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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

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


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


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

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

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

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