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Articles from: Economic update to SMSF sector reaches tipping point

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

Buffett versus hedge funds

Author: Scott Keller
Date: 18 Sep 2014

You can make big money from hedge funds -- especially if you run one

Emerging markets plant seeds for growth

Author: Jeffrey Stafford
Date: 02 Sep 2014

Growth prospects for emerging-market diets remain robust

5 need-to-know ATO rulings

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 25 Jul 2014

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued a number of tax determinations (TDs) over the past six months

Macau venture helps Crown lift profit 35pc

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 14 Aug 2014

Casino operator Crown Resorts' (CWN) on Thursday said its net profit for the financial year ended 30 June 2014 rose 35.2 per cent to $640 million after a solid performance by its joint venture in Macau

Trust gives nod to "superior" Perpetual offer

Author: Staff Reporter
Date: 21 May 2013

The Trust Company (TRU) board has written to shareholders recommending they accept a takeover offer from Perpetual (PPT) that it says is superior to a revised offer from Equity Trustees (EQT) , while the competition watchdog is also keeping an eye on proceedings

Don't forget Japan

Author: Paul Bloxham
Date: 29 Jul 2013

China is Australia's biggest story

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin and Julian Robertson
Date: 19 Aug 2013

The Trust Company agrees to Perpetual acquisition

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 08 May 2013

The Trust Company (TRU) has agreed to a "compelling" acquisition by Perpetual (PPT) , after receiving a higher price per share offer than that put forth by Equity Trustees (EQT)

BHP to boost shareholder value

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Aug 2013

As incoming chief of BHP Billiton (BHP) , Andrew MacKenzie's big focus was to simplify the business - with costs a key priority

The emerging markets worth your cash

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 17 Nov 2014

Emerging markets should be renamed diverging markets, as they are increasingly uncorrelated

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 19 Sep 2014

To read the latest Economic Update please click here .

Ways to beat the 3 per cent inflation rate

Author: Elizabeth Moran
Date: 26 Aug 2014

Not long ago, low inflation and high interest rates meant investors could easily get a good real return just by putting their money in the bank

Perpetual named Fund Manager of the Year

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 03 Mar 2014

Perpetual Investments has been named Fund Manager of the Year in the Australian Morningstar Awards 2014

Luck and skill: can you tell the difference?

Author: Jason Stipp
Date: 17 Jun 2013

Whether in sports or investing, the role of luck in winning streaks is both underappreciated and increasing, said Credit Suisse managing director and author Michael Mauboussin during the kick-off keynote at the 2013 Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago

3 global banking opportunities

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 26 Jun 2014

In a recent interview with The Australian Financial Review , Sydney-based fund manager Wayne Peters, whose Peters MacGregor Global Fund [11512] has outperformed both the Magellan Global Equities Fund [15699] and the Platinum International Fund [4505] over the past five years, shares his views on the current prices of the big Australian banks versus their overseas counterparts

3 potential winners from A$ decline

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 18 Jun 2013

The Australian dollar has lost about 10 cents over the past two months, falling from 1.05 US dollars in mid-April to 0.95 US cents in mid-June - and this recent weakness is looking likely to be structural in nature rather than just being a short-term "dip," according to a number of pundits.

Wide swings likely in 2014

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 13 Jan 2014

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

The emotion factor in buying and selling

Author: Karl Siegling
Date: 19 Nov 2013

Following on from our first two articles on investor behaviour and emotion , we will briefly outline an oversimplified way of dealing with market and human behaviour

SMSF sector reaches tipping point

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 14 May 2013

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) have reached a "tipping point," with drawdowns likely to exceed growth in the sector over the next 10 years, according to DEXX&R's May Market Projections report

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