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Articles from: Here's why SMSF asset allocations need to change - 29 Sep 2016 to Here's the right way to help out your kids - 12 Sep 2016

Here's why SMSF asset allocations need to change - 29 Sep 2016

Author: David Wanis
Date: 29 Sep 2016

As part of our team discussions around how investors can achieve the best outcomes from their portfolios, Schroders recently conducted some analysis of ATO data on SMSF portfolios--looking in particular at asset allocations

Are LICs all they're cracked up to be? - 29 Sep 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Sep 2016

These ASX-traded investment vehicles are enjoying something of a renaissance, offering growth and income, diversification and reasonable liquidity--and they aren't ETFs

Oh, inverted world - 28 Sep 2016

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 28 Sep 2016

"Oh, Inverted World" may be familiar to fans of indie music as the title of The Shins debut album

Telco shares tumble as competition intensifies - 28 Sep 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 28 Sep 2016

TPG Telecom (ASX: TPM) shares have tumbled recently as competition ramps up in the broadband market, and Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) and Telstra (ASX: TLS) are suffering too as margins come under pressure with the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN)

Why investors should look to BHP for market guidance - 27 Sep 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 27 Sep 2016

It was yet another relatively quiet week for the US equity market

Trustees struggle to keep pace - 27 Sep 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 27 Sep 2016

Despite support for a belated backflip, more government tinkering with superannuation has left advisers, funds and self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees struggling to keep pace

What you need to know about listed investment companies - 26 Sep 2016

Author: Peter Warnes/Michael Malseed
Date: 26 Sep 2016

The older we get the less active we become

How can a bond have a negative yield? - 26 Sep 2016

Author: Eric Jacobson
Date: 26 Sep 2016

There's currently a heated debate about the long-term impact of negative rates on global economic growth, the financial sector, and investor behaviour, and some of the early evidence isn't comforting

What you need to know about listed investment companies - 26 Sep 2016

Author: Peter Warnes/Michael Malseed
Date: 26 Sep 2016

The older we get the less active we become

Can your SMSF buy your business? - 26 Sep 2016

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 26 Sep 2016

"I am the sole director of my private trading company and I also own the premises from which my business is being run

Why China's debt-fuelled economic expansion can't keep happening - 23 Sep 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 23 Sep 2016

The People's Daily is the Communist Party of China's flagship media outlet

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

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