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Articles from: Defending your investments in 2016 - 25 Jan 2016 to How to make retirement savings last - 04 Jan 2016

Defending your investments in 2016 - 25 Jan 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 25 Jan 2016

Defensive share-market investing involves identifying investments whose returns won't suffer with an economic downturn

Odds favour a reprieve - 25 Jan 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 25 Jan 2016

Overview

Don't blame China for market rout - 25 Jan 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 25 Jan 2016

Stock markets worldwide have been in freefall in 2016, with China taking much of the blame amid fears of a "hard landing" in the world's second-largest economy

Japan's bizarrely brief "technical recession" - 22 Jan 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 22 Jan 2016

Revisions are a normal part of compiling economic statistics, especially when it comes to the all-encompassing national accounts that track GDP

Market Index Performance l December 2015 - 22 Jan 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 22 Jan 2016

Managing Chinese volatility - 22 Jan 2016

Author: Andy Rothman
Date: 22 Jan 2016

As expected, every important economic statistic in China grew a bit more slowly last year, according to official data published on 18 January, but the consumer and services part of the economy--the biggest part of the economy--remained very healthy

Anchors aweigh - 21 Jan 2016

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 21 Jan 2016

In hindsight it has been nirvana for the unsophisticated investor

Improving outlook for transitioning economy - 20 Jan 2016

Author: Randal Jenneke
Date: 20 Jan 2016

While many people view the Australian economy as being dominated by resources and commodity prices, in reality, this is not actually the case

Will 2016 be the sixth year of emerging-market underperformance? - 19 Jan 2016

Author: Andy Brunner
Date: 19 Jan 2016

2015 was another very difficult year for emerging-market economies, and currencies have naturally been reflected in generally poorly performing equity markets

Bulls have been shaken - 18 Jan 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 18 Jan 2016

Overview

Global economic outlook for 2016 - 18 Jan 2016

Author: Andy Brunner
Date: 18 Jan 2016

Yet again, consensus forecasts portend a quickening in the pace of global growth for 2016

Sober outlook for Australian stocks - 18 Jan 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 18 Jan 2016

Stock markets have dived in the New Year and the Shanghai stock market got off to a bad start

It's a Xanax world - 18 Jan 2016

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 18 Jan 2016

The Romans gave their Plebian citizens a day at the Coliseum, and the French royalty gave the Bourgeoisie a piece of figurative "cake," so it may be true to form that in the still prosperous developed economies of 2016, we provide Fantasy Sports, cellphone game apps, sexting and fast food to appease the masses

Mining and energy: darkest before dawn? - 15 Jan 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 15 Jan 2016

Investors in energy and mining stocks could be forgiven for thinking the sky had fallen in

Death benefit misconceptions - 15 Jan 2016

Author: SUPERCentral
Date: 15 Jan 2016

While self-managed superannuation funds are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal, the annual report of the tribunal makes interesting reading

3 signs of a safe dividend - 14 Jan 2016

Author: Josh Peters
Date: 14 Jan 2016

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SMSF trustee responsibilities and obligations - 13 Jan 2016

Author: Kathy Evans
Date: 13 Jan 2016

I recently commented on the importance of choosing the right trustee structure when establishing a self-managed upper fund (SMSF)

FoMO and the lure of outsized gains - 12 Jan 2016

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 12 Jan 2016

Much as we might prefer otherwise, the market price of every listed equity investment is an amorphous blend of human behaviour, macroeconomic and corporate fundamentals

The appeal of managed portfolios - 12 Jan 2016

Author: Andrew Alcock
Date: 12 Jan 2016

Oscar Wilde is quoted to have said: "With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone." When it comes to investing, the needs of investors have traditionally been determined according to their age, with generations typically grouped as Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y

Make your super last while you do - 11 Jan 2016

Author: Vicky Kuok
Date: 11 Jan 2016

After three decades of development in the Australian superannuation system since the Keating days, the time has come for Australians to enjoy a share of the $2-trillion nest egg--the fourth-largest in the world

Bear to unleash its fury? - 11 Jan 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 11 Jan 2016

Overview

Stocks to watch in 2016 - 08 Jan 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 08 Jan 2016

Australian investors had a mixed 2015, with stocks finishing higher only with the benefit of dividends after a sell-off in resource and bank stocks

Two Chinas better than one - 08 Jan 2016

Author: Stuart Rae
Date: 08 Jan 2016

Investors seeking a balanced perspective on risk and opportunity in China should set aside outdated perceptions of the country as a manufacturing juggernaut and think of it instead as "two Chinas," global asset manager AllianceBernstein (AB) said

How to obtain specific SMSF guidance from the ATO - 07 Jan 2016

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 07 Jan 2016

A trustee can apply for guidance from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) when there is uncertainty about how the law applies to a self-managed superannuation fund, in relation to a specific circumstance

When an SMSF can't meet pension payments - 06 Jan 2016

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 06 Jan 2016

Account-based pensions are required to meet minimum pension standards

Why Japan is a stock picker's paradise - 06 Jan 2016

Author: Tom Becket
Date: 06 Jan 2016

Change is a word totally applicable to Japan at this time

Risk management through life insurance - 05 Jan 2016

Author: Vicky Kuok
Date: 05 Jan 2016

In our previous article we generally discussed managing risk through life insurance and estate planning

Guarded attitude is warranted - 05 Jan 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 05 Jan 2016

Overview

Risks and opportunities in 2016 - 04 Jan 2016

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 04 Jan 2016

Investments in healthcare and transport infrastructure stocks may help Australian equity investors withstand some of the expected market volatility during 2016, while fertiliser manufacturers, airlines and some discretionary retailers could provide value opportunities

How to make retirement savings last - 04 Jan 2016

Author: Vicky Kuok
Date: 04 Jan 2016

This article discusses generally how you can plan ahead for retirement with risk management and cash-flow management to make your retirement savings last

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