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Aurizon ups profit, payout ratio

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2013

Aurizon Holdings' (AZJ) underlying net profit for fiscal 2013 rose 16 per cent on the previous year to $487 million, the rail freight company said on Monday

ATO sets sights on wealthy

Author: Arron Dickens
Date: 14 Jan 2014

Unsurprisingly, in a revenue-constrained economy with a persistent government fiscal deficit, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) plans to conduct more tax compliance reviews and audits this year

Telstra raises profit, dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Telstra Corporation

How to benefit from emerging markets

Author: Nimalan Govender
Date: 22 May 2014

Why should investors consider investing in emerging market equities? Some investors argue that Australia is over-exposed to emerging markets because of its expanded trade with China and its resource-intensive export sector.

6 lessons from The Wolf of Wall Street

Author: Morningstar
Date: 29 Jan 2014

However, the movie falls short when it comes to portraying the millions of victims of Belfort's scams

Woolworths registers lift in profit, dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 29 Aug 2014

Woolworths Limited (WOW) on Friday announced a fiscal 2014 net profit from continuing operations and before one-off items of $2.45 billion, up 4.2 per cent on the prior year or up 6.1 per cent on a normalised 52-week basis

Will Russia derail the eurozone recovery?

Author: Nicola Mai
Date: 09 Sep 2014

Geopolitical tensions from Ukraine threaten what is already a weak recovery in its neighbouring European economy

6 reasons not to buy SMSF property

Author: Michael Hutton
Date: 13 Oct 2014

Self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees should be cautious about investing in residential property in the current market, particularly those in pension mode or where the members are likely to be drawing a pension from their fund within the next few years

SMSFs' real dilemma with property

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 03 Oct 2013

The debate about self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) and property investment intensified this week

5 ways to avoid turkey stocks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 09 May 2013

Sourcing growth opportunities in the small-cap market can offer stellar returns, but can also be a minefield of risks

Why emerging markets are rallying

Author: Kerry Craig
Date: 14 Oct 2014

Current accounts, currencies and central banks can go a long way to explaining the underperformance in emerging-market equities since 2011 -- and also their recent rise

Trans-Tasman super SMSF requests denied

Author: Chris Kennedy
Date: 03 Jun 2013

The government has finalised details of trans-Tasman super portability arrangements, with several industry requests around the scheme going unheeded

Aussie equities immune to China's slowdown

Author: Kate Howitt
Date: 15 Oct 2013

China's economic takeoff has been fantastic for Australia

2 PIMCO funds under review

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Sep 2014

Morningstar will place two of the four PIMCO funds available in Australia under review following the recent departure of the bond manager's founder and chief investment officer Bill Gross

5 ways to invest like Buffett

Author: Yale Bock
Date: 14 Apr 2014

Invest like Buffett? How many times have you heard that one? Not everyone has his billions, which allow the Oracle of Omaha to snatch up deals unavailable to most of us, like his 2009 purchase of Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad

Amcor's result beats forecasts

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2013

Amcor Limited's (AMC) net profit before one-off items rose 8.6 per cent for the year to 30 June 2013 to $689.5 million after the company reduced costs, improved its product mix, and grew sales in emerging markets, the packaging maker said on Monday

Weather weighs on AGL, Westfield's earnings in line

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • AGL Energy

Santos lifts dividend 33pc

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 22 Aug 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Santos

Market Index Performance l November 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 04 Dec 2014

Click here to download the Market Index Returns table for November 2014.

The end of Europe's remission

Author: Satyajit Das
Date: 26 Nov 2013

A combination of austerity programs, debt writedowns, the European Central Bank's (ECB) commitment to "do whatever it takes" to preserve the euro, the proposed banking union and the finalisation of the primary bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), helped restore relative financial stability

Good signs for Aussie resources

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 23 Sep 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

4 key themes for SMSFs

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 24 Feb 2014

The 10th annual SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia (SPAA) conference kicked off in Brisbane last week

Economic update

Author: Julian Robertson and Donal Curtin
Date: 21 May 2013

Outlook for investment markets It has been another good month for equities, globally and domestically, as investors have become more confident about the prospects for the world economy and less concerned about eurozone debt crises

Asia: Breathing room and bright spots

Author: Mark Jason and Steve Cao
Date: 25 Nov 2013

China is entering a multi-year period of slower growth, but we consider its future growth robust and sustainable when compared with overall global GDP growth

End of the bull market?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 19 Aug 2014

Overview

Woodside lifts profit on gas price rise

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Aug 2014

Companies covered in this report:

2 retail stocks to watch

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Jul 2013

In the discretionary retail space, there's no denying that video games are big business

3 top-class Asian stock exposures

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 07 Oct 2014

Australian investors are constantly being encouraged to overcome their home bias and look outside their borders in order to broaden their international equities exposure

Buffett, cricket and investing

Author: Amay Hattangadi and Swanand Kelkar
Date: 04 Mar 2014

Australian cricketer-turned-commentator Dean Jones once observed that two-thirds of Sachin Tendulkar's game is based around defence

3 pillars of investing

Author: Daniel Ivascyn
Date: 05 Nov 2014

Today's investing success, as we are so often reminded, is not a guarantee of future success

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