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Articles from: Market in holding pattern - 10 May 2016 to Can SMSF collectables rules be bypassed? - 18 Apr 2016

Market in holding pattern - 10 May 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 10 May 2016

Overview

Don't panic! Change to superannuation here to stay - 09 May 2016

Author: Tim Wedd
Date: 09 May 2016

What is clear from last week's Federal Budget (and Labor response) is that no government plans to leave superannuation untouched

China, commodities and central banks dominate global outlook - 09 May 2016

Author: PIMCO
Date: 09 May 2016

Navigating an environment of tepid nominal growth and near-zero or negative interest rates was never going to be easy

Relapse in iron ore rally inevitable - 06 May 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 06 May 2016

While the iron ore price has bounced back in recent times there is still more pain to come for the smaller iron ore miners, who still face burgeoning supply and an ongoing focus on cost reduction, which will push some out of the higher-cost producers out of the industry

Devil in retrospectivity detail of contribution caps - 05 May 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 05 May 2016

Glenn Freeman is a senior editor at Morningstar

NAB delivers $3.3bn profit, flat dividend - 05 May 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 May 2016

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced a 6.5 per cent rise in cash profit, a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big four banks, to $3.3 billion for the half year to the end of March 2016

Market Index Performance l April 2016 - 04 May 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 04 May 2016

Contribution caps cause for concern for SMSFs - 04 May 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 04 May 2016

High net wealth individuals, particularly those with high super balances, higher income earners and workers aged 55 to 65 years of age are among the key groups to lose out in the Federal Budget 2016

Australia's ETF boom to continue - 04 May 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 04 May 2016

The boom in Australia's exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry is here to stay, bringing increased choice and lower costs to investors, according to Morningstar research analyst Alex Prineas

Australian IPOs outperform broader market - 03 May 2016

Author: Tim Eisenhauer
Date: 03 May 2016

The Australian initial public offerings (IPOs) market is delivering a robust performance, with returns from companies listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) striking 1.3 per cent over the first quarter

ANZ's dividend cut, profit slumps - 03 May 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 May 2016

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group's (ANZ) cash profit for the half year ended 31 March 2016 fell 24 per cent on the same half in the prior year to $2.8 billion

Treat market with caution - 02 May 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 May 2016

Overview

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

Overview

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

Overview

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.

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