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Structuring your portfolio for retirement

18/01/2017 | 12:32 PM As a large cohort of Australians enter retirement, questions around how to adapt portfolio as you shift from accumulation to draw-down are increasingly common.

Will the Year of the Rooster crow for Australian investors?

18/01/2017 | 8:01 AM There is more short-term upside in global equity markets and there are some undervalued sectors of the Australian bourse which are providing longer-term opportunities for investors.

What is a fixed trust and why do you need to know?

18/01/2017 | 8:01 AM Whether a trust is a fixed trust or not has significant taxation implications for SMSFs, as Michael Hallinan of Townsends Business & Corporate Lawyers explains.

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Stock Stories

18/01/2017 | 8:01 AM  There is more short-term upside in global equity markets and there are some undervalued sectors of the Australian bourse which are providing longer-term opportunities for investors.

17/01/2017 | 2:59 PM  It's worth keeping an eye on these healthcare stocks, with policy uncertainty in the US and Australia combining with stewardship issues to create share price winners and losers.

13/01/2017 | 8:37 AM  At present, patience and prudence is required of investors rather than the fear of missing out, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

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Fund Stories

17/01/2017 | 8:11 AM  The Wharton School's Jeremy Siegel and the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's Patrick Harker discuss what lies ahead as the Trump administration assumes office this month.

17/01/2017 | 8:07 AM  The worst is yet to come for traditional fixed-income investors, warns JPMorgan's Bill Eigen. When a bull market persists for multiple decades, it jades people's thinking.

16/01/2017 | 4:26 PM  Shares in consumer staples, utilities and non-bank financial sectors are most attractive in 2017, according to the chief investment officer of Legg Mason-owned fund manager Martin Currie.

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ETF Stories

20/12/2016 | 5:33 PM  While markets have gone into fantasy mode since the US presidential election, gold has tumbled even as stocks, the US dollar, copper and interest rates have climbed substantially.

13/12/2016 | 9:25 AM  The Australian ETF market witnessed good growth and increased sophistication in 2016, and is expected to reach a market capitalisation of over $30 billion in 2017.

05/12/2016 | 8:11 AM  As significant geopolitical and economic events will continue to contribute to ongoing US market volatility, investors need to consider those companies with strong competitive advantages.

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SMSF Stories

18/01/2017 | 8:01 AM  Whether a trust is a fixed trust or not has significant taxation implications for SMSFs, as Michael Hallinan of Townsends Business & Corporate Lawyers explains.

16/01/2017 | 8:09 AM  While there are undeniable benefits to international investing, it's important to consider how offshore investments fit with investors' goals, risk tolerance, timeframe, and portfolio.

10/01/2017 | 8:01 AM  With the 1 January 2017 assets test changes now in effect, it is important retirees who may be over the new cut-off understand the implications on their age pension entitlements.

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Premium icon Forecast 2017

Morningstar's Peter Warnes provides investors with some much-needed counsel ahead of the Year of the Rooster, urging them to shun complacency following the shock events of 2016.
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ASX200* -38.1 -0.7 5,661
NZ50 -22.4 -0.3 7,041
DJI -59.0 -0.3 19,827
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CAC -22.5 -0.5 4,860
DAX -14.7 -0.1 11,540

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ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
SBM St Barbara Limited 2.36 6.79
TWE Treasury Wine Estates Limited 11.10 6.02
PRU Perseus Mining Limited 0.405 5.19
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas Limited 0.825 5.10
HGG Henderson Group PLC 3.96 3.94
RSG Resolute Mining Limited 1.4425 3.78
BDR Beadell Resources Limited 0.32 3.23
SAR Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited 1.1825 2.83
AQG Alacer Gold Corp 2.52 2.44
ORE Orocobre Limited 4.45 2.30
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IPD ImpediMed Limited 0.845 -4.52
BEN Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited 12.665 -4.34
RMD ResMed Inc. 8.30 -3.82
APN APN News and Media Limited 2.615 -3.51
TGR Tassal Group Limited 4.08 -3.09
WSA Western Areas Limited 2.67 -2.91
CIM CIMIC Group Limited 35.62 -2.73
MMS McMillan Shakespeare Limited 10.75 -2.71
A2M The a2 Milk Company Limited 2.16 -2.70
QAN Qantas Airways Limited 3.435 -2.69
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