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Articles from: Trans-Tasman super SMSF requests denied - 03 Jun 2013 to Economic update - 29 Apr 2013

Trans-Tasman super SMSF requests denied - 03 Jun 2013

Author: Chris Kennedy
Date: 03 Jun 2013

The government has finalised details of trans-Tasman super portability arrangements, with several industry requests around the scheme going unheeded

Where to find the best Buys - 31 May 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 31 May 2013

Investing in an overvalued market was a big theme that resonated throughout last week's Morningstar Investment Conference

Off-market transfer legislation abandoned - 31 May 2013

Author: Katarina Taurian
Date: 31 May 2013

The government has abandoned proposed off-market related party transfer amendments, which the SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia (SPAA) claims would have forced costly compliance conditions on self-managed super funds (SMSFs) buying or selling assets to or from related parties

Europe sentiment boosts investor confidence - 30 May 2013

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 30 May 2013

Investor confidence continued to rise in May, driven by a shift in risk appetite among European institutions, according to the State Street Investor Confidence Index (ICI)

Investing in BRIC and African economies - 30 May 2013

Author: Mark Mobius
Date: 30 May 2013

Growth in BRIC economies has slowed down in 2012 and early 2013

Advised SMSFs show greater diversity - 30 May 2013

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 30 May 2013

According to new research by CoreData, self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are heavily invested in Australian equities, although their allocation varies considerably depending on whether they are self-managed or have an adviser

SMSF establishment rates drop - 28 May 2013

Author: Katarina Taurian
Date: 28 May 2013

Establishments of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) have decreased significantly, according to the Australian Taxation Office's (ATO) Self-Managed Super Fund Statistical Report for March 2013, but the SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia (SPAA) is not concerned by the data

Opportunities for stock picking in Japan - 27 May 2013

Author: William Davies
Date: 27 May 2013

Quantitative easing (QE) has been credited with sparking one of Japan's strongest rallies in decades

Dangers in search for yield - 27 May 2013

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 27 May 2013

Leading equity portfolio managers have warned of the dangers of investors becoming too attracted to stocks with unsustainable yields

Term deposits still have a role - 23 May 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 May 2013

Seven months ago, research firm Investment Trends highlighted the high levels of cash held by self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees

Aussie share ownership declines - 23 May 2013

Author: Staff reporter
Date: 23 May 2013

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has released findings of The Australian Share Ownership Study, indicating there has been a decline in total share ownership despite ownership in Australia remaining high by international standards

Despatches from the currency wars - 22 May 2013

Author: Satyajit Das
Date: 22 May 2013

With apologies to The Weather Girls, it's now raining yen! Japan has opened a new front in the "currency wars," a term coined by Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega in 2010

Annuities capital available in private sector: Challenger - 22 May 2013

Author: Tim Stewart
Date: 22 May 2013

The private sector is more than capable of providing the capital required to back a thriving annuities market, according to Challenger Life chief executive Richard Howes

Economic update - 21 May 2013

Author: Julian Robertson and Donal Curtin
Date: 21 May 2013

Outlook for investment markets It has been another good month for equities, globally and domestically, as investors have become more confident about the prospects for the world economy and less concerned about eurozone debt crises

Will Abenomics work? - 20 May 2013

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 20 May 2013

May 2013: A daring experiment is under way in the world's second-biggest modern economy

Trust refuses to offer Equity Trustees due diligence - 20 May 2013

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 20 May 2013

The Trust Company (TRU) is refusing to offer due diligence to Equity Trustees (EQT) after reiterating its recommendation for Perpetual's (PPT) acquisition offer

Russell shifts to alternative bond strategies - 17 May 2013

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 17 May 2013

Russell Investments has reorientated its portfolios away from traditional fixed income towards alternative and emerging market strategies, in light of new research

5 super budget issues to tackle - 17 May 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 May 2013

Superannuants were certainly getting the jitters earlier this week over fears the Labor government would launch a raid on super

Interest rates no cause for bond alarm - 17 May 2013

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 17 May 2013

The possibility of normalising interest rates should not ring alarm bells for bond investors, according to Tyndall Asset Management

Budget shortfall points to weaker economy - 16 May 2013

Author: Chris Kennedy
Date: 16 May 2013

A huge revenue shortfall and a less optimistic timetable for a return to surplus may indicate an acceptance that our economy is weaker than it has been in the past, according to leading economists

A closer look at special dividends - 16 May 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 May 2013

Both Woodside Petroleum (WPL) and Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC) recently announced special dividends

Cautious investors miss emerging market opportunities - 09 May 2013

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 09 May 2013

Investors who remain cautious on emerging markets are missing long-term growth opportunities, according to Capital Group

Tidal change will benefit active managers - 08 May 2013

Author: Tim Stewart
Date: 08 May 2013

The big temptation at the moment is to buy low-volatility stocks or "go passive" - but conservative investors could soon be rueing their decision

Macquarie lifts profit and dividend - 03 May 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 03 May 2013

Macquarie Group (MQG) on Friday announced a 17 per cent increase in net profit for the year to 31 March 2013 to $851 million

14 steps to successful investing - 01 May 2013

Author: Shane Oliver
Date: 01 May 2013

The last five years have been difficult for investors

ANZ dividend up 11pc, to lift payout ratio - 30 Apr 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Apr 2013

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Tuesday announced half-year cash earnings of $3.2 billion, exceeding Morningstar's expectations for a figure of around $3.1 billion and up 10 per cent on the same half in the prior year

Economic update - 29 Apr 2013

Author: Julian Robertson and Donal Curtin
Date: 29 Apr 2013

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