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Articles from: Suncorp pays attractive dividends to Westpac impresses with $7.6bn profit

Suncorp pays attractive dividends

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Suncorp Group (SUN)

Election outcome will bring certainty

Author: Paul Bloxham
Date: 06 Sep 2013

The Australian federal election will take place this Saturday, 7 September, with the country voting on all 150 seats of the House of Representatives and half the seats of the 76 seat Senate – both of which are involved in the legislative process

Market Index Performance l March 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 07 Apr 2014

4 key investment lessons

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 15 Nov 2013

An article published by Morningstar earlier this week, 4 common portfolio mistakes , looked closely at some of the typical pitfalls encountered by the everyday investor

Awakening Japan

Author: Yu Zhang
Date: 09 Oct 2014

More than a year and a half has passed since Japan unveiled "Abenomics," its aggressive reflationary policy aimed at reinvigorating its stalled domestic economy

Aussie equities to tread water

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 01 Jul 2014

6 stocks set to outperform in 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Jan 2014

With many investors trying to find additional stocks to include in their portfolios for 2014, Invast Securities recently identified a number of "beaten-down" blue-chip companies the brokerage believes have the potential for a turnaround

A case for Europe?

Author: Mark Burgess
Date: 09 Oct 2013

Despite there being much to consider over the past few months, we have made few changes to portfolios, largely leaving our overweighting to risk assets intact, and within equities and fixed income, our bias towards emerging markets

Telstra set for a dividend bonanza?

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 14 Jan 2014

Telstra (TLS) on Monday announced it was selling a 70 per cent stake in its Sensis directories business to US-based private equity firm Platinum Equity for $454 million

5 blue chips of the future

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 09 Dec 2013

In a recent Morningstar article , a number of key contributors to the performance of the NovaPort Smaller Companies Fund [9108] and the investment approach of the managers behind the strategy were examined

A special dividend from CBA?

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Jul 2013

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is set to release its earnings results for fiscal 2013 in mid-August, being the only bank among Australia's "big four" with a financial year to the end of June.

4 reasons to like Woodside and Santos

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Apr 2014

Earlier this month, Morningstar assigned a narrow-moat rating to Santos Limited (STO) as a result of Australia's number two oil-and-gas company now possessing cost advantages on a number of fronts

NAB sees solid quarter, Newcrest's profit above forecast

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Aug 2014

Companies covered in this report: • National Australia Bank

Are we living in a "Truman Show" reality?

Author: Marcus Burns
Date: 03 Sep 2014

Even ugly ducklings can grow up to be swans some day and we have started to observe a number of fallen stocks recover and perform well this year, as either management teams change (APN News and Media) or new owners perceive value where the stock market didn't (Wotif.com Holdings)

Market Index Performance l August 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 04 Sep 2014

Click here to download the Market Index Returns table for August 2014.

A growth bet on India?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 May 2014

Morningstar's silver-rated Platinum Asia Fund [9894] beat the market benchmark, according to its December 2013 quarterly note

Is the commodity supercycle dead?

Author: Nicholas Johnson and Greg Sharenow
Date: 24 Sep 2013

From the late 1990s until the 2008 financial crisis, most commodities experienced double-digit annual real (that is, inflation-adjusted) price growth, a period known as the commodity "supercycle"

Capturing superior performance

Author: Lars Hamich
Date: 03 Apr 2014

Index exchange-traded-funds (ETFs) are financial products based on indices, which track the performance of a portfolio of securities

Jumping at shadows

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 14 Jul 2014

Befuddled is probably a term which characterises the state of mind of many seasoned investors at present

Amcor to demerge AAPD business

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Aug 2013

Packaging manufacturer Amcor (AMC) on Thursday said it plans to demerge its Australasia and Packaging Distribution (AAPD) business from its Amcor flexible and rigid plastics division

3 sectors to be bullish about

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Oct 2013

Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes highlighted that confidence was on the up in the latest Huntleys' Your Money Weekly newsletter

Investors to reap Wesfarmers windfall?

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Apr 2014

Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers (WES) this week signalled its departure from the insurance game after announcing the sale of its insurance broking arm to the US-based Arthur J

Rio's earnings, dividend beat forecasts

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Feb 2014

Global mining giant Rio Tinto (RIO) on Thursday announced a 10 per cent increase in underlying earnings to US$10.2 billion for 2013

4 top US-dollar-exposed stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Dec 2013

In Morningstar's recently published Market Outlook , head of equities research Peter Warnes says that "tailwinds are still blowing" for those Australian companies that derive the bulk of their earnings from offshore

Developed markets likely to outperform

Author: Raymond Chan
Date: 22 Jul 2013

Global financial markets have been in consolidation since May

3 top global resources stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Jul 2014

Australian investors will undoubtedly be familiar with the "big two" locally listed global resources companies, BHP Billiton (BHP) and Rio Tinto (RIO) , and will more than likely hold a substantial exposure to these heavyweights

Time to be bullish on Europe

Author: Raul Elizalde
Date: 09 Dec 2013

Now could be the time to diversify away from high-flying US stocks and laggard European shares seem to be the appropriate choice

A new approach to indexing

Author: Lars Hamich
Date: 12 Aug 2013

Most exchange-traded funds (ETFs) listed in Australia are based on long-established conventional indices that follow common methodology concepts

Japanese stocks on track despite recession?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 21 Nov 2014

Growth was a key theme at the recent G20 meeting in Brisbane

Westpac impresses with $7.6bn profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Nov 2014

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced an 8 per cent rise in cash profit to $7.6 billion for the fiscal year ended 30 September 2014, in line with both Morningstar and consensus forecasts

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