Investors look beyond short term events for OS buying opportunities

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Australians’ global investment confidence highest since GFC September saw investor concern about global markets at its lowest since the global financial crisis (GFC), according to the Certitude Global Investing Intentions Index (CGIII) Report, released this week. This is despite potentially negative fallout from short term events in the news when the survey was conducted, such […]

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Patience pays off for investors who rode the GFC market rollercoaster, says Precept Investment Actuaries

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Australian share market over the past 20 years delivers an average return of 9.6% Patience has paid off for Australian investors who held on during highs and lows of the market during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), according to boutique investment research and actuarial consulting company Precept Investment Actuaries. In a research paper, entitled: ‘Independent […]

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Investor Signposts: Week Beginning July 10 2011

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The big picture Confused about where the economy is heading? You’re in good company, with the boffins from the Reserve Bank also seemingly scratching their collective heads about where things are going. Earlier in the year the policymakers appeared confident that the economy would rebound strongly after the floods and cyclones and flagged the risk […]

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Research reveals investor appetite for future innovation, but on new terms

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Improve existing products before creating new Focus on solutions which deliver targeted outcomes Human judgement a key enabler Third party administrators a partner for innovation An annual, independent study released today by CREATE-Research, commissioned by Citi’s Global Transaction Services and Principal Global Investors, finds that while innovation is deemed to have produced mixed results over the […]

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Focus on investor compensation overlooks protection

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Events such as the recent Trio compensation debate and last week’s release of ASIC research findings on the effects on investors of lack of compensation suggest that prevention and protection is being overlooked. Mr Harvey Kalman of Equity Trustees Ltd says he is concerned that, in the debate over compensation and the reports of the […]

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Principal Global Investors Central Bank Research May 2011

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Principal Global Investors’ Central Bank Research for May 2011 carefully examines the trends across the US Federal Reserve (Fed) bank and the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). The outlook explores the recent softening in economic data has raised concerns over the sustainability of the U.S. recovery and the growing concern for the US fiscal outlook. […]

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Snippet – To the edge and back again

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The Second Liberty Bond Act of 1917 placed a limit on the amount of public debt that the US Government can have outstanding. This Statutory Debt Limit, or debt ceiling, prevents new debt being issued once the limit has been reached. However, the debt limit can be, and has often been, raised with approval from […]

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More to risk than market volatility

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Ongoing concerns by investors about market volatility may mean they are ignoring other critical investment risks which can have a major impact on their retirement income, says Mr Cameron Dickman, head of retail at Australian Unity Investments. “The global financial crisis has focused investor attention on one kind of risk, market risk – the risk […]

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RBA: Resilient financial system

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Financial Stability Review The Reserve Bank has given a clean bill of health for the Australian financial system, highlighting the strength of domestic banks compared with their overseas peers. The Reserve Bank has indicated that the natural disasters earlier this year is unlikely to significantly impair bank assets and profitability. However the central bank did […]

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Europe’s reversal of fortunes: core trumps peripherals

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Until recently, the defining theme of European economic monetary union since its introduction in 1999 was the convergence of the peripheral economies (ex-Soviet bloc and outlying countries) and core Europe (France, Germany, the UK and so on). The move to a single currency provided the impetus for fiscally weaker, less-competitive peripheral economies to catch up […]

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