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Santa in a black SUV; Is the Fed's independence challenged?

02/12/2016 | 11:37 AM Those investors extrapolating higher iron ore prices from current levels are playing a dangerous game, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

5 tips for investing directly in international shares

02/12/2016 | 11:37 AM As Australian investors become more aware of the risks a home bias pose to their portfolios, there are steps they can take to broaden their offshore exposure.

This high-yield ASX industrial stock is in the green zone

30/11/2016 | 11:37 AM While several moat-rated stocks are currently on an FY17 dividend yield above the market's 4.4 per cent, only one is trading at a significant discount to fair value.

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Stock Stories

02/12/2016 | 8:03 AM  Those investors extrapolating higher iron ore prices from current levels are playing a dangerous game, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

30/11/2016 | 8:10 AM  While several moat-rated stocks are currently on an FY17 dividend yield above the market's 4.4 per cent, only one is trading at a significant discount to fair value.

28/11/2016 | 9:58 AM  Australian healthcare companies continue to enjoy a purple patch, and for various reasons including the recent US election result, explains Morningstar's healthcare equities analyst Chris Kallos.

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Fund Stories

29/11/2016 | 8:10 AM  While the outlook is mixed for bond prices, bond funds still have an important role to play in investors' portfolios, according to Morningstar.

24/11/2016 | 9:34 AM  Wilson Asset Management currently dislikes more of the Australian market than it likes, but there are silver linings despite the clouds of volatility that continue to hover.

24/11/2016 | 8:08 AM  The unwinding of distortions on stock markets, magnified by central banks, threatens a record part of the ASX, according to Schroders' Martin Conlon.

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ETF Stories

22/11/2016 | 10:41 AM  Should Japanese equity markets receive a further boost from a rising US dollar against the yen and Trump-backed stimulus, local investors have an attractive option for exposure to this thematic.

15/11/2016 | 12:19 PM  Australian retail investors are increasingly turning to ETFs that provide specific tactical exposures to global themes, particularly in the context of large-scale market events such as US election 2016

07/11/2016 | 8:47 AM  Given the lagging performance of many active strategies, it is no surprise investors are increasingly switching to passive management, VanEck Australia's Arian Neiron says.

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SMSF Stories

29/11/2016 | 4:49 PM  Self-managed super fund trustees may be reconsidering the viability of such arrangements because of changes to the tax treatment of concessional and non-concessional contributions.

25/11/2016 | 8:20 AM  Winding up an SMSF may occur for a number of reasons. But what needs to be done and what documents need to be prepared?

24/11/2016 | 8:12 AM  The ATO has cautioned that non-lodgers, various "tax planning" arrangements and collectables will all be in its cross-hairs this financial year.

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As of 03/12/2016 08:49 AM (20 min delay)
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All Ords* -57.8 -1.0 5,503
ASX200* -56.2 -1.0 5,444
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Nikkei225 -87.0 -0.5 18,426
HKSE -313.4 -1.4 22,565
Shanghai -29.5 -0.9 3,244
CAC -31.8 -0.7 4,529
DAX -20.7 -0.2 10,513

ASX300 Biggest Gainers and Losers

ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
PDN Paladin Energy Ltd 0.059 -9.23
BWX BWX Limited 3.89 -7.82
ASB Austal Limited 1.745 -7.18
BGA Bega Cheese Limited 4.64 -6.26
HSN Hansen Technologies Limited 4.03 -5.84
CL1 Class Limited 2.92 -5.81
ALU Altium Limited 8.16 -5.56
NXT NEXTDC Limited 2.89 -5.56
NTC NetComm Wireless Limited 2.20 -5.17
EML EML Payments Limited 1.78 -5.07
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