Why you should switch to DIY super

Daryl Dixon | Fees are not the main reason DIY funds are so popular. Proactive trustees can equal or better the result of most funds.

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IPO pipeline bulging

Joyce Moullakis | Success of Healthscope float likely to serve as a barometer for list of planned IPOs.

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Woodside v Santos

Elio D’Amato | The stories behind Australia’s two energy giants are equally compelling but, on a risk-adjusted basis, one stands head and shoulders above the other.

Australian Equity Indices

Points Change % Change Value Volume
S&P/ASX 200 5,588.4 + 11.0 + 0.20% $ 3,134,590,462.0 489,821,305.0
S&P/ASX 200
ALL ORDINARIES 5,580.6 + 10.7 + 0.19% $ 3,231,295,764.0 638,462,228.0
ALL ORDINARIES
S&P/ASX 100 4,646.4 + 8.9 + 0.19% $ 2,864,310,083.0 340,374,792.0
S&P/ASX 100
SMALL ORDS 2,231.0 + 4.1 + 0.18% $ 335,757,559.0 225,772,296.0
S&P/ASX SMALL ORDINARIES
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Market Summary

Price % Chg
QBE QBE INSUR. $ 10.570 - 11.10%
LYC LYNAS $ 0.215 + 7.50%
ALQ ALS $ 7.500 - 6.48%
NVT NAVITAS $ 4.700 - 5.62%
AGO ATLAS IRON $ 0.595 + 4.39%
BCI BCIRON $ 3.400 + 3.98%
PDN PALADIN $ 0.390 - 3.70%
TEL TELECOM NZ $ 2.570 - 3.38%
RFG RTL FOOD $ 4.700 + 3.30%
BPT BEACH $ 1.705 - 3.12%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 106.640 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE SEP4 (USD/BBL) 101.060 - 0.610 - 0.60%
NAT GAS AUG14 (USD/MMBTU) 3.828 + 0.061 + 1.63%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1298.00 1298.90 - 5.99 - 0.46%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 20.54 20.58 - 0.04 - 0.19%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1477.20 1481.60 - 2.50 - 0.17%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 877.68 883.68 - 2.12 - 0.24%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.938 0.6995 95.81 0.5535
USD 1.065 USD 0.7458 102.1 0.5901
EUR 1.4287 1.3407 EUR 136.92 0.7912
JPY 0.0104 0.0098 0.0073 JPY 0.0058
GBP 1.8052 1.6943 1.2635 172.97 GBP

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BROKER WATCH: BHP

Will Willitts | UBS has a “buy” recommendation on BHP Billiton and a $42.00 target price.

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BROKER WATCH: Sirius

Will Willits | Deutsche Bank has a ‘hold’ recommendation on Sirius Resources and a $3.85 target price.

Property

ME beats banks on rates

Clancy Yeates | Competition in the $1.3 trillion mortgage market tipped to remain intense.

Fixed Income

Fixed Income

Beware EM bubbles

Mark Mulligan | Cheap credit flows to higher-yielding assets in developing countries creating new global risks.

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RBS rigged rates

Jonthan Shapiro | Global bank latest to be penalised for role in manipulating Australia’s bank bill swap rate.

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Superannuation

New code for SMSF gearing

Shane White | SMSF professionals have responded to recent criticism of the sector with new guidelines around borrowing to buy.

New Investor

Why you should switch to DIY super

Daryl Dixon | Fees are not the main reason DIY funds are so popular. Proactive trustees can equal or better the result of most funds.

New Investor

Woodside v Santos

Elio D’Amato | The stories behind Australia’s two energy giants are equally compelling but, on a risk-adjusted basis, one stands head and shoulders above the other.

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