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Articles from: Australian dividends: The gift that keeps on giving - 18 Mar 2016 to QBE ups cash profit, dividends - 23 Feb 2016

Australian dividends: The gift that keeps on giving - 18 Mar 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 18 Mar 2016

The big miners may have slashed their dividends, but for Australian share investors the local market still offers attractive income returns despite recent volatility

Looking for nirvana - 18 Mar 2016

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 18 Mar 2016

For those lacking a long-term investment horizon, recent market volatility is probably a frightening experience given the relative calm since the GFC--has it really been eight years? With momentum trades under pressure, valuation is becoming of greater importance as is the sustainability of cash flows and balance sheet strength.

Negative interest rates have become entrenched - 17 Mar 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 17 Mar 2016

Capitalism's essential difference from a planned economy is that it allows the price mechanism, rather than some central authority, to allocate resources

Same song still on repeat - 16 Mar 2016

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 16 Mar 2016

Investment strategy of recent years has been somewhat monotonous

Deployment - 15 Mar 2016

Author: Kate Howitt
Date: 15 Mar 2016

Disruption is the term that describes the battering that technological advances herald for many people

Are SMSF assets too defensive? - 14 Mar 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 14 Mar 2016

The assets of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF) jumped in the December quarter of 2015, spurred on by a strong rise in values of their equities

Sunshine, lollipops and ... - 14 Mar 2016

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 14 Mar 2016

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

Sit back and wait for the signal - 14 Mar 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 14 Mar 2016

Overview

Hedge funds outperform, but who's listening? - 11 Mar 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 11 Mar 2016

Hedge funds got a bad rap in the press in the years that followed the global financial crisis (GFC) and many Australian investors have steered clear of them

What will China look like in 2025? - 10 Mar 2016

Author: Daniel Rohr
Date: 10 Mar 2016

China's faltering economy has sent shivers through the global markets in 2016, and for good reason

The other PBR: tax-free transition-to-retirement pension payments - 09 Mar 2016

Author: SUPERCentral
Date: 09 Mar 2016

The banana sundae of a transition-to-retirement pension is to have the earnings of the superannuation interest supporting the pension to be tax-free and to have the pension payments themselves tax-free as well

Action in resources builds optimism - 08 Mar 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 Mar 2016

Overview

Death benefit pensions: Recent ruling undermines cashing restrictions - 08 Mar 2016

Author: SUPERCentral
Date: 08 Mar 2016

One would have thought that issues relating to self-managed super fund (SMSF) pensions are relatively well settled

Negative gearing: What's at stake for investors? - 08 Mar 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 08 Mar 2016

The Turnbull government may have shelved its planned reforms to negative gearing, but with Labor pushing for changes, the debate is far from finished

Hyperion wins Morningstar Australian Fund Manager of the Year Award - 07 Mar 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 07 Mar 2016

In announcing the winners of the Australian Morningstar Awards 2016, Morningstar Australasia director of manager research ratings, Tom Whitelaw, said Hyperion "deserved applause for its unwavering commitment to thorough bottom-up research and commitment to maintaining its disciplined investment style through the trials and tribulations of the investment cycle"

Maximise your post-tax income through super - 04 Mar 2016

Author: Vicky Kuok
Date: 04 Mar 2016

"'In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes," said Benjamin Franklin

Market Index Performance l February 2016 - 03 Mar 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 03 Mar 2016

Finding growth in Asia - 03 Mar 2016

Author: Matthews Asia
Date: 03 Mar 2016

As investors, we tend to look for themes to guide medium to long-term asset allocations

Rise of the Scrap Age - 01 Mar 2016

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

No visibly encouraging signs - 01 Mar 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 01 Mar 2016

Overview

Bennelong, Hyperion, and Vanguard finalists for Fund Manager of the Year - 29 Feb 2016

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 29 Feb 2016

We've announced the finalists in this year's Australian Morningstar Awards

Be wary of digitally signing trust deeds - 29 Feb 2016

Author: Peter Townsend
Date: 29 Feb 2016

Townsends Lawyers are advising the self-managed super fund (SMSF) sector to be very wary of digitally signing trust deeds

Woolworths' profit falls 33pc, appoints new boss - 26 Feb 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 26 Feb 2016

Woolworths (WOW) on Friday announced a 33.1 per cent fall in net profit before one-off items to $925.8 million for the half year ended 3 January 2016

Ramsay upgrades guidance on healthy profits - 26 Feb 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 26 Feb 2016

Ramsay Health Care (RHC) upgraded its profit guidance on Thursday as it unveiled a healthy earnings result for the December half

Retail props up Wesfarmers' profit - 24 Feb 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Feb 2016

A strong performance at the checkout helped Wesfarmers Limited (WES) lift profits in the December half, offsetting weaker earnings in its industrials and resources divisions

Oil Search records US$39m net loss - 24 Feb 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Feb 2016

Oil Search Limited (OSH) fell into the red in fiscal 2015, posting a net loss after tax of US$39 million compared to the previous year's US$353 million profit after what it called "one of the most challenging years in recent history for the oil and gas industry"

Reality bites as BHP ditches progressive dividend - 24 Feb 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Feb 2016

BHP Billiton (BHP) accepted financial reality on Tuesday by axing its progressive dividend policy and culling its senior executive team after racking up a US$5.7-billion half-year net loss

Contributing superannuation for children - 23 Feb 2016

Author: Kathy Evans
Date: 23 Feb 2016

As we get older we know how important it is to focus on building our superannuation for retirement, but have you ever considered getting your children started on building their superannuation? The earlier our children start contributing towards building their superannuation, the better off they will be in their retirement.

QBE ups cash profit, dividends - 23 Feb 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Feb 2016

QBE Insurance (QBE) on Tuesday announced a cash profit of US$893 million for 2015, up 9 per cent on the previous year or 21 per cent on a constant currency basis

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