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ASX down as dividends rule the day

ASX down as dividends rule the day, retail sales recover but Myer (ASX:MYR) smashed The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) fell another 0.8% on Thursday, dragged down by a flurry of major companies paying out dividends. The likes of BHP Group (ASX:BHP), CSL (ASX:CSL), and Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) fell 3.1%, 4.2%,

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ASX rises as GDP smashes expectations

GDP smashes expectations, ASX rises, economic activity expands  The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) continued its winning ways gaining 0.8% on Wednesday following the release of Australian economic growth results this morning. GDP growth for the December quarter smashed all expectations hitting 3.1% and making

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RBA comments push market lower

RBA comments push market lower, energy, iron ore prices fall, A2 Milk jumps 8% The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) gave up a strong open, trading as much as 1% higher, to finish down 0.4% for the day. With reporting season having come to an

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ASX to open higher, strong US lead

ASX to open higher, strong US lead, Commonwealth Bank (ASXLCBA) hit with ASIC investigation The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished 1.7% higher to start the week, rebounding quickly from Friday’s so-called ‘bloodbath’. Once again, market volatility was met with reassuring language from central banks

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Advice complaints remain low despite 2020 increase

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) was established in 1 November 2018, combining the Financial Ombudsman Service, Credit and Investments Ombudsman (CIO) and Superannuation Complains Tribunal (SCT) into a more efficient and well resourced group. Covering most aspects of the

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T.Rowe Price wins global fund of the year

The annual Awards held by Morningstar saw the winners of 2021 announced across various categories, something we covered here. Taking the majority of the awards was the team at Hyperion, which was also rated the overall Fund Manager for the

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Morningstar award winners announced

Mark Arnold and Jason Orthman stood at the podium to collect three awards at last Friday (Feb 26) afternoon’s annual Morningstar funds awards, including the main prize, that of Fund Manager of the Year. But they didn’t quite scoop the

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Crypto the next big trend in financial planning

There are a plethora of reasons for advisors to dismiss Bitcoin and other crypto assets as a worthy holding in clients’ investment portfolios. For one, they’re for the most part unregulated. To say they’re volatile is an understatement. Let’s not

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