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Articles from: Quantifying the impact of assets test changes on your retirement - 10 Jan 2017 to 3 issues confronting Australian stocks - 08 Dec 2016

Quantifying the impact of assets test changes on your retirement - 10 Jan 2017

Author: Accurium
Date: 10 Jan 2017

It is also important for all retirees to review their spending plans in light of how these changes impact their retirement over the longer term

How SMSFs should plan for $1.6m pension cap - 06 Jan 2017

Author: Accurium
Date: 06 Jan 2017

Much has been written about the government's superannuation changes, in particular the $1.6-million cap on the transfer into the tax-free retirement phase

Australian wealth hits fresh highs - 06 Jan 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 06 Jan 2017

Australian wealth topped fresh levels in the September 2016 quarter, with most wealth held in property, but a rise in the share market also helped to propel household net wealth higher

Why ANZ's sale of SRCB stake makes sense - 04 Jan 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 04 Jan 2017

On Tuesday, the bank announced it had agreed to sell its 20 per cent stake in SRCB to China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited and Shanghai Sino-Poland Enterprise Management Development Corporation Limited for $1.8 billion

Housing looms as a risk for Australia, says AB - 04 Jan 2017

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 04 Jan 2017

Incoming US president Donald Trump's policies may be less of a threat to the Asian bond and equity markets in 2017 than many people think, according to global asset manager AllianceBernstein (AB)

Which animal is the best investor? - 03 Jan 2017

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 03 Jan 2017

Animal spirits are alive and well in the stock market

Human ego: A cruel and financially crippling master - 30 Dec 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 30 Dec 2016

I have a friend who always says to people that I am "right-brained"

How fake news can warp financial markets - 29 Dec 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Dec 2016

The cacophony of "noise" that distracts investors and threatens to veer them off course has been acknowledged for some time--a by-product of the information age and digital era in which we now live .

What lies within the investor's psyche - 29 Dec 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 29 Dec 2016

In the previous article, we spoke about emotions as they are reflected in trends and chart patterns

Human emotion and the markets - 28 Dec 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 28 Dec 2016

With the rise of self-managed super funds in recent times, more and more individuals are taking control of their retirement funds

Investors demand more transparency and efficiency - 28 Dec 2016

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

Can your SMSF buy your business? - 23 Dec 2016

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 23 Dec 2016

"I am the sole director of my private trading company and I also own the premises from which my business is being run

This moated pharma stock's earnings may be on the rise - 23 Dec 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 Dec 2016

This national pharmacy wholesaler has seen impressive growth in earnings over the past two years, suggesting the scale benefits of Australian Pharmaceutical Industries' 442-strong distribution network are starting to emerge.

Here's the right way to help out your kids - 22 Dec 2016

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 22 Dec 2016

We all know that life's pretty expensive living in Australia these days--especially if you have a hankering for buying residential real estate in a capital city

What to do and what to avoid 10 years from retirement - 21 Dec 2016

Author: Andrew Zbik
Date: 21 Dec 2016

The average superannuation balance for Australians aged 45-54 is $151,500 for males and $90,800 for females

7 funds to consider in 2017 - 21 Dec 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 21 Dec 2016

Earlier this week, Morningstar Australasia released its latest list of fund prospects

Gold suffers as irrationality Trumps reality - 20 Dec 2016

Author: Joe Foster
Date: 20 Dec 2016

All of these strong moves indicate the market is pricing in a rosy scenario in which projected Trump tax cuts, infrastructure spending and regulatory reforms ignite robust economic growth that enables the Federal Reserve to normalise rates

Here's 4 ways you can be too conservative in retirement planning - 20 Dec 2016

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 20 Dec 2016

When it comes to retirement planning, "hope for the best, plan for the worst" is a reasonable motto

Here's why every SMSF member needs an enduring power of attorney - 19 Dec 2016

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 19 Dec 2016

You may have seen news coverage earlier in 2016 about the "Women and SMSFs Report," jointly released by the Commonwealth Bank and the SMSF Association, indicating that more than half of SMSF members do not have an up-to-date will or a succession plan

3 questions to ask when setting up an SMSF corporate trustee - 16 Dec 2016

Author: Peter Townsend
Date: 16 Dec 2016

There is no obligation on a company to appoint a company secretary

2017 will bring volatility and risk alongside opportunities - 16 Dec 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Dec 2016

The report notes that, looking to 2017, we are living in a higher-risk world.

Financials, healthcare sectors to watch while bond proxies will suffer - 14 Dec 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 14 Dec 2016

The US financial and healthcare sectors are particularly attractive, while Australian equity markets are insufficiently diversified, according to BlackRock executives Belinda Boa and Steve Miller

The outlook for ETFs in 2017 - 13 Dec 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 13 Dec 2016

As at the end of October 2016, there were 150 exchange-traded products (ETPs) listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, up from 128 a year earlier

Winners and losers in the Year of the Monkey - 12 Dec 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 12 Dec 2016

For Australian investors, picking the right sectors in the mischievous Year of the Monkey has proven challenging, with the Year of the Rooster set to deliver its own surprises

Low-return environment highlights value in retirement risk advice - 12 Dec 2016

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 12 Dec 2016

Much has been made of late about how the current low-return environment could have long-lasting consequences, with retirees warned to prepare for future returns lower than historic averages

Healthy outlook continues for these moat-rated stocks - 09 Dec 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 09 Dec 2016

The combination of Australia's ageing demographics, supportive government policies, and ever-increasing healthcare costs mean Medibank Private (ASX: MPL) and NIB (ASX: NHF) remain attractive value stocks

6 top stocks for your Christmas stocking - 09 Dec 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 09 Dec 2016

The Christmas bells are ringing again, and for Australian investors they have rung up a volatile 2016

Lessons from the Reagan era - 08 Dec 2016

Author: Joseph G. Carson
Date: 08 Dec 2016

President-elect Trump and his team are contemplating the most significant changes in fiscal policy since the Reagan presidency

Another telco adjusts to structural shift in the sector - 08 Dec 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 08 Dec 2016

This week's TPG Telecom (ASX: TPM) annual general meeting reiterated management's previous earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) outlook for fiscal 2017, but concerns about the revenue effect of NBN have increased

3 issues confronting Australian stocks - 08 Dec 2016

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 08 Dec 2016

This time of the year brings forth a multitude of "year ahead" prognostications

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