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Articles from: The lure of offshore investing - 16 Jan 2017 to Here's the right way to help out your kids - 22 Dec 2016

The lure of offshore investing - 16 Jan 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 16 Jan 2017

It's now easier than ever for Australians to access international investments, and the official data shows we're sending investment money offshore as investors diversify their portfolios and take advantage of growth opportunities not available at home

Fund manager bullish on 3 sectors in five-year outlook - 16 Jan 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Jan 2017

Reece Birtles, who heads up Legg Mason's Australian operation, ignores the noise around the imminent inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States, focusing instead on the five-year market outlook

Wait for market to show its hand - 16 Jan 2017

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 Jan 2017

Last week was a mixed one for global equity markets: some up, some down

Focus on the facts, not the froth - 13 Jan 2017

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 13 Jan 2017

While 2016 saw most global stock-market indices recording useful gains, some investors would have struggled to match, let alone exceed, market returns

Finding the long shots - 13 Jan 2017

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 13 Jan 2017

A year for the underdogs! The Western Bulldogs, the Cronulla Sharks, Leicester City, the Chicago Cubs, Donald Trump, Brexit; it was a good year for the bookies and tough for those backing favourites

6 stocks to watch in 2017 - 12 Jan 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 12 Jan 2017

Mining services is a catch-all term Morningstar uses to describe a collection of companies performing a vast array of different activities

Echoes from Africa - 12 Jan 2017

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 12 Jan 2017

"If I sang a song about Africa/Of the spotted giraffe, the hyena's laugh/Of the fiery sun rising to meet the day/With a stillness belying the lion's evening meal/Would Africa sing a song about me?" "If I remembered a time once in Africa/Bride at my shoulder, chasing a leopard's shadow/With human eyes and Nikon shutters wide apart/Invading the solitude of blackened ancestors/Would Africa remember a time once with me?

This stock's growth trajectory may be off the chain - 12 Jan 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 12 Jan 2017

The transaction reinforces the attractive fundamentals of the animal healthcare industry in developed markets, and bodes well for the integrated pet-care business model of Greencross (ASX: GXL)

Key takeaways from PIMCO's cyclical outlook - 11 Jan 2017

Author: Joachim Fels
Date: 11 Jan 2017

As co-author Andrew Balls and I noted, the only certainty in our view is that the "tails" in the distribution of potential macro outcomes have become fatter--that is, more extreme scenarios, which usually have a low probability of taking place, have become more likely

What you need to know about absolute return funds - 10 Jan 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 10 Jan 2017

"I've never heard of a fund manager not wanting to generate an absolute return--you don't hear of a negative return fund

Quantifying the impact of assets test changes on your retirement - 10 Jan 2017

Author: Accurium
Date: 10 Jan 2017

It is also important for all retirees to review their spending plans in light of how these changes impact their retirement over the longer term

Is now a good time to buy? - 09 Jan 2017

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 09 Jan 2017

A lot has happened since my last report in early December

These 5 stocks led large-cap share price growth in 2016 - 09 Jan 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 09 Jan 2017

The top four are mining businesses, with the fifth a global steelmaker

Opportunities in quality credit, specialty finance and mortgages - 09 Jan 2017

Author: Mark Kiesel
Date: 09 Jan 2017

The global economy is going through significant change, as Donald Trump's incoming administration and shifts in public sentiment in other major economies create potential for new opportunities and risks

Market Index Performance l December 2016 - 06 Jan 2017

Author: Morningstar
Date: 06 Jan 2017

Thank you and best wishes for the New Year - 06 Jan 2017

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 06 Jan 2017

The dawning of 2017 sees the curtain fall on one of the most tumultuous years for global financial markets

How SMSFs should plan for $1.6m pension cap - 06 Jan 2017

Author: Accurium
Date: 06 Jan 2017

Much has been written about the government's superannuation changes, in particular the $1.6-million cap on the transfer into the tax-free retirement phase

Australian wealth hits fresh highs - 06 Jan 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 06 Jan 2017

Australian wealth topped fresh levels in the September 2016 quarter, with most wealth held in property, but a rise in the share market also helped to propel household net wealth higher

Asia valuations cheap relative to western markets - 05 Jan 2017

Author: Fidelity International
Date: 05 Jan 2017

2016 was an eventful year for Asia as markets were once more subject to the vagaries of shifting opinions.

Why ANZ's sale of SRCB stake makes sense - 04 Jan 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 04 Jan 2017

On Tuesday, the bank announced it had agreed to sell its 20 per cent stake in SRCB to China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited and Shanghai Sino-Poland Enterprise Management Development Corporation Limited for $1.8 billion

Housing looms as a risk for Australia, says AB - 04 Jan 2017

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 04 Jan 2017

Incoming US president Donald Trump's policies may be less of a threat to the Asian bond and equity markets in 2017 than many people think, according to global asset manager AllianceBernstein (AB)

Which animal is the best investor? - 03 Jan 2017

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 03 Jan 2017

Animal spirits are alive and well in the stock market

Human ego: A cruel and financially crippling master - 30 Dec 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 30 Dec 2016

I have a friend who always says to people that I am "right-brained"

How fake news can warp financial markets - 29 Dec 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Dec 2016

The cacophony of "noise" that distracts investors and threatens to veer them off course has been acknowledged for some time--a by-product of the information age and digital era in which we now live .

What lies within the investor's psyche - 29 Dec 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 29 Dec 2016

In the previous article, we spoke about emotions as they are reflected in trends and chart patterns

Human emotion and the markets - 28 Dec 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 28 Dec 2016

With the rise of self-managed super funds in recent times, more and more individuals are taking control of their retirement funds

Investors demand more transparency and efficiency - 28 Dec 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 28 Dec 2016

In recent years, public discussion of investment technology has centred on digitally-enabled investment advice for consumers--or robo-advice--including mobile applications

Can your SMSF buy your business? - 23 Dec 2016

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 23 Dec 2016

"I am the sole director of my private trading company and I also own the premises from which my business is being run

This moated pharma stock's earnings may be on the rise - 23 Dec 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 Dec 2016

This national pharmacy wholesaler has seen impressive growth in earnings over the past two years, suggesting the scale benefits of Australian Pharmaceutical Industries' 442-strong distribution network are starting to emerge.

Here's the right way to help out your kids - 22 Dec 2016

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 22 Dec 2016

We all know that life's pretty expensive living in Australia these days--especially if you have a hankering for buying residential real estate in a capital city

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