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CBA on track for "impressive" FY profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Nov 2013

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on Wednesday announced a cash profit of $2.1 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, up 14 per cent on the same quarter in the prior year and in line with market forecasts

Choosing a quality portfolio manager

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Aug 2014

It's no secret that Australia is a nation of do-it-yourselfers when it comes to everything from property renovations to share investing

Are SMSFs too exposed to property?

Author: Olivia Long
Date: 03 Dec 2013

For trustees, the past few years have been exacting

Australia comes up short for investors

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 21 May 2013

The experience of the fund investor in Australia has improved over the past two years, but is worse than that of investors in the US and UK

3 ways to invest in a top stock-picker

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Oct 2014

Morningstar fund manager of the year Perpetual (PPT) has launched its first listed investment company (LIC)

2 prospects in an overvalued market

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 11 Jul 2014

For the investor on the hunt for quality businesses, the 16-page Huntleys' Forecast 2014-15 report provides insightful, in-depth analysis into the few opportunities now left in the Australian equity market

Woolworths lifts profit, dividend and guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 28 Feb 2014

Australian retail giant Woolworths Limited (WOW) on Friday announced a 14.5 per cent rise in net profit to $1.32 billion for the half year ended 5 January 2014

ANZ lifts profit, Cochlear ups dividend

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 11 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Australian and New Zealand Banking Group

3 undervalued prospects in healthcare

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 01 Aug 2014

Fund manager and Canadian, Andrew Waight, sees similarities between his native country and Australia

Not the time to doubt Europe

Author: John Ingram
Date: 01 Sep 2014

Jittery investors could be forgiven for having doubts about European equities in today's markets

A case of conscious uncoupling

Author: Kristina Hooper
Date: 23 Oct 2014

They say breaking up is hard to do

4 ways to cut tax and beat the budget levy

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 04 Jun 2014

While the frail, the poor and the young will shoulder the bulk of the budget's cutbacks, there is also a bit of a sting in the tail for higher-income earners

Dark cloud on the horizon

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 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

Why SMSFs use ETFs

Author: Alex Vynokur
Date: 26 Jun 2014

The two acronyms "SMSF" and "ETF" are responsible for some of the largest changes to the Australian investment landscape in recent years

Will battle of bulls, bears ever stop?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 15 Jul 2014

Overview

Don't rule out quick shock to system

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 Oct 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

The right stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Jun 2013

At the 2013 Morningstar SMSF Trustee Strategy Day in Sydney last week, Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes provided some indispensable guidance for those investors caught up in the current yield-hungry environment

Crown battles Echo in growth stakes

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Jul 2013

Last week, Crown Limited (CWN) successfully proceeded to stage three of the NSW government's casino proposal for its Barangaroo site

5 costly SMSF traps to avoid

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Aug 2013

There are a plenty of anecdotes regarding self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees who have been hit by fines for unwittingly misinterpreting the rules

Better growth and yield prospects

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 07 Aug 2013

Another rate cut was delivered by the Reserve Bank of Australia on Tuesday, as expected

Emerging markets poised for growth

Author: David Semple
Date: 11 Sep 2014

The tide is turning for emerging markets, which we believe are poised to offer higher economic growth in the medium term, particularly as investors diversify away from their domestic economies and seek better earnings growth from emerging-markets economies

Telstra, dividends and growth

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 29 Oct 2014

"Putting investors first" was the opening theme at last week's Morningstar Individual Investor Conference

Discretionary stock opportunities?

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 27 May 2013

Investors' concerns about the impact of recent warm weather on sales have seen Australian discretionary apparel retailers lag the broader share market over the past several weeks.

Misjudging Germany's might

Author: Satyajit Das
Date: 20 Jan 2014

Following the grand coalition with the Social Democrat Party, Chancellor Angela Merkel will once more preside over Germany in a "grand coalition"

Wesfarmers, Woodside lift dividends

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Wesfarmers Limited

Australia's ETF market: A year in review

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 05 Feb 2014

Last year was an exceptional year for the exchange-traded products (ETPs) market in Australia

Where to find the best Buys

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 31 May 2013

Investing in an overvalued market was a big theme that resonated throughout last week's Morningstar Investment Conference

10 top "smart-beta" stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 09 May 2014

Investors will have heard or read about "smart-beta" strategies and may have scratched their heads, wondering what they are actually all about

Gold miners may push higher

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 24 Jun 2014

Overview

Opportunities for stock picking in Japan

Author: William Davies
Date: 27 May 2013

Quantitative easing (QE) has been credited with sparking one of Japan's strongest rallies in decades

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