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Articles from: Big banks set for growth, dividends to AREITs could outperform

Big banks set for growth, dividends

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 31 Jan 2014

The view held by some brokers and investment banks that Australian banks were expensive compared to their global counterparts was challenged by Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes in a recent issue of Huntleys' Your Money Weekly

3 top global resources stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Jul 2014

Australian investors will undoubtedly be familiar with the "big two" locally listed global resources companies, BHP Billiton (BHP) and Rio Tinto (RIO) , and will more than likely hold a substantial exposure to these heavyweights

Time to sit on the sidelines

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 15 Sep 2014


Sell signal on All Ords still in place

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 21 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

Growth emerging in global markets

Author: Thomas White International
Date: 04 Nov 2013

The developed world and the emerging economies continued to see divergent economic trends towards the end of the third quarter

Time to be bullish on Europe

Author: Raul Elizalde
Date: 09 Dec 2013

Now could be the time to diversify away from high-flying US stocks and laggard European shares seem to be the appropriate choice

Should a portfolio change in retirement?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Nov 2014

Demand has strengthened for annuity and allocated pension products, according to joint research from industry association the Financial Services Council (FSC) and investment bank UBS

Upside ahead for Telstra?

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Sep 2013

The newly elected Coalition government headed by Tony Abbott has pledged to scale back the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN), and Telstra (TLS) shareholders may be wondering what this means for their investment

A new approach to indexing

Author: Lars Hamich
Date: 12 Aug 2013

Most exchange-traded funds (ETFs) listed in Australia are based on long-established conventional indices that follow common methodology concepts

SMSFs' wish list for Santa

Author: Olivia Long
Date: 16 Dec 2013

I'm no different to most people - once I start to see those Christmas decorations going up I quickly get into the festive mood and my mind starts to think of what I want from Santa

Japanese stocks on track despite recession?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 21 Nov 2014

Growth was a key theme at the recent G20 meeting in Brisbane

5 potential bear-case drivers for CBA

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Jun 2014

Morningstar head of financial services equity research Asia-Pacific, David Ellis, has outlined five potential scenarios that could plunge Commonwealth Bank of Australia's (CBA) share price from its current lofty levels

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 23 Jan 2014

Action in US top 100 worrying

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 04 Feb 2014

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

Westpac impresses with $7.6bn profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Nov 2014

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced an 8 per cent rise in cash profit to $7.6 billion for the fiscal year ended 30 September 2014, in line with both Morningstar and consensus forecasts

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin and Julian Robertson
Date: 19 Sep 2013

Telstra proves it's still a winner

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 14 May 2013

Regardless of recent talk surrounding the company's valuation as a result of investors' ongoing love affair with yield, last week's mobile spectrum auction by the Australian government reaffirmed one thing about Telstra (TLS) - its place as leader of the pack among the country's telcos

6 reasons to be optimistic about the US

Author: Bob Turner
Date: 25 Jun 2013

Our position in brief Various countries have dominated the global economy over time

Transurban's earnings, distribution in line

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Aug 2013

Toll-road operator Transurban Group (TCL) on Thursday announced a 5.6 per cent rise in proportional earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) to $828 million for the 2013 fiscal year

What really spurred the great recession?

Author: Kellogg School of Management
Date: 09 Jul 2013

Many people would no doubt like to forget all about the great recession

Newcrest ditches dividend, JB Hi-Fi rock solid

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Newcrest Mining (NCM)

Economic update

Author: Julian Robertson and Donal Curtin
Date: 19 Nov 2013

7 tips to boost bond returns

Author: Elizabeth Moran
Date: 28 Apr 2014

Interest rates look set to remain at low levels for longer

Europe still on a slow boil

Author: Komal S Sri-Kumar
Date: 31 Jul 2013

The eurozone has been relatively free of eruptions for several months

Geopolitical risk and your investments

Author: Brian Parker
Date: 11 Aug 2014

Not surprisingly, geopolitical risks are front of mind for many investors right now

Earnings season: The good, the bad and the ugly

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 06 Sep 2013

For most analysts, the recent earnings season contained little surprises

Time to buy Qantas?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Sep 2014

Qantas Airways' (QAN) $2.8-billion full-year loss dominated reporting season headlines last week

Woodside cuts production target

Author: AAP NewsWire
Date: 03 Jul 2013

The news has sent the company's share price lower, down $1.54, or 4.3 per cent, at $34.28 at 1442 AEST

7 issues to consider about excess contributions

Author: Aaron Dunn
Date: 05 Sep 2013

Let's be honest, excess contributions tax has been a pain in the (you know what)… For every genuine case of individual's breaching their concessional contribution cap, there has been a story of inadvertent breaches due to the timing and reporting of contributions.

AREITs could outperform

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 24 Feb 2014

The US and Australian equity markets ended last week bang on resistance

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