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Articles from: As China stops buying, world suffers - 04 Dec 2015 to Beginning of a US bear market? - 03 Nov 2015

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


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


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


Telstra disappoints retail shareholders - 16 Nov 2015

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 16 Nov 2015

Telstra (TLS) has been sold down aggressively by investors, and according to Morningstar head of Asia-Pacific consumer research Daniel Mueller, the stock may face choppy waters ahead as increasing competition from other telcos places pressure on its earnings

Australia's jobs market: peak or pause? - 16 Nov 2015

Author: Guy Bruten
Date: 16 Nov 2015

Jobs report: signal or noise? Over the recent months, the flow of data in Australia has been largely consistent with the story that we have been telling for quite a while--a story that is centred on three elements: 1) The drag from the commodity bust will persist for another couple of years; 2) "Rebalancing" the economy away from mining towards non-mining as a growth driver would be a drawn-out process; 3) The downside risks to the economy coming from a correction in the housing sector are rising quite rapidly, and unemployment may drift higher.

Get SMSF asset allocation right in 2016 - 13 Nov 2015

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 13 Nov 2015

Self-managed super fund (SMSF) investors could be forgiven for giving themselves a collective pat on the back

Are US stocks overripe? - 11 Nov 2015

Author: John Rekenthaler
Date: 11 Nov 2015

A cautionary note Market-timers are circus clowns minus the funny suits

5 tips about portfolio risk - 10 Nov 2015

Author: Paul Kaplan
Date: 10 Nov 2015

There are generally two steps to forming a portfolio

Healthcare continues to look constructive - 09 Nov 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 09 Nov 2015


Mining services set for takeover bonanza - 09 Nov 2015

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 09 Nov 2015

According to Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes, the beleaguered resources sector is likely to see more takeover activity ahead, with foreign predators taking advantage of a lower Australian dollar and eyeing assets in that space, with other possible targets including infrastructure companies

Market Index Performance l October 2015 - 06 Nov 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 06 Nov 2015

Go global to win race for returns - 06 Nov 2015

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 06 Nov 2015

Australians comfortable with their domestic investments might consider a lesson from another local institution--the Melbourne Cup

CBA posts $2.4bn cash profit - 05 Nov 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 Nov 2015

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on Thursday said its unaudited cash earnings for the first quarter to 30 September 2015 were approximately $2.4 billion, up 4.3 per cent on the same quarter in the prior fiscal year

7 stocks for a brave new world - 05 Nov 2015

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 05 Nov 2015

Over the long term, it will become harder for companies to make profits in economies which are increasingly characterised by deleveraging, ageing populations and growing inequality, as technology erodes job security and incomes, according to Kate Howitt, portfolio manager of the Fidelity Australian Opportunities Fund [19483]

The value of protecting minority shareholders - 04 Nov 2015

Author: Wharton School
Date: 04 Nov 2015

While numerous factors play into whether a country has a dynamic financial market, there's one in particular that stands out

Beginning of a US bear market? - 03 Nov 2015

Author: Jeremy Beckwith
Date: 03 Nov 2015

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