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Articles from: CBA lifts cash profit 3pc to $9.45bn - 10 Aug 2016 to 2 ways to invest in education - 25 Jul 2016

CBA lifts cash profit 3pc to $9.45bn - 10 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 10 Aug 2016

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) on Wednesday announced a 3 per cent rise in cash profit, which strips out one-off items, to $9.45 billion for fiscal 2016, broadly in line with Morningstar and consensus forecasts

Currency moves hit Computershare - 10 Aug 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 10 Aug 2016

A stronger US dollar has hit global share registry provider Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU) , which saw revenues fall but still delivered a slight profit gain in the year to 30 June

Fairfax result highlights print weaknesses - 10 Aug 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 10 Aug 2016

But better times could be ahead, with earnings from its online business Domain increasing, as online advertising takes over from print

US businesses hold back on investing - 10 Aug 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 10 Aug 2016

In the US in recent years, internet-based companies have invested countless billions of dollars to make the US the world leader in mobile broadband and other savvy technologies

Transurban continues distribution growth trend - 09 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 09 Aug 2016

Roads infrastructure company Transurban Group (ASX: TCL) on Tuesday announced a distribution of 23 cents a share for the second half of fiscal 2016, including a 3.5-cent a share fully franked component

ANZ records 3pc fall in cash profit - 09 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 09 Aug 2016

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX: ANZ) on Monday announced a cash profit--a preferred measure of performance among the banks that strips out one-off gains and losses--of $5.2 billion for the nine months to 30 June 2016, down 3 per cent on the same period in the previous year

Market Index Performance l July 2016 - 09 Aug 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 09 Aug 2016

Cochlear lifts profit, dividends - 09 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 09 Aug 2016

Sales revenue rose 23 per cent year over year to $1.158 billion, with growth delivered across all product categories and regions, the hearing implant maker said in a statement to the ASX

Why you shouldn't ignore key reversals - 08 Aug 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 Aug 2016

The Australian share market hit a brick wall last week, as it tested significant resistance

Free trade is under threat - 08 Aug 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 08 Aug 2016

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, went to an aluminium recycling plant in Pennsylvania in June and declared that globalisation "has left millions of our workers with nothing but poverty and heartache"

Investors must accept lower returns for longer - 08 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 08 Aug 2016

The trio of managers were: Bill Bovingdon, chief investment officer, Altius Asset Management; Prasad Patkar, head of qualitative investment, Platypus Asset Management; and Chad Padowitz, chief investment officer, Wingate Asset Management

Bendigo beats forecast with $439.3m cash profit - 08 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Aug 2016

Cash earnings per share for the year were 95.6 cents, a 0.5 per cent increase on the prior corresponding period, the regional lender said in a statement to the ASX

Suncorp's profit hit by storms, banking bounces - 05 Aug 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 05 Aug 2016

Overall, cash profit was down 8.6 per cent from a year earlier

Bank of England deploys aggressive policy arsenal - 05 Aug 2016

Author: Mike Amey
Date: 05 Aug 2016

With its first policy move in four years and first interest-rate move in seven years, the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has very much embraced the view that if you decide to ease, then be aggressive

Strong result for BWP Trust despite tight property market - 05 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 05 Aug 2016

While the results were in line with Morningstar's revenue and profit estimates, there were some surprises

Rio Tinto cuts costs to get ahead - 04 Aug 2016

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

Bittersweet news as Genworth announces special dividend - 04 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 04 Aug 2016

This includes the 14-cent dividend--in line with the board's targeted payout ratio of between 50 to 80 per cent--and a special 12.5-cent per share special dividend

Tabcorp gambles on digital - 04 Aug 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 04 Aug 2016

The Melbourne-based company's net profit after tax (NPAT) for the full year dropped by 49 per cent to $169.7 million, although the previous year's result reflected a favourable tax payment

Masters and Johnson Q and A - 04 Aug 2016

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 04 Aug 2016

Sex is a three-letter word that has rarely appeared in an Investment Outlook until now

Seven Group's profit falls 10pc - 03 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Aug 2016

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

China reforms stall at crossroads - 03 Aug 2016

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 03 Aug 2016

There are three notable developments in China's corporate sector at the moment which, in our view, investors should monitor closely as a guide to the short-term direction of the economy and the government's reform agenda

No strong US market signals - 02 Aug 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 Aug 2016

Action in the major US indices was mixed last week

Navitas shares rally despite underlying profit dip - 02 Aug 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 02 Aug 2016

Investors have lifted the stock higher, despite a fall in underlying profits

Seven West posts profit but challenges remain - 02 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Aug 2016

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

Troubled times for super - 01 Aug 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 01 Aug 2016

What might investors expect? Firstly, a look at what Treasurer Scott Morrison proposed in his pre-election budget:

What is causing market volatility? - 01 Aug 2016

Author: Hermes
Date: 01 Aug 2016

The dire predictions about the fate of global markets if the UK voted to leave the European Union remain to be fulfilled

How managed funds can smooth your SMSF risk exposure - 29 Jul 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Jul 2016

"If you look at SMSFs, most of them over the last few years have underperformed--when you look at the risk and return, these SMSFs have got almost double the risk of a diversified growth managed fund," says Robin Bowerman, head of market strategy and communications, Vanguard Australia

Medical breakthrough underpins this stock's value - 27 Jul 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Jul 2016

This Australian wholesaler of a ground-breaking Hepatitis C cure will benefit from the Turnbull government's $1-billion commitment to eradicating the disease over five years

US charts versus fundamentals - 26 Jul 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 26 Jul 2016

Many years ago, some chartists simply locked themselves in a room and studied the price of certain stocks or indices

2 ways to invest in education - 25 Jul 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 25 Jul 2016

If you're able to live with a little risk, G8 Education (ASX: GEM) may be worth considering

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