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Economic update - 20 Feb 2015

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 20 Feb 2015

AMP impresses again, Wesfarmers' profit dips - 19 Feb 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove and Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • AMP (AMP)

Woodside pays record dividends, Toll agrees to takeover - 18 Feb 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 18 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Woodside (WPL)

Bendigo's cash earnings rise, Aurizon's profit up - 16 Feb 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Bendigo and Adelaide Bank (BEN)

Newcrest shows signs of improvement - 13 Feb 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Feb 2015

Newcrest Mining (NCM) on Friday announced a 3 per cent fall in underlying profit before one-off items to $200 million for the half year ended 31 December 2014, broadly in line with the corresponding period

Rio Tinto shows shareholder commitment - 12 Feb 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Feb 2015

Global mining giant Rio Tinto (RIO) on Thursday announced a 9 per cent fall in underlying earnings to US$9.3 billion for 2014

Telstra returns $1.8bn to investors - 12 Feb 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Telstra (TLS)

CSL, Stockland and AGL grow earnings - 11 Feb 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 11 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • CSL Limited (CSL)

China versus India: Which economy will prosper? - 09 Feb 2015

Author: Francisco Torralba
Date: 09 Feb 2015

The consensus can be dead wrong

4 top investing ideas for 2015 - 05 Feb 2015

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 05 Feb 2015

Whether you're playing sport, managing a business, or raising a teenager, anticipating what's next will usually hold you in good stead

NAB's 1Q profit up 6pc, recovery under way - 05 Feb 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 05 Feb 2015

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced an unaudited profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 of $1.65 billion, up 6 per cent on the same quarter in fiscal 2014

Market Index Performance l January 2015 - 04 Feb 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 04 Feb 2015

A better year in 2015? - 03 Feb 2015

Author: Brad Potter
Date: 03 Feb 2015

It hasn't been a good start to the year for global share markets

Games people play - 02 Feb 2015

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 02 Feb 2015

My mother taught me how to play Monopoly -- the game -- and the markets over 40 years past have taught me how to play Monopoly -- the financial economy

5 steps to kickstart your portfolio - 30 Jan 2015

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 30 Jan 2015

Many of the basic rules of investing are counterintuitive

ECB finally delivers on quantitative easing - 29 Jan 2015

Author: Brian Parker
Date: 29 Jan 2015

What has the European Central Bank done? Last week, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced a massive program of quantitative easing (QE)

4 top stocks in 2014 and beyond - 23 Jan 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Jan 2015

The New Year saw an influx of articles within the financial media pointing out the top share-market performers of 2014

Are oil stocks attractively priced? - 22 Jan 2015

Author: Matthew Coffina
Date: 22 Jan 2015

Energy stocks are down by nearly 25 per cent over the past three months to December 2014 and there are now 37 energy companies carrying Morningstar's five-star rating, meaning they are significantly undervalued

4 issues facing SMSFs in 2015 - 20 Jan 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Jan 2015

As well as choppy markets, self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees will confront myriad issues in 2015, a few of which are examined below

Emerging markets still global growth drivers - 16 Jan 2015

Author: Mark Mobius
Date: 16 Jan 2015

We at Templeton Emerging Markets Group believe high economic growth rates will remain a key attraction of many emerging markets in 2015

Greek New Year: Departure from the euro? - 14 Jan 2015

Author: Jeremy Beckwith
Date: 14 Jan 2015

While Europe relaxed during their Christmas holidays, a new president and a general election has been called for 25 January in Greece

What diversification means for your portfolio - 07 Jan 2015

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 07 Jan 2015

One of the most important principles of investing is called "diversification"

Market Index Performance l December 2014 - 05 Jan 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 05 Jan 2015

Click here to download the Market Index Returns table for December 2014.

5 portfolio construction mistakes - 24 Dec 2014

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 24 Dec 2014

1) Confusing asset allocation with diversification Investors tend to use the terms interchangeably

Tips to avoid an ATO audit breach - 23 Dec 2014

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 23 Dec 2014

An auditor contravention report (ACR) may never happen for your fund, but wouldn't it be nice to be prepared just in case? Around 11,000 ACRs were issued in the last financial year (2013-14)

4 shares for Christmas stockings - 19 Dec 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Dec 2014

Retailers still face a challenging market amid the ongoing Christmas shopping period

Young remain financially conservative - 18 Dec 2014

Author: Geoff Davey
Date: 18 Dec 2014

Millennials have been thought to behave more conservatively when it comes to their finances compared to older generations

Oil's slide and investing conditions - 18 Dec 2014

Author: Jeremy Glaser
Date: 18 Dec 2014

On what has been the biggest driver in the slide in oil prices ..

Targeted estate-planning strategies - 17 Dec 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Dec 2014

As former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser once said: "Life wasn't meant to be easy." And life certainly isn't easy when it comes to many families

Make sure you SuperStream, not SuperScream - 16 Dec 2014

Author: Graeme Colley
Date: 16 Dec 2014

Do you have a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) that receives contributions from an employer with more than 20 employees? If you do, then the SuperStream changes may have an impact now

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