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Articles from: Small caps face unknown in 2016 - 15 Feb 2016 to Economic Update | January 2016 - 27 Jan 2016

Small caps face unknown in 2016 - 15 Feb 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 15 Feb 2016

Australian small-cap stocks had a good year last year, with the ASX Small Ordinaries Index returning 10.2 per cent, with the hefty gains of Blackmores (BKL) a key example of a large gainer, while the S&P/ASX 200 returned just 2.6 per cent

6 events you may have missed - 15 Feb 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 15 Feb 2016

In 2011, the US suffered the embarrassment of losing its triple-A debt rating for the first time when Republicans abandoned the formality of renewing Washington's debt limit in an attempt to blackmail Democrats into agreeing to spending cuts

Increasingly addled - 12 Feb 2016

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 12 Feb 2016

Long ago and far away in the adolescent cauldron known as Los Altos High School, I attended a senior US history class with a man-child named Delos Roman

Market likes what it hears with Cochlear - 12 Feb 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 12 Feb 2016

Cochlear Limited (COH) shares surged by 14 per cent on Thursday after the world's biggest hearing implant maker raised its fiscal 2016 earnings guidance on stronger sales and profits

Rio Tinto dumps dividend policy - 12 Feb 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 12 Feb 2016

Mining giant Rio Tinto Limited (RIO) has confirmed investors' fears by officially scrapping its progressive dividend policy, after a collapse in commodity prices cut profits in half for fiscal 2015

Market activity boosts ASX profit - 11 Feb 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 11 Feb 2016

ASX Limited (ASX) on Thursday announced a net profit of $213.1 million for the first half of fiscal 2016, up 7.3 per cent on the prior year, after the stock-market operator saw increased activity across all areas of the business

Suncorp's earnings hit by hazards - 11 Feb 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 11 Feb 2016

Suncorp Group (SUN) on Thursday announced a 16 per cent fall in net profit to $530 million for the first half of fiscal 2016, after its general insurance business took a hit from a higher-than-expected number of natural hazards and investment market volatility

The importance of quality - 11 Feb 2016

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 11 Feb 2016

"It's quality, rather than quantity, that matters." The quote may sound like a tag line from a 1950's advertisement, but surprisingly it comes from Roman Emperor Nero's tutor and adviser, Lucius Seneca.

Volatile markets rock Computershare - 11 Feb 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 11 Feb 2016

Volatile financial markets have clouded the outlook for Computershare Limited (CPU) , the world's biggest share registry company, which saw its shares drop nearly 8 per cent on Wednesday despite posting higher profits

CBA lifts half-year cash earnings 4pc - 10 Feb 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 10 Feb 2016

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on Wednesday announced a 4 per cent year-on-year rise in cash profit--a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big banks--to $4.8 billion for the first half of fiscal 2016

AGL's earnings fizzle on gas write-downs - 10 Feb 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 10 Feb 2016

Energy retailer AGL Energy (AGL) has attributed its decision to quit exploration and production of natural gas for a statutory net loss of $449 million for the half year to 31 December, down 246 per cent on the previous period

Harry is a lousy investor! - 10 Feb 2016

Author: Marcus Burns
Date: 10 Feb 2016

We are approaching another "reconciliation point" for equities, being the first-half results for fiscal 2016

Will the dead cat bounce? - 09 Feb 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 09 Feb 2016

Overview

Secret bond option for grandparents - 09 Feb 2016

Author: Austock Life
Date: 09 Feb 2016

Grandparents are increasingly utilising insurance bonds to leave bequests to their grandchildren that are beyond will disputes

Expect more volatility, but some growth too - 08 Feb 2016

Author: Guy Bruten/Anthony Chan
Date: 08 Feb 2016

After a third quarter during which there were 13 days when the S&P 500 moved by 1.5 per cent or more, the fourth quarter saw another seven days with big equity market swings

ETF market outlook strong despite volatility - 08 Feb 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 08 Feb 2016

Despite the wild ride of share markets over recent months, and some very poor investment returns, the size of the Australian exchange-traded fund (ETF) market has jumped as investors pour money into this asset class despite, or perhaps because of, volatile markets

China woes create Asian buying opportunity - 04 Feb 2016

Author: Robin Parbrook
Date: 04 Feb 2016

What's happening with China's currency? The immediate cause of the current wobbles or "crisis" in China is the currency, which has now fallen quite sharply

Market Index Performance l January 2016 - 04 Feb 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 04 Feb 2016

Emerging markets: the optimistic view - 03 Feb 2016

Author: Market Vectors Investments
Date: 03 Feb 2016

With all the gloom and doubt surrounding China and other emerging market economies, portfolio manager of the Van Eck Emerging Markets Equity Strategy, David Semple, remains optimistic that 2016 will end well

Difficult few weeks ahead - 02 Feb 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 Feb 2016

Overview

Avoiding the bequest trap - 02 Feb 2016

Author: Austock Life
Date: 02 Feb 2016

An often overlooked investment can give parents in blended families the certainty that their nominated beneficiaries will receive their bequest without challenges from disgruntled family members

Safe withdrawal rates for Australian retirees - 02 Feb 2016

Author: David Blanchett/Anthony Serhan/Peter Gee
Date: 02 Feb 2016

There is a growing body of literature on safe withdrawal rates for retirees

Dollar-cost averaging: a suspect plan? - 01 Feb 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 01 Feb 2016

By following a simple practice known as dollar-cost averaging to buy shares or managed funds, it's claimed that investors can protect themselves against market downside risk

Volatile markets to persist as investors adjust to new realities - 01 Feb 2016

Author: American Funds
Date: 01 Feb 2016

• High levels of volatility expected to continue as markets adjust to slowing growth in China, lower oil prices and weak industrial activity

3 global industry trends to watch - 29 Jan 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 29 Jan 2016

Emerging-market volatility, penny-pinching by consumers and governments, tightening regulations and digital disruption are key global trends affecting companies in 2016, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

Reporting season calendar - 29 Jan 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 29 Jan 2016

Mon 01 Feb -- Tue 02 Feb NVT

China's FX policy in a tough balancing act - 29 Jan 2016

Author: Anthony Chan
Date: 29 Jan 2016

An ongoing liberalisation of China's currency and capital account is under threat as the renminbi falls, capital outflows intensify and foreign reserves dwindle

Managing chronic anaemia - 28 Jan 2016

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 28 Jan 2016

We have been defensively positioned for some time as we have consistently argued that generally extended valuations left little upside for investors and that capital preservation was paramount

5 developments to monitor in 2016 - 27 Jan 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 27 Jan 2016

Angela Merkel enters the New Year as the political colossus holding Europe together

Economic Update | January 2016 - 27 Jan 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 27 Jan 2016

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