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Test your investment knowledge

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 24 Oct 2013

What a stronger US$ tells us about equities

Author: Dominic Rossi
Date: 04 Jul 2013

When Bill Clinton was elected US president in 1992, he was fortunate enough to reap the fiscal benefits of tax hikes and the peace dividend that arose from the fall of the Berlin Wall - two forces that helped to turn a federal budget deficit of 4 per cent into a surplus during his time in office

China's false dawn

Author: Dan Rohr
Date: 23 Sep 2014

There is much conjecture surrounding the health of the Chinese economy and the outlook for growth for the remainder of 2014 and 2015

Communication breakdown at the Fed

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 27 Sep 2013

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 185 points on Friday 20 September after a 40-point fall the day before

Westfield on track, Qantas surprises

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 29 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Westfield Group (WDC)

AllianceBernstein looks beyond volatility risk

Author: Staff reporter
Date: 24 May 2013

AllianceBernstein has warned investors that the concept of volatility may be inadequate to predict and employ the correct strategies in the current market

Large caps versus small caps

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Oct 2013

With the Australian share market presently hovering around is long-term fair value at around 14 times forward earnings, investors may be wondering at which end of the spectrum they will find the best quality stocks

Economic update

Author: Julian Robertson and Donal Curtin
Date: 15 Oct 2013

Santos falls short, NAB's profit up 7pc

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 21 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • National Australia Bank

Telstra and Rio Tinto both deliver

Author: Nicholas Grove and Christine St Anne
Date: 08 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report:

Global equities still strong performers

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 07 May 2013

Global equities continue to rally on the back of the Bank of Japan's (BoJ) surprise QE policy, according to Colonial First State's monthly market analysis

3 steps to a top-performing portfolio

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 28 Mar 2014

Picture this - a portfolio of small companies that have consistently outperformed the market over the past five years

Flight Centre expects record profit

Author: AAP NewsWire
Date: 03 Jul 2013

The company says its unaudited trading results for the 2012/13 financial year point to an underlying pre-tax profit of between $338 million and $342 million

Term deposits still have a role

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 May 2013

Seven months ago, research firm Investment Trends highlighted the high levels of cash held by self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees

Taper tantrum

Author: Kumar Palghat
Date: 12 Sep 2013

With the US economy finally appearing to be on a more stable long-term footing, in late May US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke hinted the Fed was considering reducing the size of its US$85 billion-a-month quantitative easing programme

The global impact of China's cash squeeze

Author: Wharton School
Date: 24 Jul 2013

On Wednesday, 19 June, US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the US central bank planned to end its five-year quantitative easing program later in 2013, when the US economy is expected to pick up

3 stocks for getting your game on

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Sep 2014

Social issues aside, Australians' love for a drink and a punt is no secret -- just look at Woolworths' (WOW) most recent full-year earnings if you were ever in any doubt

3 quality small-cap ideas

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 26 May 2014

Investors are constantly reminded to exercise a large degree of caution and "do their homework" when it comes to the smaller end of the share market

1 stock that's ready to fizzle out?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 04 Jul 2014

There is no doubt that Coca Cola Amatil (CCL) is a high-quality business

What the ATO wants from trustees

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 22 Oct 2014

Stuart Forsyth, assistant deputy commissioner of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), has stepped up calls for trustees to seriously consider a corporate trusteeship for their self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF)

The next best-performing stocks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 09 Oct 2014

Australia's concentrated market was a dominant theme throughout Morningstar's recent global equities week

4 comeback stocks for fiscal 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 07 Jul 2014

The 2013/14 financial year is done and dusted

Should we be wary of selling in May?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 06 May 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Lesley Beath without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Uncovering disparities in small caps

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 28 Jul 2014

The S&P ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index ended the financial year up a casual 13 per cent

QBE announces US$254m loss

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 25 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • QBE Insurance Group

Australia's economic turnaround

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 10 Apr 2014

Australia's economy has grown for more than 22 years without interruption

What to know about Nine's IPO

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Nov 2013

Free-to-air television broadcaster Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Limited (NEC) is scheduled to list on the Australian Securities Exchange on or around 12 December

Qantas posts $2.8bn loss, Ramsay beats forecast

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 28 Aug 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Ramsay Health Care

Market to continue struggle

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 Dec 2014

Overview

Is there still value in QBE?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Dec 2013

Last month, Morningstar head of banking research David Ellis said of QBE Insurance Group (QBE) : "New senior management still has considerable work to do to return the once well-respected global insurer to the 'must-have' position in investor portfolios." Just two weeks later and QBE reported an unexpected profit downgrade - a US$250-million loss stemming from the restructure of its poorly performing US businesses.

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