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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


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

Not all stocks under pressure

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 15 Sep 2015


What higher Fed rates mean for stocks

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 11 Sep 2015

The clock is ticking on the US Federal Reserve's long-anticipated decision to hike interest rates, with a move expected as early as 17 September

Generating reliable returns with infrastructure

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 10 Sep 2015

Magellan Financial Group (MFG) was awarded the highest rating in the global listed infrastructure category in Morningstar's latest review of the sector

Build your portfolio like a castle

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 09 Sep 2015

According to the old saying in sport, "form is temporary, class is permanent"

Good deal for Oil Search shareholders

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 11 Sep 2015

There has been much discussion and debate about the relative merits behind Woodside's (WPL) $11.6-billion bid for Oil Search (OSH) , given the plunge in oil prices has created a few compelling opportunities for both long-term investors and companies on the acquisition trail

More quantitative easing if necessary

Author: Scott Thiel
Date: 08 Sep 2015

It feels like a long six weeks since the European Central Bank (ECB) governing council's last monetary policy statement

Market Index Performance l August 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 01 Sep 2015

Longer-term view needed on China

Author: Sonita Horvitch
Date: 26 Aug 2015

Matthew Strauss, vice president and portfolio manager at Signature Global Asset Management, says that investors should look past the shorter-term uncertainty and volatility

The dreaded month of September

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 Sep 2015


The scourge of overconfidence

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 07 Sep 2015

Leaving in its wake sharp equity market retracements globally, efforts to stem falls and to revalue the currency in China, more commodity price decimation, mediocre earnings results and sharply increasing volatility, August was certainly eventful

Westfield in line, WorleyParsons' profit falls

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 26 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Westfield Corporation (WFD)

When will US rates rise?

Author: David Bassanese
Date: 31 Aug 2015

The "softly softy" approach by the United States Federal Reserve (the Fed) over recent years was again on display with the release of the minutes from the July FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) policy meeting

Profit dives but BHP pays dividend

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Aug 2015

BHP Billiton (BHP) announced a net profit of US$1.9 billion for fiscal 2015, down 86 per cent on the prior year

Some conflicting signals

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 31 Aug 2015


3 things to remember in a volatile market

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 01 Sep 2015

Ironically, the fear caused by a crash does far more harm to portfolios than the actual magnitude of the crash

4 top growth stocks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 03 Sep 2015

The recent earnings season was "totally unremarkable," according to CommSec chief economist Craig James

Best performing assets in a market plunge

Author: Karen Wallace and Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Sep 2015

After six years of positive market returns, investors are getting a refresher course in what a market sell-off feels like

Identifying golden stock picks

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 04 Sep 2015

The recent sell-off in share prices highlights an important point for investors -- prices can vary widely and it's all part of the ride, and the opportunity to buy at lower prices shouldn't be ignored by investors who are keen to build their portfolios

Risks and opportunities in China

Author: Eric Moffett and Chris Kushlis
Date: 03 Sep 2015

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