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Origin's earnings slip, Asciano's in line

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Aug 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Origin Energy

Brambles demerges from struggling Recall

Author: AAP NewsWire
Date: 02 Jul 2013

Brambles shareholders will receive new shares in Recall Holdings proportionate to their existing Brambles shareholding, while retaining their existing Brambles shares, the company said on Tuesday

Europe faces danger of deflation

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 28 Jan 2014

Greece, as is often the case, is a bellwether for all that is going wrong in Europe

Avoiding the portfolio potholes

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 03 Nov 2014

It can take only one bad stock investment decision to bring down the value of an investment portfolio

The hunt for value

Author: Brook Sweeney
Date: 04 Jun 2014

This year's Morningstar Investment Conference asset allocation panel session discussed topics such as the direction of the Australian dollar, views on international equity markets, where the best investment opportunities are and the use of alternatives in portfolios

3 stocks favoured by SMSFs

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Sep 2013

Self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees are the fastest-growing clientele for stock analysis firm Skaffold

ANZ growth strategy on track

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 15 Aug 2014

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Friday reported a nine-month cash profit of $5.2 billion, up 8 per cent on the same period in the previous year

3 reasons stay upbeat on a global recovery

Author: Stefan Hofrichter
Date: 09 Sep 2013

When investors return to their desks after the summer break, they will notice that several things have changed

3 global stocks to watch in 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Jan 2014

In its investment outlook for the first quarter of 2014, Saxo Bank head of equity strategy Peter Garnry emphasises the continuing importance of holding equities in the coming year, should investors wish to see any meaningful capital growth

NAB disappoints despite cash profit rise

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 May 2014

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced an 8.5 per cent year-on-year rise in cash earnings to $3.15 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2014

Quality beyond the blue chips

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 21 Nov 2013

Finding quality businesses was a major theme at the recent Morningstar Individual Investor Conference

Merkel's strategy for the euro

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 08 Jul 2013

No person is better placed to save the euro than the chancellor of Germany

Benefits and traps in using consensus forecasts

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 24 Oct 2013

Each reporting season, the financial press is packed with news about whether or not company earnings have met analysts' consensus forecasts

2 top resources stock picks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 04 Dec 2014

The federal government's woes were not the only items to dominate the headlines this week

Market volatility to continue

Author: Regina Meani
Date: 12 Aug 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Regina Meani without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Economic update

Author: Julian Robertson and Donal Curtin
Date: 25 Jun 2013

Outlook for investment markets World and local equity markets had a difficult month, partly because the US Federal Reserve hinted it might start unwinding the bond buying that had kept bond yields very low, partly because shares had arguably risen too fast in earlier months, and partly on other grounds (Chinese growth, Japanese delivery of stimulus, Eurozone weakness)

Are companies too obsessed with growth?

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 23 Jan 2014

Infatuation with the stimulation of growth at any cost remained the theme of 2013

7 sins of investing

Author: Morningstar
Date: 16 Sep 2014

Years ago, James Montier, then with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, came out with a white paper titled Seven Sins of Fund Management that looked at how behavioural finance can affect the investment process

PIMCO's Gross opens up on interest rates

Author: Adam Zoll
Date: 23 Jun 2014

Interest rates need to rise but must not be extended too far or a bear market may result, says PIMCO founder and chief investment officer Bill Gross

6 major sources of bank income

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 05 Jun 2013

Investors can go beyond bank shares to access alternate sources of yield, according to FIIG Securities director of education and fixed-income research Elizabeth Moran

Big returns and sustainability

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 06 Dec 2013

Climate change dominated discussion at BHP Billiton's (BHP) annual general meeting this year

How to avoid a bad stock

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 06 Feb 2014

The book Boganaire : The Rise and Fall of Nathan Tinkler gives a detailed account of the spectacular fortune a mining entrepreneur achieved through a number of successful speculative mining deals

3 standout low-PE stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 29 May 2014

It is no secret that stocks investors are constantly on the lookout for value

1 emerging quality stock to watch

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 22 Jul 2014

A strong competitive advantage is normally associated with large-cap companies

Macquarie lifts profit and dividend

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 03 May 2013

Macquarie Group (MQG) on Friday announced a 17 per cent increase in net profit for the year to 31 March 2013 to $851 million

5 super budget issues to tackle

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 May 2013

Superannuants were certainly getting the jitters earlier this week over fears the Labor government would launch a raid on super

Aussie ETFs reaching new highs

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 10 May 2013

Australian exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are set to have around $9 billion of funds under management by the end of the year, according to Australian exchange-traded product provider BetaShares

3 micro-cap stocks to watch

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 14 Jun 2013

The small-cap sector is still posting solid gains, according to the recent article Strength remains in small caps .

4 key challenges for 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Dec 2013

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Why we are bullish on China

Author: Peter Esho
Date: 19 Sep 2013

Chinese data continued to surprise in recent weeks

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