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Risk management through life insurance

Author: Vicky Kuok
Date: 05 Jan 2016

In our previous article we generally discussed managing risk through life insurance and estate planning

Slowing profit growth but renewed retail vigour for Magellan

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 11 Aug 2016

Global fund manager Magellan Financial Group (ASX: MFG) on Thursday announced $198.4 million in net profits after tax for fiscal 2016, up 14 per cent on fiscal 2015

SMSF assets will not need segregating

Author: Doug McBirnie
Date: 23 Jun 2016

But the changes highlight how a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) may be well-placed to take advantage of the changes by providing retirees with the ability to plan and manage their tax settings in a single vehicle

Some sectors will win but many will lose as volatility continues

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 Nov 2016

Real estate investment trusts and telcos are out, and banks are back in, according to Geoff Wilson, chairman and portfolio manager, Wilson Asset Management

Stockland hands down solid FY16 result

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Aug 2016

Property conglomerate Stockland Group (ASX: SGP) on Wednesday reported underlying earnings of $660 million for fiscal 2016, up 8.5 per cent on fiscal 2015

Sunshine, lollipops and ...

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 14 Mar 2016

Our sun--a rather tiny star in the galactic scheme of things--seems inexhaustible

Tabcorp gambles on digital

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 04 Aug 2016

The Melbourne-based company's net profit after tax (NPAT) for the full year dropped by 49 per cent to $169.7 million, although the previous year's result reflected a favourable tax payment

Telco shares tumble as competition intensifies

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)

Telstra dials up profit hike

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 11 Aug 2016

Telstra Limited (ASX: TLS) has dialled up a profit rise and reaffirmed its earnings guidance for the year to 30 June, in a "boring" but solid result for the Australian telecommunications carrier

Telstra's net profit down, lifts dividend

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove/Anthony Fensom
Date: 13 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Telstra (TLS)

The importance of quality

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 11 Feb 2016

"It's quality, rather than quantity, that matters." The quote may sound like a tag line from a 1950's advertisement, but surprisingly it comes from Roman Emperor Nero's tutor and adviser, Lucius Seneca.

The investment case for Europe and Japan

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 07 Jun 2016

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

The return of value investing

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 19 May 2016

Morningstar has long urged investors to seek companies with sustainable competitive advantages but with attractive valuations

The Trust Company agrees to Perpetual acquisition

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 08 May 2013

The Trust Company (TRU) has agreed to a "compelling" acquisition by Perpetual (PPT) , after receiving a higher price per share offer than that put forth by Equity Trustees (EQT)

This ASX healthcare stock is set to be a major US player

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

This ASX-listed gold stock is an attractive investment option

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 28 Nov 2016

Newcrest Mining (ASX: NCM) last week held an investor day in Sydney, and while nothing "earth-shattering" may have shaken loose from the presentation, it nonetheless reaffirmed Morningstar's view of the overall quality of the gold miner

Top stock picks for fiscal 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Jul 2015

Plunging oil prices helped Qantas Airways (QAN) fly away with the prize for the top ASX 200 stock for fiscal 2015

Transurban continues distribution growth trend

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 09 Aug 2016

Roads infrastructure company Transurban Group (ASX: TCL) on Tuesday announced a distribution of 23 cents a share for the second half of fiscal 2016, including a 3.5-cent a share fully franked component

Troubled times for super

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 01 Aug 2016

What might investors expect? Firstly, a look at what Treasurer Scott Morrison proposed in his pre-election budget:

Turnbull's growth challenge

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Sep 2015

The newly installed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was among the key topics of discussion at a media event held with a number of fund managers this week

Utilities trading in overvalued territory

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 22 Aug 2016

Utilities, like many infrastructure businesses, have long been a favourite among investors for regularly paying dividends and being considered relatively safe, or defensive, investments

Volatility not an accurate risk measure

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 25 Mar 2015

Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan once said that "we drive into the future using only our rear-view mirror"

Wesfarmers delivers strong result

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 20 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Wesfarmers (WES)

Westfield results in line, APA lifts guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 25 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Westfield Group (WFD)

What diversification means for your portfolio

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 07 Jan 2015

One of the most important principles of investing is called "diversification"

What is good, what is great?

Author: Amit Lodha
Date: 16 May 2016

In the Formula One car race just held in Melbourne the difference between first and fifth place was 59 seconds

What you need to know about listed investment companies

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

The older we get the less active we become

What you need to know about the pension transfer balance cap

Author: Julie Hartley
Date: 15 Nov 2016

In late September, the government released the second tranche of proposed superannuation changes, which covers the pension transfer balance cap, concessional contribution changes, catch-up concessional contributions and the removal of the earnings tax exemption for transition-to-retirement pensions

When size doesn't matter: small caps beat larger rivals

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 16 Jun 2016

In a sector where active management often yields results, choosing the right fund can prove rewarding

Where to shop for top retail stocks

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 27 Nov 2015

A slowing economy, mixed consumer and business confidence, and a weakening currency have all put pressure on the Aussie retail sector

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