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Is the Fed about to break out?

27/05/2016 | 9:07 AM Should the US Federal Reserve get relatively aggressive, the markets may not adjust without a painful correction, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

10 behavioural pitfalls investors should avoid

27/05/2016 | 8:01 AM Successful investing requires a rare ability to overcome one's own psychological weaknesses--but you have to identify them first.

A case for investing in infrastructure securities

26/05/2016 | 3:04 PM Global infrastructure can offer investors stable income and diversification in terms of both exposure and low correlation to other asset classes.

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Stock Stories

27/05/2016 | 8:02 AM  Should the US Federal Reserve get relatively aggressive, the markets may not adjust without a painful correction, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

26/05/2016 | 8:37 AM  Several ASX-listed fund managers are now sitting on attractive yields and could represent growth opportunities as investors seek greater international asset exposure.

24/05/2016 | 8:18 AM  Reputable companies with strong competitive advantages can be found in the S&P/ASX MidCap 50 Share Index, which looks set to outperform other size-based share-market indexes for the third straight year.

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Fund Stories

25/05/2016 | 11:57 AM  Platinum managing director Kerr Neilson gives insights into the asset manager's approach and areas of investment focus, with a particularly keen outlook on US pharmaceuticals and Chinese technology stocks.

25/05/2016 | 8:20 AM  Corporate defaults are rising in China, as are market interest rates. While these developments may worry investors and prompt negative headlines, they may have beneficial long-term effects.

24/05/2016 | 8:22 AM  As interest rates continue to fall in Australia, investors may want to take their cue from the Reserve Bank of Australia, according to PIMCO's Robert Mead.

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ETF Stories

26/05/2016 | 8:37 AM  Global infrastructure can offer investors stable income and diversification in terms of both exposure and low correlation to other asset classes.

09/05/2016 | 11:59 AM  Several currency-hedged global equity ETFs have launched lately that hedge out foreign currency exposure. However, it's worth exploring whether it may be less risky to retain some unhedged foreign currency exposure.

04/05/2016 | 8:25 AM  The Australian ETF market is poised for further growth due to a number of structural tailwinds, including asset growth, product proliferation and price competition.

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SMSF Stories

24/05/2016 | 3:28 PM  The gathering backlash against Australia's baby boomer generation from less well-off Gen X and Gen Y cohorts is understandable but unwarranted, according to a new SMSF Association board member.

23/05/2016 | 12:02 PM  Budget 2016 could have far-reaching estate planning consequences for some SMSF trustees, further emphasising the importance of a well-formed, legally binding plan.

23/05/2016 | 8:26 AM  Having done their homework, trustees should have their SMSF well prepared for the end of the financial year. Here are some "spring cleaning" tips for when 1 July comes around again.

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S&P/ASX All Ordinaries
As of 29/05/2016 09:01 PM (20 min delay)
* All Ords and ASX200 pricing is 20 min delayed.
Indices Change % Value
All Ords* 17.8 0.3 5,470
ASX200* 17.8 0.3 5,406
NZ50 44.7 0.6 6,993
DJI 44.9 0.3 17,873
FTSE100 5.1 0.1 6,271
Nikkei225 62.4 0.4 16,835
HKSE 179.7 0.9 20,577
Shanghai -1.4 0.0 2,821
CAC 2.1 0.0 4,515
DAX 13.6 0.1 10,286

ASX300 Biggest Gainers and Losers

ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
HFR Highfield Resources Limited 1.48 9.63
AJX Alexium International Group Limited 0.77 6.94
SYR Syrah Resources Limited 5.56 5.10
ORE Orocobre Limited 4.35 5.07
SEH Sino Gas & Energy Holdings Limited 0.115 4.55
IPD ImpediMed Limited 0.935 4.47
RSG Resolute Mining Limited 0.925 3.93
SPO Spotless Group Holdings Limited 1.085 3.83
GWA GWA Group Limited 2.35 3.52
SBM St Barbara Limited 2.66 3.50
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ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
EWC Energy World Corporation Ltd 0.15 -6.25
KMD Kathmandu Holdings Limited 1.40 -4.76
AQG Alacer Gold Corp 3.21 -3.89
QAN Qantas Airways Limited 3.00 -3.85
MYR Myer Holdings Limited 1.11 -3.06
MGC MG Unit Trust 1.005 -2.90
PRU Perseus Mining Limited 0.515 -2.83
EVN Evolution Mining Limited 2.08 -2.80
MOC Mortgage Choice Limited 1.655 -2.65
WLD Wellard Limited 0.76 -2.56
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