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Resources to lead next leg upward

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 09 Dec 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

Orica sells chemicals unit for $750m

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Nov 2014

Orica Limited (ORI) on Wednesday said it has agreed to sell its chemicals business to global investment group Blackstone for $750 million

A case for Europe?

Author: Mark Burgess
Date: 09 Oct 2013

Despite there being much to consider over the past few months, we have made few changes to portfolios, largely leaving our overweighting to risk assets intact, and within equities and fixed income, our bias towards emerging markets

4 key investment themes

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 21 May 2014

"Investing on the front foot" was the big theme at this year's annual Morningstar Investment Conference, which brought together successful professional investors to tackle market and economic issues

Telstra set for a dividend bonanza?

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 14 Jan 2014

Telstra (TLS) on Monday announced it was selling a 70 per cent stake in its Sensis directories business to US-based private equity firm Platinum Equity for $454 million

3 best ideas outside the banks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 04 Oct 2013

The four major banks may play a dominant role in the financial system but Australia's financial services industry also encompasses a $1.4-trillion superannuation sector

5 blue chips of the future

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 09 Dec 2013

In a recent Morningstar article , a number of key contributors to the performance of the NovaPort Smaller Companies Fund [9108] and the investment approach of the managers behind the strategy were examined

Market Index Performance | November 2013

Author: Morningstar
Date: 06 Dec 2013

A special dividend from CBA?

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Jul 2013

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is set to release its earnings results for fiscal 2013 in mid-August, being the only bank among Australia's "big four" with a financial year to the end of June.

Crisis and opportunity in emerging markets

Author: Bart Dowling
Date: 03 Sep 2013

Attempting to catch a falling knife is always a dangerous thing to do

4 reasons to like Woodside and Santos

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Apr 2014

Earlier this month, Morningstar assigned a narrow-moat rating to Santos Limited (STO) as a result of Australia's number two oil-and-gas company now possessing cost advantages on a number of fronts

Woolworths records strong sales

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Jul 2013

Australian supermarket giant Woolworths (WOW) on Tuesday announced a 4.7 per cent rise in sales from its Australian Food and Liquor division for the 2013 financial year, adjusted for the impact of a 53rd week of trading.

NAB sees solid quarter, Newcrest's profit above forecast

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Aug 2014

Companies covered in this report: • National Australia Bank

3 priorities for NAB's new chief

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 03 Apr 2014

There will be no change in strategy for National Australia Bank (NAB) following the retirement of chief executive Cameron Clyne, according to Morningstar sector head of financials, infrastructure, insurance and property David Ellis

4 high-quality small caps

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Jul 2014

In its most recent Morningstar Small Cap Equities Portfolio update, Morningstar's Australian and New Zealand equities research team explain how economic conditions across many industries failed to live up to expectations for a recovery in the June quarter

3 top recently listed stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 07 Apr 2014

Morningstar's equity research team has initiated coverage on a handful of recently listed companies that will no doubt pique the interest of many investors

Are we living in a "Truman Show" reality?

Author: Marcus Burns
Date: 03 Sep 2014

Even ugly ducklings can grow up to be swans some day and we have started to observe a number of fallen stocks recover and perform well this year, as either management teams change (APN News and Media) or new owners perceive value where the stock market didn't ( Holdings)

5 traps in using the dividend yield

Author: Karl Siegling
Date: 30 Jun 2014

Following our last article, 5 traps in using the PE metric , we are writing on possibly the second most misused ratio within the equities investment community -- the dividend yield

Market Index Performance l August 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 04 Sep 2014

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

Price action remains positive

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 20 May 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

Negative gearing in retirement?

Author: Tony Bates
Date: 06 Aug 2013

Debt in retirement is a bad idea

A growth bet on India?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 May 2014

Morningstar's silver-rated Platinum Asia Fund [9894] beat the market benchmark, according to its December 2013 quarterly note

Getting a slice of the LIC pie

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 04 Dec 2013

Two listed investment companies (LIC) are tapping the retail investor market - one through a placement, the other by launching a LIC version of its global equities fund

Is the commodity supercycle dead?

Author: Nicholas Johnson and Greg Sharenow
Date: 24 Sep 2013

From the late 1990s until the 2008 financial crisis, most commodities experienced double-digit annual real (that is, inflation-adjusted) price growth, a period known as the commodity "supercycle"

Getting a better deal on IPOs

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 28 Nov 2013

There is a strong pipeline of initial public offerings (IPOs) for the Australian share market

6 tips for assessing bond issuers

Author: Elizabeth Moran
Date: 27 Nov 2014

Last month I provided the 10 top tips for assessing bonds

EU elections set to rattle Europe

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 24 Apr 2014

Imagine if fringe political parties of the left and right were gaining sufficient support in different Australian states to win enough seats at a federal election to destabilise the House of Representatives

Capturing superior performance

Author: Lars Hamich
Date: 03 Apr 2014

Index exchange-traded-funds (ETFs) are financial products based on indices, which track the performance of a portfolio of securities

Materials to continue outperforming

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 12 Aug 2014


Caution still warranted

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 12 May 2014


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