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Budget shortfall points to weaker economy

Author: Chris Kennedy
Date: 16 May 2013

A huge revenue shortfall and a less optimistic timetable for a return to surplus may indicate an acceptance that our economy is weaker than it has been in the past, according to leading economists

The benefits of family trusts

Author: Joylon Dare
Date: 04 Jun 2013

Family trusts are still an attractive approach for those looking to build wealth in a tax-effective investment vehicle other than superannuation, despite the ongoing changes to the rules governing such trusts

3 top retail recovery stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 29 Jan 2014

The case for a recovery in the Australian retail sector in 2014 is building momentum, according to analysts at UBS

Macquarie posts 35pc rise in 1H profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 31 Oct 2014

Macquarie Group (MQG) on Friday announced a net profit of $678 million for the half year ended 30 September 2014, up 35 per cent on the same half in the previous year

NAB's profit up after bad debts fall

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 31 Oct 2013

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced a 9.3 per cent rise in cash earnings before one-off items for the financial year ended September 2013 to $5.94 billion, as a result of higher earnings from all banking businesses and a fall in bad debts

1 stock that's ready to cook

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Jun 2014

Morningstar recently launched its stewardship ratings for Australian and New Zealand stocks, which assess a company's stewardship of shareholder capital as either being exemplary, standard or poor

Cautious investors miss emerging market opportunities

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 09 May 2013

Investors who remain cautious on emerging markets are missing long-term growth opportunities, according to Capital Group

Market Index Performance l January 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 06 Feb 2014

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

Finding value in an expensive market

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 29 May 2013

The biggest challenge in the current market is finding assets that are undervalued, according to MLC senior investment strategist Michael Karagianis

Govt proceeds with dividend washing action

Author: Chris Kennedy
Date: 04 Jun 2013

In a move flagged in the May Budget announcement, the government has taken steps to address a "dividend washing" loophole, with changes to take effect from 1 July

4 investment mistakes to avoid

Author: Christopher Davis
Date: 28 Oct 2014

Whether it's the Dutch tulip craze of the 17th century, the dotcom mania of the late 1990s or the rush into real estate in the US in the early to mid-2000s, there is no shortage of examples of investors behaving irrationally

2 explosive Australian stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 11 Jun 2013

Given that Orica Limited (ORI) and Incitec Pivot (IPL) operate both as a local duopoly and as a substantial part of a global oligopoly, the attractiveness of these Australian explosives makers as investments is perfectly understandable.

Finally, investment opportunities in Europe

Author: Rodney Hobson
Date: 22 Oct 2013

For the first time in five years, this week I met a man who is cautiously optimistic about Europe, and in particular small businesses on the continent

Will Abenomics work?

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 20 May 2013

May 2013: A daring experiment is under way in the world's second-biggest modern economy

Wesfarmers makes $579m capital return

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 15 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Wesfarmers (WES)

Macquarie posts 39pc lift in profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Nov 2013

Macquarie Group (MQG) on Friday announced a net profit of $501 million for the half year to the end of September 2013, up 39 per cent on the same period in the previous year

Top global fixed-interest returns

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 10 Mar 2014

Boutique global fixed-income manager Bentham Asset Management was recently named the winner in the Fixed-Interest Category at the Australian Morningstar Awards 2014

Suncorp pays attractive dividends

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Suncorp Group (SUN)

Election outcome will bring certainty

Author: Paul Bloxham
Date: 06 Sep 2013

The Australian federal election will take place this Saturday, 7 September, with the country voting on all 150 seats of the House of Representatives and half the seats of the 76 seat Senate – both of which are involved in the legislative process

How useful is fundamental analysis?

Author: Karl Siegling
Date: 17 Dec 2013

After having written three articles on the behaviour and psychology of the market and stock investing, let's turn to some of the traditional tools used by investors in assessing equity investments

Market Index Performance l March 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 07 Apr 2014

Choosing quality Australian credit

Author: Tracy Chin and Aaditya Thakur
Date: 04 Sep 2014

There has been ample analysis of the macroeconomic consequences of the terms-of-trade (ToT) shock that Australia has undergone as the resources investment boom has tapered

Prospect for topside break

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 01 Jul 2014


Eyes on the energy sector

Author: Regina Meani
Date: 05 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

Short-term risk is high

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 07 Apr 2014


3 stellar small-cap businesses

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Dec 2013

A recent presentation by NovaPort Capital's Sinclair Currie and Alex Milton, the principals and co-portfolio managers of the NovaPort Smaller Companies Fund [9108] , revealed some interesting insights into their high-conviction stock-picking philosophy

4 key investment lessons

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 15 Nov 2013

An article published by Morningstar earlier this week, 4 common portfolio mistakes , looked closely at some of the typical pitfalls encountered by the everyday investor

China and the limits of growth

Author: Bart Dowling
Date: 10 Dec 2013

Well, the third plenary session in China has come and gone without much fanfare - apart from the odd comment here and there about China's removal of its one child policy

Major stocks to have positive impact

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 22 Jul 2014


No time for complacency

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 28 May 2013

The rush for the exit doors in commodity-exposed stocks intensified during April

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