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Articles from: Webcast highlights: How will your investment portfolio fare under President Trump? - 09 Mar 2017 to BHP Billiton witnesses massive turnaround - 22 Feb 2017

Here are 2 CGT relief strategies you need to know - 08 Mar 2017

Author: Accurium
Date: 08 Mar 2017

From 1 July 2017, a cap of $1.6 million will be introduced on the amount a person can transfer into the tax-free retirement phase

The volatility paradox - 08 Mar 2017

Author: Simon Stevenson
Date: 08 Mar 2017

It is widely acknowledged that the outlook for economies and investment markets is unusually uncertain, given the huge political changes that we are witnessing across the world

Ethical investment gathering momentum - 07 Mar 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 07 Mar 2017

Demand is rising for responsible or ethical investment, as funds flow into the sector from mainstream funds and the product offering is growing as more investment managers join the trend

Rise in rates won't see sky fall on bond investors - 07 Mar 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 07 Mar 2017

The protracted period of low interest rates around the world leads many commentators to call this year--and the one just gone--as the year when rates would start to rise again

Vanguard named Morningstar Australian Fund Manager of the Year 2017 - 06 Mar 2017

Author: Morningstar staff
Date: 06 Mar 2017

"The winners in the Morningstar Awards show the quality and breadth of the investment options available to Australian investors," says Chris Douglas, Morningstar Australasia's director of manager research ratings, Asia-Pacific

Here are 2 undervalued shares paying fully-franked dividends - 06 Mar 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Mar 2017

Platinum Asset Management (ASX: PTM) , a highly-regarded global equities manager, delivered a weak earnings result for the first half of fiscal 2017, with net profit down 20 per cent to $95.4 million following a 12 per cent fall in funds under management

CEOs behaving badly weigh on company profits, investor outlook - 06 Mar 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 06 Mar 2017

While QBE Insurance (ASX: QBE) and Seven Group Holdings (ASX: SVW) were at opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of their half-yearly earnings--QBE reported a $898-million net profit while Seven Group is $42 million in the red--their senior executive teams were united in both facing relationship scandals

How to commence a pension with non-concessional contributions - 06 Mar 2017

Author: Accurium
Date: 06 Mar 2017

However, there are some common mistakes trustees make when commencing a pension using only part of a member's accumulation balance

Market response to Trump's speech doesn't change policymaking realities - 03 Mar 2017

Author: Libby Cantrill
Date: 03 Mar 2017

The market's overwhelmingly favourable reaction to President Trump's first speech to a joint session of Congress was not necessarily surprising: President Trump veered away from the more protectionist and nationalistic tone of his inaugural address to instead deliver a more hopeful, conciliatory, and unifying speech

A soaring US dollar poses risks for the world economy - 03 Mar 2017

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 03 Mar 2017

In 1988, Donald Trump paid US$407 million (A$545 million) for New York's elegant Plaza Hotel, which he boasted was the "Mona Lisa" of hotels

Standing ovations, now delivery is the key - 03 Mar 2017

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 03 Mar 2017

Global equities markets roared in the aftermath of President Trump's speech to the joint houses of Congress, which drew 94 standing ovations

Market Index Performance l February 2017 - 03 Mar 2017

Author: Morningstar
Date: 03 Mar 2017

Why infrastructure appeals to investors: 3 reasons and 3 stocks - 02 Mar 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 02 Mar 2017

Government spokespeople often refer to infrastructure in broad terms, referring to everything from bridges and gas pipelines, through to power stations, telecommunications cabling and roads--see, for example, US President Donald Trump's State of the Union address earlier this week

Buffett: Indexing the best choice for investors large and small - 02 Mar 2017

Author: Jeremy Glaser
Date: 02 Mar 2017

Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett extolled the virtues of low-cost index funds and American dynamism in his annual letter to shareholders, released at the weekend along with the firm's 2016 results

The inconvenient truth - 01 Mar 2017

Author: Tom Stevenson
Date: 01 Mar 2017

There is a glass half full view of the Trump Presidency which has won the majority of investors' attention since November

Global inflation is back - 01 Mar 2017

Author: Simon Stevenson
Date: 01 Mar 2017

Investor views on the inflation outlook have swung wildly since the global financial crisis of 2008

These 2 ASX shares look modestly undervalued - 01 Mar 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Mar 2017

In short, the recently concluded Australian earnings season for the half year ended 31 December 2016 was not only good, it was "very good," according to CommSec chief economist Craig James

Market action favours ASX financials outperformance - 28 Feb 2017

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 28 Feb 2017

One of the more distinctive moves last week, in my opinion, was the snap-back in the resource markets

Lend Lease 12pc interim profit growth underpinned by office delivery - 27 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Feb 2017

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the property developer grew across all three business segments in the first half of fiscal 2017, up 25 per cent for the group to $639.6 million from $512 million a year earlier

QBE's FY16 earnings result surprises on upside - 27 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Feb 2017

QBE Insurance Group (ASX: QBE) posted a 1 per cent year-on-year improvement in cash profit for the fiscal year ended 31 December, 2016 (FY16), as it shrugs off a run of disappointing results in recent years

Brambles: Lessons to be learned - 24 Feb 2017

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 24 Feb 2017

This week's results from Brambles (ASX: BXB) were telegraphed to the market on 23 January via a trading update, which indicated problems had arisen in the December quarter

Mayne's 1H17 result almost triple prior period - 24 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 Feb 2017

The specialty pharmaceutical company's underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $108.5 million for the half was also more than double the $40.3-million result reported in the previous corresponding period

Woodside delivers US$868m full-year profit - 23 Feb 2017

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 23 Feb 2017

The oil and gas producer posted a net profit of US$868 million (A$1.13 billion) for the full year, compared to its US$26 million profit recorded for 2015

Qantas profit falls 7.5pc but beats guidance - 23 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Feb 2017

Statutory earnings per share stood at 27.3 cents for the half, the airline said in a statement to the ASX on Thursday

Westfield Group's earnings meet guidance - 23 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Feb 2017

FFO per security was 33.7 US cents, up 3.8 per cent on the previous year on a pro-forma basis, the global shopping centre operator said in a statement to the ASX on Thursday

Ramsay reports healthy dividend, profit growth and CEO exit - 23 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 Feb 2017

Australia's largest private hospital operator, Ramsay Health Care (ASX: RHC) , recorded $267.8 million in core NPAT for the half

Crown profits down amid declining high-roller revenue - 23 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 Feb 2017

Casino operator Crown Resorts (ASX: CWN) has announced declines across the business for the first half of fiscal 2017 (1H17), as net profits after tax and revenue fell 9 per cent and 12 per cent, respectively

Perpetual shares rally on revenue boost - 23 Feb 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 23 Feb 2017

Investors welcomed the result by pushing shares in the company to a fresh year-high level on Thursday afternoon

BHP Billiton witnesses massive turnaround - 22 Feb 2017

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 22 Feb 2017

The world's biggest mining company reported a net profit of US$3.2 billion (A$4.2 billion), in stark contrast to its US$5.7 billion loss in the previous corresponding half

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