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Articles from: Further downside in the gold price is likely - 11 Oct 2016 to Are mutual wills a silver bullet for step-family estate planning? - 19 Sep 2016

Further downside in the gold price is likely - 11 Oct 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 11 Oct 2016

It has been an interesting time and a bit of a slow process but last week we saw some pretty clear-cut action, as the ASX 20 Leaders/All Ords ratio completed a lengthy base formation

Here's why this ASX energy stock presents an opportunity - 10 Oct 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 10 Oct 2016

Shares of Australian upstream oil and gas explorer AWE Limited (ASX: AWE) have fallen from a peak of about 94 cents in July 2016 to around 66 cents as of 5 October 2016, a fall of close to 30 per cent.

Bank of Queensland's earnings fall short - 06 Oct 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Oct 2016

Bank of Queensland's (ASX: BOQ) cash profit for the fiscal year ended 31 August 2016 rose 1 per cent to $360 million while basic earnings per share (EPS) fell 2 per cent 95.6 cents, after the regional lender battled an environment of record low interest rates, market volatility and intense competition for loans and deposits

Asia shines amid global gloom - 06 Oct 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 06 Oct 2016

Asia's economic prospects have remained bright amid a cloudy global outlook

Is there a right reason or not for a rights issue? - 05 Oct 2016

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

6 large-cap ASX stocks that look relatively cheap - 04 Oct 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 04 Oct 2016

The underperformance of Australian large-cap stocks vis-à-vis their mid- and small-cap counterparts since early 2015 has been widely reported, with falls in heavyweights Telstra (ASX: TLS) , the big banks and the big miners weighing on the S&P ASX 200 Index

Why it may be time to sit on the sidelines - 04 Oct 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 04 Oct 2016

There's not a huge amount to report on this week but let's jump in and see what is happening in the US and the major European markets

Why you should consider investing in mid-cap stocks - 04 Oct 2016

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 04 Oct 2016

Australia's mid-cap sector has outperformed large-cap and small-cap stocks over the past 15 years, but despite this strong performance, the mid-cap sector has been largely ignored

Footy finals fever: 2 gaming stocks may be worth a punt - 30 Sep 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 30 Sep 2016

With the AFL and Rugby League grand finals run and done for another year--with the Sharks extinguishing the Storm and the Bulldogs mauling the Swans in--it's worth considering the companies behind Australia's lucrative sports betting market

Comeback kid: emerging markets - 30 Sep 2016

Author: Claire Dwyer
Date: 30 Sep 2016

"Lower for longer" interest rates looking increasingly like "lower forever" have been a clear driver of flows into the asset class, but a recovery in oil prices and attractive relative valuations are helping too

Here's why SMSF asset allocations need to change - 29 Sep 2016

Author: David Wanis
Date: 29 Sep 2016

As part of our team discussions around how investors can achieve the best outcomes from their portfolios, Schroders recently conducted some analysis of ATO data on SMSF portfolios--looking in particular at asset allocations

Are LICs all they're cracked up to be? - 29 Sep 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Sep 2016

These ASX-traded investment vehicles are enjoying something of a renaissance, offering growth and income, diversification and reasonable liquidity--and they aren't ETFs

Oh, inverted world - 28 Sep 2016

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 28 Sep 2016

"Oh, Inverted World" may be familiar to fans of indie music as the title of The Shins debut album

Telco shares tumble as competition intensifies - 28 Sep 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 28 Sep 2016

TPG Telecom (ASX: TPM) shares have tumbled recently as competition ramps up in the broadband market, and Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) and Telstra (ASX: TLS) are suffering too as margins come under pressure with the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN)

Why investors should look to BHP for market guidance - 27 Sep 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 27 Sep 2016

It was yet another relatively quiet week for the US equity market

Trustees struggle to keep pace - 27 Sep 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 27 Sep 2016

Despite support for a belated backflip, more government tinkering with superannuation has left advisers, funds and self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees struggling to keep pace

What you need to know about listed investment companies - 26 Sep 2016

Author: Peter Warnes/Michael Malseed
Date: 26 Sep 2016

The older we get the less active we become

How can a bond have a negative yield? - 26 Sep 2016

Author: Eric Jacobson
Date: 26 Sep 2016

There's currently a heated debate about the long-term impact of negative rates on global economic growth, the financial sector, and investor behaviour, and some of the early evidence isn't comforting

What you need to know about listed investment companies - 26 Sep 2016

Author: Peter Warnes/Michael Malseed
Date: 26 Sep 2016

The older we get the less active we become

Can your SMSF buy your business? - 26 Sep 2016

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 26 Sep 2016

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

Why China's debt-fuelled economic expansion can't keep happening - 23 Sep 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 23 Sep 2016

The People's Daily is the Communist Party of China's flagship media outlet

India, China hold pockets of investment opportunity - 22 Sep 2016

Author: Romina Graiver
Date: 22 Sep 2016

The gap between emerging market economies and those of developed markets are narrowing, creating considerable opportunities for investors, according to Romina Graiver, product specialist, global and emerging markets equities, William Blair

How much can you safely withdraw in retirement? - 22 Sep 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 22 Sep 2016

While current policy shifts in Australia have specific relevance for retirees drawing down their super as a pension, it is an issue of global relevance

Why blockchain has got promise - 22 Sep 2016

Author: James Hickling
Date: 22 Sep 2016

Three years ago, a little-known digital currency called Bitcoin erupted on a bull-market run that boosted its value from around US$15 (A$20) a coin to just under US$1,000 in 12 months

Australian market action encouraging - 21 Sep 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 21 Sep 2016

It was relatively quiet on the S&P 500 last week, with the index basically flat on the week

Climate change: investment risks and opportunities - 21 Sep 2016

Author: Richard Turnill
Date: 21 Sep 2016

A tide of new regulations to combat climate change is rising

Here's why gold stocks can play a valuable role in your portfolio - 21 Sep 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 21 Sep 2016

The outlook for the gold sector is rosier now than it has been in recent years

Global capital flows come with flaws - 20 Sep 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 20 Sep 2016

In 1968, Prime Minister John Gorton, fearful that looser controls on capital in Europe and the US would lead to foreign takeovers of Australian companies, told the then state-based stock exchanges to force their listed companies to restrict voting rights to locally based shareholders

Market Index Performance l August 2016 - 19 Sep 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 19 Sep 2016

Are mutual wills a silver bullet for step-family estate planning? - 19 Sep 2016

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 19 Sep 2016

A step-family is "a couple family containing one or more children, at least one of whom is the step-child of one of the partners in the couple, and none of whom is the natural or adopted child of both members of the couple," according to The Australian Institute of Family Studies

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