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Articles from: Market Index Performance l April 2015 to China's stock bubble bursts

Market Index Performance l April 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 06 May 2015

Greek exit could be good for Europe

Author: Barry Norris
Date: 04 May 2015

This is a financial news article to be used for non-commercial purposes and is not intended to provide financial advice of any kind

Stock pickers who invest like Buffett

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 08 May 2015

The annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting kicked off last weekend in Omaha, Nebraska

How to be financially healthy

Author: Larry Light
Date: 21 May 2015

Paul Sullivan had a rough early life: a threadbare home, divorced parents, a lousy school and few prospects

China versus Russia

Author: Craig Botham
Date: 28 May 2015

Russia Russian GDP contracted 1.9 per cent year on year in the first quarter of 2015

Fear of volatility is biggest risk to returns

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 18 May 2015

Volatility may create investment opportunities but it spooks investors, causing them to crystallise losses, warns emerging markets veteran investor Mark Mobius

ETFs: Giving investors transparency and choice

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 12 May 2015

There is now a greater range of low-cost, transparent, easily traded managed funds available to Australian investors

Wesfarmers to maintain momentum

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 28 May 2015

It was a relatively candid Richard Goyder who fronted the recent Australian Shareholders' Association annual conference in early May

PIMCO's forecast for stocks and bonds

Author: Holly Cook
Date: 25 May 2015

"There's no recession on the horizon," said bond giant PIMCO's Mihir Worah at the recent Morningstar Investment Conference in the UK, referring to the developed economies and other major economies including India and China

Market Index Performance l May 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 03 Jun 2015

Global investing reinvented

Author: Rudy Luukko
Date: 14 May 2015

According to conventional thinking, geographic diversity is based on where a company is domiciled

Low interest rates: a retiree survival guide

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 22 May 2015

Australia's lowest interest rates on record have hit retirees hard, with deposit rates barely matching inflation

Exploring South32's hidden value

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 May 2015

This week BHP Billiton (BHP) spin-off South32 Limited (S32) made its debut on the Australian Securities Exchange, opening at $2.13 and closing at $2.05

5 measures of successful investors

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 04 Jun 2015

In a recent presentation organised by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Morningstar's director of personal finance Christine Benz explained that there are a lot of ways that investors can find success

Emerging world battles mighty US dollar

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 15 Jun 2015

When the Federal Reserve embarked on its third dose of quantitative easing in 2012, Brazil's then-finance minister Guido Mantega slammed the Fed's decision as the start of a "currency war"

Future of big four remains stable

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Jun 2015

The outlook for Australia's banks has always been linked with fears of a housing bubble

Why have the BRICs underperformed?

Author: Scott Berg
Date: 09 Jun 2015

Whether looking at absolute or relative returns, economic growth figures or delivered earnings growth, many emerging market index statistics over the past few years have made for painful viewing

Where the Queen's bank sees value

Author: Alan Higgins
Date: 16 Jun 2015

Overweight equities despite stretched valuations We remain positive on equities in general and see them making modest gains as the global economic recovery continues

The end of dividend imputation?

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 26 Jun 2015

Australia's dividend imputation system has been described as "one of the seven wonders of the world"

Market risks from macro hurricanes

Author: Toby Hayes
Date: 24 Jun 2015

Significant moves in macro indicators such as the strength of the US dollar and volatility in the price of commodities -- not least oil -- have had massive economic implications in recent months, both at the corporate and government level

Strong bank profits ensure steady returns

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 03 Jul 2015

Bank prices have had a volatile few months

10 obsessions of an investment guru

Author: Jason Stipp
Date: 30 Jun 2015

"In my current role, I'm totally free to obsess about important issues that interest me," he said

Where leading stock-pickers are finding value

Author: Jeff Ptak
Date: 01 Jul 2015

Where are valuations and values today? Both managers are bottom-up investors, but when pressed for their market-level view neither see stocks as unreasonably expensive

Market Index Performance l June 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 07 Jul 2015

Click here to download the Market Index Returns table for June 2015.

New legislative changes affecting SMSFs

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 09 Jul 2015

New legislation was passed on 19 March 2015 removing the double taxation of after-tax superannuation contributions made in excess of the cap (currently $180,000 a year)

Economic update

Author: Morningstar
Date: 23 Jul 2015

Top stock picks for fiscal 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Jul 2015

Plunging oil prices helped Qantas Airways (QAN) fly away with the prize for the top ASX 200 stock for fiscal 2015

Finding growth in emerging markets

Author: Simon Dorricott
Date: 20 Jul 2015

Emerging market investors had a difficult time in 2014, with returns lagging developed markets

Assets SMSFs are looking to buy

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Jul 2015

Low interest rates are driving self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees to reallocate their assets, with the proportion of cash in portfolios falling, a study by the SMSF Association has found

China's stock bubble bursts

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 10 Jul 2015

China's stock-market bubble has popped, with the Shanghai bourse's 30 per cent fall since its peak on 12 June wiping out more than US$3.5 trillion in equity values

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