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Articles from: What's in store for global equities in 2016? - 15 Dec 2015 to Near-term upside unlikely - 17 Nov 2015

What's in store for global equities in 2016? - 15 Dec 2015

Author: Dominic Rossi
Date: 15 Dec 2015

Next year promises to be a better year for equities than 2015, when markets were rattled by much weaker-than-expected growth in emerging markets

Sucking the marrow out of life - 15 Dec 2015

Author: Marcus Burns
Date: 15 Dec 2015

"Sucking the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the bones." Dead Poets Society Small-cap investing is as much about what you don't own as what you do

Festive season for income investors - 15 Dec 2015

Author: Robert Mead
Date: 15 Dec 2015

What a difference a quarter makes

Top shares for the Christmas stocking - 14 Dec 2015

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 14 Dec 2015

Australians' Christmas stockings should be filled with presents again this December after another prosperous year, albeit one where some sectors have had more reason to celebrate than others

4 areas of complacency to guard against - 14 Dec 2015

Author: Guy Bruten
Date: 14 Dec 2015

Global asset manager AllianceBernstein (AB) has warned Australians against becoming complacent about the country's economic outlook, even though 2015 is ending the year on a stronger note than many economists had foreseen a year ago

Painting a worrisome picture - 14 Dec 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 14 Dec 2015

Overview

Lift from lower dollar not that great - 11 Dec 2015

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 11 Dec 2015

The fall in the Australian dollar will only give a moderate lift to several companies in 2016, given many have revenue in sterling or euros and any further decline in the Australian dollar could be limited by meaningful offshore investment and merger and acquisitions activity, according to Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes

Japan's ageing population: Economic drag or opportunity? - 11 Dec 2015

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 11 Dec 2015

Japan's population is ageing--faster than any other country in the world

Pros and cons of income-generating strategies in retirement - 10 Dec 2015

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 10 Dec 2015

Retirees often obsess about generating income from their portfolios, conflating their need to replace the income they once earned from their salaries with a need to invest their whole portfolios in income-producing securities

How to inflation-adjust your retirement withdrawals - 09 Dec 2015

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 09 Dec 2015

It's challenging enough for today's retirees and pre-retirees who are being forced to fend for themselves without the benefit of pensions, in an ultralow interest-rate environment to boot

Surviving volatile markets in 2016 - 07 Dec 2015

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 07 Dec 2015

The threat of higher US interest rates, China's slowdown and Australia's sluggish growth have all contributed to rising market volatility in 2015

Aussie dollar may be on the improve - 07 Dec 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 07 Dec 2015

Overview

Japan in recession: Should investors be worried? - 07 Dec 2015

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 07 Dec 2015

Japan's economy has shrunk for the second quarter in a row, meaning the country is officially in recession

As China stops buying, world suffers - 04 Dec 2015

Author: Anthony Chan
Date: 04 Dec 2015

The recent sharp decline in Chinese imports is widely blamed for the continued weakness in global oil and commodity markets

Mining profits surprise on upside - 04 Dec 2015

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 04 Dec 2015

Australian company profits strengthened in the September quarter of 2015, breaking a five-quarter run of negatives, and some surprising results in the mining sector may give hope to the beleaguered miners who are struggling to keep shareholders happy amid falling commodity prices

Market Index Performance l November 2015 - 02 Dec 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 02 Dec 2015

Imperfectly perfect - 01 Dec 2015

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 01 Dec 2015

In the movie The Last Samurai , Katsumoto sought the perfect cherry blossom

Time to go against the crowd? - 01 Dec 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 01 Dec 2015

Overview

Emerging countries are struggling - 30 Nov 2015

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 30 Nov 2015

Brazil's government debt is now rated junk, only seven years after it gained investment-grade status

No backing down on bonds - 30 Nov 2015

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 30 Nov 2015

Bond funds have a role to play in any well-diversified portfolio

Where to shop for top retail stocks - 27 Nov 2015

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 27 Nov 2015

A slowing economy, mixed consumer and business confidence, and a weakening currency have all put pressure on the Aussie retail sector

Are emerging-markets stocks too cheap to ignore? - 26 Nov 2015

Author: Ben Johnson
Date: 26 Nov 2015

Emerging-markets stocks have gone from the penthouse to the outhouse

The promised splurge on infrastructure - 25 Nov 2015

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 25 Nov 2015

In 1919, a US lieutenant colonel helped lead an 81-strong convoy of vehicles across the US as part of a campaign by the military to highlight the need for better highways across the US

Conditions set for year-end rally? - 24 Nov 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 24 Nov 2015

Overview

All things being equal - 24 Nov 2015

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 24 Nov 2015

The rapid growth in the number and value of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) has been astonishing

Finding growth sectors in 2016 - 23 Nov 2015

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 23 Nov 2015

Slowing global and domestic growth is expected to weigh on investment returns in 2016, as both developed and developing economies struggle to pick up speed

Value still exists in BHP Billiton - 20 Nov 2015

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 Nov 2015

BHP Billiton (BHP) shares have fallen hard, recently dropping below $20 for the first time since the global financial crisis

India: A standout market - 19 Nov 2015

Author: Simon Dorricott
Date: 19 Nov 2015

Asia ex-Japan investors have had a difficult time for the bulk of this year, with returns lagging world markets

Thank you sir, may I have another? - 18 Nov 2015

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 18 Nov 2015

Forecasting is a tough game

Near-term upside unlikely - 17 Nov 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 17 Nov 2015

Overview

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