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Articles from: Shoot first, ask questions later - 10 Mar 2017 to Scentre Group's earnings meet expectations - 21 Feb 2017

Shoot first, ask questions later - 10 Mar 2017

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 10 Mar 2017

Macro-driven oscillations and violent price moves remain the order of the day in equity markets and just about every other market

Here are 2 CGT relief strategies you need to know - 08 Mar 2017

Author: Accurium
Date: 08 Mar 2017

From 1 July 2017, a cap of $1.6 million will be introduced on the amount a person can transfer into the tax-free retirement phase

The volatility paradox - 08 Mar 2017

Author: Simon Stevenson
Date: 08 Mar 2017

It is widely acknowledged that the outlook for economies and investment markets is unusually uncertain, given the huge political changes that we are witnessing across the world

Ethical investment gathering momentum - 07 Mar 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 07 Mar 2017

Demand is rising for responsible or ethical investment, as funds flow into the sector from mainstream funds and the product offering is growing as more investment managers join the trend

Rise in rates won't see sky fall on bond investors - 07 Mar 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 07 Mar 2017

The protracted period of low interest rates around the world leads many commentators to call this year--and the one just gone--as the year when rates would start to rise again

CEOs behaving badly weigh on company profits, investor outlook - 06 Mar 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 06 Mar 2017

While QBE Insurance (ASX: QBE) and Seven Group Holdings (ASX: SVW) were at opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of their half-yearly earnings--QBE reported a $898-million net profit while Seven Group is $42 million in the red--their senior executive teams were united in both facing relationship scandals

How to commence a pension with non-concessional contributions - 06 Mar 2017

Author: Accurium
Date: 06 Mar 2017

However, there are some common mistakes trustees make when commencing a pension using only part of a member's accumulation balance

A soaring US dollar poses risks for the world economy - 03 Mar 2017

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 03 Mar 2017

In 1988, Donald Trump paid US$407 million (A$545 million) for New York's elegant Plaza Hotel, which he boasted was the "Mona Lisa" of hotels

Standing ovations, now delivery is the key - 03 Mar 2017

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 03 Mar 2017

Global equities markets roared in the aftermath of President Trump's speech to the joint houses of Congress, which drew 94 standing ovations

Market Index Performance l February 2017 - 03 Mar 2017

Author: Morningstar
Date: 03 Mar 2017

Buffett: Indexing the best choice for investors large and small - 02 Mar 2017

Author: Jeremy Glaser
Date: 02 Mar 2017

Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett extolled the virtues of low-cost index funds and American dynamism in his annual letter to shareholders, released at the weekend along with the firm's 2016 results

These 2 ASX shares look modestly undervalued - 01 Mar 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Mar 2017

In short, the recently concluded Australian earnings season for the half year ended 31 December 2016 was not only good, it was "very good," according to CommSec chief economist Craig James

Market action favours ASX financials outperformance - 28 Feb 2017

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 28 Feb 2017

One of the more distinctive moves last week, in my opinion, was the snap-back in the resource markets

QBE's FY16 earnings result surprises on upside - 27 Feb 2017

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

Brambles: Lessons to be learned - 24 Feb 2017

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 24 Feb 2017

This week's results from Brambles (ASX: BXB) were telegraphed to the market on 23 January via a trading update, which indicated problems had arisen in the December quarter

Mayne's 1H17 result almost triple prior period - 24 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 Feb 2017

The specialty pharmaceutical company's underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $108.5 million for the half was also more than double the $40.3-million result reported in the previous corresponding period

Woodside delivers US$868m full-year profit - 23 Feb 2017

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 23 Feb 2017

The oil and gas producer posted a net profit of US$868 million (A$1.13 billion) for the full year, compared to its US$26 million profit recorded for 2015

Qantas profit falls 7.5pc but beats guidance - 23 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Feb 2017

Statutory earnings per share stood at 27.3 cents for the half, the airline said in a statement to the ASX on Thursday

Westfield Group's earnings meet guidance - 23 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Feb 2017

FFO per security was 33.7 US cents, up 3.8 per cent on the previous year on a pro-forma basis, the global shopping centre operator said in a statement to the ASX on Thursday

Ramsay reports healthy dividend, profit growth and CEO exit - 23 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 Feb 2017

Australia's largest private hospital operator, Ramsay Health Care (ASX: RHC) , recorded $267.8 million in core NPAT for the half

Crown profits down amid declining high-roller revenue - 23 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 Feb 2017

Casino operator Crown Resorts (ASX: CWN) has announced declines across the business for the first half of fiscal 2017 (1H17), as net profits after tax and revenue fell 9 per cent and 12 per cent, respectively

Perpetual shares rally on revenue boost - 23 Feb 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 23 Feb 2017

Investors welcomed the result by pushing shares in the company to a fresh year-high level on Thursday afternoon

BHP Billiton witnesses massive turnaround - 22 Feb 2017

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 22 Feb 2017

The world's biggest mining company reported a net profit of US$3.2 billion (A$4.2 billion), in stark contrast to its US$5.7 billion loss in the previous corresponding half

IAG profit dips, hit by bond market - 22 Feb 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 22 Feb 2017

Insurance profit fell 6.4 per cent to $571 million, down from $610 million a year earlier

Fortescue's $1.2bn net profit for 1H17 almost triple prior period - 22 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 22 Feb 2017

The iron ore exporter Fortescue Metals Group (ASX: FMG) recorded an almost three-fold (286 per cent) increase on its $319-million net profit recorded in the first half of fiscal 2016

Woolworths records fall in 1H17 operating profit, dividend - 22 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 22 Feb 2017

Group net profit for the half year stood at $725.3 million, a sharp turnaround from the $972.7-million loss in the previous corresponding half, which included write-downs related to the company's exit from the Masters home improvement business

SEEK lifts half-year profit 11pc, dividend 10pc - 21 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Feb 2017

The jobs website operator also reiterated guidance for full-year earnings before significant items of $220 million, at the upper end of its previous guidance range of $215 million to $220 million

ASX witnesses impressive action - 21 Feb 2017

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 21 Feb 2017

I am not sure how long some of you have been reading my weekly reports

Scentre Group's earnings meet expectations - 21 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Feb 2017

The owner of Westfield shopping centres declared a distribution of 21.3 cents per security, up 2 per cent on the previous year, also in line with Morningstar's expectations

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