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Articles from: 5 costly SMSF traps to avoid - 20 Aug 2013 to Europe still on a slow boil - 31 Jul 2013

5 costly SMSF traps to avoid - 20 Aug 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Aug 2013

There are a plenty of anecdotes regarding self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees who have been hit by fines for unwittingly misinterpreting the rules

BHP Billiton misses the mark - 20 Aug 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Aug 2013

BHP Billiton (BHP) on Tuesday announced a net profit of US$10.8 billion for fiscal 2013, down 30 per cent on the prior year

QBE disappoints, NAB on track - 20 Aug 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • QBE Insurance (QBE)

Winners and losers in a policy maelstrom - 19 Aug 2013

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 19 Aug 2013

We wanted to change tack

Aurizon ups profit, payout ratio - 19 Aug 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2013

Aurizon Holdings' (AZJ) underlying net profit for fiscal 2013 rose 16 per cent on the previous year to $487 million, the rail freight company said on Monday

Amcor's result beats forecasts - 19 Aug 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2013

Amcor Limited's (AMC) net profit before one-off items rose 8.6 per cent for the year to 30 June 2013 to $689.5 million after the company reduced costs, improved its product mix, and grew sales in emerging markets, the packaging maker said on Monday

Australian stock opportunities - 19 Aug 2013

Author: Regina Meani
Date: 19 Aug 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Regina Meani without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Economic update - 19 Aug 2013

Author: Donal Curtin and Julian Robertson
Date: 19 Aug 2013

ANZ's momentum solid, Santos slips - 16 Aug 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)

Wesfarmers makes $579m capital return - 15 Aug 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 15 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Wesfarmers (WES)

Emerging world needs new model - 15 Aug 2013

Author: Dominic Rossi
Date: 15 Aug 2013

The recent weakness in emerging market equities is structural

Better yield prospects with ETFs? - 14 Aug 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 14 Aug 2013

The desire for yield continues to intensify as domestic interest rates hit historic lows

CBA makes history, dividend up 9pc - 14 Aug 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 14 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)

Stockland's profit falls after "tough" year - 13 Aug 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 13 Aug 2013

Stockland's (SGP) underlying net profit for the financial year to 30 June 2013 fell 27 per cent on the previous year to $494.8 million, the property investment company said on Tuesday

Bond managers can adapt - 13 Aug 2013

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 13 Aug 2013

Adaptation is tantamount to survival in the physical world

Newcrest ditches dividend, JB Hi-Fi rock solid - 12 Aug 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Newcrest Mining (NCM)

A new approach to indexing - 12 Aug 2013

Author: Lars Hamich
Date: 12 Aug 2013

Most exchange-traded funds (ETFs) listed in Australia are based on long-established conventional indices that follow common methodology concepts

Market volatility to continue - 12 Aug 2013

Author: Regina Meani
Date: 12 Aug 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Regina Meani without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Telstra and Rio Tinto both deliver - 08 Aug 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove and Christine St Anne
Date: 08 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report:

Global equities still hold promise - 08 Aug 2013

Author: Dominic Rossi
Date: 08 Aug 2013

While uncertainty has picked up in recent weeks, I believe we remain in an equity-friendly environment

Better growth and yield prospects - 07 Aug 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 07 Aug 2013

Another rate cut was delivered by the Reserve Bank of Australia on Tuesday, as expected

Cochlear profit meets guidance - 06 Aug 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Aug 2013

Hearing aid maker Cochlear (COH) on Tuesday announced a profit of $132.6 million for the 2013 fiscal year, in line with guidance provided by the company back in June

Negative gearing in retirement? - 06 Aug 2013

Author: Tony Bates
Date: 06 Aug 2013

Debt in retirement is a bad idea

Eyes on the energy sector - 05 Aug 2013

Author: Regina Meani
Date: 05 Aug 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Regina Meani without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Why women are better investors than men - 05 Aug 2013

Author: Peter Esho
Date: 05 Aug 2013

My last few articles for Morningstar readers have been about portfolio strategy and the need to start looking offshore, as the structure of the Australian market makes outside opportunities attractive

4 reporting season themes - 02 Aug 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Aug 2013

Reporting season will soon get into full swing

Australia's triple-treat returns - 01 Aug 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 01 Aug 2013

Investors have been a little glum about the economy of late

Transurban's earnings, distribution in line - 01 Aug 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Aug 2013

Toll-road operator Transurban Group (TCL) on Thursday announced a 5.6 per cent rise in proportional earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) to $828 million for the 2013 fiscal year

Amcor to demerge AAPD business - 01 Aug 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Aug 2013

Packaging manufacturer Amcor (AMC) on Thursday said it plans to demerge its Australasia and Packaging Distribution (AAPD) business from its Amcor flexible and rigid plastics division

Europe still on a slow boil - 31 Jul 2013

Author: Komal S Sri-Kumar
Date: 31 Jul 2013

The eurozone has been relatively free of eruptions for several months

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