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Investing against the herd - Michael Coop

Author: Michael Coop
Date: 15 Jan 2014

Contrarian investing is about looking for undervalued and out-of-favour investments and avoiding highly priced and popular investments

Investing in BRIC and African economies - Mark Mobius

Author: Mark Mobius
Date: 30 May 2013

Growth in BRIC economies has slowed down in 2012 and early 2013

Investing in infrastructure in a rising rate environment - Arian Neiron

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 26 Apr 2017

On the contrary, history has shown that global listed infrastructure securities can perform well after an interest rate hike

Investing in interesting times - Marcus Burns

Author: Marcus Burns
Date: 29 Aug 2013

When someone, purported to be Chinese, said "May you live in interesting times," they were clearly referring to the current investment climate faced by Australian small-cap managers

Investing on borrowed time - Matthew Booker

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 15 Jul 2015

The old saying to "sell in May and go away" certainly rang true this year, with the Small Ordinaries Index giving up nearly all of its calendar year gains in the month of June

Investors asking wrong questions about bonds - Rachael Micallef

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 27 May 2013

Investors are asking the wrong questions when it comes to the bond market in the current low-interest-rate environment, according to a panel of experts

Investors demand more transparency and efficiency - Glenn Freeman

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 28 Dec 2016

In recent years, public discussion of investment technology has centred on digitally-enabled investment advice for consumers--or robo-advice--including mobile applications

Investors moving away from cash - Katarina Taurian

Author: Katarina Taurian
Date: 07 Jun 2013

Investors are increasingly looking to get out of cash assets, according to HLB Mann Judd, prompting a warning that self-managed super fund (SMSF) investors shouldn't "overreact" and lose focus on their long-term investment strategies

Investors must accept lower returns for longer - Glenn Freeman

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 08 Aug 2016

The trio of managers were: Bill Bovingdon, chief investment officer, Altius Asset Management; Prasad Patkar, head of qualitative investment, Platypus Asset Management; and Chad Padowitz, chief investment officer, Wingate Asset Management

Investors should be wary about emerging market recovery - Adrian Lowcock

Author: Adrian Lowcock
Date: 01 Jul 2016

Emerging markets are often characterised by long periods of outperformance followed by periods of underperformance

Investors to reap Wesfarmers windfall? - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Apr 2014

Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers (WES) this week signalled its departure from the insurance game after announcing the sale of its insurance broking arm to the US-based Arthur J

Investors turning away from negative ESG screening - Glenn Freeman

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 21 Apr 2017

Around 90 per cent of asset managers in the Asia-Pacific region intend to move beyond "negative screening" ESG approaches over the next two years, the study found

InvoCare posts 45.8pc rise in 1H profit - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 16 Aug 2016

InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) on Tuesday announced a 45.8 per cent rise in comparable net profit to $30 million for the half year to 30 June, after the funeral, cemetery and crematorium operator's cost management offset a lower-than-expected number of deaths

Iron ore rebounds but where to next? - Nicki Bourlioufas

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 18 Nov 2016

The outlook for Australian miners has improved dramatically in recent weeks as iron ore and coal price have jumped, taking the share prices of the big miners higher, buoyed by the unexpected US election outcome

Is a major upside move imminent? - Lesley Beath

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 10 Feb 2015


Is an active or passive investment approach best for your portfolio? - Glenn Freeman

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 12 Oct 2016

The majority of individual investors (68 per cent) have a false sense of confidence in passive investing, according to a global study of financial advisers

Is economic growth a question of culture? - Kellogg School of Management

Author: Kellogg School of Management
Date: 25 Sep 2014

As some countries' economies churn steadily -- even briskly -- over time, others' remain stagnant

Is investing in Grange good for your SMSF? - Aaron Dunn

Author: Aaron Dunn
Date: 08 May 2013

The recent release of the 2008 Penfolds Grange is being regarded as one of the best ever

Is it the season to be jolly? - Andrew Fleming

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 18 Dec 2013

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

Is it time to buy? - Lesley Beath

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 09 Jun 2015


Is now a good time to buy? - Lesley Beath

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 09 Jan 2017

A lot has happened since my last report in early December

Is now a good time to consider boosting your emerging market exposure? - Glenn Freeman

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 07 Sep 2016

When deciding whether or not to dip into emerging market funds, timing actually means very little, according to Jeff Johnson, head of investment strategy at index fund manager Vanguard

Is over-diversification a problem? - Larissa Fernand

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 09 Apr 2015

In the overall scheme of investor problems, over-diversification isn't the worst sin

Is the Buffett deal good for IAG investors? - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Jun 2015

Berkshire Hathaway's decision to buy a stake in Insurance Australia Group (IAG) was met with much fanfare in the media and investment community

Is the commodity supercycle dead? - Nicholas Johnson and Greg Sharenow

Author: Nicholas Johnson and Greg Sharenow
Date: 24 Sep 2013

From the late 1990s until the 2008 financial crisis, most commodities experienced double-digit annual real (that is, inflation-adjusted) price growth, a period known as the commodity "supercycle"

Is the Italian banking system insolvent? - Stephen Ellis

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

Is the oil price near a low? - Lesley Beath

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 Dec 2014


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

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