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Is the Reserve Bank out on a limb? - Peter Warnes

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 10 Feb 2017

The Reserve Bank left the official cash rate at 1.5 per cent following the 7 February meeting

Is the threat of inflation real? - Michael Collins

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 Jul 2013

The Federal Reserve judges that inflation is low enough for it to prolong its third splash of quantitative easing

Is there a right reason or not for a rights issue? - Nicki Bourlioufas

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 05 Oct 2016

A rights or entitlement issue is a new issue of shares to a company's existing shareholders, entitling them to buy additional shares at a discount from the company in proportion to their existing holdings

Is there really a minimum viable balance for your SMSF? - Glenn Freeman

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 02 Feb 2017

A detailed statistical analysis of more than 20,000 SMSFs between 2008 and 2015 showed clear correlations between fund balances, asset diversification, cost-effectiveness, and performance

Is there still value in AREITs? - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Jun 2013

This time last year, Ibbotson Associations (a Morningstar company), published an upbeat assessment of the Australian real estate investment trust (AREIT) sector

Is there still value in QBE? - Christine St Anne

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.

Is there value in the Healthscope IPO? - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Jul 2014

There has been much ado about the upcoming float of Healthscope

Is there value in the MYOB IPO? - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Apr 2015

The initial public offering (IPO) of MYOB may not have garnered the same fanfare as the much larger IPO of Medibank Private (MPL)

Is this the beginning of a corrective phase? - Lesley Beath

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 12 Sep 2016

The US market finally awoke from its slumber last Friday

Is this the turning point for commodities? - Geoff Blanning

Author: Geoff Blanning
Date: 08 Jun 2016

But it's starting to turn following the surge in the prices of a wide variety of products since the beginning of the year

Is your self-managed super fund at risk? - Glenn Freeman

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 07 Jun 2016

From 1 July, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) requires all accountants providing SMSF advice to hold either a full or limited Australian financial services license (AFSL)

It's a Xanax world - Bill Gross

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 18 Jan 2016

The Romans gave their Plebian citizens a day at the Coliseum, and the French royalty gave the Bourgeoisie a piece of figurative "cake," so it may be true to form that in the still prosperous developed economies of 2016, we provide Fantasy Sports, cellphone game apps, sexting and fast food to appease the masses

Italy braces for referendum that risks Brexit-style consequences - Michael Collins

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

James Hardie delivers special dividend - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 22 May 2014

James Hardie Industries (JHX) on Thursday announced a 40 per cent rise in operating profit to US$197.2 million for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2014

James Hardie reports softer 3Q, flags modest FY17 downgrade - Glenn Freeman

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 03 Feb 2017

Building materials and cement company James Hardie Industries (ASX: JHX) has reported US$52.6 million in adjusted net profits for the third quarter of fiscal 2017, down 6 per cent from $55.8 million in the previous corresponding quarter

James Hardie's 1H profit rises 7pc - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Nov 2014

James Hardie Industries (JHX) on Wednesday said its net profit for the half year ended 30 September 2014 fell 20 per cent from the prior corresponding period to US$156.1 million

Japan and China: The best way forward? - Wharton School

Author: Wharton School
Date: 27 Oct 2014

Sometimes, the best strategy is to just leave things as they are, when the alternative is only to make things worse

Japan in recession: Should investors be worried? - Emma Wall

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 07 Dec 2015

Japan's economy has shrunk for the second quarter in a row, meaning the country is officially in recession

Japan's ageing population: Economic drag or opportunity? - Emma Wall

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 11 Dec 2015

Japan's population is ageing--faster than any other country in the world

Japan's bizarrely brief "technical recession" - Michael Collins

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 22 Jan 2016

Revisions are a normal part of compiling economic statistics, especially when it comes to the all-encompassing national accounts that track GDP

Japanese stocks on track despite recession? - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 21 Nov 2014

Growth was a key theme at the recent G20 meeting in Brisbane

JB Hi-Fi shares soar after record earnings lift - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 13 Feb 2017

Statutory net profit stood at $110.4 million, up 16 per cent on the same half in the prior year

JB Hi-Fi's 1H profit down, flags flat year - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Feb 2015

JB Hi-Fi Limited (JBH) on Monday announced a 2 per cent fall in net profit to $88.5 million for the half year ended 31 December 2014

JB Hi-Fi's profit, dividend beats forecast - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Aug 2016

Retailer JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX: JBH) on Monday announced a fiscal 2016 net profit of $152.2 million and earnings per share (EPS) of 153.8 cents a share, up 11.5 per cent on the previous year and ahead of Morningstar's expectations for a profit of $145 million and EPS of 144.9 cents a share

Jumping at shadows - Martin Conlon

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 14 Jul 2014

Befuddled is probably a term which characterises the state of mind of many seasoned investors at present

Just a game - Bill Gross

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 14 Jul 2016

That is not to say that Monopoly can illuminate all of the problems of our current economic stagnation

Keating's other legacy - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 22 Nov 2013

My book, A Super History , closely explored the beginnings of Australia's compulsory superannuation industry

Keep eye on key support levels - Lesley Beath

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 13 Jul 2015

Overview

Keeping faith in Metcash - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 10 Sep 2013

At its annual general meeting in late August, Metcash Limited (MTS) said it is expecting a fall in underlying earnings per share (EPS) for the fiscal year to April 2014 in the high single digits

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