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Articles from: News Corp reports 16pc earnings bump, 2pc revenue slide - 10 Feb 2017 to Why SMSFs should start preparing for 30 June now - 24 Jan 2017

News Corp reports 16pc earnings bump, 2pc revenue slide - 10 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 10 Feb 2017

News Corporation's (ASX: NWS) earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) increased 16 per cent in the three months to December 2016 to $325 million, up from $280 million in the prior corresponding period

Rio Tinto back in black with US$4.6bn profit - 09 Feb 2017

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 09 Feb 2017

The Anglo-Australian miner posted net earnings of US$4.6 billion (A$6 billion) for 2016, marking a US$5.5-billion turnaround after recording a US$866 million loss for the previous year

Happiness runs - 09 Feb 2017

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 09 Feb 2017

The three grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for

AMP unveils big loss as insurance takes toll - 09 Feb 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 09 Feb 2017

AMP's underlying profit dived to $486 million, down from a $1.1 billion profit a year earlier

Suncorp posts profit as bank, insurance earnings rise - 09 Feb 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 09 Feb 2017

The company's revenue rose 10.8 per cent to $8.64 billion for the half year to 31 December, compared to the same period a year earlier

Trump executive orders, US ructions to have muted Aussie equities impact - 08 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 08 Feb 2017

As Donald Trump's presidency nears the 30-day mark, amid persistent uncertainty and volatility in financial markets, an attempt to reverse the Dodd-Frank financial reforms could be next on the already long list of executive orders

CIMIC's 2016 profit, dividends beat forecast - 08 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Feb 2017

CIMIC Group (ASX: CIM) on Wednesday announced a net profit for 2016 of $580.3 million, up 11.5 per cent on 2015, at the top end of company guidance, and ahead of Morningstar's forecast for a profit of $575.9 million

China crisis still a possibility - 08 Feb 2017

Author: Manuela Badawy
Date: 08 Feb 2017

This time last year, China was grabbing headlines due to a precipitous drop in its stock market and heightened volatility of its currency

What Trump's protectionism means for Australian investors - 07 Feb 2017

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 07 Feb 2017

US President Donald Trump's pledge to "fight for free trade" has sparked concerns over a global retreat to protectionism

ASX correction may have further to run - 06 Feb 2017

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 06 Feb 2017

My school motto was "facta non verba" (deeds not words) and I think of that quite a lot--in regard to many things

NAB's 1Q cash profit dips 1pc after costs rise - 06 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Feb 2017

National Australia Bank (ASX: NAB) on Monday announced a first-quarter underlying cash profit of $1.6 billion, down 1 per cent on the same quarter in the previous financial year, after an increase in redundancy costs impacted the bottom line

Disrupters rule the world; Reporting season underway - 03 Feb 2017

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 03 Feb 2017

With the stroke of the pen on an executive order, President Donald J

James Hardie reports softer 3Q, flags modest FY17 downgrade - 03 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 03 Feb 2017

Building materials and cement company James Hardie Industries (ASX: JHX) has reported US$52.6 million in adjusted net profits for the third quarter of fiscal 2017, down 6 per cent from $55.8 million in the previous corresponding quarter

Banks to weather rising bond yields - 03 Feb 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 03 Feb 2017

While their funding costs are rising modestly, the major banks have the flexibility to raise interest rates on home loans to protect their income and profit margins, according to analysts

Is there really a minimum viable balance for your SMSF? - 02 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 02 Feb 2017

A detailed statistical analysis of more than 20,000 SMSFs between 2008 and 2015 showed clear correlations between fund balances, asset diversification, cost-effectiveness, and performance

Tabcorp lifts underlying half-year profit, pays 12.5c dividend - 02 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Feb 2017

Underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) rose 1.7 per cent to $270.4 million, while earnings per share (EPS) before one-offs rose 5.1 per cent to 12.3 cents a share

Are these active ETFs worth adding to your portfolio? - 01 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 01 Feb 2017

The Australian ETF market had another year of rapid growth, expanding to $25.4 billion in 2016, from $21 billion in 2015

Why look for value rather than growth in China? - 01 Feb 2017

Author: Jing Ning
Date: 01 Feb 2017

The general perception surrounding China is that it is an ideal market to search for growth

5 small-cap stocks that topped our return charts in 2016 - 31 Jan 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 31 Jan 2017

These five companies delivered top total return figures among Morningstar's small-cap segment of stocks under coverage in 2016

The real stock market villain - 31 Jan 2017

Author: John Rekenthaler
Date: 31 Jan 2017

Michael Lewis' 2014 treatise on high-frequency trading, Flash Boys , generated enormous attention

Aurizon, Iluka announce write-downs - 31 Jan 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 31 Jan 2017

Australia's biggest rail freight operator Aurizon Holdings (ASX: AZJ) and mineral sands miner Iluka Resources (ASX: ILU) announced hundreds of millions of dollars in write-downs on Tuesday, ahead of the upcoming local corporate earnings season

The good, the bad and the ugly in emerging markets - 30 Jan 2017

Author: Alex Duffy
Date: 30 Jan 2017

The list of issues to worry about is a long one: exchange rates, interest rates, growth rates, political uncertainty--my developed market peers have a lot on their plate! If nothing else, 2016 reminded markets that the issues above are not just the preserve of emerging markets

Has the Australian market pullback ended? - 30 Jan 2017

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 30 Jan 2017

The Dow Jones Industrial Index finally conquered the psychological 20,000 level last week

Are SMSFs causing a property bubble? - 27 Jan 2017

Author: Andrew Zbik
Date: 27 Jan 2017

I recently watched another report on the TV claiming that the ability of self-managed superannuation funds to purchase residential investment property is causing a property bubble in Australia by using limited recourse borrowing arrangements (LRBAs) (or borrowed money)

Now the real game begins - 27 Jan 2017

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 27 Jan 2017

Following Donald Trump's inauguration, I believe global financial markets will struggle to find a definitive direction for some months

Can an SMSF member still bring forward their non-concessional cap? - 25 Jan 2017

Author: Julie Hartley
Date: 25 Jan 2017

The legislation not only introduces eligibility requirements, it also requires members to meet further criteria at the beginning of each year making up their bring-forward period before being able to use any shortfall from a previous year in that bring-forward period

The smart-beta ETF revolution - 25 Jan 2017

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 25 Jan 2017

In 2017, smart-beta investing will continue to gain momentum

Bond market down but not out despite hitting 30-year low - 25 Jan 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 25 Jan 2017

The declining value of fixed-income portfolios through the final quarter of 2016 was a sharp contrast to the buoyant returns equity investors enjoyed--somewhat unexpectedly--over the same period

What turnaround for Woolworths? - 24 Jan 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 24 Jan 2017

According to one expert, the turnaround that many shareholders had hoped for isn't likely to happen

Why SMSFs should start preparing for 30 June now - 24 Jan 2017

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Jan 2017

SMSF trustees had a busy 2016, with a raft of government changes and policy flip-flops keeping the industry on its toes

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