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How fake news can warp financial markets

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Dec 2016

The cacophony of "noise" that distracts investors and threatens to veer them off course has been acknowledged for some time--a by-product of the information age and digital era in which we now live .

How SMSFs should plan for $1.6m pension cap

Author: Accurium
Date: 06 Jan 2017

Much has been written about the government's superannuation changes, in particular the $1.6-million cap on the transfer into the tax-free retirement phase

Australian wealth hits fresh highs

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 06 Jan 2017

Australian wealth topped fresh levels in the September 2016 quarter, with most wealth held in property, but a rise in the share market also helped to propel household net wealth higher

Can your SMSF buy your business?

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 23 Dec 2016

"I am the sole director of my private trading company and I also own the premises from which my business is being run

This moated pharma stock's earnings may be on the rise

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 Dec 2016

This national pharmacy wholesaler has seen impressive growth in earnings over the past two years, suggesting the scale benefits of Australian Pharmaceutical Industries' 442-strong distribution network are starting to emerge.

Gold suffers as irrationality Trumps reality

Author: Joe Foster
Date: 20 Dec 2016

All of these strong moves indicate the market is pricing in a rosy scenario in which projected Trump tax cuts, infrastructure spending and regulatory reforms ignite robust economic growth that enables the Federal Reserve to normalise rates

Santa in a black SUV; Is the Fed's independence challenged?

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 02 Dec 2016

Did Santa leave his North Pole base a month early? Did he disguise himself in a dark blue suit, a red tie and red baseball cap? Were his eight loyal reindeers replaced by black, window-tinted SUVs? Did he alter his welcoming greeting from "Ho, Ho, Ho" to hand claps and thumbs up? Has his traditional December stock-market rally come a month early? Possibly.

Here are some reasons to consider buying QBE

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 07 Dec 2016

Firstly, as Morningstar head of Australian banking research David Ellis points out, the company is set to benefit from the recent surge in long-term bond yields

3 questions to ask when setting up an SMSF corporate trustee

Author: Peter Townsend
Date: 16 Dec 2016

There is no obligation on a company to appoint a company secretary

Another telco adjusts to structural shift in the sector

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 08 Dec 2016

This week's TPG Telecom (ASX: TPM) annual general meeting reiterated management's previous earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) outlook for fiscal 2017, but concerns about the revenue effect of NBN have increased

The outlook for ETFs in 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 13 Dec 2016

As at the end of October 2016, there were 150 exchange-traded products (ETPs) listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, up from 128 a year earlier

Here's why every SMSF member needs an enduring power of attorney

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 19 Dec 2016

You may have seen news coverage earlier in 2016 about the "Women and SMSFs Report," jointly released by the Commonwealth Bank and the SMSF Association, indicating that more than half of SMSF members do not have an up-to-date will or a succession plan

Winners and losers in the Year of the Monkey

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 12 Dec 2016

For Australian investors, picking the right sectors in the mischievous Year of the Monkey has proven challenging, with the Year of the Rooster set to deliver its own surprises

Healthy outlook continues for these moat-rated stocks

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 09 Dec 2016

The combination of Australia's ageing demographics, supportive government policies, and ever-increasing healthcare costs mean Medibank Private (ASX: MPL) and NIB (ASX: NHF) remain attractive value stocks

6 top stocks for your Christmas stocking

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 09 Dec 2016

The Christmas bells are ringing again, and for Australian investors they have rung up a volatile 2016

Self-managed super as attractive now as ever

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Nov 2016

If you have a superannuation balance of $200,000--or a realistic expectation of reaching this amount within a few years--it still makes sense to establish a self-managed super fund (SMSF), according to Graeme Colley, executive manager, SMSF technical and private wealth, SuperConcepts

Prospecting for greater cash returns

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 05 Dec 2016

Following Donald Trump's election victory in the US, bond yields finally started rising across the globe after being at record low levels for a long time

Italy braces for referendum that risks Brexit-style consequences

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 22 Nov 2016

Italy's populist forces scored their biggest success so far in 2016 when candidates for the Five Star Movement were elected mayors of Rome and Turin in June

A scary number looming over Australian stocks

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 24 Nov 2016

Sydney Airport (ASX: SYD) surged 89 per cent over the past three calendar years

Shareholder strikes on CBA, AGL and GMG shine spotlight on ESG investing

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 25 Nov 2016

Goodman Group (ASX: GMG) , AGL Energy (ASX: AGL) and Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA) were all targeted in the last quarter of 2016

Here's a top-rated exposure to Japanese equities

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 22 Nov 2016

Morningstar UK fund analyst Kenneth Lamont points out in a recent article that Japan has more to gain or lose from changes to US economic and foreign policy under a Trump presidency than most other countries

Are infrastructure stocks a good buy right now?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Nov 2016

The defensive, bond-like characteristics of infrastructure stocks have appealed to both institutional and retail investors in recent years, drawn by their income potential relative to low fixed-income yields

Something amazing about to happen in China

Author: Richard Watt
Date: 21 Nov 2016

This is amazing not because it will offer better investment opportunities in China, but because it represents a key part of the incredible story of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the companies listed on it, and the city it sits in

What you need to know about the pension transfer balance cap

Author: Julie Hartley
Date: 15 Nov 2016

In late September, the government released the second tranche of proposed superannuation changes, which covers the pension transfer balance cap, concessional contribution changes, catch-up concessional contributions and the removal of the earnings tax exemption for transition-to-retirement pensions

6 steps on the path to winding up an SMSF

Author: Natasha Ng
Date: 25 Nov 2016

There is a compliance/legal path to follow and this article outlines key points along that path

3 ways to stop children adversely impacting your retirement plans

Author: Andrew Zbik
Date: 17 Nov 2016

However, when does helping your children become detrimental to your own retirement plans? The answer is in almost every case because most people are doing it the wrong way.

Economic growth: Great for everyone but investors?

Author: Alex Bryan
Date: 01 Nov 2016

By 2050 the world's population is projected to reach 9.7 billion, up from 7.4 billion today

Why Australian investors should consider Japanese equities

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 26 Oct 2016

Japanese stocks have lost ground in 2016, with a rising exchange rate dampening exporters' profits and foreign investors retreating from the market

US election 2016: What Trump's victory means for your stocks and portfolio strategy

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 10 Nov 2016

Donald Trump will only get the keys to the White House in January 2017

These 2 ASX sectors could be good bargains

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 10 Nov 2016

The Australian share market is trading at a premium to historical levels and is not yet in bargain territory, though the telecommunication and healthcare sectors may represent some value, says Morningstar's head of equities research Peter Warnes

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