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Articles from: SMSF outperformance: lessons for investors - 24 Sep 2015 to 5 things to do in a market meltdown - 27 Aug 2015

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

Build your portfolio like a castle - 09 Sep 2015

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 09 Sep 2015

According to the old saying in sport, "form is temporary, class is permanent"

More quantitative easing if necessary - 08 Sep 2015

Author: Scott Thiel
Date: 08 Sep 2015

It feels like a long six weeks since the European Central Bank (ECB) governing council's last monetary policy statement

The dreaded month of September - 08 Sep 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 Sep 2015

Overview

The scourge of overconfidence - 07 Sep 2015

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 07 Sep 2015

Leaving in its wake sharp equity market retracements globally, efforts to stem falls and to revalue the currency in China, more commodity price decimation, mediocre earnings results and sharply increasing volatility, August was certainly eventful

Identifying golden stock picks - 04 Sep 2015

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 04 Sep 2015

The recent sell-off in share prices highlights an important point for investors -- prices can vary widely and it's all part of the ride, and the opportunity to buy at lower prices shouldn't be ignored by investors who are keen to build their portfolios

4 top growth stocks - 03 Sep 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 03 Sep 2015

The recent earnings season was "totally unremarkable," according to CommSec chief economist Craig James

Risks and opportunities in China - 03 Sep 2015

Author: Eric Moffett and Chris Kushlis
Date: 03 Sep 2015

Best performing assets in a market plunge - 02 Sep 2015

Author: Karen Wallace and Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Sep 2015

After six years of positive market returns, investors are getting a refresher course in what a market sell-off feels like

Market Index Performance l August 2015 - 01 Sep 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 01 Sep 2015

3 things to remember in a volatile market - 01 Sep 2015

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 01 Sep 2015

Ironically, the fear caused by a crash does far more harm to portfolios than the actual magnitude of the crash

When will US rates rise? - 31 Aug 2015

Author: David Bassanese
Date: 31 Aug 2015

The "softly softy" approach by the United States Federal Reserve (the Fed) over recent years was again on display with the release of the minutes from the July FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) policy meeting

Some conflicting signals - 31 Aug 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 31 Aug 2015

Overview

Woolworths posts flat profit - 28 Aug 2015

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 28 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Woolworths (WOW)

Ramsay books banner result - 27 Aug 2015

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 27 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Ramsay Health Care (RHC)

5 things to do in a market meltdown - 27 Aug 2015

Author: Jason Stipp and Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Aug 2015

"Sea of Red"; "Market Dives"; "China bloodbath"

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