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Articles from: ANZ lifts 1H cash profit 5pc - 05 May 2015 to US Federal Reserve faces headwinds - 07 Apr 2015

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

What a difference one day can make - 20 Apr 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 20 Apr 2015

Overview

The real driver behind shareholder returns - 20 Apr 2015

Author: Kate Howitt
Date: 20 Apr 2015

What a dreadful thing is the dividend-imputation tax system, if you believe its critics

MYOB IPO attracts due to cloud transition - 20 Apr 2015

Author: Morningstar analysts
Date: 20 Apr 2015

Daniel Mueller is Morningstar head of Asia-Pacific consumer research

The crucial link in wealth creation - 17 Apr 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Apr 2015

This week's article, 5 tips about asset allocation , focused on the role of strategic asset allocation in portfolio management

Benefits of corporate trustees for SMSFs - 16 Apr 2015

Author: Bruce Wigan
Date: 16 Apr 2015

Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) must have trustees to take responsibility for the funds' activities

Economic update - 16 Apr 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 16 Apr 2015

An open letter to the Eurozone - 15 Apr 2015

Author: Harley Bassman
Date: 15 Apr 2015

Dear public policy mavens, As it has once again become fashionable to send an open letter to foreign dignitaries, now is certainly a propitious moment to help focus attention upon dissolving a perplexing financial impediment.

5 tips about asset allocation - 14 Apr 2015

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 14 Apr 2015

All investors must have a sensible asset allocation if they are to get the best out of their savings

Look for signs of a peak - 13 Apr 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 13 Apr 2015

Overview

China's long march towards capitalism - 13 Apr 2015

Author: Diana Cawfield
Date: 13 Apr 2015

Amid the slowdown in China, with GDP growth at its most sluggish pace in 24 years, reforms are unfolding that may boost the world's second-largest economy

Market Index Performance l March 2015 - 09 Apr 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 09 Apr 2015

Is over-diversification a problem? - 09 Apr 2015

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 09 Apr 2015

In the overall scheme of investor problems, over-diversification isn't the worst sin

What risks lurk in each asset class - 08 Apr 2015

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 08 Apr 2015

Academics and finance professionals sometimes refer to the "risk-free rate of return" as a benchmark

Positive sign for global markets - 08 Apr 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 Apr 2015

Overview

US Federal Reserve faces headwinds - 07 Apr 2015

Author: Roger Bridges
Date: 07 Apr 2015

Since the March Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) meeting, it is increasingly clear that the US Federal Reserve (Fed) believes the US economy is approaching a state where zero rates are no longer warranted

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