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China goes the long handle on stimulus

Author: Vimal Gor
Date: 14 Aug 2015

China has traditionally responded to economic weakness with interest-rate cuts, reserve requirement ratio (RRR) cuts or announcements of stimulus

Will gold regain its lustre?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 28 Jul 2015

Overview

Could Australia slide into a Greece-like scenario?

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 27 Jul 2015

Herbert Stein (1916 to 1999) was a US economist who was influential in his time

China ride bumpy but set to reward long-term investors

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 28 Jul 2015

If nothing else, the unpredictability of mainland China's A-shares market over the past few weeks has been attention-grabbing

6 lessons from a true investor

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Jul 2015

A true investor should aim to generate a satisfactory return on capital over time while minimising the risk of capital loss, according to Magellan Financial Group (MFG) chief investment officer Hamish Douglass

Seeking high-quality stocks in rollercoaster markets

Author: Garry Laurence
Date: 29 Jul 2015

Happy new financial year! For those of you who have been enjoying the northern hemisphere summer and have not been watching the markets, you might be thinking that not much has changed over the past few weeks! In reality, global stock markets have gone on a rollercoaster and have ended up back at June highs

Did investors get it wrong with China?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Jul 2015

Last week, the AMP Capital China Growth Fund (AGF) was hit by a plunging Chinese stock market

Staring into an abyss

Author: Scott Minerd
Date: 13 Jul 2015

With a resounding "no" vote on the Greek referendum to accept the terms of Europe's proposed "bailout," market pundits are out in force talking about the coming turmoil

2 quality stocks in a weak market

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 09 Jul 2015

The article, Greek crisis presents buying opportunity , explained how a big market event such as that currently playing out in Europe often provides an opportunity for investors to buy stocks at a discount

China's stock bubble bursts

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 10 Jul 2015

China's stock-market bubble has popped, with the Shanghai bourse's 30 per cent fall since its peak on 12 June wiping out more than US$3.5 trillion in equity values

Keep eye on key support levels

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 13 Jul 2015

Overview

Investing on borrowed time

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 15 Jul 2015

The old saying to "sell in May and go away" certainly rang true this year, with the Small Ordinaries Index giving up nearly all of its calendar year gains in the month of June

10 ways to avoid hasty market decisions

Author: Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Date: 14 Jul 2015

1) Volatility is a normal part of long-term investing From time to time, there will inevitably be volatility in stock markets as investors react to changes in economic, political and corporate environments

Headwinds for retailers may blow hard

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 31 Jul 2015

Australian retailers could be set to face tough times ahead, with headwinds assaulting them on several fronts

Assets SMSFs are looking to buy

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Jul 2015

Low interest rates are driving self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees to reallocate their assets, with the proportion of cash in portfolios falling, a study by the SMSF Association has found

Overcoming emotional investing

Author: Karl Siegling
Date: 30 Jul 2015

We spend a significant amount of time explaining to investors our process for entering and exiting investments

Prospects in the great equity re-rating

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 31 Jul 2015

The era of zero interest rates are drawing to an end with financial markets paving the way for a rate rise (albeit gradual) by the US Federal Reserve -- the first hike since 2004

Finding growth in emerging markets

Author: Simon Dorricott
Date: 20 Jul 2015

Emerging market investors had a difficult time in 2014, with returns lagging developed markets

Top stock picks for fiscal 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Jul 2015

Plunging oil prices helped Qantas Airways (QAN) fly away with the prize for the top ASX 200 stock for fiscal 2015

Signs the US recovery is solid

Author: Rick Rieder
Date: 22 Jul 2015

Many market observers lately have been making some pretty pessimistic evaluations of the US economy, declaring that it's stagnating and soft

Economic update

Author: Morningstar
Date: 23 Jul 2015

Currency markets near turning point

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 20 Jul 2015

Overview

Plan now for pension access

Author: Natasha Panagis
Date: 23 Jun 2015

Background Most Centrelink and Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) payments are means tested to determine the amount of pension an eligible person is entitled to

A turnaround for Woolworths?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Jun 2015

The departure of Woolworths (WOW) chief executive Grant O'Brien announced earlier this week was welcome by the market

US market of most importance

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 07 Jul 2015

Overview

Weighing up the chance of a Grexit

Author: Holly Cook
Date: 08 Jul 2015

Stock markets across the Eurozone opened sharply lower on Monday morning after the people of Greece voted a resounding "no" to an International Monetary Fund-imposed "cash-for-reform" deal

New legislative changes affecting SMSFs

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 09 Jul 2015

New legislation was passed on 19 March 2015 removing the double taxation of after-tax superannuation contributions made in excess of the cap (currently $180,000 a year)

Market Index Performance l June 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 07 Jul 2015

Click here to download the Market Index Returns table for June 2015.

Kitchen closed for Australian depositors

Author: Rob Mead
Date: 06 Jul 2015

With the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) policy rate now at 2 per cent and Australian banks much more focused on raising capital than raising deposit funding, the "free lunch" that Australian investors quite rightly feasted on has ended

Capital crime of asset manipulation

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 07 Jul 2015

Renewed concerns about the ability of Greece to repay loans

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