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Reporting season calendar

Author: Morningstar
Date: 29 Jan 2016

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Investors demand more transparency and efficiency

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 28 Dec 2016

In recent years, public discussion of investment technology has centred on digitally-enabled investment advice for consumers--or robo-advice--including mobile applications

US election 2016: What Trump's victory means for your stocks and portfolio strategy

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 10 Nov 2016

Donald Trump will only get the keys to the White House in January 2017

Tabcorp gambles on digital

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 04 Aug 2016

The Melbourne-based company's net profit after tax (NPAT) for the full year dropped by 49 per cent to $169.7 million, although the previous year's result reflected a favourable tax payment

Some sectors will win but many will lose as volatility continues

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 Nov 2016

Real estate investment trusts and telcos are out, and banks are back in, according to Geoff Wilson, chairman and portfolio manager, Wilson Asset Management

Move into riskier assets may be inevitable

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 Apr 2016

Australian investors are facing headwinds on many fronts and the need to work for longer combined with volatile markets is putting even more pressure on retirement savings, which could push some investors, including superannuation funds, into riskier assets

6 large-cap ASX stocks that look relatively cheap

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 04 Oct 2016

The underperformance of Australian large-cap stocks vis-à-vis their mid- and small-cap counterparts since early 2015 has been widely reported, with falls in heavyweights Telstra (ASX: TLS) , the big banks and the big miners weighing on the S&P ASX 200 Index

Woolworths posts $1.2bn loss, cuts dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 25 Aug 2016

Woolworths' (ASX: WOW) net profit from ongoing operations and before one-off items for fiscal 2016 fell 39.2 per cent to $1.558 billion, following a year of "unprecedented change" for the retail giant

InvoCare posts 45.8pc rise in 1H profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 16 Aug 2016

InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) on Tuesday announced a 45.8 per cent rise in comparable net profit to $30 million for the half year to 30 June, after the funeral, cemetery and crematorium operator's cost management offset a lower-than-expected number of deaths

Bennelong, Hyperion, and Vanguard finalists for Fund Manager of the Year

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 29 Feb 2016

We've announced the finalists in this year's Australian Morningstar Awards

Wesfarmers' underlying earnings fall 3.6pc

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Aug 2016

Wesfarmers' (ASX: WES) net profit for fiscal 2016 fell 83 per cent to $407 million after the diversified conglomerate made over $2 billion in non-cash write-downs of its Target retail business and Curragh coal mine, while also booking $145 million in costs as part of its restructuring of Target

Slightly more benign prognosis

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 21 Mar 2016

The uncertainty inherent in global markets was apparent in February with the "risk-off" trade that characterised the start of the month, reversing towards month end

3 Australian tech stocks worth considering

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 28 Jun 2016

"Tech stocks tend to be capital-light businesses--you don't need much capital at all to build a technology business--it's all about people [and not infrastructure or stock]," says Gareth James, a senior equity analyst at Morningstar

IAG profit dips, hit by bond market

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 22 Feb 2017

Insurance profit fell 6.4 per cent to $571 million, down from $610 million a year earlier

Australians largely unaware of new super cap deadline and opportunity

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 Nov 2016

A significant proportion of eligible Australians are unaware of this deadline, and don't properly understand the proposed changes in how their super assets will be taxed, according to Michael Hutton, head of wealth management, HLB Mann Judd

How asset allocation differs from diversification

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 10 Mar 2015

Investors tend to use the terms "asset allocation" and "diversification" interchangeably

Volatility not an accurate risk measure

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 25 Mar 2015

Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan once said that "we drive into the future using only our rear-view mirror"

JB Hi-Fi shares soar after record earnings lift

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 13 Feb 2017

Statutory net profit stood at $110.4 million, up 16 per cent on the same half in the prior year

Suncorp posts profit as bank, insurance earnings rise

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 09 Feb 2017

The company's revenue rose 10.8 per cent to $8.64 billion for the half year to 31 December, compared to the same period a year earlier

Proposed ASX listing rules curtail retail IPO access

Author: Ben Bucknell
Date: 23 Jun 2016

The ASX has proposed reducing the minimum number of investors that a company must have to list to 100 (for large companies) or 200 (for small companies) in its consultation paper, "Updating ASX's admission requirements for listed entities"

Value still exists in BHP Billiton

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 Nov 2015

BHP Billiton (BHP) shares have fallen hard, recently dropping below $20 for the first time since the global financial crisis

Medibank Private lifts profit, pays 11-cent FY16 dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2016

Medibank Private Limited (ASX: MPL) on Friday announced a net profit of $417.6 million for fiscal 2016, up 46.4 per cent on the prior year and ahead of Morningstar's forecast for a profit of $402.2 million

ANZ delivers 31pc lift in 1Q17 cash profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Feb 2017

The result also benefitted from a lower bad debt charge and the sale of the bank's old headquarters at 100 Queen Street, Melbourne, ANZ said in a statement to the ASX on Friday

Economic Update | January 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 27 Jan 2016

Bond market down but not out despite hitting 30-year low

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 25 Jan 2017

The declining value of fixed-income portfolios through the final quarter of 2016 was a sharp contrast to the buoyant returns equity investors enjoyed--somewhat unexpectedly--over the same period

Flight Centre profit dips amid challenging climate

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 25 Aug 2016

Flight Centre's (ASX: FLT) underlying net profit before one-off items for fiscal 2016 dipped 3.8 per cent to $246.7 million, the travel agency operator said on Thursday

This ASX healthcare stock is set to be a major US player

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Jul 2016

Mayne Pharma expects the acquisition of the 37 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved products, as well as another five that are awaiting approval from the FDA, to propel the company into the top 25 retail generic drug companies in the US

Why infrastructure appeals to investors: 3 reasons and 3 stocks

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 02 Mar 2017

Government spokespeople often refer to infrastructure in broad terms, referring to everything from bridges and gas pipelines, through to power stations, telecommunications cabling and roads--see, for example, US President Donald Trump's State of the Union address earlier this week

Seven West posts profit but challenges remain

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Aug 2016

Operating cash flows before interest and tax stood at $274.7 million for fiscal 2016

Growth assets for the new financial year

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 12 Jul 2016

So, which asset classes might perform better in the new financial year? Small was beautiful in the year to 30 June, with the S&P/ASX 200 Index posting its first fall in four years, dropping by 4.1 per cent to finish at 5,233.

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