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Articles from: Understanding opportunities in China - 19 May 2015 to 5 concepts to know when analysing stocks - 21 Apr 2015

Understanding opportunities in China - 19 May 2015

Author: PIMCO
Date: 19 May 2015

Why are investors increasingly focused on China? Eric Mogelof : It is no secret that China has become a critical part of the global economy

An important juncture - 19 May 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 19 May 2015

Overview

Fear of volatility is biggest risk to returns - 18 May 2015

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 18 May 2015

Volatility may create investment opportunities but it spooks investors, causing them to crystallise losses, warns emerging markets veteran investor Mark Mobius

Insights from a top-performing LIC - 15 May 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 15 May 2015

The Australian Foundation Investment Company (AFI) has served investors well for the best part of a century -- a trend that Morningstar senior fund research analyst Mark Laidlaw is confident will continue

Retirees take federal budget hit - 15 May 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 15 May 2015

As expected, the government did not announce any changes to superannuation in this week's budget

Global investing reinvented - 14 May 2015

Author: Rudy Luukko
Date: 14 May 2015

According to conventional thinking, geographic diversity is based on where a company is domiciled

ETFs: Giving investors transparency and choice - 12 May 2015

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 12 May 2015

There is now a greater range of low-cost, transparent, easily traded managed funds available to Australian investors

The inevitability of cycles - 11 May 2015

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 11 May 2015

Forecasting doesn't seem to be getting any easier -- just ask Joe Hockey

Stock pickers who invest like Buffett - 08 May 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 08 May 2015

The annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting kicked off last weekend in Omaha, Nebraska

Macquarie beats forecasts with $1.6bn profit - 08 May 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 May 2015

Macquarie Group (MQG) on Friday announced a 27 per cent rise in net profit to $1.6 billion for the 2015 fiscal year ended 31 March 2015, beating both Morningstar and consensus estimates

NAB's UK demerger overshadows solid 1H - 07 May 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 07 May 2015

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced a 5.4 per cent year-on-year rise in cash earnings to $3.32 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2015

CBA's 3Q cash earnings flat - 06 May 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 06 May 2015

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on Wednesday announced a cash profit -- a preferred measure of profitability of ongoing operations among the banks -- to $2.2 billion for its third fiscal quarter, flat on the same period in the prior year

Market Index Performance l April 2015 - 06 May 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 06 May 2015

Interest rates have turned negative - 06 May 2015

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 06 May 2015

This is a financial news article to be used for non-commercial purposes and is not intended to provide financial advice of any kind

Europe continues to emit warning signals - 05 May 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 05 May 2015

Overview

ANZ lifts 1H cash profit 5pc - 05 May 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 May 2015

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Tuesday announced a 5 per cent lift in cash profit -- a preferred measure of profitability of ongoing operations among the banks -- to $3.7 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2015

4 myths about retirement planning - 05 May 2015

Author: Larissa Fernand/Peter Arnold
Date: 05 May 2015

Retirement planning is difficult because of the numerous competing financial obligations we have, so it must be prioritised

Greek exit could be good for Europe - 04 May 2015

Author: Barry Norris
Date: 04 May 2015

This is a financial news article to be used for non-commercial purposes and is not intended to provide financial advice of any kind

Westpac posts flat 1H cash profit - 04 May 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 04 May 2015

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced cash earnings of $3.778 billion or 121.3 cents a share for the first half of its 2015 fiscal year, unchanged on the prior corresponding period

Debunking the lump sum myth - 01 May 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 01 May 2015

A common view about newly-minted retirees is that they take their retirement savings as a lump sum, only to spend it all and ultimately gorge on the aged pension

Lessons from ATO statistics on SMSFs - 30 Apr 2015

Author: Liam Shorte
Date: 30 Apr 2015

It is always nice to see how the SMSF sector is progressing and what the new trends are, identifiable from the financial returns and other interactions between the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and trustees, even if they are relying on old data

Managing currency risks - 29 Apr 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 29 Apr 2015

1) How do you control currency risk? We do run an Australian fund in Tokyo

Market outlook momentarily clouded - 28 Apr 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 28 Apr 2015

Overview

3 myths about income investing - 28 Apr 2015

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 28 Apr 2015

It's safe to say that the current ultra-low interest-rate environment is messing with our heads

6 economic trends in emerging Europe - 27 Apr 2015

Author: Thomas White International
Date: 27 Apr 2015

With the exception of energy exporter Russia, economic conditions appear to have taken a turn for the better in emerging Europe

Care needed in transferring SMSF investments - 24 Apr 2015

Author: Graeme Colley and Vicky Kuok
Date: 24 Apr 2015

Long live the lucky country, with one of the best superannuation systems in the world such is the Australian lifespan

Is there value in the MYOB IPO? - 23 Apr 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Apr 2015

The initial public offering (IPO) of MYOB may not have garnered the same fanfare as the much larger IPO of Medibank Private (MPL)

KiwiSaver Survey l March Quarter 2015 - 23 Apr 2015

Author: Tim Murphy
Date: 23 Apr 2015

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Can BHP keep paying dividends? - 22 Apr 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 22 Apr 2015

" BHP Billiton's (BHP) progressive dividend is a bear trap," screamed a headline from a well-known newspaper

5 concepts to know when analysing stocks - 21 Apr 2015

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 21 Apr 2015

1) Economic moat A company with a very profitable business is like a castle that is constantly under attack by competitors

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