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Articles from: SMSFs' real dilemma with property - 03 Oct 2013 to Economic update - 19 Aug 2013

SMSFs' real dilemma with property - 03 Oct 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 03 Oct 2013

The debate about self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) and property investment intensified this week

Don't forget Japan - 01 Oct 2013

Author: Tom Becket
Date: 01 Oct 2013

In among the terribly tedious "taper" debate, the excitement over the long overdue return to growth in the eurozone and the "Great Deceleration" in the emerging market economies, the major story from the first half of the year has been ignored - Japan

A footy fan's guide to portfolio construction - 30 Sep 2013

Author: Bart Dowling
Date: 30 Sep 2013

Now that we're at the business end of the footy season, it seems appropriate that we outline our thoughts as to the similarities between portfolio construction and football

LICs join the expensive defensives - 27 Sep 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Sep 2013

Australian listed investment companies (LICs) stand alongside the big banks and Telstra (TLS) when it comes to delivering stellar income returns for investors

Is the commodity supercycle dead? - 24 Sep 2013

Author: Nicholas Johnson and Greg Sharenow
Date: 24 Sep 2013

From the late 1990s until the 2008 financial crisis, most commodities experienced double-digit annual real (that is, inflation-adjusted) price growth, a period known as the commodity "supercycle"

5 top total return stocks - 24 Sep 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Sep 2013

Over the next five years, Australian-listed regulated utilities are set to offer higher-than-average total returns and a higher starting yield compared to most other income stocks, according to UBS

Why we are bullish on China - 19 Sep 2013

Author: Peter Esho
Date: 19 Sep 2013

Chinese data continued to surprise in recent weeks

3 stocks favoured by SMSFs - 18 Sep 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Sep 2013

Self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees are the fastest-growing clientele for stock analysis firm Skaffold

The end of Australia's boom - 17 Sep 2013

Author: Satyajit Das
Date: 17 Sep 2013

In the post-war era, there is a strong relationship between economic and electoral success

Winning dividend stocks - 13 Sep 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Sep 2013

Despite a tough environment, more companies lifted than cut their dividends in the most recent earnings season

Myer records fall in profit, dividend - 12 Sep 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 12 Sep 2013

Myer Holdings Limited (MYR) has recorded an 8.7 per cent fall in profit for the fiscal year to 27 July 2013 to $127 million, short of Morningstar's expectations for a profit of $144.8 million

Getting exposure to quality global equities - 11 Sep 2013

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 11 Sep 2013

As the exchange-traded funds (ETF) industry develops and opens up global financial markets to Australians, ETFs are becoming more widely used by all types of investors, from individuals building their portfolios to retirees seeking to manage their retirement income and broaden their asset exposures

6 winning sectors from a Coalition victory - 10 Sep 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 10 Sep 2013

The Coalition secured a decisive win in Saturday's federal election and is expected to secure 88-90 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives

Keeping faith in Metcash - 10 Sep 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 10 Sep 2013

At its annual general meeting in late August, Metcash Limited (MTS) said it is expecting a fall in underlying earnings per share (EPS) for the fiscal year to April 2014 in the high single digits

Earnings season: The good, the bad and the ugly - 06 Sep 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 06 Sep 2013

For most analysts, the recent earnings season contained little surprises

Election outcome will bring certainty - 06 Sep 2013

Author: Paul Bloxham
Date: 06 Sep 2013

The Australian federal election will take place this Saturday, 7 September, with the country voting on all 150 seats of the House of Representatives and half the seats of the 76 seat Senate – both of which are involved in the legislative process

Draghi's bond-buying bluff - 02 Sep 2013

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 02 Sep 2013

Capitalist banking systems are built on the confidence trick that people can get their money back at any time

BHP to boost shareholder value - 30 Aug 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Aug 2013

As incoming chief of BHP Billiton (BHP) , Andrew MacKenzie's big focus was to simplify the business - with costs a key priority

Investing in interesting times - 29 Aug 2013

Author: Marcus Burns
Date: 29 Aug 2013

When someone, purported to be Chinese, said "May you live in interesting times," they were clearly referring to the current investment climate faced by Australian small-cap managers

Westfield on track, Qantas surprises - 29 Aug 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 29 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Westfield Group (WDC)

Woolies, AGL pay healthy dividends - 28 Aug 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 28 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Woolworths Limited (WOW)

Have the banks gone ex-growth? - 26 Aug 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Aug 2013

Earlier this year, well-respected Fidelity portfolio manager Kate Howitt commented on the outlook for banks

Crown puts in solid performance - 23 Aug 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Crown Limited (CWN)

ASX and Origin in line, IAG strong - 22 Aug 2013

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 22 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • ASX Limited (ASX)

Suncorp pays attractive dividends - 21 Aug 2013

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Suncorp Group (SUN)

5 costly SMSF traps to avoid - 20 Aug 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Aug 2013

There are a plenty of anecdotes regarding self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees who have been hit by fines for unwittingly misinterpreting the rules

BHP Billiton misses the mark - 20 Aug 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Aug 2013

BHP Billiton (BHP) on Tuesday announced a net profit of US$10.8 billion for fiscal 2013, down 30 per cent on the prior year

Aurizon ups profit, payout ratio - 19 Aug 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2013

Aurizon Holdings' (AZJ) underlying net profit for fiscal 2013 rose 16 per cent on the previous year to $487 million, the rail freight company said on Monday

Amcor's result beats forecasts - 19 Aug 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2013

Amcor Limited's (AMC) net profit before one-off items rose 8.6 per cent for the year to 30 June 2013 to $689.5 million after the company reduced costs, improved its product mix, and grew sales in emerging markets, the packaging maker said on Monday

Economic update - 19 Aug 2013

Author: Donal Curtin and Julian Robertson
Date: 19 Aug 2013

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