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Articles from: Bulls win short-term battle - 12 Oct 2015 to 3 key portfolio reminders - 09 Sep 2015

Bulls win short-term battle - 12 Oct 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 12 Oct 2015

Overview

Emerging markets outlook: China's key role - 12 Oct 2015

Author: Michael Gomez and Lupin Rahman
Date: 12 Oct 2015

Key points - Emerging markets are dominated lately by global drivers, including China, the Federal Reserve's policy stance and lower commodity prices, while politics and upcoming elections are adding a layer of idiosyncratic risk;

Land of the rising stocks - 09 Oct 2015

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 09 Oct 2015

The sun is rising again for Japanese stocks, as record corporate profits and a weak yen drive markets higher

Prospects in Turnbull's innovation push - 09 Oct 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 09 Oct 2015

Volatility is one of the most distinguishing features of our times, according to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and can be seen in everything from share markets to the "rapid disruption" taking place within the technology sector

Understanding the growing complexity of ETFs - 08 Oct 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 08 Oct 2015

Australia's strategic-beta exchange-traded fund (ETF) market has continued to grow both in the number of products and the amount of assets, according to the latest research by Morningstar

World growth falters, but US economy strong - 06 Oct 2015

Author: Bob Johnson
Date: 06 Oct 2015

Given stock-market volatility, continued negative headlines out of China, and uncertainty over interest rates, one might rightfully expect consumers to be panicking

Neither side is winning - 06 Oct 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 06 Oct 2015

Overview

What's next for emerging markets? - 06 Oct 2015

Author: Zachary Karabell
Date: 06 Oct 2015

In August, equity markets finally displayed the volatility that many had been anticipating

Australia: recession or transition? - 02 Oct 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Oct 2015

Australia faces a rather bleak growth outlook, according to a recent report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Telco, media consolidation to gather momentum - 02 Oct 2015

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 02 Oct 2015

With a lower Australian dollar making Australian equities cheaper and political change at the very top, discussion is turning to which sectors of the Australian stock market would house the most likely takeover targets

3 health stocks for the 21st century - 01 Oct 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 01 Oct 2015

According to the Turnbull government, the Medicare review announced this week will bring the health system "into the 21st century"

Where will jobs come from under Turnbull? - 30 Sep 2015

Author: David Bassanese
Date: 30 Sep 2015

Our newly installed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has stressed the importance of innovation and flexibility if Australia is to prosper in the face of the mining sector downturn

Odds favour further downside - 29 Sep 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 29 Sep 2015

Overview

A saver's nightmare? - 29 Sep 2015

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 29 Sep 2015

So the Federal Reserve (the Fed) has chosen to hold off on their goal of normalising interest rates and the European Central Bank (ECB) has countered with the threat of extending their scheduled quantitative easing (QE) with more checks and more negative interest rates, and the investment community wonders how long can this keep goin' on

Seeking high-growth US stocks - 28 Sep 2015

Author: Garry Laurence
Date: 28 Sep 2015

In the past month we have seen a healthy global stock-market correction with the US seeing the first 10 per cent plus correction in four years

SMSF outperformance: lessons for investors - 24 Sep 2015

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Sep 2015

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) have continued their rise, with the number of SMSFs swelling to 557,000 and with total assets of $590 billion in the year to June 2015, both up around 6 per cent

Oil at US$70 a barrel? - 23 Sep 2015

Author: Stephen Simko
Date: 23 Sep 2015

Although we continue to believe that crude oil prices are well below the levels required to encourage sufficient investment to meet demand beyond 2017, we are reducing our long-term oil price outlook by US$5 per barrel to US$70 Brent and US$64 West Texas Intermediate, to reflect bearish developments in recent quarters in the outlook for low-cost supply and industrywide cost deflation

Get ready for QT - 21 Sep 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 21 Sep 2015

Would they or wouldn't they? The Federal Reserve's September meeting was a big talking point in global markets

Markets hate uncertainty - 21 Sep 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 21 Sep 2015

Overview

Putting trust in listed property - 18 Sep 2015

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 18 Sep 2015

The recent share-market turmoil has highlighted that equities are a risky investment

Turnbull's growth challenge - 17 Sep 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Sep 2015

The newly installed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was among the key topics of discussion at a media event held with a number of fund managers this week

Sizing up the global economy - 17 Sep 2015

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 17 Sep 2015

Size does matter you know

The good and bad in a resources bust - 16 Sep 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Sep 2015

Good stewardship matters

Overcoming contribution cap confusion - 15 Sep 2015

Author: Kathy Evans
Date: 15 Sep 2015

The last change in superannuation contribution caps came into effect more than a year ago, on 1 July 2014 to be precise

Not all stocks under pressure - 15 Sep 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 15 Sep 2015

Overview

China liberalises the yuan - 14 Sep 2015

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 14 Sep 2015

Every day at 9.15am Beijing time, the central People's Bank of China, after gathering quotes from forex market makers at state banks, sets a so-called central parity rate for the yuan

What higher Fed rates mean for stocks - 11 Sep 2015

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 11 Sep 2015

The clock is ticking on the US Federal Reserve's long-anticipated decision to hike interest rates, with a move expected as early as 17 September

Good deal for Oil Search shareholders - 11 Sep 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 11 Sep 2015

There has been much discussion and debate about the relative merits behind Woodside's (WPL) $11.6-billion bid for Oil Search (OSH) , given the plunge in oil prices has created a few compelling opportunities for both long-term investors and companies on the acquisition trail

Generating reliable returns with infrastructure - 10 Sep 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 10 Sep 2015

Magellan Financial Group (MFG) was awarded the highest rating in the global listed infrastructure category in Morningstar's latest review of the sector

3 key portfolio reminders - 09 Sep 2015

Author: Paul Resnik
Date: 09 Sep 2015

The current market conditions could be the start of another correction, according to some prominent commentators, with the bull market overdue for a taming

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