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The "Mythbuster" approach to Indexing : Inefficient Markets

Vanguard - Chris Phillips 23/10/2014 | Probably the most common myth I hear, and I hear it a lot, is, “We’re happy to index large-cap U.S. stocks, but we prefer active in small-cap or international markets.” Makes sense, right? After all, large-cap stocks, those in the S&P 500 Index, for example, are closely followed by analysts, traders, portfolio managers, and sell-side research firms.

How to take advantage of the "new mediocre" global growth

FIIG 23/10/2014 | Bond markets continue to defy market expectations of a pull back. They are still proving to one of the best performing asset classes of the year amid renewed weakness in the global economy.

What’s moving markets: correction or crisis? It depends where you sit.

Matthew Sherwood, Head of Investment Market Research, Perpetual 23/10/2014 | “…rapidly declining markets, whilst always sobering, can also represent a signal to buy rather than sell and to remain calm while others panic.”- Matthew Sherwood, Head of Investment Market Research, Perpetual

Abenomics Update - Japan

Platinum Asset Management 23/10/2014 | Enough time has passed since the advent of “Abenomics” to justify a mid-term report card.

Keep an Eye on Europe

Clime - John Abernathy 23/10/2014 | Fund manager John Abernethy says RBA deputy governor Guy Debelle was right to warn investors that there are a lot of negatives around that are already spilling from bond to equity markets.

Threat to Medibank from Comparison Sites

Forager Funds - Steve Johnson  22/10/2014 | The number of policyholders under the Medibank Private brand has shrunk. Only fractionally, but there are less Medibank Private policyholders today than two years ago. All of the growth is coming within Medibank’s no frills insurance brand, ahm.


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