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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

Buffett's simple secrets to success

Author: Jason Stipp
Date: 11 Mar 2015

Berkshire Hathaway released its fourth-quarter results and 2014 annual letter over the weekend -- required (and highly anticipated) reading for value investors and Warren Buffett acolytes the world over

Resources to remain a drag

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 Mar 2015

Overview

How asset allocation differs from diversification

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 10 Mar 2015

Investors tend to use the terms "asset allocation" and "diversification" interchangeably

Could Germany break up the euro?

Author: Jeremy Beckwith
Date: 22 Dec 2014

Within the eurozone, Germany is coming under increasing pressure to approve and adopt policies designed to stimulate the eurozone economy

Way out for debt-stricken governments

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 16 Mar 2015

Austerity has failed to reduce the debt burdens of governments that imposed this remedy to fix their finances

Market Index Performance l February 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 05 Mar 2015

Woodside pays record dividends, Toll agrees to takeover

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 18 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Woodside (WPL)

Santos' profit just below expectations

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Feb 2015

Santos Limited (STO) on Friday announced a 6 per cent increase in net profit to $533 million for the year ended 31 December 2014

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 20 Feb 2015

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