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Market Index Performance l November 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 04 Dec 2014

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

Santos lifts dividend 33pc

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 22 Aug 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Santos

Weather weighs on AGL, Westfield's earnings in line

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • AGL Energy

Amcor's result beats forecasts

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2013

Amcor Limited's (AMC) net profit before one-off items rose 8.6 per cent for the year to 30 June 2013 to $689.5 million after the company reduced costs, improved its product mix, and grew sales in emerging markets, the packaging maker said on Monday

5 ways to invest like Buffett

Author: Yale Bock
Date: 14 Apr 2014

Invest like Buffett? How many times have you heard that one? Not everyone has his billions, which allow the Oracle of Omaha to snatch up deals unavailable to most of us, like his 2009 purchase of Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad

2 PIMCO funds under review

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Sep 2014

Morningstar will place two of the four PIMCO funds available in Australia under review following the recent departure of the bond manager's founder and chief investment officer Bill Gross

Aussie equities immune to China's slowdown

Author: Kate Howitt
Date: 15 Oct 2013

China's economic takeoff has been fantastic for Australia

Trans-Tasman super SMSF requests denied

Author: Chris Kennedy
Date: 03 Jun 2013

The government has finalised details of trans-Tasman super portability arrangements, with several industry requests around the scheme going unheeded

Why emerging markets are rallying

Author: Kerry Craig
Date: 14 Oct 2014

Current accounts, currencies and central banks can go a long way to explaining the underperformance in emerging-market equities since 2011 -- and also their recent rise

5 ways to avoid turkey stocks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 09 May 2013

Sourcing growth opportunities in the small-cap market can offer stellar returns, but can also be a minefield of risks

SMSFs' real dilemma with property

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 03 Oct 2013

The debate about self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) and property investment intensified this week

6 reasons not to buy SMSF property

Author: Michael Hutton
Date: 13 Oct 2014

Self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees should be cautious about investing in residential property in the current market, particularly those in pension mode or where the members are likely to be drawing a pension from their fund within the next few years

Will Russia derail the eurozone recovery?

Author: Nicola Mai
Date: 09 Sep 2014

Geopolitical tensions from Ukraine threaten what is already a weak recovery in its neighbouring European economy

Woolworths registers lift in profit, dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 29 Aug 2014

Woolworths Limited (WOW) on Friday announced a fiscal 2014 net profit from continuing operations and before one-off items of $2.45 billion, up 4.2 per cent on the prior year or up 6.1 per cent on a normalised 52-week basis

6 lessons from The Wolf of Wall Street

Author: Morningstar
Date: 29 Jan 2014

However, the movie falls short when it comes to portraying the millions of victims of Belfort's scams

How to benefit from emerging markets

Author: Nimalan Govender
Date: 22 May 2014

Why should investors consider investing in emerging market equities? Some investors argue that Australia is over-exposed to emerging markets because of its expanded trade with China and its resource-intensive export sector.

Telstra raises profit, dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Telstra Corporation

Aurizon ups profit, payout ratio

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2013

Aurizon Holdings' (AZJ) underlying net profit for fiscal 2013 rose 16 per cent on the previous year to $487 million, the rail freight company said on Monday

Newcrest's profit falls on lower gold price

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 14 Feb 2014

Newcrest Mining (NCM) on Friday announced a 36 per cent fall in underlying profit before one-off items to $207 million for the half year ended 31 December 2013, after a rise in gold sales volumes was offset by a 13 per cent fall in the gold price

Market risk and Putin's hardball tactics

Author: Michael Cirami
Date: 01 Apr 2014

Are the geopolitical events centring on the Ukraine winding down, or are there broader implications developing? I would say it is closer to the latter

4 reasons there's growth in the share market

Author: Stuart Eliot
Date: 24 Sep 2014

In the short run, it's inevitable that equity markets will fall from time to time

Aussie share ownership declines

Author: Staff reporter
Date: 23 May 2013

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has released findings of The Australian Share Ownership Study, indicating there has been a decline in total share ownership despite ownership in Australia remaining high by international standards

Woolies, AGL pay healthy dividends

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 28 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Woolworths Limited (WOW)

No reason to buy the dip

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 10 Feb 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

Scope for a sharp rally?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 03 Jun 2014

Overview

More volatility in the short term

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 25 Nov 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 top total return stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Sep 2013

Over the next five years, Australian-listed regulated utilities are set to offer higher-than-average total returns and a higher starting yield compared to most other income stocks, according to UBS

Rotation to keep All Ords flat

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 22 Jul 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

Aurizon's dividend surprises, Bendigo lifts profit

Author: Nicholas Grove and Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Aurizon Holdings • Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Is there still value in QBE?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Dec 2013

Last month, Morningstar head of banking research David Ellis said of QBE Insurance Group (QBE) : "New senior management still has considerable work to do to return the once well-respected global insurer to the 'must-have' position in investor portfolios." Just two weeks later and QBE reported an unexpected profit downgrade - a US$250-million loss stemming from the restructure of its poorly performing US businesses.

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