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Articles from: ASX correction may have further to run - 06 Feb 2017 to The US economy in 2017: Why uncertainty is the biggest risk - 17 Jan 2017

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

No shortage of knock-out punches for markets in 2017 - 24 Jan 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 Jan 2017

Five key events shaped the global macroeconomic landscape in 2016, with the victory of President-elect Trump and Brexit topping the list

2017 shapes as pivotal year for Eurozone - 24 Jan 2017

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 24 Jan 2017

In November 2009, Greece ignited the Eurozone debt crisis when the incoming socialist government revealed the previous conservative regime had lied about government finances to the extent that the true budget deficit was 13 per cent of GDP, not 4 per cent

How might 2017 turn out for investors? - 23 Jan 2017

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 23 Jan 2017

While 2016 was generally a positive year for investors, politics and economics have provided some big surprises and highlighted how intertwined politics and economics have become

Don't bet on resources moving higher - 23 Jan 2017

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 23 Jan 2017

Last week brought no resolutions as far as the resource side of the markets were concerned

The world awaits Trump - 20 Jan 2017

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 20 Jan 2017

The world awaits the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America on 20 January

Here's how CBA shares could crack $100 - 19 Jan 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 19 Jan 2017

Bank shares have had a strong run this month, but analysts are mixed on whether the nation's biggest, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) , could strike $100 this year after an attempt was made almost two years ago

Will the Year of the Rooster crow for Australian investors? - 18 Jan 2017

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 18 Jan 2017

The past Year of the Monkey was a mixed one for investors, with shocks such as Brexit and the US presidential poll keeping markets on edge while the domestic economy weakened

What is a fixed trust and why do you need to know? - 18 Jan 2017

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 18 Jan 2017

Whether a trust is a fixed trust or not has significant taxation implications

The US economy in 2017: Why uncertainty is the biggest risk - 17 Jan 2017

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Date: 17 Jan 2017

As the Trump Administration settles in to the Oval Office in late January, one of its foremost objectives should be to provide clarity on its policies, according to Patrick Harker, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia who was formerly dean of Wharton and president of the University of Delaware

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