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Is the threat of inflation real?

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 Jul 2013

The Federal Reserve judges that inflation is low enough for it to prolong its third splash of quantitative easing

SMSFs take up bulk of ETF boom

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 14 May 2013

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are the main investors of exchange-traded funds (ETFS), with the industry forecasted for continued long-term growth

Trust refuses to offer Equity Trustees due diligence

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 20 May 2013

The Trust Company (TRU) is refusing to offer due diligence to Equity Trustees (EQT) after reiterating its recommendation for Perpetual's (PPT) acquisition offer

The mysterious world of bitcoin

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Date: 30 Apr 2013

Just what exactly should we make of bitcoin? The once-obscure digital currency has had quite a ride

Westpac to pay special dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 May 2013

Westpac Group (WBC) on Friday announced a 10 per cent year-on-year rise in cash earnings to $3.53 billion for the six months to 31 March 2013.

Advised SMSFs show greater diversity

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 30 May 2013

According to new research by CoreData, self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are heavily invested in Australian equities, although their allocation varies considerably depending on whether they are self-managed or have an adviser

3 big banks, 3 big dividends

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Oct 2013

Over the coming weeks, three of Australia's big four banks will report their earnings for the financial year to the end of September 2013, with Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) first out of the gate on 29 October

Equity markets in vulnerable position

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 30 Sep 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Lesley Beath without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

5 winning international equities

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 20 Mar 2014

For Australian investors and self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees looking to take advantage of global investing opportunities, the approach adopted by Goldman Sachs Asset Management/Wellington Management Company is a winning one, according to Morningstar

Low rates won't fix shrinking resources sector

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 24 May 2013

Low interest rates will not "fill the hole" in the shrinking resources sector, according to former board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Warwick McKibbin

NAB posts 3.3pc rise in dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 09 May 2013

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced a 3.1 per cent year-on-year rise in cash earnings - a preferred measure of underlying performance used among the big banks - to $2.915 billion for the half year to the end of March 2013

China: Separating fact from fiction

Author: Mathews Asia
Date: 25 Mar 2014

In recent months, many global investors have focused on a slowdown in Chinese GDP growth, declining exports and massive credit overhang

5 rules for a smart investment strategy

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 02 Dec 2014

1) Avoid cookie-cutter solutions to your asset allocation Once you get the broad principles in place, fine tune it to suit yourself

On the wings of an eagle

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 05 Dec 2013

I've always liked Jack Bogle, although I've never met him

Major stock action encouraging

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 27 Oct 2014

Overview

Should investors worry about a housing bubble?

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 Nov 2013

The UK government is said to be stoking one

Market Index Performance | October 2013

Author: Morningstar
Date: 11 Nov 2013

14 steps to successful investing

Author: Shane Oliver
Date: 01 May 2013

The last five years have been difficult for investors

When small is big

Author: Mark Mobius
Date: 07 Nov 2013

There's a popular saying in the US, "Good things come in small packages," which is generally a statement about gifts of jewellery

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 21 May 2014

To read the latest Economic Update please click here .

Infrastructure should be own asset class

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 23 May 2013

Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) has called for infrastructure to be thought of as an asset class in its own right

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 19 Mar 2014

To read the lastest Economic Update, please click here .

Is it the season to be jolly?

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 18 Dec 2013

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

Global equities still hold promise

Author: Dominic Rossi
Date: 08 Aug 2013

While uncertainty has picked up in recent weeks, I believe we remain in an equity-friendly environment

James Hardie's 1H profit rises 7pc

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Nov 2014

James Hardie Industries (JHX) on Wednesday said its net profit for the half year ended 30 September 2014 fell 20 per cent from the prior corresponding period to US$156.1 million

Market's potential upside limited

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 25 Mar 2014

Overview

Why women are better investors than men

Author: Peter Esho
Date: 05 Aug 2013

My last few articles for Morningstar readers have been about portfolio strategy and the need to start looking offshore, as the structure of the Australian market makes outside opportunities attractive

New one-stop approaches to income and growth

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Mar 2014

The exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry in Australia currently stands at $9.93 billion - up 12 per cent since the last quarter - and Morningstar expects the industry's healthy growth to continue

Interest rates no cause for bond alarm

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 17 May 2013

The possibility of normalising interest rates should not ring alarm bells for bond investors, according to Tyndall Asset Management

Large IPOs dominate the market

Author: Marcus Ohm
Date: 08 Apr 2014

A combination of falling commodity prices and reduced investor sentiment appear to have had a negative impact on resources company initial public offerings (IPOs) during 2013

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