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Articles from: No shortage of knock-out punches for markets in 2017 - 24 Jan 2017 to Asia valuations cheap relative to western markets - 05 Jan 2017

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

4 stocks to watch amid pre-Trump jitters - 17 Jan 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Jan 2017

After something of a purple patch in the first half of fiscal 2017, several Australian healthcare companies face challenges on various fronts, including President-elect Donald Trump's policy uncertainty and internal board ructions on the home front

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

Fund manager bullish on 3 sectors in five-year outlook - 16 Jan 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Jan 2017

Reece Birtles, who heads up Legg Mason's Australian operation, ignores the noise around the imminent inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States, focusing instead on the five-year market outlook

Wait for market to show its hand - 16 Jan 2017

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 Jan 2017

Last week was a mixed one for global equity markets: some up, some down

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

Finding the long shots - 13 Jan 2017

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 13 Jan 2017

A year for the underdogs! The Western Bulldogs, the Cronulla Sharks, Leicester City, the Chicago Cubs, Donald Trump, Brexit; it was a good year for the bookies and tough for those backing favourites

6 stocks to watch in 2017 - 12 Jan 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 12 Jan 2017

Mining services is a catch-all term Morningstar uses to describe a collection of companies performing a vast array of different activities

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

What you need to know about absolute return funds - 10 Jan 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 10 Jan 2017

"I've never heard of a fund manager not wanting to generate an absolute return--you don't hear of a negative return fund

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

Is now a good time to buy? - 09 Jan 2017

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 09 Jan 2017

A lot has happened since my last report in early December

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

Opportunities in quality credit, specialty finance and mortgages - 09 Jan 2017

Author: Mark Kiesel
Date: 09 Jan 2017

The global economy is going through significant change, as Donald Trump's incoming administration and shifts in public sentiment in other major economies create potential for new opportunities and risks

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

Australian wealth hits fresh highs - 06 Jan 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 06 Jan 2017

Australian wealth topped fresh levels in the September 2016 quarter, with most wealth held in property, but a rise in the share market also helped to propel household net wealth higher

Asia valuations cheap relative to western markets - 05 Jan 2017

Author: Fidelity International
Date: 05 Jan 2017

2016 was an eventful year for Asia as markets were once more subject to the vagaries of shifting opinions.

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