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Articles from: India, China hold pockets of investment opportunity - 22 Sep 2016 to Earnings head south for South32 - 26 Aug 2016

India, China hold pockets of investment opportunity - 22 Sep 2016

Author: Romina Graiver
Date: 22 Sep 2016

The gap between emerging market economies and those of developed markets are narrowing, creating considerable opportunities for investors, according to Romina Graiver, product specialist, global and emerging markets equities, William Blair

How much can you safely withdraw in retirement? - 22 Sep 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 22 Sep 2016

While current policy shifts in Australia have specific relevance for retirees drawing down their super as a pension, it is an issue of global relevance

Why blockchain has got promise - 22 Sep 2016

Author: James Hickling
Date: 22 Sep 2016

Three years ago, a little-known digital currency called Bitcoin erupted on a bull-market run that boosted its value from around US$15 (A$20) a coin to just under US$1,000 in 12 months

Australian market action encouraging - 21 Sep 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 21 Sep 2016

It was relatively quiet on the S&P 500 last week, with the index basically flat on the week

Climate change: investment risks and opportunities - 21 Sep 2016

Author: Richard Turnill
Date: 21 Sep 2016

A tide of new regulations to combat climate change is rising

Here's why gold stocks can play a valuable role in your portfolio - 21 Sep 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 21 Sep 2016

The outlook for the gold sector is rosier now than it has been in recent years

Global capital flows come with flaws - 20 Sep 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 20 Sep 2016

In 1968, Prime Minister John Gorton, fearful that looser controls on capital in Europe and the US would lead to foreign takeovers of Australian companies, told the then state-based stock exchanges to force their listed companies to restrict voting rights to locally based shareholders

Market Index Performance l August 2016 - 19 Sep 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 19 Sep 2016

Are mutual wills a silver bullet for step-family estate planning? - 19 Sep 2016

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 19 Sep 2016

A step-family is "a couple family containing one or more children, at least one of whom is the step-child of one of the partners in the couple, and none of whom is the natural or adopted child of both members of the couple," according to The Australian Institute of Family Studies

What to do and what to avoid 10 years from retirement - 16 Sep 2016

Author: Andrew Zbik
Date: 16 Sep 2016

The average superannuation balance for Australians aged 45-54 is $151,500 for males and $90,800 for females

2 retail stocks display contrasting fortunes in threatened sector - 16 Sep 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Sep 2016

The recent acquisition of Good Guys by JB Hi-Fi (ASX: JBH) has shaken up Australia's highly competitive retail sector, particularly the household goods segment

Perennial sees upside ahead for LICs and value investors - 15 Sep 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Sep 2016

"The single biggest change in the 16 years we've been running Perennial is the rise of the SMSFs," Murray says

Low-return environment highlights value in retirement risk advice - 15 Sep 2016

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 15 Sep 2016

Much has been made of late about how the current low-return environment could have long-lasting consequences, with retirees warned to prepare for future returns lower than historic averages

SMSF trustees need to go global, says head of Magellan - 15 Sep 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Sep 2016

"SMSFs and self-directed investors generally are dramatically underweight global equity

Will CBA continue to underperform its peers? - 14 Sep 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 14 Sep 2016

Analysts are divided on the outlook for the big four banks and impending changes to capital requirements has been weighing on the sector, especially the nation's biggest financial institution, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA)

Here are the earnings season standouts and disappointments - 14 Sep 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 14 Sep 2016

Amid subdued expectations, which were the biggest winners and losers? Morningstar's head of equities research, Peter Warnes, said the 2016 season "was reasonable and a little better than generally expected" under the circumstances.

Retirement planning: Yes, you can be too conservative - 13 Sep 2016

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 13 Sep 2016

When it comes to retirement planning, "hope for the best, plan for the worst" is a reasonable motto

Is this the beginning of a corrective phase? - 12 Sep 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 12 Sep 2016

The US market finally awoke from its slumber last Friday

Here's the right way to help out your kids - 12 Sep 2016

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 12 Sep 2016

We all know that life's pretty expensive living in Australia these days--especially if you have a hankering for buying residential real estate in a capital city

Here's why every SMSF member needs an enduring power of attorney - 08 Sep 2016

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 08 Sep 2016

You may have seen coverage in the news of the Women and SMSFs report, jointly released by the Commonwealth Bank and the SMSF Association, indicating that more than half of SMSF members do not have an up-to-date will or a succession plan

Top Aussie stocks in infrastructure, education and agriculture - 08 Sep 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 08 Sep 2016

Wilson believes domestic stocks are often taken for granted because Australian companies "are liquid and they are well governed"

Large and small-cap performance may converge - 07 Sep 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 07 Sep 2016

Australian large capitalisation stocks have struggled through 2016 following a bad year in 2015, and some experts believe that underperformance could diminish into 2017

Is now a good time to consider boosting your emerging market exposure? - 07 Sep 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 07 Sep 2016

When deciding whether or not to dip into emerging market funds, timing actually means very little, according to Jeff Johnson, head of investment strategy at index fund manager Vanguard

When the going gets tough, go exotic - 07 Sep 2016

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 07 Sep 2016

Whether investing globally--or with a particular regional focus, such as Asia, or sector focus, such as emerging markets (EM)--investors can benefit from taking both a top-down and bottom-up view of portfolio construction

How I found my golf game but lost my wife to a Titleist - 06 Sep 2016

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 06 Sep 2016

So what part of the title do you want to hear first? Well, I'm just funnin' you on the latter, but finding your golf game at 72? Well, that's serious business and nothing to joke about

Could the Aussie banks outperform? - 06 Sep 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 06 Sep 2016

As far as global equity markets are concerned, Australia took the wooden spoon last week

Ramsay announces $481m profit and new pharmacy venture - 30 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 30 Aug 2016

Australia's largest private hospital operator Ramsay Health Care (ASX: RHC) on Tuesday reported core net profit after tax (NPAT) of $481.4 million for fiscal 2016, up 17 per cent from $412.1 million in fiscal 2015

Why this could be the calm before the US market storm - 29 Aug 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 29 Aug 2016

It was another week of quiet action in the US equity market

Mayne's bumper profit reaps benefit of US acquisition - 26 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 26 Aug 2016

The strong performance in the US by its $855-million Doryx acquisition, made in February 2015, was a key contributor to this result, as was the launch of generic drug Dofetilide

Earnings head south for South32 - 26 Aug 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 26 Aug 2016

Hit by an average 21 per cent price reduction for its commodities, particularly aluminium and alumina, revenue dropped by 25 per cent to US$5.8 billion, with the company warning of continued tough times

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