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Articles from: 5 super budget issues to tackle - 17 May 2013 to Special dividends from BHP and Rio? - 02 May 2013

5 super budget issues to tackle - 17 May 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 May 2013

Superannuants were certainly getting the jitters earlier this week over fears the Labor government would launch a raid on super

Interest rates no cause for bond alarm - 17 May 2013

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 17 May 2013

The possibility of normalising interest rates should not ring alarm bells for bond investors, according to Tyndall Asset Management

Budget shortfall points to weaker economy - 16 May 2013

Author: Chris Kennedy
Date: 16 May 2013

A huge revenue shortfall and a less optimistic timetable for a return to surplus may indicate an acceptance that our economy is weaker than it has been in the past, according to leading economists

A closer look at special dividends - 16 May 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 May 2013

Both Woodside Petroleum (WPL) and Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC) recently announced special dividends

Telstra proves it's still a winner - 14 May 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 14 May 2013

Regardless of recent talk surrounding the company's valuation as a result of investors' ongoing love affair with yield, last week's mobile spectrum auction by the Australian government reaffirmed one thing about Telstra (TLS) - its place as leader of the pack among the country's telcos

Looking beyond the BRIC wall - 14 May 2013

Author: Jemima Joseph
Date: 14 May 2013

First coined by Goldman Sachs in 2001, the acronym "BRIC" - standing for Brazil, Russia, India and China - has become a shorthand way of describing the economic power shift from the developed to the developing world in the past decade

SMSF sector reaches tipping point - 14 May 2013

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 14 May 2013

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) have reached a "tipping point," with drawdowns likely to exceed growth in the sector over the next 10 years, according to DEXX&R's May Market Projections report

SMSFs take up bulk of ETF boom - 14 May 2013

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 14 May 2013

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are the main investors of exchange-traded funds (ETFS), with the industry forecasted for continued long-term growth

Position yourself for inflation outbreak, warns BT - 14 May 2013

Author: Tim Stewart
Date: 14 May 2013

The global economy is being primed to dangerous levels and investors need to be prepared for an "outbreak" of inflation, says BT chief investment officer Patrick Farrell

SMSF investors boost exposure to managed funds - 13 May 2013

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 13 May 2013

Self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees have boosted exposure to managed funds in the wake of continuing interest-rate drops

Banks are due for a rest - 13 May 2013

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 13 May 2013

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

What Westfield can teach us about strategy - 13 May 2013

Author: Peter Esho
Date: 13 May 2013

Last week's Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) rate cut brings about some important questions

Aussie ETFs reaching new highs - 10 May 2013

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 10 May 2013

Australian exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are set to have around $9 billion of funds under management by the end of the year, according to Australian exchange-traded product provider BetaShares

AXA merger drives AMP wealth business growth - 10 May 2013

Author: Aleks Vickovich
Date: 10 May 2013

Benefits flowing from the merger with AXA account for the increased cash flows reported by AMP Limited's (AMP) wealth management and retail platform businesses, says AMP chief executive and managing director Craig Dunn

Should the AGM be abolished? - 10 May 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 10 May 2013

The bulk of questions at Westpac's (WBC) annual general meeting (AGM) last year focused on customer service

Cautious investors miss emerging market opportunities - 09 May 2013

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 09 May 2013

Investors who remain cautious on emerging markets are missing long-term growth opportunities, according to Capital Group

5 ways to avoid turkey stocks - 09 May 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 09 May 2013

Sourcing growth opportunities in the small-cap market can offer stellar returns, but can also be a minefield of risks

NAB posts 3.3pc rise in dividend - 09 May 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 09 May 2013

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced a 3.1 per cent year-on-year rise in cash earnings - a preferred measure of underlying performance used among the big banks - to $2.915 billion for the half year to the end of March 2013

Is investing in Grange good for your SMSF? - 08 May 2013

Author: Aaron Dunn
Date: 08 May 2013

The recent release of the 2008 Penfolds Grange is being regarded as one of the best ever

Tidal change will benefit active managers - 08 May 2013

Author: Tim Stewart
Date: 08 May 2013

The big temptation at the moment is to buy low-volatility stocks or "go passive" - but conservative investors could soon be rueing their decision

The Trust Company agrees to Perpetual acquisition - 08 May 2013

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 08 May 2013

The Trust Company (TRU) has agreed to a "compelling" acquisition by Perpetual (PPT) , after receiving a higher price per share offer than that put forth by Equity Trustees (EQT)

Global equities still strong performers - 07 May 2013

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 07 May 2013

Global equities continue to rally on the back of the Bank of Japan's (BoJ) surprise QE policy, according to Colonial First State's monthly market analysis

There will be haircuts for investors - 07 May 2013

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 07 May 2013

"Good as Money," proclaimed the ad for Twenty Grand Vodka infused with cognac

10 steps for capital-guaranteed product investing - 06 May 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 06 May 2013

Corporate regulator ASIC has issued a checklist for investors to use before they consider buying into capital-guaranteed products

Should we be wary of selling in May? - 06 May 2013

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 06 May 2013

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

Can we keep on the upside of 5000? - 03 May 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 03 May 2013

It was a stellar start to 2013 for the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

Macquarie lifts profit and dividend - 03 May 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 03 May 2013

Macquarie Group (MQG) on Friday announced a 17 per cent increase in net profit for the year to 31 March 2013 to $851 million

HSBC finds managers still positive about equities - 03 May 2013

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 03 May 2013

An HSBC survey of fund managers has found that a majority remained positive about equities into the second quarter of this year

Westpac to pay special dividend - 03 May 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 May 2013

Westpac Group (WBC) on Friday announced a 10 per cent year-on-year rise in cash earnings to $3.53 billion for the six months to 31 March 2013.

Special dividends from BHP and Rio? - 02 May 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 May 2013

The news last week that Woodside Petroleum (WPL) would pay a special dividend garnered an enthusiastic response from investors

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