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Understanding the growing complexity of ETFs

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 08 Oct 2015

Australia's strategic-beta exchange-traded fund (ETF) market has continued to grow both in the number of products and the amount of assets, according to the latest research by Morningstar

Bulls win short-term battle

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 12 Oct 2015

Overview

Strategise your way to tax advantages

Author: Graeme Colley and Vicky Kuok
Date: 13 Oct 2015

In life, we usually achieve a better outcome with a plan

The link between economies and stocks

Author: Joseph Clark
Date: 14 Oct 2015

When evaluating financial performance, whether of a nation's economy or a stock, the key question is: relative to what? Focusing on a country's or a stock's situation is worthless without comparing it to others and to itself in the past and the future

High-growth tech stock prospects

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 16 Oct 2015

Some analysts claim the Australian stock market, compared to those offshore, lacks exciting technology companies and that there isn't an opportunity to diversify into the sector

Link Group: Growth at a good price?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 15 Oct 2015

Investors now have the opportunity to invest in the biggest initial public offering (IPO) of the year through Australia's largest provider of super fund administration, Link Group

Emerging markets outlook: China's key role

Author: Michael Gomez and Lupin Rahman
Date: 12 Oct 2015

Key points - Emerging markets are dominated lately by global drivers, including China, the Federal Reserve's policy stance and lower commodity prices, while politics and upcoming elections are adding a layer of idiosyncratic risk;

World growth falters, but US economy strong

Author: Bob Johnson
Date: 06 Oct 2015

Given stock-market volatility, continued negative headlines out of China, and uncertainty over interest rates, one might rightfully expect consumers to be panicking

SMSF outperformance: lessons for investors

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Sep 2015

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) have continued their rise, with the number of SMSFs swelling to 557,000 and with total assets of $590 billion in the year to June 2015, both up around 6 per cent

Odds favour further downside

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 29 Sep 2015

Overview

Get ready for QT

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 21 Sep 2015

Would they or wouldn't they? The Federal Reserve's September meeting was a big talking point in global markets

Land of the rising stocks

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 09 Oct 2015

The sun is rising again for Japanese stocks, as record corporate profits and a weak yen drive markets higher

Neither side is winning

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 06 Oct 2015

Overview

Seeking high-growth US stocks

Author: Garry Laurence
Date: 28 Sep 2015

In the past month we have seen a healthy global stock-market correction with the US seeing the first 10 per cent plus correction in four years

What's next for emerging markets?

Author: Zachary Karabell
Date: 06 Oct 2015

In August, equity markets finally displayed the volatility that many had been anticipating

3 health stocks for the 21st century

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 01 Oct 2015

According to the Turnbull government, the Medicare review announced this week will bring the health system "into the 21st century"

Prospects in Turnbull's innovation push

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 09 Oct 2015

Volatility is one of the most distinguishing features of our times, according to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and can be seen in everything from share markets to the "rapid disruption" taking place within the technology sector

Australia: recession or transition?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Oct 2015

Australia faces a rather bleak growth outlook, according to a recent report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

A saver's nightmare?

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 29 Sep 2015

So the Federal Reserve (the Fed) has chosen to hold off on their goal of normalising interest rates and the European Central Bank (ECB) has countered with the threat of extending their scheduled quantitative easing (QE) with more checks and more negative interest rates, and the investment community wonders how long can this keep goin' on

Telco, media consolidation to gather momentum

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 02 Oct 2015

With a lower Australian dollar making Australian equities cheaper and political change at the very top, discussion is turning to which sectors of the Australian stock market would house the most likely takeover targets

Where will jobs come from under Turnbull?

Author: David Bassanese
Date: 30 Sep 2015

Our newly installed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has stressed the importance of innovation and flexibility if Australia is to prosper in the face of the mining sector downturn

Oil at US$70 a barrel?

Author: Stephen Simko
Date: 23 Sep 2015

Although we continue to believe that crude oil prices are well below the levels required to encourage sufficient investment to meet demand beyond 2017, we are reducing our long-term oil price outlook by US$5 per barrel to US$70 Brent and US$64 West Texas Intermediate, to reflect bearish developments in recent quarters in the outlook for low-cost supply and industrywide cost deflation

Putting trust in listed property

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 18 Sep 2015

The recent share-market turmoil has highlighted that equities are a risky investment

China liberalises the yuan

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 14 Sep 2015

Every day at 9.15am Beijing time, the central People's Bank of China, after gathering quotes from forex market makers at state banks, sets a so-called central parity rate for the yuan

The good and bad in a resources bust

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Sep 2015

Good stewardship matters

Turnbull's growth challenge

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Sep 2015

The newly installed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was among the key topics of discussion at a media event held with a number of fund managers this week

Sizing up the global economy

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 17 Sep 2015

Size does matter you know

Markets hate uncertainty

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 21 Sep 2015

Overview

3 key portfolio reminders

Author: Paul Resnik
Date: 09 Sep 2015

The current market conditions could be the start of another correction, according to some prominent commentators, with the bull market overdue for a taming

Overcoming contribution cap confusion

Author: Kathy Evans
Date: 15 Sep 2015

The last change in superannuation contribution caps came into effect more than a year ago, on 1 July 2014 to be precise

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