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Can we keep on the upside of 5000?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 03 May 2013

It was a stellar start to 2013 for the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

A new form of financial advice

Author: Peter Arnold
Date: 05 Jan 2015

Wealth advice and how it is delivered is changing and technology is helping introduce a range of new options for investors

Oil's slide and investing conditions

Author: Jeremy Glaser
Date: 18 Dec 2014

On what has been the biggest driver in the slide in oil prices ..

5 predictions for the US economy

Author: Bob Johnson
Date: 14 Jan 2015

1) Growth While our overall economic forecast for 2014 and 2015 GDP are little changed from our third-quarter update, some of the pieces have changed quite dramatically

Market Index Performance l December 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 05 Jan 2015

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

A hard landing for China?

Author: Andy Brunner
Date: 12 Jan 2015

It is well-known that growth rates in the Chinese economy are in long-term structural decline as the authorities attempt to transition to a slower and more sustainable pace of growth

Targeted estate-planning strategies

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Dec 2014

As former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser once said: "Life wasn't meant to be easy." And life certainly isn't easy when it comes to many families

Is the oil price near a low?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 Dec 2014

Overview

5 golden stock picks revealed

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 10 Dec 2014

Investment strategies with Morningstar Analyst Ratings of Gold, Silver, or Bronze carry the prestige of being labelled a "Morningstar Medallist"

Tips to avoid an ATO audit breach

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 23 Dec 2014

An auditor contravention report (ACR) may never happen for your fund, but wouldn't it be nice to be prepared just in case? Around 11,000 ACRs were issued in the last financial year (2013-14)

A bit of a conundrum

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 13 Jan 2015

Overview

3 bank myths debunked

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Dec 2014

The lessons behind the classic fable Chicken Little could easily have been applied to media reporting in the lead-up to the Financial Services Inquiry (FSI)

The ECB's shifting regimes

Author: Andrew Bosomworth
Date: 15 Dec 2014

The European Central Bank (ECB) is likely to commence a broad-based asset-purchase programme, that is, quantitative easing (QE), in the first quarter of 2015

Make sure you SuperStream, not SuperScream

Author: Graeme Colley
Date: 16 Dec 2014

Do you have a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) that receives contributions from an employer with more than 20 employees? If you do, then the SuperStream changes may have an impact now

Growth headwinds continue in Asia

Author: PIMCO
Date: 05 Jan 2015

First is the effectiveness of expected further policy support in the region as policymakers continue to support growth

Don't be a short-term investor

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 06 Jan 2015

Short-term investing is an oxymoron

What diversification means for your portfolio

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 07 Jan 2015

One of the most important principles of investing is called "diversification"

Another hit to SMSFs?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 11 Dec 2014

Self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees face two big challenges following the release of this week's Financial System Inquiry (FSI) report

Greek New Year: Departure from the euro?

Author: Jeremy Beckwith
Date: 14 Jan 2015

While Europe relaxed during their Christmas holidays, a new president and a general election has been called for 25 January in Greece

Young remain financially conservative

Author: Geoff Davey
Date: 18 Dec 2014

Millennials have been thought to behave more conservatively when it comes to their finances compared to older generations

Avoid outliving your retirement savings

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 08 Jan 2015

Emerging markets still global growth drivers

Author: Mark Mobius
Date: 16 Jan 2015

We at Templeton Emerging Markets Group believe high economic growth rates will remain a key attraction of many emerging markets in 2015

6 headwinds for 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Jan 2015

1) Commodity prices and a slowing China Iron-ore prices are likely to stay lower in 2015, according to a Morningstar report

Wait for some positive signs

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 20 Jan 2015

Overview

The Midas touch and market cycles

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 21 Jan 2015

Any doubts that may have been harboured as to the inherent cyclicality of these businesses and the ability for prices to exist at a permanently higher plane have been dispelled

Are oil stocks attractively priced?

Author: Matthew Coffina
Date: 22 Jan 2015

Energy stocks are down by nearly 25 per cent over the past three months to December 2014 and there are now 37 energy companies carrying Morningstar's five-star rating, meaning they are significantly undervalued

The industry: A crucial piece in stock evaluation

Author: Karl Siegling
Date: 28 Jan 2015

Fundamental or technical research on a company that ignores the industry in which a company operates is like doing research "in a bubble"

4 top stocks in 2014 and beyond

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Jan 2015

The New Year saw an influx of articles within the financial media pointing out the top share-market performers of 2014

ECB finally delivers on quantitative easing

Author: Brian Parker
Date: 29 Jan 2015

What has the European Central Bank done? Last week, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced a massive program of quantitative easing (QE)

Market action appears encouraging

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 27 Jan 2015

Overview

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