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Dividend bright spots

The major highlight, and a very important one, for the interim profit reporting season was the 4.9 per cent rise in dividends declared. As well, a number of small and mid-cap companies stood out. Morningstar's ROSS BIRD says dividends continue to be an ever-increasing component of total returns for shares.

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In this issue
  Market views
  ASX news
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Hunt for yield
MIKE SABA, Evans & Partners

Learn how to get higher, more reliable yields with interest rate securities.

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Best bank stocks
DALE GILLHAM, Wealth Within

What the charts say about banks.

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Eight habits of great traders
LOUISE BEDFORD, author

Simple, practical beginners’ steps to make more money.

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Bull market signals
GARY STONE, Share Wealth

Several contrarian indicators suggest a better sharemarket this year.

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Investor news
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Visit ASX’s new Facebook and YouTube sites where you’ll find our latest investor news and tools.

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Managed funds
ASX to quote managed fund prices
From ASX

New service will benefit investors, funds and advisers, says ASX's Ian Irvine.

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Investor Hour: Adelaide
Top asset allocation tips
From ASX

UBS's George Boubouras considers asset-allocation and stock strategies.

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  Latest Investor Hour videos
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Buying opportunities
Roger Montgomery, Skaffold
Roger talks about some of the companies that he currently regards as good value.

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Price vs Value?
Mike Hawkins, Evans & Partners
Understand what really drives Australian share prices.

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European freeze or summer sun?
Janu Chan, St George
This economist explains the key risks and opportunities for the global economy.

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  Asset allocation / super
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Smart portfolio strategies
Robin Bowerman, Vanguard
Why core-satellite investing using index and active products makes sense.

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Case for commodities
Tony Rumble, BetaShares
Learn how to improve portfolio returns and efficiency with soft-commodity ETFs.

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'Must do' tips for SMSFs
Grant Abbott, SMSF Strategies
Self-Managed Super Funds should consider these four opportunities in 2012.

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