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Why it may be time to sit on the sidelines

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 04 Oct 2016

There's not a huge amount to report on this week but let's jump in and see what is happening in the US and the major European markets

Are emerging markets a clever contrarian investment?

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 15 Jun 2016

Following Sir John's logic, emerging market equities appear to be a classic contrarian opportunity

ANZ reports 18pc fall in profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Nov 2016

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX: ANZ) on Thursday announced an 18 per cent fall in fiscal 2016 cash profit--a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big Australian banks--to $5.9 billion, following a "reshaping" of the business

Why you should consider investing in mid-cap stocks

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 04 Oct 2016

Australia's mid-cap sector has outperformed large-cap and small-cap stocks over the past 15 years, but despite this strong performance, the mid-cap sector has been largely ignored

Macquarie beats forecasts with $1.6bn profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 May 2015

Macquarie Group (MQG) on Friday announced a 27 per cent rise in net profit to $1.6 billion for the 2015 fiscal year ended 31 March 2015, beating both Morningstar and consensus estimates

Turnbull's growth challenge

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Sep 2015

The newly installed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was among the key topics of discussion at a media event held with a number of fund managers this week

5 portfolio construction mistakes

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 24 Dec 2014

1) Confusing asset allocation with diversification Investors tend to use the terms interchangeably

Medibank Private posts 58pc profit rise

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Feb 2016

Australia's largest private health insurer Medibank Private (MPL) on Friday announced a 58 per cent rise in net profit to $227.6 million for the half year ended 31 December 2016

When an SMSF can't meet pension payments

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 06 Jan 2016

Account-based pensions are required to meet minimum pension standards

Newcrest rewards shareholders

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 15 Aug 2016

The Melbourne-based company posted a 12 per cent drop in net profit to US$332 million for fiscal 2016, with its underlying profit down 24 per cent to US$323 million due to lower realised gold and copper prices, offset by reduced operating expenses due to its recent switch to US dollar reporting

Reporting season calendar

Author: Morningstar
Date: 29 Jan 2016

Mon 01 Feb -- Tue 02 Feb NVT

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

Morningstar's new income stock pick

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Nov 2014

Despite the September market sell-off that saw Australia's banks and Telstra (TLS) belted by overseas investors, the Morningstar Income Portfolio performed quite nicely

A massive understatement on Australia's economic outlook

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 24 Oct 2016

The Netherlands economy expanded from 1982 to 2008 due to the ability of this small trade-focussed country to capitalise on the globalisation of that era

ANZ lifts 1H cash profit 5pc

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 May 2015

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Tuesday announced a 5 per cent lift in cash profit -- a preferred measure of profitability of ongoing operations among the banks -- to $3.7 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2015

Momentum indicators improving

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 03 Aug 2015

Overview

Euro area's ticking fiscal time bomb

Author: Darren Williams
Date: 02 May 2016

Final government deficit and debt data for 2015 have just been published

Rio Tinto cuts costs to get ahead

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 04 Aug 2016

The Anglo-Australian mining giant announced net earnings of US$1.7 billion (A$2.2 billion), up 113 per cent compared to the previous first half, although underlying earnings were down 47 per cent to US$1.6 billion, the lowest since 2004

Is an active or passive investment approach best for your portfolio?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 12 Oct 2016

The majority of individual investors (68 per cent) have a false sense of confidence in passive investing, according to a global study of financial advisers

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

Qantas to return $500m to investors after record earnings

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Aug 2016

Qantas Group (ASX: QAN) has posted a record 57 per cent rise in underlying profit before tax to $1.53 billion for fiscal 2016, which will enable the resumption of dividend payments, the airline said on Wednesday

AREITS bouncing back, says State Street

Author: Staff
Date: 06 Jun 2013

Australian-listed property companies are returning to 2003-era attractiveness for investors, according to commentary from State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)

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

Are infrastructure stocks a good buy right now?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Nov 2016

The defensive, bond-like characteristics of infrastructure stocks have appealed to both institutional and retail investors in recent years, drawn by their income potential relative to low fixed-income yields

Annuities capital available in private sector: Challenger

Author: Tim Stewart
Date: 22 May 2013

The private sector is more than capable of providing the capital required to back a thriving annuities market, according to Challenger Life chief executive Richard Howes

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

3 key portfolio reminders

Author: Paul Resnik
Date: 09 Sep 2015

The current market conditions could be the start of another correction, according to some prominent commentators, with the bull market overdue for a taming

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

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

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