some time as we have consistently argued that generally extended valuations left little upside for investors and that capital preservation was paramount

Don't blame China for market rout

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 25 Jan 2016

Stock markets worldwide have been in freefall in 2016, with China taking much of the blame amid fears of a "hard landing" in the world's second-largest economy

3 global industry trends to watch

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 29 Jan 2016

Emerging-market volatility, penny-pinching by consumers and governments, tightening regulations and digital disruption are key global trends affecting companies in 2016, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

Reporting season calendar

Author: Morningstar
Date: 29 Jan 2016

Mon 01 Feb -- Tue 02 Feb NVT

China's FX policy in a tough balancing act

Author: Anthony Chan
Date: 29 Jan 2016

An ongoing liberalisation of China's currency and capital account is under threat as the renminbi falls, capital outflows intensify and foreign reserves dwindle

Anchors aweigh

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 21 Jan 2016

In hindsight it has been nirvana for the unsophisticated investor

Global economic outlook for 2016

Author: Andy Brunner
Date: 18 Jan 2016

Yet again, consensus forecasts portend a quickening in the pace of global growth for 2016

Market Index Performance l December 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 22 Jan 2016

Improving outlook for transitioning economy

Author: Randal Jenneke
Date: 20 Jan 2016

While many people view the Australian economy as being dominated by resources and commodity prices, in reality, this is not actually the case

Sober outlook for Australian stocks

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 18 Jan 2016

Stock markets have dived in the New Year and the Shanghai stock market got off to a bad start

Make your super last while you do

Author: Vicky Kuok
Date: 11 Jan 2016

After three decades of development in the Australian superannuation system since the Keating days, the time has come for Australians to enjoy a share of the $2-trillion nest egg--the fourth-largest in the world

Will 2016 be the sixth year of emerging-market underperformance?

Author: Andy Brunner
Date: 19 Jan 2016

2015 was another very difficult year for emerging-market economies, and currencies have naturally been reflected in generally poorly performing equity markets

Mining and energy: darkest before dawn?

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 15 Jan 2016

Investors in energy and mining stocks could be forgiven for thinking the sky had fallen in

Managing Chinese volatility

Author: Andy Rothman
Date: 22 Jan 2016

As expected, every important economic statistic in China grew a bit more slowly last year, according to official data published on 18 January, but the consumer and services part of the economy--the biggest part of the economy--remained very healthy

Bear to unleash its fury?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 11 Jan 2016

Overview

It's a Xanax world

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 18 Jan 2016

The Romans gave their Plebian citizens a day at the Coliseum, and the French royalty gave the Bourgeoisie a piece of figurative "cake," so it may be true to form that in the still prosperous developed economies of 2016, we provide Fantasy Sports, cellphone game apps, sexting and fast food to appease the masses

When an SMSF can't meet pension payments

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 06 Jan 2016

Account-based pensions are required to meet minimum pension standards

Risk management through life insurance

Author: Vicky Kuok
Date: 05 Jan 2016

In our previous article we generally discussed managing risk through life insurance and estate planning

3 signs of a safe dividend

Author: Josh Peters
Date: 14 Jan 2016

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