Interest Rates and Inflation

The level of interest rates in an economy is not only a sign of the underlying health of the economy, it is also an important benchmark for the expected return on an investment. In particular, th...

Privatisation talks creates angst for Crown hybrid-holders

While it may only be a few days out from Crown Resorts’ (ASX: CWN) releasing its interim result, the market is rightfully titillated by what might happen to $1.1 billion of ASX-listed hybrids sho...

Why you need to avoid bonds when interest rates are low

With share markets having gone to ‘hell in a hand basket’, it’s hardly surprising that investors would be more attracted to safe-havens like cash, fixed interest and bonds.  H...

4 Top Dividend Stocks to buy in September

Last week produced a rocky ride for many of Australia's largest blue chip stocks, but those investors focused on income can capitalise on the ASX's downturn with great stocks like Woolworths Limite...

The ten top ASX dividend yield stocks

Given the very real possibility that interest rates could stay lower for longer, it’s hardly surprising that lot of investors who require the sort of income that fixed...

Are the Big Four banks still good dividend stocks?

Strong growth in housing markets, increased regulation and richly-priced shares mean it's probably not the right time to buy the banks.Dividends, dividends, dividends. Australian investors can't ...

Quick Q&A with the CEO: What are the implications of the ongoing quest for yield?

Yield chasers have pushed up the prices of the big banks and other blue chips to near record highs – but what are their valuations like? Where should new investors be looking for income? Will yest...

The implications of lower interest rates

As was widely anticipated, the RBA lowered interest rates at its December meeting this afternoon by 25 basis points. The official cash rate now sits at 3.00%, which was also the emergency low we sa...

10 stocks for income-hungry investors

Two concerns of income investors are the protection of capital and falling cash rates.  These issues combined create a conundrum, as low cash rates giving poor returns force investors to move furth...

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