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Articles from: Flight Centre profit dips amid challenging climate - Nicholas Grove to Global equities take a breather - Greg Meier

Flight Centre profit dips amid challenging climate - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 25 Aug 2016

Flight Centre's (ASX: FLT) underlying net profit before one-off items for fiscal 2016 dipped 3.8 per cent to $246.7 million, the travel agency operator said on Thursday

Focus on the facts, not the froth - Peter Warnes

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 13 Jan 2017

While 2016 saw most global stock-market indices recording useful gains, some investors would have struggled to match, let alone exceed, market returns

Focusing on absolute returns - Stuart Dear

Author: Stuart Dear
Date: 17 May 2016

Our flagship fixed-income portfolio is designed to be a key defensive allocation within broader portfolios

FoMO and the lure of outsized gains - Martin Conlon

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 12 Jan 2016

Much as we might prefer otherwise, the market price of every listed equity investment is an amorphous blend of human behaviour, macroeconomic and corporate fundamentals

Footy finals fever: 2 gaming stocks may be worth a punt - Glenn Freeman

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 30 Sep 2016

With the AFL and Rugby League grand finals run and done for another year--with the Sharks extinguishing the Storm and the Bulldogs mauling the Swans in--it's worth considering the companies behind Australia's lucrative sports betting market

Fortescue's profit dives on iron-ore slump - Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Fortescue Metals (FMG)

Fortescue's profit surges despite iron ore price slump - Anthony Fensom

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 22 Aug 2016

Iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group (ASX: FMG) has posted a profit surge in the full year to 30 June after successfully slashing costs to offset lower prices, with its results beating analyst expectations

Free trade is under threat - Michael Collins

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 08 Aug 2016

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, went to an aluminium recycling plant in Pennsylvania in June and declared that globalisation "has left millions of our workers with nothing but poverty and heartache"

Fund manager bullish on 3 sectors in five-year outlook - Glenn Freeman

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Jan 2017

Reece Birtles, who heads up Legg Mason's Australian operation, ignores the noise around the imminent inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States, focusing instead on the five-year market outlook

Further corrective activity likely - Lesley Beath

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 21 Oct 2014

Overview

Further downside in the gold price is likely - Lesley Beath

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 11 Oct 2016

It has been an interesting time and a bit of a slow process but last week we saw some pretty clear-cut action, as the ASX 20 Leaders/All Ords ratio completed a lengthy base formation

Future of big four remains stable - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Jun 2015

The outlook for Australia's banks has always been linked with fears of a housing bubble

Games people play - Bill Gross

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 02 Feb 2015

My mother taught me how to play Monopoly -- the game -- and the markets over 40 years past have taught me how to play Monopoly -- the financial economy

Generating reliable returns with infrastructure - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 10 Sep 2015

Magellan Financial Group (MFG) was awarded the highest rating in the global listed infrastructure category in Morningstar's latest review of the sector

Geopolitical risk and your investments - Brian Parker

Author: Brian Parker
Date: 11 Aug 2014

Not surprisingly, geopolitical risks are front of mind for many investors right now

George Soros warns of Brexit "Black Friday" - Emma Simon

Author: Emma Simon
Date: 22 Jun 2016

Soros famously made a fortune betting against the sterling--and the UK government--when the UK crashed out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1992

Get ready for new ATO penalties - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 25 Jun 2014

Next month, self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees face a new penalty regime under the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

Get ready for QT - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 21 Sep 2015

Would they or wouldn't they? The Federal Reserve's September meeting was a big talking point in global markets

Get SMSF asset allocation right in 2016 - Anthony Fensom

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 13 Nov 2015

Self-managed super fund (SMSF) investors could be forgiven for giving themselves a collective pat on the back

Getting a better deal on IPOs - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 28 Nov 2013

There is a strong pipeline of initial public offerings (IPOs) for the Australian share market

Getting a slice of the LIC pie - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 04 Dec 2013

Two listed investment companies (LIC) are tapping the retail investor market - one through a placement, the other by launching a LIC version of its global equities fund

Getting exposure to quality global equities - Arian Neiron

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 11 Sep 2013

As the exchange-traded funds (ETF) industry develops and opens up global financial markets to Australians, ETFs are becoming more widely used by all types of investors, from individuals building their portfolios to retirees seeking to manage their retirement income and broaden their asset exposures

Getting your tax strategy right - Rob Hay

Author: Rob Hay
Date: 02 Jun 2014

It was the night before 30 June and all through the house ..

Giving as part of your financial plan - Andrew Buchan

Author: Andrew Buchan
Date: 08 Jul 2014

Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC) chief executive Gail Kelly recently announced the establishment of the largest private scholarship program in Australia's history

Giving your SMSF a spring clean - Anthony Fensom

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 23 May 2016

Having done your homework , you should have your self-managed super fund (SMSF) well prepared for the end of the financial year

Global capital flows come with flaws - Michael Collins

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 20 Sep 2016

In 1968, Prime Minister John Gorton, fearful that looser controls on capital in Europe and the US would lead to foreign takeovers of Australian companies, told the then state-based stock exchanges to force their listed companies to restrict voting rights to locally based shareholders

Global economic outlook for 2016 - Andy Brunner

Author: Andy Brunner
Date: 18 Jan 2016

Yet again, consensus forecasts portend a quickening in the pace of global growth for 2016

Global equities still hold promise - Dominic Rossi

Author: Dominic Rossi
Date: 08 Aug 2013

While uncertainty has picked up in recent weeks, I believe we remain in an equity-friendly environment

Global equities still strong performers - Owen Holdaway

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

Global equities take a breather - Greg Meier

Author: Greg Meier
Date: 10 Aug 2015

Stocks climbed down from last quarter's record-high levels, ending the longest unbroken string of advances in more than 25 years

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