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Perennial sees upside ahead for LICs and value investors

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

NAB's cash profit meets forecasts, dividend steady

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 27 Oct 2016

National Australia Bank's (ASX: NAB) fiscal 2016 cash profit--a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big four Australian banks which strips out one-off items--rose 4.2 per cent to $6.48 billion

Mirvac's earnings, distributions hit top end of guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 16 Aug 2016

Mirvac Group (ASX: MGR) on Tuesday announced an operating profit after tax of $482 million for fiscal 2016, up 6 per cent on the prior year and slightly above Morningstar's forecast for a profit of $478.3 million

Medical breakthrough underpins this stock's value

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Jul 2016

This Australian wholesaler of a ground-breaking Hepatitis C cure will benefit from the Turnbull government's $1-billion commitment to eradicating the disease over five years

Markets seem too quiet for comfort

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 24 Oct 2016

Most people don't really like change, preferring the status quo; for the purpose of writing this weekly report, some change would be welcome

Japan's ageing population: Economic drag or opportunity?

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 11 Dec 2015

Japan's population is ageing--faster than any other country in the world

Italy braces for referendum that risks Brexit-style consequences

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 22 Nov 2016

Italy's populist forces scored their biggest success so far in 2016 when candidates for the Five Star Movement were elected mayors of Rome and Turin in June

Is your self-managed super fund at risk?

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)

Index investing triumphs over active managers

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 07 Nov 2016

Most Australian active funds were outperformed by their respective benchmark over one, three and five-year periods, according to the latest S&P Dow Jones SPIVA Australia Scorecard

Improving outlook for transitioning economy

Author: Randal Jenneke
Date: 20 Jan 2016

While many people view the Australian economy as being dominated by resources and commodity prices, in reality, this is not actually the case

Iluka shares fall after $20.9m net loss

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 25 Aug 2016

Shares of Iluka Resources (ASX: ILU) were nearly 7 per cent lower at midday on Thursday, after the mineral sands miner reported a net loss of $20.9 million for the half year to 30 June 2016

Hyperion wins Morningstar Australian Fund Manager of the Year Award

Author: Morningstar
Date: 07 Mar 2016

In announcing the winners of the Australian Morningstar Awards 2016, Morningstar Australasia director of manager research ratings, Tom Whitelaw, said Hyperion "deserved applause for its unwavering commitment to thorough bottom-up research and commitment to maintaining its disciplined investment style through the trials and tribulations of the investment cycle"

How managed funds can smooth your SMSF risk exposure

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Jul 2016

"If you look at SMSFs, most of them over the last few years have underperformed--when you look at the risk and return, these SMSFs have got almost double the risk of a diversified growth managed fund," says Robin Bowerman, head of market strategy and communications, Vanguard Australia

Here's why SMSF asset allocations need to change

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

Here are the earnings season standouts and disappointments

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.

Here are 2 great stocks you need to sell

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Nov 2016

As all subscribers to various Morningstar products would know, the moat rating is a cornerstone of the company's investment philosophy

Hedge funds outperform, but who's listening?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 11 Mar 2016

Hedge funds got a bad rap in the press in the years that followed the global financial crisis (GFC) and many Australian investors have steered clear of them

Guess who's spending again?

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 17 Feb 2016

Nine years after the last increase, seven years after zero was reached and two years since quantitative easing was abandoned, recent history's most awaited rate rise occurred

Falling interest rates to push money into equities

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 17 Jun 2016

This is expected to push more money into the share market over 2016 as investors seek high-yielding equities, according to David Bassanese, chief economist with BetaShares

Election aftermath: Lift US$ exposure

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 04 Jul 2016

The Australian dollar is in the top seven traded currencies

Economic update

Author: Julian Robertson and Donal Curtin
Date: 15 Oct 2013

Dollar-cost averaging: a suspect plan?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 01 Feb 2016

By following a simple practice known as dollar-cost averaging to buy shares or managed funds, it's claimed that investors can protect themselves against market downside risk

Development sales lead a Lend Lease 13pc earnings bump

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 19 Aug 2016

Lend Lease (ASX: LLC) on Friday announced $698.2 million in profit after tax for fiscal 2016, up 13 per cent from $618 million in the previous year

Demystifying technical analysis

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 15 Jun 2015

When I began using technical analysis back in the mid-1980s, I was met with a lot of derision by some fundamental analysts

Deflation haunts global equities

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 01 Apr 2016

Negative interest rates in Japan and Europe have added to concerns over whether the monetary authorities still have the financial firepower to slay the feared demon of deflation

Could the Aussie banks outperform?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 06 Sep 2016

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

Contributing superannuation for children

Author: Kathy Evans
Date: 23 Feb 2016

As we get older we know how important it is to focus on building our superannuation for retirement, but have you ever considered getting your children started on building their superannuation? The earlier our children start contributing towards building their superannuation, the better off they will be in their retirement.

Buffett's simple secrets to success

Author: Jason Stipp
Date: 11 Mar 2015

Berkshire Hathaway released its fourth-quarter results and 2014 annual letter over the weekend -- required (and highly anticipated) reading for value investors and Warren Buffett acolytes the world over

Bonds may have sold off but don't sell out

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 29 Nov 2016

One of the quickest trades that followed the 8 November election victory of Donald Trump was the selling out of bond funds, with investors piling into stocks as investors took on more risk with the promise of greater US growth

Assessing the exposure to Brexit

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

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