Six steps to master property investment

Richard Wakelin | The key to scaling this Mt Everest-like task is to break it down into its six parts and then to climb the more manageable foothills one by one.

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Is this the key to China?

Matthew Smith | As Chinese consumers begin to splash out on home grown popular culture, the producers and distributors of that content stand poised to benefit.

Australian Equity Indices

Points Change % Change Value Volume
S&P/ASX 200 5,599.8 + 84.1 + 1.52% $ 4,362,947,511.0 647,325,191.0
S&P/ASX 200
ALL ORDINARIES 5,587.9 + 81.9 + 1.49% $ 4,477,195,538.0 798,407,838.0
ALL ORDINARIES
S&P/ASX 100 4,671.3 + 70.4 + 1.53% $ 3,965,219,629.0 478,340,609.0
S&P/ASX 100
SMALL ORDS 2,124.7 + 25.5 + 1.21% $ 470,325,860.0 263,106,784.0
S&P/ASX SMALL ORDINARIES
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Market Summary

Price % Chg
PBG PACBRANDS $ 0.490 + 50.77%
BSL BLUESCOPE $ 3.680 + 25.60%
TEN TEN NET $ 0.195 + 8.33%
EGP ECHO ENT $ 4.640 + 6.67%
SXL STHNXMEDIA $ 0.985 + 5.91%
WOR WORLEYPARS $ 11.200 + 5.46%
LNG LNG LTD $ 4.300 + 5.39%
KAR KAROON $ 2.360 + 5.36%
SXY SENEX $ 0.305 + 5.17%
BRG BREVILLE $ 6.630 + 4.57%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 60.190 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE AUG5 (USD/BBL) 57.090 + 0.130 + 0.23%
NAT GAS AUG15 (USD/MMBTU) 2.810 + 0.027 + 0.97%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1164.36 1165.13 - 4.14 - 0.35%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 15.54 15.62 + 0.01 + 0.06%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1075.95 1080.95 - 4.05 - 0.38%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 701.25 706.25 + 4.75 + 0.68%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.7613 0.6883 94.0 0.4882
USD 1.313 USD 0.9041 123.47 0.6413
EUR 1.4521 1.1059 EUR 136.55 0.7092
JPY 0.0106 0.0081 0.0073 JPY 0.0052
GBP 2.0466 1.5587 1.4092 192.45 GBP

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Short-selling OK by ASIC

Staff Reporter | The corporate regulator says short-selling is a “natural part” of domestic financial markets does not pose a systemic risk, Joyce Moullakis and Jonathan Shapiro report.

Property

Investors looking north

Mark Ludlow | Southern investors are looking to Brisbane as Sydney and Melbourne markets become too expensive to crack.

Fixed Income

PIMCO tips 2pc inflation

Vesna Poljak | Global fixed-income investor PIMCO has forecast inflation to return to 2 per cent over the next few years, aligning with central bank targets and led by the United States.

Fixed Income

Why bonds are languishing

Bloomberg | Bonds and stocks have also been pushed lower by the prospect of the US central bank raising interest rates, Adam Haigh and Benjamin Purvis write.

Specialist Investments

Simple is best for ETFs

James Frost | Exchanged traded funds have levelled the playing field for ordinary investors, however some strategies will introduce the inexperienced to new risks.

Market Intelligence

Your outlook for 2015-16

Vesna Poljak | The outlook is now more uncertain than it was at the turn of the previous fiscal calendar.

Superannuation

Super tax off PM’s agenda

Phillip Coorey | Tony Abbott has hardened his stance towards superannuation tax reform by vowing there will never be any change under a Coalition government.

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Eight questions investors must ask

Trevor Sykes | It’s the start of a new financial year and time for our annual investment health check. But there are a few questions you need to answer first.

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