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AMP to offer debt notes

05 November 2013 | Staff reporter

 DebtApprovesAMP is a big financial instituion that is relatively stable, so its new debt offering is likely to be attractive to many SMSF investors. But there are risks that investors should consider carefully before buying.


Is ANZ fairly priced?

30 October 2013 | Broker reports editor

PriceThe ANZ result was strong, but very much in line with what analysts expected. Meanwhile, APRA is warning the major banks not to pay out too much as dividends so as to bolster capital reserves. For investors there do not seem to be many surprises.


Coles' momentum slows

28 October 2013 | Broker reports editor

MomentumColes is slowing, but Bunnings is strong and the coal assets reasonable. That is the confusing picture with the conglomerate Wesfarmers. Brokers are divided, and some are bearish.


Telstra rethought

24 October 2013 | Broker reports editor

TelstraTelstra has been seen as a defensive stock for some time, in part because of the uncertainty over the NBN and its changed status in the market, and in part because it is high yielding, paying out a high proportion of its profits. But is it a defensive stock, or a company on the cusp of a growth spurt?


Brambles getting mixed assessments

20 October 2013 | Broker reports editor

MixedBrambles gives exposure to the global economy, but analysts are seeing the stock as being fairly priced. The dividend yield is on the low side and the prospects for earnings upgrades are modest.


Housing market distortions

20 October 2013 | Melissa Peters

Housing distortionsA report by the Grattan Institute has reinforced the distortions in Australia's residential property market. For investors there is a judgement to be made about how safe a privileged asset class is going to be when ageing is likely to reduce demand over the longer term?

 


Qantas fails to impress

17 October 2013 | Broker reports editor

QantasJetstar is making forays into the Japanese market which may eventually pay off for Qantas. But there are many reasons to approach the stock with considerable caution.


Fixed interest markets enter chaotic period

15 October 2013 | PSI

ChaosThe possibility of a debt default by the United States is having its greatest impact on the fixed interest markets. Interest rates are already at extreme lows, and now US Treasury bonds are likely to be downgraded. In Australia, the picture for bonds does not look positive.


Property trusts require scrutiny

14 October 2013 | Broker reports editor

ScrutinyThe $2.7 billion takeover offer for Commonwealth Property Office Fund by Dexus Property Group and its Canadian joint-venture partner may go higher. But analysts think the wiggle room is limited.


Westpac after Lloyds acquisition

13 October 2013 | Broker reports editor

LloydsBrokers are divided about whether Westpac is a good investment or not after the Lloyds acquisition. The implication seems to be, as brokers would say, to "buy on weakness". When analysts are divided, the pricing is probably close to correct.


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