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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

Where leading stock-pickers are finding value

Author: Jeff Ptak
Date: 01 Jul 2015

Where are valuations and values today? Both managers are bottom-up investors, but when pressed for their market-level view neither see stocks as unreasonably expensive

4 guidelines for taking profits

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 29 Jun 2015

Last week we looked at the importance of cutting losses

10 obsessions of an investment guru

Author: Jason Stipp
Date: 30 Jun 2015

"In my current role, I'm totally free to obsess about important issues that interest me," he said

Greek crisis presents buying opportunity

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Jul 2015

It's been pretty much all about Greece for the markets this week

Strong bank profits ensure steady returns

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 03 Jul 2015

Bank prices have had a volatile few months

Was Medibank a bad buy?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Jul 2015

Medibank's (MPL) initial public offering was launched in November 2014 with a great deal of fanfare within the investment community

The perpetual growth myth

Author: Kevin Flynn
Date: 29 Jun 2015

Wishful thinking now grips the investment world

How to defer tax

Author: Westpac advisers
Date: 25 Jun 2015

Diana Saad, senior financial planner, Westpac Premium 1) Set up a discretionary trust

4 top tax deductions

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 24 Jun 2015

While it can be "taxing," the end of financial year is a time for investors to remember those deductions they can make in order to reduce their taxable income

Is the Buffett deal good for IAG investors?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Jun 2015

Berkshire Hathaway's decision to buy a stake in Insurance Australia Group (IAG) was met with much fanfare in the media and investment community

Market risks from macro hurricanes

Author: Toby Hayes
Date: 24 Jun 2015

Significant moves in macro indicators such as the strength of the US dollar and volatility in the price of commodities -- not least oil -- have had massive economic implications in recent months, both at the corporate and government level

7 super tax-effective strategies

Author: Graeme Colley
Date: 22 Jun 2015

The end of the financial year always seems to crop up faster than it should

Know when to fold 'em

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 22 Jun 2015

This week we continue with some thoughts on the psychology of the markets

The end of dividend imputation?

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 26 Jun 2015

Australia's dividend imputation system has been described as "one of the seven wonders of the world"

Where the Queen's bank sees value

Author: Alan Higgins
Date: 16 Jun 2015

Overweight equities despite stretched valuations We remain positive on equities in general and see them making modest gains as the global economic recovery continues

Pitfalls and potential of small caps

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 19 Jun 2015

Buying small-cap stocks is an inherently riskier business than buying large-cap stocks and investors need to do thorough due diligence to ensure they don't buy a dud, says Morningstar equities analyst Nathan Zaia

Why have the BRICs underperformed?

Author: Scott Berg
Date: 09 Jun 2015

Whether looking at absolute or relative returns, economic growth figures or delivered earnings growth, many emerging market index statistics over the past few years have made for painful viewing

Future of big four remains stable

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Jun 2015

The outlook for Australia's banks has always been linked with fears of a housing bubble

India transformed

Author: Diana Crawford
Date: 17 Jun 2015

Dramatic changes have been happening in India since the election of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister last year, says David Kunselman, senior portfolio manager at the Canadian-based firm Excel Investment Counsel Inc

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