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Is it ever the right time?

04 June 2014 |

timeThe mining boom has stalled globally. But is that reason for pessimism towards mining stocks? It depends how you see it.

What all those high paid advisers do

04 June 2014 |

PaidThere is not a lot of evidence that high priced asset and investment advice actually helps superannuation funds get better returns. But it is worth taking a look at what they do.

Fund managers look overseas

03 June 2014 |

Over seasThe amount of shares Australians own overseas now exceeds the amount of shares owned by foreigners in Australia. This partially reflects the buying of overseas shares by super fund managers. Are DIY super investors being left behind?

The overseas share option

01 June 2014 |

OSSelf managed super investors who wish to diversify may wish to look at the US market, especially the S&P 500. Returns have been about 50% over the last two years. But this may be a reason for caution.

Are DIY funds facing a dividend disaster?

27 May 2014 |

DIY disasterThe biggest threat to self managed super are the "growing calls" to scrap dividend imputation. Most DIY funds have heavily relied on investing in companies that have fully franked dividends, especially the banks. If the tax break goes it would hit super funds hard.

Only a quarter of stock market "healthy"

23 May 2014 |

Only 20 per cent healthyThe Australian stock market has big risks, according to analysts Lincoln Indicators. The Healthcare, Materials, Utilities and Energy sectors are especially problematic. Lincoln also gives its top picks for each sector.

Are the banks expensive?

22 May 2014 | Broker reports editor

Banks expensiveThe share prices of the banks are high when assessed in terms of their profits. Their dividends remain strong, but those expecting share price gains might want to look closely. The overall market, however, is in line with historical trends.

The stock market that went nowhere

20 May 2014 |

Going nowhereThe Australian stock market is going sideways. It is at the same level as it was last November. Shareholders are heavily relying on tax advantaged dividends.

Attacking information confusion

18 May 2014 |

andrew willinkDIY super investors have become buyers of retail investment products. But financial institutions have not prepared well for the retail market, and making sense of the information can be difficult. Enter on-line veteran, Andrew Willink.

Banks still look strong

15 May 2014 | Broker reports editor

BankBank reporting season has ended and they are looking reasonably strong, although there are few signs of bargains. Revenue growth is improving and dividend yields are holding up.

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