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Articles from: Trouble keeping up with the political risks swirling in Europe? to Growth assets for the new financial year

Trouble keeping up with the political risks swirling in Europe?

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 15 Jul 2016

Few would have expected that within two years the Berlin Wall would collapse as a barrier and that communist regimes across eastern Europe would crumble

Currency moves hit Computershare

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 10 Aug 2016

A stronger US dollar has hit global share registry provider Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU) , which saw revenues fall but still delivered a slight profit gain in the year to 30 June

Aussie market hits brick wall

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 Aug 2016

The Australian share market hit a brick wall last week, as it tested significant resistance

Fairfax result highlights print weaknesses

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 10 Aug 2016

But better times could be ahead, with earnings from its online business Domain increasing, as online advertising takes over from print

Bittersweet news as Genworth announces special dividend

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 04 Aug 2016

This includes the 14-cent dividend--in line with the board's targeted payout ratio of between 50 to 80 per cent--and a special 12.5-cent per share special dividend

Domino's delivers record earnings growth for FY16

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Aug 2016

The result fell short of the company's own forecast, due to acquisitions of European chains Joey's Pizza and Pizza Sprint in Germany and France respectively, but was slightly ahead of Morningstar's projected 24 per cent growth in net profit after tax (NPAT)

US businesses hold back on investing

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 10 Aug 2016

In the US in recent years, internet-based companies have invested countless billions of dollars to make the US the world leader in mobile broadband and other savvy technologies

Strong result for BWP Trust despite tight property market

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 05 Aug 2016

While the results were in line with Morningstar's revenue and profit estimates, there were some surprises

IAG's cash profit falls 12.2pc, announces $300m buyback

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2016

Insurance Australia Group (ASX: IAG) on Friday announced a 12.2 per cent fall in fiscal 2016 cash profit before one-off items to $987 million, ahead of consensus but in line with Morningstar's forecast

Cochlear lifts profit, dividends

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 09 Aug 2016

Sales revenue rose 23 per cent year over year to $1.158 billion, with growth delivered across all product categories and regions, the hearing implant maker said in a statement to the ASX

Bendigo beats forecast with $439.3m cash profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Aug 2016

Cash earnings per share for the year were 95.6 cents, a 0.5 per cent increase on the prior corresponding period, the regional lender said in a statement to the ASX

Tabcorp gambles on digital

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 04 Aug 2016

The Melbourne-based company's net profit after tax (NPAT) for the full year dropped by 49 per cent to $169.7 million, although the previous year's result reflected a favourable tax payment

Masters and Johnson Q and A

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 04 Aug 2016

Sex is a three-letter word that has rarely appeared in an Investment Outlook until now

Why export-mad Germany and the euro can't coexist indefinitely

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 16 Aug 2016

The Eurozone, after eight years, has just achieved an economic feat that took the world economy just one year to complete

Santos ditches dividend as profits plunge US$1.1bn

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 19 Aug 2016

The oil and gas exploration company posted an underlying earnings loss of US$5 million for the first half of 2016, down from US$35 million in the same period in 2015

Crown's profit falls 23pc on lacklustre Macau gambling

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Aug 2016

The casino operator declared a final dividend of 39.5 cents a share, which brought the total full-year dividend to 72.5 cents a share

Retirees draw on super slowly, don't blow the cash

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 11 Aug 2016

Retirees are increasingly choosing to access their superannuation through income streams rather than lump sums, and the trend will only continue, with more than one in four Australian retirees drawing a pension from their superannuation funds, official figures reveal, with the average withdrawal at $502 a week

What is causing market volatility?

Author: Hermes
Date: 01 Aug 2016

The dire predictions about the fate of global markets if the UK voted to leave the European Union remain to be fulfilled

3 resources stocks worth watching

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 11 Jul 2016

Despite some movement in its fair value rating, mineral sands mining company Iluka Resources (ASX: ILU) remains underpriced at current levels

Delaying Judgement Day: The lure of short-term returns

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 21 Jul 2016

Politicians and those connected to the financial economy were almost universally in favour of remaining part of the EU

Bond market rally shows no sign of ending

Author: Kellie Wood
Date: 19 Jul 2016

Normality is certainly a concept we, and others, have been wrestling with

King, Keynes and Knight: Insights into an uncertain economy

Author: Joachim Fels
Date: 22 Jul 2016

One small footnote to the Brexit controversy: It has invigorated my interest in Lord Mervyn King's concept of radical uncertainty

2 of the Big 4 remain particularly good picks

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 20 Jul 2016

"In our view, the business, economic, political and operational concerns impacting banks are not as bad as the market fears," says David Ellis, a senior banks analyst at Morningstar

Upward momentum on ASX could be unleashed

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 19 Jul 2016

As usual we will start with the US equity market

Is the Italian banking system insolvent?

Author: Stephen Ellis
Date: 20 Jul 2016

With Britain's vote to leave the European Union a surprise to many investors, UK bank stocks fell, but Italian bank stocks also collapsed

Property versus shares

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 21 Jul 2016

First, the good news for residential property investors

Australian wealth drops, lower rates to have mixed impact

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 13 Jul 2016

As at the end of the March quarter 2016, Australian household net worth fell to $8.64 trillion, down from $8.65 trillion in the December 2015 quarter, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Risk and reward: Finding the perfect balance

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 13 Jul 2016

While the immediate ramifications were felt hardest in the UK and Europe (especially in currency markets where the sterling slumped and in financial stocks), away from Europe the ramifications were more benign

2 media stocks that may make more sense than you think

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 13 Jul 2016

So at first glance, many individual investors may steer well clear of media organisations

Growth assets for the new financial year

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 12 Jul 2016

So, which asset classes might perform better in the new financial year? Small was beautiful in the year to 30 June, with the S&P/ASX 200 Index posting its first fall in four years, dropping by 4.1 per cent to finish at 5,233.

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