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Articles from: Treat market with caution - 02 May 2016 to Australian wealth jumps, property holdings huge - 07 Apr 2016

Treat market with caution - 02 May 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 May 2016


Euro area's ticking fiscal time bomb - 02 May 2016

Author: Darren Williams
Date: 02 May 2016

Final government deficit and debt data for 2015 have just been published

Westpac's interim result shy of forecasts - 02 May 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 May 2016

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced a cash profit--a preferred measure of profitability among the big banks which excludes one-off items--of $3.9 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2016, up 3 per cent on the previous corresponding half year

A case for quality investing - 29 Apr 2016

Author: Wells Fargo
Date: 29 Apr 2016

If you believe the Street's consensus, market volatility could be sticking around for the remainder of 2016

Staying the course - 28 Apr 2016

Author: Matthews Asia
Date: 28 Apr 2016

As an investor within Asian capital markets, the years since the turn of the decade can be most aptly described as volatile

Federal election unlikely to boost nation's fortunes - 28 Apr 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 28 Apr 2016

The upcoming federal election has the potential to create short-term uncertainty, but with the key policies of the Coalition and Labor being broadly similar and neither party likely to curb the Budget deficit, there's not likely to be one party that would be better for the share market than the other over the longer term

Cashing in on rising rates of Chinese tourism - 27 Apr 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Apr 2016

While China's industrial expansion has continued to slow, growth in outbound tourism among Chinese nationals represents a considerable long-term opportunity for Australian investors

Rocky start to 2016 - 27 Apr 2016

Author: Greg Meier
Date: 27 Apr 2016

Equities whipsawed from bear market to bull run last quarter as global recession fears collided with an increasingly dovish policy stance at the US Federal Reserve

ETF or ETP: What's the difference? - 27 Apr 2016

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 27 Apr 2016

All ETFs are ETPs, but not all ETPs are ETFs

Risks to China outlook intensify - 26 Apr 2016

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 26 Apr 2016

A consistent theme in our China research has been to acknowledge the risks inherent in the country's plan to rebalance its economy from an investment-driven model to one in which consumption plays a greater role

Bear market prognosis under threat - 26 Apr 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 26 Apr 2016


Running an SMSF: How to deal with the ATO - 22 Apr 2016

Author: Julie Hartley
Date: 22 Apr 2016

To err is human and it is the Australian Taxation Office's (ATO) job to make sure trustees understand when they have done something wrong and why it happened

Preparing your SMSF for financial year-end - 21 Apr 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 21 Apr 2016

Fixed income: Defensive but flexible - 21 Apr 2016

Author: Stuart Dear
Date: 21 Apr 2016

Markets endured a dramatic round-trip over the quarter, revealing the inherent volatility of an unstable relationship between markets and central banks

Move into riskier assets may be inevitable - 20 Apr 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 Apr 2016

Australian investors are facing headwinds on many fronts and the need to work for longer combined with volatile markets is putting even more pressure on retirement savings, which could push some investors, including superannuation funds, into riskier assets

ATO releases superannuation thresholds - 20 Apr 2016

Author: SUPERCentral
Date: 20 Apr 2016

The good news is that two thresholds have increased

Waiting for some clear signals - 19 Apr 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 19 Apr 2016


The Federal Reserve's wager on inflation - 19 Apr 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 19 Apr 2016

Four times a year the Federal Reserve releases a "summary of economic projections," which gathers predictions from its 17 policy-setting board members including their forecasts for the federal funds or US cash rate

Can SMSF collectables rules be bypassed? - 18 Apr 2016

Author: SUPERCentral
Date: 18 Apr 2016

What is the deadline? While superannuation funds can (if so permitted by the relevant trust deed or governing rules) invest in collectables and personal use assets--simply referred to as "collectables"--significant changes were introduced from 1 July 2011.

Best avoid landmines - 15 Apr 2016

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 15 Apr 2016

The first three months of 2016 were characterised by heightened volatility across asset markets with sharp falls in risk asset prices in January and early February reversed in late February and March

Market Index Performance l March 2016 - 14 Apr 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 14 Apr 2016

Challenges remain for Asia's economies - 14 Apr 2016

Author: PIMCO
Date: 14 Apr 2016

Q: What is PIMCO's outlook for growth in China? Spajic : The economic challenges China faces have never been more pressing, and in light of these, we think official GDP growth is likely to end up in the range of 5.5 per cent to 6.5 per cent this year, versus the target of 6.5 per cent.

Chinese regulations present new obstacle for Aussie exporters - 14 Apr 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 14 Apr 2016

Australian investors are likely to see some negative effects from the Chinese government's new rules on cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) transactions, at least over the short term

Motley lot ignites diversity - 13 Apr 2016

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 13 Apr 2016

At last, some diversity

Asian equities: Play the long game - 13 Apr 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 13 Apr 2016

Asian stocks have had a poor start to 2016, with slowing growth in China and capital flight from emerging markets weighing on valuations

LICs facing stiff competition - 12 Apr 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 12 Apr 2016

Some listed investment companies (LICs) can offer the best of both worlds--lower costs compared to traditional managed funds while at the same time being actively managed, offering the potential to outperform benchmark indices and rival exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

ATO's LRBA guidelines: A safe harbour? - 12 Apr 2016

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 12 Apr 2016

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued its Practical Compliance Guidelines as to what constitutes a "safe harbour" for related party limited recourse borrowing arrangement (LRBAs)

Practical approach to small pension underpayments - 11 Apr 2016

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 11 Apr 2016

Where a pension does not meet the minimum pension standards in the SIS Regulations the pension interest will cease at 1 July of that year

Will it be a hard or soft landing for China? - 08 Apr 2016

Author: Western Asset
Date: 08 Apr 2016

Executive summary • We are expecting China's headline GDP growth to decelerate to 5 per cent to 6 per cent over the next few years as the economy makes a structural transition away from low-end manufacturing towards services and the information technology sector.

Australian wealth jumps, property holdings huge - 07 Apr 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 07 Apr 2016

Australian wealth topped fresh levels in the December 2015 quarter, but with most wealth held in property, a property correction combined with higher interest rates could hit households hard

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