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Articles from: The Midas touch and market cycles - 21 Jan 2015 to Outlook shows signs of improvement - 09 Dec 2014

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

Growth headwinds continue in Asia - 05 Jan 2015

Author: PIMCO
Date: 05 Jan 2015

First is the effectiveness of expected further policy support in the region as policymakers continue to support growth

Market Index Performance l December 2014 - 05 Jan 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 05 Jan 2015

Click here to download the Market Index Returns table for December 2014.

A new form of financial advice - 05 Jan 2015

Author: Peter Arnold
Date: 05 Jan 2015

Wealth advice and how it is delivered is changing and technology is helping introduce a range of new options for investors

5 portfolio construction mistakes - 24 Dec 2014

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 24 Dec 2014

1) Confusing asset allocation with diversification Investors tend to use the terms interchangeably

Tips to avoid an ATO audit breach - 23 Dec 2014

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 23 Dec 2014

An auditor contravention report (ACR) may never happen for your fund, but wouldn't it be nice to be prepared just in case? Around 11,000 ACRs were issued in the last financial year (2013-14)

Could Germany break up the euro? - 22 Dec 2014

Author: Jeremy Beckwith
Date: 22 Dec 2014

Within the eurozone, Germany is coming under increasing pressure to approve and adopt policies designed to stimulate the eurozone economy

4 shares for Christmas stockings - 19 Dec 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Dec 2014

Retailers still face a challenging market amid the ongoing Christmas shopping period

Young remain financially conservative - 18 Dec 2014

Author: Geoff Davey
Date: 18 Dec 2014

Millennials have been thought to behave more conservatively when it comes to their finances compared to older generations

Oil's slide and investing conditions - 18 Dec 2014

Author: Jeremy Glaser
Date: 18 Dec 2014

On what has been the biggest driver in the slide in oil prices ..

Targeted estate-planning strategies - 17 Dec 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Dec 2014

As former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser once said: "Life wasn't meant to be easy." And life certainly isn't easy when it comes to many families

Make sure you SuperStream, not SuperScream - 16 Dec 2014

Author: Graeme Colley
Date: 16 Dec 2014

Do you have a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) that receives contributions from an employer with more than 20 employees? If you do, then the SuperStream changes may have an impact now

Is the oil price near a low? - 16 Dec 2014

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 Dec 2014

Overview

The ECB's shifting regimes - 15 Dec 2014

Author: Andrew Bosomworth
Date: 15 Dec 2014

The European Central Bank (ECB) is likely to commence a broad-based asset-purchase programme, that is, quantitative easing (QE), in the first quarter of 2015

3 bank myths debunked - 12 Dec 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Dec 2014

The lessons behind the classic fable Chicken Little could easily have been applied to media reporting in the lead-up to the Financial Services Inquiry (FSI)

Another hit to SMSFs? - 11 Dec 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 11 Dec 2014

Self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees face two big challenges following the release of this week's Financial System Inquiry (FSI) report

5 golden stock picks revealed - 10 Dec 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 10 Dec 2014

Investment strategies with Morningstar Analyst Ratings of Gold, Silver, or Bronze carry the prestige of being labelled a "Morningstar Medallist"

Have IPOs really underperformed? - 09 Dec 2014

Author: Anthony Serhan
Date: 09 Dec 2014

Initial public offerings (IPOs) on the Australian share market should be one of the shining lights of our retirement system

Outlook shows signs of improvement - 09 Dec 2014

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 09 Dec 2014

Overview

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