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Articles from: Can we keep on the upside of 5000? - 03 May 2013 to Banks index tests 2007 all-time highs - 29 Apr 2013

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

ASIC targets "capital-protected" retail products - 02 May 2013

Author: Tim Stewart
Date: 02 May 2013

The regulator is currently contacting providers of "capital-protected" retail structured products with concerns about the way the products are being marketed to consumers

Long duration bonds at historically cheap prices - 01 May 2013

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 01 May 2013

With Australian 30-year bonds at historically cheap prices, investors have an opportunity to cash in, according to FIIG Securities

14 steps to successful investing - 01 May 2013

Author: Shane Oliver
Date: 01 May 2013

The last five years have been difficult for investors

ANZ dividend up 11pc, to lift payout ratio - 30 Apr 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Apr 2013

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Tuesday announced half-year cash earnings of $3.2 billion, exceeding Morningstar's expectations for a figure of around $3.1 billion and up 10 per cent on the same half in the prior year

The mysterious world of bitcoin - 30 Apr 2013

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Date: 30 Apr 2013

Just what exactly should we make of bitcoin? The once-obscure digital currency has had quite a ride

Economic update - 29 Apr 2013

Author: Julian Robertson and Donal Curtin
Date: 29 Apr 2013

Banks index tests 2007 all-time highs - 29 Apr 2013

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 29 Apr 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

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