Articles from: The downside of a bull market - Matthew Booker to The Midas touch and market cycles - Martin Conlon
Date: 09 Apr 2014
The phase of mindless liquidity is upon us
Date: 08 Sep 2015
Date: 15 Dec 2014
The European Central Bank (ECB) is likely to commence a broad-based asset-purchase programme, that is, quantitative easing (QE), in the first quarter of 2015
Date: 17 Nov 2014
Emerging markets should be renamed diverging markets, as they are increasingly uncorrelated
Date: 19 Nov 2013
Following on from our first two articles on investor behaviour and emotion , we will briefly outline an oversimplified way of dealing with market and human behaviour
Date: 17 Sep 2013
In the post-war era, there is a strong relationship between economic and electoral success
Date: 11 Jun 2015
If you had invested in the Australian index over the past two decades you would have got a "beautiful, accidental bias" towards the best-performing sectors in the world that you would not have got if you lived anywhere else, according to gold medallist fund manager Platinum Asset Management (PTM)
Date: 26 Jun 2015
Australia's dividend imputation system has been described as "one of the seven wonders of the world"
Date: 26 Nov 2013
A combination of austerity programs, debt writedowns, the European Central Bank's (ECB) commitment to "do whatever it takes" to preserve the euro, the proposed banking union and the finalisation of the primary bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), helped restore relative financial stability
Date: 19 Apr 2016
Four times a year the Federal Reserve releases a "summary of economic projections," which gathers predictions from its 17 policy-setting board members including their forecasts for the federal funds or US cash rate
Date: 24 Jul 2013
On Wednesday, 19 June, US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the US central bank planned to end its five-year quantitative easing program later in 2013, when the US economy is expected to pick up
Date: 16 Sep 2015
Good stewardship matters
Date: 07 Apr 2014
Last week, The Australian Financial Review reported that BHP Billiton (BHP) was considering spinning off many of its "non-core" assets
Date: 30 Jan 2017
The list of issues to worry about is a long one: exchange rates, interest rates, growth rates, political uncertainty--my developed market peers have a lot on their plate! If nothing else, 2016 reminded markets that the issues above are not just the preserve of emerging markets
Date: 18 Jul 2014
Whenever people pinpoint the causes of the global financial crisis, they usually list the massive expansion of credit in developed countries as a key cause of the bust that is heading into its eighth year
Date: 23 Feb 2015
On 26 January, the day after elections allowed Tsipras' left-wing Syriza party to form a ruling coalition with the fringe right-wing, anti-austerity Independent Greeks party, the 40-year-old Tsipras sped to the National Resistance Memorial at the Kaisariani rifle range memorial in Athens
Date: 01 Jul 2014
Excess capacity abounds
Date: 04 Jun 2014
This year's Morningstar Investment Conference asset allocation panel session discussed topics such as the direction of the Australian dollar, views on international equity markets, where the best investment opportunities are and the use of alternatives in portfolios
Date: 24 Mar 2016
When thinking about estate planning for your super death benefits, Brian Hor, special counsel, superannuation and estate planning with Townsends Business & Corporate Lawyers, stresses that it is absolutely crucial to put into place a valid binding death benefit nomination to provide certainty regarding how your death benefits will be paid--especially where there is any potential for a conflict of interest to arise between your intended beneficiaries
Date: 11 Feb 2016
"It's quality, rather than quantity, that matters." The quote may sound like a tag line from a 1950's advertisement, but surprisingly it comes from Roman Emperor Nero's tutor and adviser, Lucius Seneca.
Date: 27 Nov 2013
In recent times, investors would have read countless articles (including this one) about falling cash rates
Date: 01 Mar 2017
There is a glass half full view of the Trump Presidency which has won the majority of investors' attention since November
Date: 28 Jan 2015
Fundamental or technical research on a company that ignores the industry in which a company operates is like doing research "in a bubble"
Date: 11 May 2015
Forecasting doesn't seem to be getting any easier -- just ask Joe Hockey
Date: 07 Jun 2016
That attitude might need to change, at least according to some analysts
Date: 29 Mar 2016
The resurgence of interest in gold bullion and its price rise over the past two months caught many investors by surprise
Date: 14 Oct 2015
When evaluating financial performance, whether of a nation's economy or a stock, the key question is: relative to what? Focusing on a country's or a stock's situation is worthless without comparing it to others and to itself in the past and the future
Date: 16 Jan 2017
It's now easier than ever for Australians to access international investments, and the official data shows we're sending investment money offshore as investors diversify their portfolios and take advantage of growth opportunities not available at home
Date: 24 Mar 2017
After the fireworks of 2016, 2017 has, to date, been more like an aromatic candle in terms of market moves
Date: 21 Jan 2015
Any doubts that may have been harboured as to the inherent cyclicality of these businesses and the ability for prices to exist at a permanently higher plane have been dispelled
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