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Articles from: Growth assets for the new financial year - 12 Jul 2016 to Giving your SMSF a spring clean - 23 May 2016

Growth assets for the new financial year - 12 Jul 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 12 Jul 2016

So, which asset classes might perform better in the new financial year? Small was beautiful in the year to 30 June, with the S&P/ASX 200 Index posting its first fall in four years, dropping by 4.1 per cent to finish at 5,233.

This ASX healthcare stock is set to be a major US player - 06 Jul 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Jul 2016

Mayne Pharma expects the acquisition of the 37 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved products, as well as another five that are awaiting approval from the FDA, to propel the company into the top 25 retail generic drug companies in the US

Market Index Performance l June 2016 - 06 Jul 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 06 Jul 2016

Brexit: Surviving the fallout - 05 Jul 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 05 Jul 2016

But while Britain and the EU are facing the biggest impact, Australia is not immune to the fallout

5 rules SMSF trustees need to know - 05 Jul 2016

Author: SUPERCentral
Date: 05 Jul 2016

This deadline relates to trustees having to satisfy the "five collectables" rules in respect of collectables which were purchased before 1 July 2011

Assessing the exposure to Brexit - 30 Jun 2016

Author: Andrew Miles
Date: 30 Jun 2016

The "Leave" campaign successfully won with a majority of 51.9 per cent compared with the 48.1 per cent of the "Remain" campaign

SMSFs may be underexposed to global markets - 30 Jun 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 30 Jun 2016

"We have a sector we believe is massively out of step with the accepted theory on asset diversification," he says

Every financial crisis is different - 29 Jun 2016

Author: John Rekenthaler
Date: 29 Jun 2016

Several years later, The Big Short informs us, the smart money understood that the housing market was dangerously overheated

ASX stocks to watch post-Brexit - 27 Jun 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 27 Jun 2016

Mike Amey, head of sterling portfolio management at PIMCO, said the shock of the vote will dominate initial market moves and will "clearly provide risks for the medium term"

Industry body rubbishes claims more SMSF regulation needed - 27 Jun 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Jun 2016

The article, published in The Sydney Morning Herald print and online editions, highlighted particular concerns around SMSF trustees with balances of less than $200,000

Policymakers ponder "helicopter money" - 27 Jun 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 27 Jun 2016

In Denmark, where interest rates have been negative the longest, businesses and consumers are saving more than they did before 2012

ASX takes hit after Brits vote to Leave - 24 Jun 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Jun 2016

According to ABC News, results were showing a 4 per cent margin for the Leave camp, 52 per cent to 48

Harnessing ETFs for their tax efficiency - 22 Jun 2016

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 22 Jun 2016

Most investors using exchange-traded funds are aware of the key benefits such as diversification, transparency and low cost, but one of the most unknown advantages of ETFs is their tax efficiency

George Soros warns of Brexit "Black Friday" - 22 Jun 2016

Author: Emma Simon
Date: 22 Jun 2016

Soros famously made a fortune betting against the sterling--and the UK government--when the UK crashed out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1992

3 stocks set for strong cash-flow growth - 21 Jun 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Jun 2016

The investment firm believes a focus on free cash flow yield and free cash flow growth is particularly interesting at present given the market's preoccupation with dividend yields against a backdrop of low competing interest rates

End-of-year SMSF tax considerations - 20 Jun 2016

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 20 Jun 2016

Here are just a few key tax considerations to be aware of to help you and your self-managed superannuation fund make the most of available tax deductions and concessions

Caution on tax warranted ahead of 30 June - 15 Jun 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 15 Jun 2016

Some financial advisers have been recommending strategies to clients to boost their tax refunds, but two planners offer some words of caution

Bon appetit! - 09 Jun 2016

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 09 Jun 2016

There are no franchises, he intoned--you are king for a figurative day, and then, well, you move to another room in the castle; hopefully not the dungeon, which is often the case

Is your self-managed super fund at risk? - 07 Jun 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 07 Jun 2016

From 1 July, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) requires all accountants providing SMSF advice to hold either a full or limited Australian financial services license (AFSL)

The investment case for Europe and Japan - 07 Jun 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 07 Jun 2016

That attitude might need to change, at least according to some analysts

Financial watchdog seeks to rebuild consumer trust - 03 Jun 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 03 Jun 2016

Greg Medcraft, ASIC chairman, said ASIC's "fundamental objective is to allow markets to fund the real economy and in turn, economic growth

Pause for thought on alternative investments - 03 Jun 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 03 Jun 2016

Their portfolios could therefore benefit from a greater allocation to alternative investments, which can help to improve risk-adjusted returns, according to Craig Stanford, head of alternative investments at Ibbotson Associates

Brexit vote raises economic and political stakes for EU - 02 Jun 2016

Author: Darren Williams
Date: 02 Jun 2016

There has recently been a slight swing towards those in favour of remaining in the EU, but it would be premature to assume that this represents a sustained shift in public opinion

400 million reasons to invest in LICs - 01 Jun 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 01 Jun 2016

More than 30 LICs have listed on the ASX since 2012, increasing their total number to 87 as of April 2016, while their market value doubled to $30 billion over the same period

ASX-listed managers present opportunities - 26 May 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 26 May 2016

Several fund managers have dropped in value on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in recent weeks and are now yielding more attractive levels, and some could represent good growth opportunities as investors seek greater international asset exposures, according to analysts

Silver linings shine in China's risks - 25 May 2016

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 25 May 2016

In our experience, the key to understanding economic and financial events in China lies in analysing how three factors intersect with, and influence, each other

In Australia, play the hand you are dealt - 24 May 2016

Author: Robert Mead
Date: 24 May 2016

As interest rates continue to fall in Australia, investors may want to take their cue from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)

Are baby boomers to blame for growing financial inequality? - 24 May 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 May 2016

The gathering backlash against Australia's baby boomer generation from less well-off Gen X and Gen Y cohorts is understandable but unwarranted, says Professor Deborah Ralston, new SMSF Association (SMSFA) board member and financial services academic

Estate planning implications of Budget 2016 - 23 May 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 May 2016

Budget 2016 could have far-reaching estate planning consequences for some self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees, further emphasising the importance of a well-formed, legally binding plan

Giving your SMSF a spring clean - 23 May 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 23 May 2016

Having done your homework , you should have your self-managed super fund (SMSF) well prepared for the end of the financial year

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