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Articles from: 4 high-quality small caps to 3 top global resources stocks

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 (Wotif.com 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

Overview

Caution still warranted

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 12 May 2014

Overview

Jumping at shadows

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 14 Jul 2014

Befuddled is probably a term which characterises the state of mind of many seasoned investors at present

Amcor to demerge AAPD business

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Aug 2013

Packaging manufacturer Amcor (AMC) on Thursday said it plans to demerge its Australasia and Packaging Distribution (AAPD) business from its Amcor flexible and rigid plastics division

2 stocks set to benefit from global growth

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 25 Sep 2014

Companies will continue to struggle to deliver earnings amid meagre economic growth

Aussie market relatively robust

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 29 Apr 2014

Overview

3 winners from China's new economy

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 04 Sep 2013

3 sectors to be bullish about

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Oct 2013

Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes highlighted that confidence was on the up in the latest Huntleys' Your Money Weekly newsletter

Corrective phase has further to run

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 24 Jun 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

Remember the May peak

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 04 Nov 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

Investors to reap Wesfarmers windfall?

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Apr 2014

Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers (WES) this week signalled its departure from the insurance game after announcing the sale of its insurance broking arm to the US-based Arthur J

Rio's earnings, dividend beat forecasts

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Feb 2014

Global mining giant Rio Tinto (RIO) on Thursday announced a 10 per cent increase in underlying earnings to US$10.2 billion for 2013

The dangers of business complacency

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 15 Jul 2013

Complacency, an affliction impacting us all at times, exacts its revenge when we least expect it

Developed markets likely to outperform

Author: Raymond Chan
Date: 22 Jul 2013

Global financial markets have been in consolidation since May

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

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