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Why you should diversify into corporate credit

25/07/2016 | 8:29 AM Corporate credit bond funds can provide investors' portfolios with diversity and an additional return on top of that provided by cash, though not without some additional risk.

2 ways to invest in education

25/07/2016 | 8:23 AM Education is always a hot topic in Australia, especially in the lead-up to Australia's recent federal election. But it also presents an attractive theme for investors seeking to diversify their portfolio.

Where there's a will, there's a lawsuit

22/07/2016 | 8:02 AM As the country approaches the start of the biggest intergenerational wealth transfer in its history, imputation bonds can play a highly beneficial role within a secure estate plan.

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Stock Stories

25/07/2016 | 8:20 AM  Education is always a hot topic in Australia, especially in the lead-up to Australia's recent federal election. But it also presents an attractive theme for investors seeking to diversify their portfolio.

22/07/2016 | 8:02 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes explores the possible implications should central banks take the "helicopter money" option, while also looking at an Australian stock he believes can "keep dancing".

21/07/2016 | 8:25 AM  It is an age-old debate: property versus shares. In an uncertain environment, how can Australian investors pick a winner?

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Fund Stories

25/07/2016 | 8:27 AM  Corporate credit bond funds can provide investors' portfolios with diversity and an additional return on top of that provided by cash, though not without some additional risk.

22/07/2016 | 8:02 AM  The concept of "radical uncertainty" is particularly useful in describing the challenges we all face in a world of rising polarisation, populism and politicisation, according to PIMCO's Joachim Fels.

21/07/2016 | 8:16 AM  Schroders' Martin Conlon provides insights into the initial effects of Brexit on the equity market and stresses that economic reality and rationality can often take longer than anticipated to reassert itself.

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ETF Stories

08/07/2016 | 8:24 AM  Due to markets going through cycles of "style rotation," fundamental-indexing strategies have tended to outperform traditional value indexing approaches historically, according to BetaShares.

05/07/2016 | 8:20 AM  While the Brexit drama could play out for some time to come as the UK government negotiates the terms of its departure from the EU, there are plenty of "safe havens" for Australian investors.

22/06/2016 | 8:36 AM  Most investors using ETFs are aware of the key benefits such as diversification, transparency and low cost, but one of the most unknown advantages of ETFs is their tax efficiency.

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SMSF Stories

11/07/2016 | 8:23 AM  There are three questions regularly asked by those either setting up a new fund with a new corporate trustee or those wanting to change their trustees from individuals to a company.

05/07/2016 | 3:42 PM  While a contravention of the ATO's collectables rules will not endanger the compliance status of an SMSF if the contravention was unintentional, it may give rise to a "speeding ticket" penalty for the trustees.

30/06/2016 | 8:42 AM  Self-managed super funds are considerably underweight global markets, with a less than 1 per cent exposure to overseas direct assets among Australian SMSFs, according to Andrew Alcock, managing director of HUB24.

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As of 25/07/2016 11:57 AM (20 min delay)
* All Ords and ASX200 pricing is 20 min delayed.
Indices Change % Value
All Ords* 27.4 0.5 5,602
ASX200* 28.1 0.5 5,526
NZ50 44.4 0.6 7,270
DJI 53.6 0.3 18,571
FTSE100 30.6 0.5 6,730
Nikkei225 62.7 0.4 16,690
HKSE -43.8 -0.2 21,920
Shanghai 4.9 0.2 3,018
CAC 4.9 0.1 4,381
DAX -8.8 -0.1 10,147

ASX300 Biggest Gainers and Losers

ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
SEH Sino Gas & Energy Holdings Limited 0.1075 8.59
EWC Energy World Corporation Ltd 0.2975 8.18
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas Limited 0.695 6.92
WOW Woolworths Limited 23.60 5.12
WLD Wellard Limited 0.46 4.55
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ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
IGO Independence Group NL 4.06 -4.69
LYC Lynas Corporation Limited 0.069 -4.17
EPW ERM Power Limited 1.00 -3.38
SGM Sims Metal Management Limited 8.47 -3.20
WSA Western Areas Limited 2.655 -3.10
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