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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

Overview

4 top portfolio maintenance tips

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 02 Apr 2015

The bucket strategy for retirement income appears to be a model of simplicity, at least on the surface

Taxing times for trustees

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Apr 2015

The federal government launched its much-awaited white paper on tax reform this week

Avoid outliving your retirement savings

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 03 Apr 2015

While rising life expectancy is considered a good thing, there is a financial risk involved

The science of investing

Author: Samuel Lee
Date: 31 Mar 2015

Though it sometimes is hijacked by ideologues, the scientific method works

3 key lessons from a top investor

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 01 Apr 2015

Global investor and Platinum Asset Management (PTM) founder Kerr Neilson is one of the top investors in Australia

News Corp's new threat

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Mar 2015

The vast number of channels on pay television provide an endless stream of programming, including reality shows about fabulous nobodies that quickly became "water cooler content" -- think Honey Boo-Boo and Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Reasons to reconsider investing in China

Author: Dale Nicholls
Date: 23 Mar 2015

When looking at China, overseas equity investors are bombarded by headline-grabbing negative stories

Volatility not an accurate risk measure

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 25 Mar 2015

Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan once said that "we drive into the future using only our rear-view mirror"

7 key SMSF estate planning issues

Author: Brian Hor and Caroline Harley
Date: 24 Mar 2015

Here are seven estate planning issues to address for your SMSF

The bucket approach to retirement allocation

Author: Christine Benz/Peter Arnold
Date: 18 Mar 2015

Those who lived through the 1970s and 1980s no doubt now find their photographs from those decades cringe-worthy

Woolworths cuts guidance as profit slips

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Feb 2015

Australian retail giant Woolworths (WOW) on Friday announced a 3.1 per cent fall in net profit to $1.28 billion for the half year ended 4 January 2015

How much upside is left?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 03 Mar 2015

Overview

3 levels of trust when choosing an adviser

Author: Peter Arnold/Larissa Fernand
Date: 05 Mar 2015

It's a big step entrusting a stranger with your money and therefore your future and investors place tremendous importance on trust when choosing financial advisers

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 19 Mar 2015

To read the Economic Update, please click here .

Be wary of ETF currency risks

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 04 Mar 2015

The latest data from the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) for January 2015 shows Australians are pouring money into exchange-traded products (ETPs), with the size of the market hitting $15.9 billion, up 60 per cent from a year earlier, and much of that money going into international ETPs

Exercise some near-term caution

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 10 Mar 2015

Overview

QBE: About that turnaround

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Mar 2015

In November 2014, a prolific stock analyst upgraded QBE Insurance (QBE)

When to sell a fund

Author: Peter Arnold
Date: 12 Mar 2015

As we age, our investment choices need to change to suit new circumstances and new objectives

4 shares for Christmas stockings

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Dec 2014

Retailers still face a challenging market amid the ongoing Christmas shopping period

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