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L is for lithium but also for look out!

29/04/2016 | 8:53 AM While the speculative end of the share market is fertile ground for entrepreneurial flair, Morningstar's Peter Warnes cautions investors that history has a great tendency to repeat itself.

A case for quality investing

29/04/2016 | 8:13 AM Wells Fargo conducted research on how five investment styles have performed during volatile periods throughout history. Here's why they are making a case for the quality investing style.

Federal election unlikely to boost nation's fortunes

28/04/2016 | 8:27 AM With the policies of the Coalition and Labor being broadly similar, there's not likely to be one party that would be better for the share market than the other over the longer term.

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Stock Stories

29/04/2016 | 3:20 PM  Westpac, ANZ and National Australia Bank report half-year earnings in the week commencing 2 May and Morningstar's David Ellis gives investors a taste of what to expect.

29/04/2016 | 8:14 AM  While the speculative end of the share market is fertile ground for entrepreneurial flair, Morningstar's Peter Warnes cautions investors that history has a great tendency to repeat itself.

28/04/2016 | 8:25 AM  With the policies of the Coalition and Labor being broadly similar, there's not likely to be one party that would be better for the share market than the other over the longer term.

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Fund Stories

29/04/2016 | 8:14 AM  Wells Fargo conducted research on how five investment styles have performed during volatile periods throughout history. Here's why they are making a case for the quality investing style.

28/04/2016 | 8:06 AM  How do investors continue to strive to find those companies that can deliver, and potentially even further enhance, their positioning during such challenging times?

27/04/2016 | 8:21 AM  In its quarterly recap, Allianz Global Investors explores the most significant events in global markets, regional economies and monetary policy, and provides quick takeaways of its global outlook.

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ETF Stories

27/04/2016 | 8:26 AM  While the terms "ETFs" and "ETPs" are increasingly being used interchangeably, there are important differences investors need to be aware of.

12/04/2016 | 8:06 AM  While some well-established listed investment companies offer low costs in addition to active management, some of the newer LICs are more expensive than managed funds or ETFs.

29/03/2016 | 8:17 AM  While gold bullion may have risen 19 per cent in the two months to the end of February, there is another investment that returned more than twice that over the same period--gold equities.

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SMSF Stories

22/04/2016 | 8:07 AM  While some SMSF trustees may get nervous knowing the regulator is coming to knock on their door, here's a list of "do's and don'ts" to help deal efficiently with the ATO.

21/04/2016 | 8:55 AM  For SMSF trustees, the next two months could prove crucial in getting their fund in the best position for the new fiscal year--and avoiding the wrath of regulators.

20/04/2016 | 12:28 PM  The need to work for longer combined with volatile markets is putting pressure on retirement savings, which could push some investors, including SMSFs, into riskier assets.

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As of 30/04/2016 09:14 AM (20 min delay)
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All Ords* 26.6 0.5 5,316
ASX200* 26.8 0.5 5,252
NZ50 30.6 0.5 6,821
DJI -57.1 -0.3 17,774
FTSE100 -80.5 -1.3 6,242
Nikkei225 -624.4 -3.6 16,666
HKSE -321.0 -1.5 21,067
Shanghai -7.3 -0.2 2,938
CAC -128.4 -2.8 4,429
DAX -282.2 -2.7 10,039

ASX300 Biggest Gainers and Losers

ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
VIT Vitaco Holdings Limited 1.64 9.33
RSG Resolute Mining Limited 0.975 8.33
BPT Beach Energy Limited 0.74 8.03
GOR Gold Road Resources Limited 0.495 7.61
AYS Amaysim Australia Limited 1.67 7.05
WLD Wellard Limited 0.84 6.33
AQG Alacer Gold Corp 3.42 5.88
BKL Blackmores Limited 161.00 5.72
EWC Energy World Corporation Ltd 0.19 5.56
NST Northern Star Resources Ltd 3.87 5.45
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ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
SGH Slater & Gordon Limited 0.295 -7.81
LYC Lynas Corporation Limited 0.075 -7.41
MSB Mesoblast Limited 2.19 -7.20
PRU Perseus Mining Limited 0.57 -6.56
KMD Kathmandu Holdings Limited 1.59 -4.79
TGA Thorn Group Limited 1.395 -4.78
KMD Kathmandu Holdings Limited 1.45 -4.61
AWE AWE Limited 0.695 -4.14
MGC MG Unit Trust 1.25 -3.85
WBA Webster Limited 1.08 -3.57
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