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Will the dead cat bounce?

09/02/2016 | 8:54 AM Major equity markets have little room for error and a break below the January lows is likely to set off another bout of panic selling, technical analyst Lesley Beath says.

Secret bond option for grandparents

09/02/2016 | 8:15 AM Using insurance bond nominations for non-estate bequests can be made in secret because these types of inheritances are not subject to probate procedures.

ETF market outlook strong despite volatility

08/02/2016 | 8:15 AM The size of the Australian ETF market has jumped as investors pour money into these products despite, or perhaps because of, volatile markets.

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Stock Stories

09/02/2016 | 8:49 AM  Morningstar's Tim Mann examines those stocks poised to benefit from strong housing activity and a strengthening US economy.

05/02/2016 | 8:03 AM  Further mixed signals from central banks will make financial markets difficult to navigate, perhaps for the rest of 2016, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

01/02/2016 | 9:37 AM  The income stream from dividend-payers can play a special role in funding portfolio withdrawals, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.

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Fund Stories

08/02/2016 | 8:19 AM  Markets have made a volatile start to the year but AllianceBernstein continues to see moderate global growth and low inflation, and believes pace of growth should pick up slightly.

04/02/2016 | 11:20 AM  

04/02/2016 | 8:22 AM  Despite recent market events, not that much has actually changed in China. It's more a case of the "chickens coming home to roost". Elsewhere in Asia, it could be an opportunity to pick up equity bargains.

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ETF Stories

09/02/2016 | 4:00 PM  2015 was a big year for Australian exchange-traded products, with notable themes being asset growth, product proliferation, and price cuts.

08/02/2016 | 9:29 AM  The size of the Australian ETF market has jumped as investors pour money into these products despite, or perhaps because of, volatile markets.

03/02/2016 | 8:27 AM  A combination of Fed tightening and cheap emerging markets valuations historically sets up a good emerging markets performance for 2016.

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SMSF Stories

09/02/2016 | 8:13 AM  Using insurance bond nominations for non-estate bequests can be made in secret because these types of inheritances are not subject to probate procedures.

02/02/2016 | 3:14 PM  While it's impossible to predict the future, the market environment today for Australians is unique and therefore it makes more sense to base withdrawal rates off expectations versus history.

02/02/2016 | 8:24 AM  Parents in blended families can be given the certainty that their nominated beneficiaries will receive their bequest without challenges from disgruntled family members.

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As of 09/02/2016 06:13 PM (20 min delay)
* All Ords and ASX200 pricing is 20 min delayed.
Indices Change % Value
All Ords* -139.5 -2.8 4,883
ASX200* -143.3 -2.9 4,832
NZ50 -82.5 -1.3 6,071
DJI -177.9 -1.1 16,027
FTSE100 -158.7 -2.7 5,689
Nikkei225 -918.9 -5.4 16,085
HKSE 105.1 0.5 19,288
Shanghai -17.5 -0.6 2,763
CAC -134.4 -3.2 4,066
DAX -306.9 -3.3 8,979

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ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
RSG Resolute Mining Limited 0.42 9.09
NCM Newcrest Mining Limited 16.80 8.25
SAR Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited 0.88 7.98
NST Northern Star Resources Ltd 3.63 7.72
EVN Evolution Mining Limited 1.825 6.41
AQG Alacer Gold Corp 2.70 6.30
IGO Independence Group NL 2.70 6.30
SEH Sino Gas & Energy Holdings Limited 0.036 5.88
GOR Gold Road Resources Limited 0.43 4.88
ORE Orocobre Limited 2.59 4.86
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ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
SEA Sundance Energy Australia Limited 0.073 -8.75
BOQ Bank of Queensland Limited 11.66 -8.12
APO APN Outdoor Group Limited 5.01 -7.90
SPL Starpharma Holdings Limited 0.59 -7.81
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas Limited 0.58 -7.20
AWE AWE Limited 0.39 -7.14
PDN Paladin Energy Ltd 0.195 -7.14
NWS News Corporation 15.56 -7.10
EQT Equity Trustees Limited 15.05 -7.10
ECX Eclipx Group Limited 2.88 -6.80
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