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4 top investing ideas for 2015 - 05 Feb 2015

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 05 Feb 2015

Whether you're playing sport, managing a business, or raising a teenager, anticipating what's next will usually hold you in good stead

NAB's 1Q profit up 6pc, recovery under way - 05 Feb 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 05 Feb 2015

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced an unaudited profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 of $1.65 billion, up 6 per cent on the same quarter in fiscal 2014

Echo lifts profit 78pc, posts 5-cent dividend - 04 Feb 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 04 Feb 2015

Casino operator Echo Entertainment (EGP) on Wednesday announced a 77.7 per cent rise in net profit -- adjusted for one-off items and normalised for volatility in international VIP play -- to $112.6 million for the first half of fiscal 2015

Market Index Performance l January 2015 - 04 Feb 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 04 Feb 2015

Maximising franking credits in SMSFs - 04 Feb 2015

Author: Graeme Colley
Date: 04 Feb 2015

When the dividend imputation or franking credits system started in 1987, it was seen as a boon to all investors

A better year in 2015? - 03 Feb 2015

Author: Brad Potter
Date: 03 Feb 2015

It hasn't been a good start to the year for global share markets

Navitas records 13pc fall in 1H profit - 03 Feb 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Feb 2015

Pre-university and university pathway programs provider Navitas Limited (NVT) on Tuesday reported a 12 per cent rise in net profit before one-off charges to $40.4 million for the half year ended 31 December 2014

All Ords to break recent highs? - 02 Feb 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 Feb 2015

Overview

JB Hi-Fi's 1H profit down, flags flat year - 02 Feb 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Feb 2015

JB Hi-Fi Limited (JBH) on Monday announced a 2 per cent fall in net profit to $88.5 million for the half year ended 31 December 2014

Games people play - 02 Feb 2015

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 02 Feb 2015

My mother taught me how to play Monopoly -- the game -- and the markets over 40 years past have taught me how to play Monopoly -- the financial economy

5 steps to kickstart your portfolio - 30 Jan 2015

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 30 Jan 2015

Many of the basic rules of investing are counterintuitive

ECB finally delivers on quantitative easing - 29 Jan 2015

Author: Brian Parker
Date: 29 Jan 2015

What has the European Central Bank done? Last week, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced a massive program of quantitative easing (QE)

The industry: A crucial piece in stock evaluation - 28 Jan 2015

Author: Karl Siegling
Date: 28 Jan 2015

Fundamental or technical research on a company that ignores the industry in which a company operates is like doing research "in a bubble"

10 benefits of family trusts - 27 Jan 2015

Author: Michael Hutton
Date: 27 Jan 2015

There is a current tendency for family trusts to be overlooked in favour of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) as a way of managing wealth

Market action appears encouraging - 27 Jan 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 27 Jan 2015

Overview

4 top stocks in 2014 and beyond - 23 Jan 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Jan 2015

The New Year saw an influx of articles within the financial media pointing out the top share-market performers of 2014

KiwiSaver Survey l December Quarter 2014 - 22 Jan 2015

Author: Tim Murphy
Date: 22 Jan 2015

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Are oil stocks attractively priced? - 22 Jan 2015

Author: Matthew Coffina
Date: 22 Jan 2015

Energy stocks are down by nearly 25 per cent over the past three months to December 2014 and there are now 37 energy companies carrying Morningstar's five-star rating, meaning they are significantly undervalued

The Midas touch and market cycles - 21 Jan 2015

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 21 Jan 2015

Any doubts that may have been harboured as to the inherent cyclicality of these businesses and the ability for prices to exist at a permanently higher plane have been dispelled

Wait for some positive signs - 20 Jan 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 20 Jan 2015

Overview

4 issues facing SMSFs in 2015 - 20 Jan 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Jan 2015

As well as choppy markets, self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees will confront myriad issues in 2015, a few of which are examined below

6 headwinds for 2015 - 19 Jan 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Jan 2015

1) Commodity prices and a slowing China Iron-ore prices are likely to stay lower in 2015, according to a Morningstar report

Emerging markets still global growth drivers - 16 Jan 2015

Author: Mark Mobius
Date: 16 Jan 2015

We at Templeton Emerging Markets Group believe high economic growth rates will remain a key attraction of many emerging markets in 2015

Greek New Year: Departure from the euro? - 14 Jan 2015

Author: Jeremy Beckwith
Date: 14 Jan 2015

While Europe relaxed during their Christmas holidays, a new president and a general election has been called for 25 January in Greece

5 predictions for the US economy - 14 Jan 2015

Author: Bob Johnson
Date: 14 Jan 2015

1) Growth While our overall economic forecast for 2014 and 2015 GDP are little changed from our third-quarter update, some of the pieces have changed quite dramatically

A bit of a conundrum - 13 Jan 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 13 Jan 2015

Overview

A hard landing for China? - 12 Jan 2015

Author: Andy Brunner
Date: 12 Jan 2015

It is well-known that growth rates in the Chinese economy are in long-term structural decline as the authorities attempt to transition to a slower and more sustainable pace of growth

Avoid outliving your retirement savings - 08 Jan 2015

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 08 Jan 2015

What diversification means for your portfolio - 07 Jan 2015

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 07 Jan 2015

One of the most important principles of investing is called "diversification"

Don't be a short-term investor - 06 Jan 2015

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 06 Jan 2015

Short-term investing is an oxymoron

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