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Benefits of corporate trustees for SMSFs

Author: Bruce Wigan
Date: 16 Apr 2015

Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) must have trustees to take responsibility for the funds' activities

KiwiSaver Survey l March Quarter 2015

Author: Tim Murphy
Date: 23 Apr 2015

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Care needed in transferring SMSF investments

Author: Graeme Colley and Vicky Kuok
Date: 24 Apr 2015

Long live the lucky country, with one of the best superannuation systems in the world such is the Australian lifespan

What a difference one day can make

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 20 Apr 2015


The real driver behind shareholder returns

Author: Kate Howitt
Date: 20 Apr 2015

What a dreadful thing is the dividend-imputation tax system, if you believe its critics

MYOB IPO attracts due to cloud transition

Author: Morningstar analysts
Date: 20 Apr 2015

Daniel Mueller is Morningstar head of Asia-Pacific consumer research

5 concepts to know when analysing stocks

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 21 Apr 2015

1) Economic moat A company with a very profitable business is like a castle that is constantly under attack by competitors

Can BHP keep paying dividends?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 22 Apr 2015

" BHP Billiton's (BHP) progressive dividend is a bear trap," screamed a headline from a well-known newspaper

An open letter to the Eurozone

Author: Harley Bassman
Date: 15 Apr 2015

Dear public policy mavens, As it has once again become fashionable to send an open letter to foreign dignitaries, now is certainly a propitious moment to help focus attention upon dissolving a perplexing financial impediment.

Look for signs of a peak

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 13 Apr 2015


Make sure you SuperStream, not SuperScream

Author: Graeme Colley
Date: 06 Apr 2015

Do you have a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) that receives contributions from an employer with more than 20 employees? If you do, then the SuperStream changes may have an impact now

Aussie market relatively robust

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 31 Mar 2015


Gold's move looks encouraging

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 24 Mar 2015


Economic update

Author: Morningstar
Date: 16 Apr 2015

Market Index Performance l March 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 09 Apr 2015

China's long march towards capitalism

Author: Diana Cawfield
Date: 13 Apr 2015

Amid the slowdown in China, with GDP growth at its most sluggish pace in 24 years, reforms are unfolding that may boost the world's second-largest economy

The crucial link in wealth creation

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Apr 2015

This week's article, 5 tips about asset allocation , focused on the role of strategic asset allocation in portfolio management

Are risk-tolerance levels lower in Australia?

Author: Paul Resnik
Date: 20 Mar 2015

You might think people living in the US like financial risk a bit more than people living in Australia or the UK

Ramsay's profit up 19pc, Qantas beats guidance

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

Companies covered in this report: • Ramsay Health Care (RHC)

US Federal Reserve faces headwinds

Author: Roger Bridges
Date: 07 Apr 2015

Since the March Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) meeting, it is increasingly clear that the US Federal Reserve (Fed) believes the US economy is approaching a state where zero rates are no longer warranted

The United States of Europe

Author: Brenda P. Wenning
Date: 09 Mar 2015

The US has imitated Europe for years, boosting government spending and racking up debt, creating a healthcare system that doesn't work and adding costly new social benefits

Can ECB policy heal Europe's ills?

Author: Mike Amey, Andrew Bosomworth and Lorenzo Pagani
Date: 30 Mar 2015

What is PIMCO's outlook for Eurozone growth and inflation over the coming six to 12 months? Amey : Since our last Cyclical Forum in December, we have upgraded our expectations for European growth and inflation, such that we expect real growth to come in around 1.5 per cent and the consumer price index (CPI) to increase 1.0 per cent over the next 12 months

5 key drivers of quality ETFs

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Mar 2015

Last year, assets in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) hit a record high, according to Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management head of South-east Asia passive investments Sam Manchanda

Vanguard Investments named Fund Manager of the Year

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 28 Feb 2015

Vanguard Investments has been named Fund Manager of the Year in the Australian Morningstar Awards 2015

5 tips about asset allocation

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 14 Apr 2015

All investors must have a sensible asset allocation if they are to get the best out of their savings

Understanding ETF liquidity

Author: Louis Crous
Date: 17 Mar 2015

One of the many benefits of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for investors is their tradability

Woolworths versus the 800-pound gorillas

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Mar 2015

Did you hear the one about the bloke that went into a supermarket to grab a carton of milk and came out with a concrete blaster? And what about the husband and wife who went into to the same supermarket to buy their Sunday roast and came out with a digital television antenna and tree lopper? For shoppers at discount grocer Aldi, such an experience is not unusual and the approach seems to be resonating with consumers

Is over-diversification a problem?

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 09 Apr 2015

In the overall scheme of investor problems, over-diversification isn't the worst sin

What risks lurk in each asset class

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 08 Apr 2015

Academics and finance professionals sometimes refer to the "risk-free rate of return" as a benchmark

Positive sign for global markets

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 Apr 2015


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