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Qantas to return $500m to investors after record earnings - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Aug 2016

Qantas Group (ASX: QAN) has posted a record 57 per cent rise in underlying profit before tax to $1.53 billion for fiscal 2016, which will enable the resumption of dividend payments, the airline said on Wednesday

QBE's FY16 earnings result surprises on upside - Glenn Freeman

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Feb 2017

QBE Insurance Group (ASX: QBE) posted a 1 per cent year-on-year improvement in cash profit for the fiscal year ended 31 December, 2016 (FY16), as it shrugs off a run of disappointing results in recent years

Relapse in iron ore rally inevitable - Nicki Bourlioufas

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 06 May 2016

While the iron ore price has bounced back in recent times there is still more pain to come for the smaller iron ore miners, who still face burgeoning supply and an ongoing focus on cost reduction, which will push some out of the higher-cost producers out of the industry

Rio Tinto cuts costs to get ahead - Anthony Fensom

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 04 Aug 2016

The Anglo-Australian mining giant announced net earnings of US$1.7 billion (A$2.2 billion), up 113 per cent compared to the previous first half, although underlying earnings were down 47 per cent to US$1.6 billion, the lowest since 2004

Rise of the Scrap Age - Morningstar

Author: Morningstar
Date: 01 Mar 2016

Beaten-down iron ore and metallurgical coal prices have prompted investors to wonder whether we've finally reached a bottom

Risks and opportunities in 2016 - AllianceBernstein

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 04 Jan 2016

Investments in healthcare and transport infrastructure stocks may help Australian equity investors withstand some of the expected market volatility during 2016, while fertiliser manufacturers, airlines and some discretionary retailers could provide value opportunities

Risks to China outlook intensify - AllianceBernstein

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 26 Apr 2016

A consistent theme in our China research has been to acknowledge the risks inherent in the country's plan to rebalance its economy from an investment-driven model to one in which consumption plays a greater role

Safe withdrawal rates for Australian retirees - David Blanchett/Anthony Serhan/Peter Gee

Author: David Blanchett/Anthony Serhan/Peter Gee
Date: 02 Feb 2016

There is a growing body of literature on safe withdrawal rates for retirees

Same song still on repeat - Martin Conlon

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 16 Mar 2016

Investment strategy of recent years has been somewhat monotonous

SEEK ups profit, dividends amid subdued conditions - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 22 Aug 2016

SEEK Limited's (ASX: SEK) underlying net profit before one-off items for fiscal 2016 rose 3 per cent to $198.1 million, ahead of guidance and Morningstar's estimate of $174.5 million, after previous reinvestments in the business managed to offset subdued economic conditions

Seeking high-quality stocks in rollercoaster markets - Garry Laurence

Author: Garry Laurence
Date: 29 Jul 2015

Happy new financial year! For those of you who have been enjoying the northern hemisphere summer and have not been watching the markets, you might be thinking that not much has changed over the past few weeks! In reality, global stock markets have gone on a rollercoaster and have ended up back at June highs

Seven Group's profit falls 10pc - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Aug 2016

The result beat Morningstar's forecast for a profit of $134 million

Seven West posts profit but challenges remain - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Aug 2016

Operating cash flows before interest and tax stood at $274.7 million for fiscal 2016

Should investors worry about a housing bubble? - Michael Collins

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 Nov 2013

The UK government is said to be stoking one

SMSF establishment rates drop - Katarina Taurian

Author: Katarina Taurian
Date: 28 May 2013

Establishments of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) have decreased significantly, according to the Australian Taxation Office's (ATO) Self-Managed Super Fund Statistical Report for March 2013, but the SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia (SPAA) is not concerned by the data

SMSF exposure to residential housing raises concerns - Nicki Bourlioufas

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 28 Mar 2017

There has been increasing talk about a housing bubble in Australia

SMSF trustees need to go global, says head of Magellan - Glenn Freeman

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Sep 2016

"SMSFs and self-directed investors generally are dramatically underweight global equity

South32 posts solid $620m net profit for 1H17 - Glenn Freeman

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Feb 2017

South32 (ASX: S32) has reported US$620 million in net profit after tax for the first half of fiscal 2017 (1H17)--a return to positive territory after a $1.7-billion loss in the same period in 2016.

Stockland's profit falls after "tough" year - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 13 Aug 2013

Stockland's (SGP) underlying net profit for the financial year to 30 June 2013 fell 27 per cent on the previous year to $494.8 million, the property investment company said on Tuesday

Stocks to benefit from ageing population - Peter Warnes

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 26 May 2017

Global financial markets remain torn between generally improving economic data and positive corporate earnings growth on the one hand, and elevated political uncertainty in the US and geopolitical issues on the other

Strong bank profits ensure steady returns - Nicki Bourlioufas

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 03 Jul 2015

Bank prices have had a volatile few months

Suncorp's fiscal 2015 earnings in line - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 04 Aug 2015

Suncorp Group (SUN) on Tuesday announced a profit for the financial year to 30 June 2015 of $1.1 billion, an increase of 55 per cent

Sunshine, lollipops and ... - Bill Gross

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 14 Mar 2016

Our sun--a rather tiny star in the galactic scheme of things--seems inexhaustible

Super contributions for 65 and beyond - Graeme Colley

Author: Graeme Colley
Date: 25 Nov 2014

Making contributions in the year you or your partner turn 65 is a common topic as it seems to cause confusion about how much can be contributed as a concessional (tax-deductible) or non-concessional (non-deductible) amount

Taxing times for trustees - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Apr 2015

The federal government launched its much-awaited white paper on tax reform this week

Telstra and Rio Tinto both deliver - Nicholas Grove and Christine St Anne

Author: Nicholas Grove and Christine St Anne
Date: 08 Aug 2013

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Telstra lifts 1H profit, reaffirms guidance - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 18 Feb 2016

Telstra (TLS) on Thursday announced a net profit after tax of $2.1 billion for the first half of fiscal 2016, up 0.8 per cent on the previous corresponding half year, on the back of growth in retail fixed bundle and mobile customer numbers

Telstra, dividends and growth - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 29 Oct 2014

"Putting investors first" was the opening theme at last week's Morningstar Individual Investor Conference

Test your investment knowledge - Phillip Gray

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 24 Oct 2013

Test your investment knowledge - Phillip Gray

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 01 Nov 2013

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