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Alumina shares up despite Alcoa loss

Author: AAP NewsWire
Date: 09 Jul 2013

Alumina shares were up $3.50, or 3.5 per cent, at $1.035 at noon AEST

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

Bear to unleash its fury?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 11 Jan 2016

Overview

Self-managed super as attractive now as ever

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Nov 2016

If you have a superannuation balance of $200,000--or a realistic expectation of reaching this amount within a few years--it still makes sense to establish a self-managed super fund (SMSF), according to Graeme Colley, executive manager, SMSF technical and private wealth, SuperConcepts

AMP, Investors Mutual, Vanguard Finalists for Fund Manager of the Year

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 24 Feb 2015

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

A recession for Australia?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Jun 2013

This week, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Australia chief economist Saul Eslake was the latest analyst to flag the possibility of an Australian recession

Has the resources cycle turned?

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 02 Nov 2016

Rising coal and iron ore prices have boosted confidence in the mining industry, with climbing share prices suggesting investors also have a renewed interest in the sector

Challenger delivers record profit, dividends

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 16 Aug 2016

Challenger Limited (ASX: CGF) on Tuesday announced an 8 per cent rise in normalised net profit before one-off items to $362 million for fiscal 2016, on the back of a 22 per cent rise in annuity sales to a record $3.4 billion

When size doesn't matter: small caps beat larger rivals

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 16 Jun 2016

In a sector where active management often yields results, choosing the right fund can prove rewarding

These 2 ASX sectors could be good bargains

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 10 Nov 2016

The Australian share market is trading at a premium to historical levels and is not yet in bargain territory, though the telecommunication and healthcare sectors may represent some value, says Morningstar's head of equities research Peter Warnes

Market's margin of safety vaporises in Trump euphoria

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 25 Nov 2016

As US markets surge to new peaks on Trump euphoria, not all are convinced the path ahead will be without a pothole or two

Crown's profit falls 23pc on lacklustre Macau gambling

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Aug 2016

The casino operator declared a final dividend of 39.5 cents a share, which brought the total full-year dividend to 72.5 cents a share

3 top-class Asian stock exposures

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 07 Oct 2014

Australian investors are constantly being encouraged to overcome their home bias and look outside their borders in order to broaden their international equities exposure

China's long march towards capitalism

Author: Diana Cawfield
Date: 13 Apr 2015

Amid the slowdown in China, with GDP growth at its most sluggish pace in 24 years, reforms are unfolding that may boost the world's second-largest economy

How to defer tax

Author: Westpac advisers
Date: 25 Jun 2015

Diana Saad, senior financial planner, Westpac Premium 1) Set up a discretionary trust

Is your self-managed super fund at risk?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 07 Jun 2016

From 1 July, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) requires all accountants providing SMSF advice to hold either a full or limited Australian financial services license (AFSL)

A formula for long-term investing

Author: Hilary Natoff
Date: 28 Nov 2013

For most people, the challenge of investing at the outset is to accumulate wealth over a relatively long time

Risk has increased markedly

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 May 2016

Overview

Asia: Breathing room and bright spots

Author: Mark Jason and Steve Cao
Date: 25 Nov 2013

China is entering a multi-year period of slower growth, but we consider its future growth robust and sustainable when compared with overall global GDP growth

Australia's ETF boom to continue

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 04 May 2016

The boom in Australia's exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry is here to stay, bringing increased choice and lower costs to investors, according to Morningstar research analyst Alex Prineas

4 high-growth stocks for Australia Day

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 24 Jan 2014

With Australia Day close at hand, millions of Australians will soon be celebrating the history of this great nation

Telco, media consolidation to gather momentum

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 02 Oct 2015

With a lower Australian dollar making Australian equities cheaper and political change at the very top, discussion is turning to which sectors of the Australian stock market would house the most likely takeover targets

IAG's cash profit falls 12.2pc, announces $300m buyback

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2016

Insurance Australia Group (ASX: IAG) on Friday announced a 12.2 per cent fall in fiscal 2016 cash profit before one-off items to $987 million, ahead of consensus but in line with Morningstar's forecast

Economic Update | January 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 27 Jan 2016

2 of the Big 4 remain particularly good picks

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 20 Jul 2016

"In our view, the business, economic, political and operational concerns impacting banks are not as bad as the market fears," says David Ellis, a senior banks analyst at Morningstar

Can your SMSF buy your business?

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 23 Dec 2016

"I am the sole director of my private trading company and I also own the premises from which my business is being run

Policymakers ponder "helicopter money"

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 27 Jun 2016

In Denmark, where interest rates have been negative the longest, businesses and consumers are saving more than they did before 2012

Hedge funds outperform, but who's listening?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 11 Mar 2016

Hedge funds got a bad rap in the press in the years that followed the global financial crisis (GFC) and many Australian investors have steered clear of them

5 "don'ts" for SMSFs

Author: Olivia Long
Date: 13 Mar 2014

The fifth annual Morningstar SMSF Trustee Strategy Day will provide practical strategies for avoiding common traps in managing your SMSF

Is there still value in AREITs?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Jun 2013

This time last year, Ibbotson Associations (a Morningstar company), published an upbeat assessment of the Australian real estate investment trust (AREIT) sector

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