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Articles from: CSL reports net profit, dividend growth for 1H17 - 15 Feb 2017 to How SMSFs should plan for $1.6m pension cap - 06 Jan 2017

CSL reports net profit, dividend growth for 1H17 - 15 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Feb 2017

It also reported earnings before interest and taxes of US$1.09 million, up 36 per cent year on year

Challenger lifts profit 8pc on record annuity sales - 14 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 14 Feb 2017

Including a profit from the sale of Kapstream Capital in the prior corresponding period, statutory net profit was down about 14 per cent to $202 million

4 points to note as resources rally - 13 Feb 2017

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 13 Feb 2017

Little more than a year ago, we were struck by how far materials, dominated by minerals producers, had fallen as a proportion of the ASX through time

Is the Reserve Bank out on a limb? - 10 Feb 2017

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 10 Feb 2017

The Reserve Bank left the official cash rate at 1.5 per cent following the 7 February meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bond investors: Diversify or lose cash, says JPMorgan - 17 Jan 2017

Author: Bill Eigen
Date: 17 Jan 2017

Nowhere is this truer than in fixed income right now, and I hope that investors diversify before it's too late

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

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

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

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

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

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

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