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Reporting season calendar

Author: Morningstar
Date: 29 Jan 2016

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CBA records steady first-quarter cash earnings

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Nov 2016

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) on Tuesday said its cash earnings before one-offs for the first quarter ended September stood at around $2.4 billion, unchanged on the same quarter in fiscal 2016

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 15 Apr 2014

To read the latest Economic Update please click here

Here are some reasons to consider buying QBE

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 07 Dec 2016

Firstly, as Morningstar head of Australian banking research David Ellis points out, the company is set to benefit from the recent surge in long-term bond yields

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

The value of protecting minority shareholders

Author: Wharton School
Date: 04 Nov 2015

While numerous factors play into whether a country has a dynamic financial market, there's one in particular that stands out

Westpac and the holy grail

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Nov 2013

Three of Australia's big four banks recently announced some impressive profit results for the 2013 fiscal year

The importance of binding nominations

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 24 Mar 2016

When thinking about estate planning for your super death benefits, Brian Hor, special counsel, superannuation and estate planning with Townsends Business & Corporate Lawyers, stresses that it is absolutely crucial to put into place a valid binding death benefit nomination to provide certainty regarding how your death benefits will be paid--especially where there is any potential for a conflict of interest to arise between your intended beneficiaries

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

Market response to Trump's speech doesn't change policymaking realities

Author: Libby Cantrill
Date: 03 Mar 2017

The market's overwhelmingly favourable reaction to President Trump's first speech to a joint session of Congress was not necessarily surprising: President Trump veered away from the more protectionist and nationalistic tone of his inaugural address to instead deliver a more hopeful, conciliatory, and unifying speech

What risks lurk in each asset class

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 08 Apr 2015

Academics and finance professionals sometimes refer to the "risk-free rate of return" as a benchmark

Falling interest rates to push money into equities

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 17 Jun 2016

This is expected to push more money into the share market over 2016 as investors seek high-yielding equities, according to David Bassanese, chief economist with BetaShares

Avoid outliving your retirement savings

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 03 Apr 2015

While rising life expectancy is considered a good thing, there is a financial risk involved

Picking the right global strategy

Author: Andrew Lill
Date: 11 Jun 2015

Most investors think about investing in global equity markets and global currencies as the same thing

Aussie investors show domestic bias

Author: Staff
Date: 17 May 2013

Australian investors feel safe about buying assets at home but at the expense of certain growth markets, according to the investment management firm Franklin Templeton

Looking for nirvana

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 18 Mar 2016

For those lacking a long-term investment horizon, recent market volatility is probably a frightening experience given the relative calm since the GFC--has it really been eight years? With momentum trades under pressure, valuation is becoming of greater importance as is the sustainability of cash flows and balance sheet strength.

CSL celebrates anniversary with record profit

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 17 Feb 2016

Blood products maker CSL Limited (CSL) has celebrated its 100th anniversary by posting a record US$719 million net profit, up 4 per cent on the previous half year, with double-digit sales growth across its plasma therapy units

4 top US-dollar-exposed stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Dec 2013

In Morningstar's recently published Market Outlook , head of equities research Peter Warnes says that "tailwinds are still blowing" for those Australian companies that derive the bulk of their earnings from offshore

Two bubbles

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 02 Nov 2016

Two years ago, two price bubbles emerged on the ASX and we progressively positioned the fund against both of them

How the stock market affects corporate decision-making

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Date: 26 Apr 2017

The stock market is seen as a reflection of what happens in the real world: A company releases poor earnings results and its stock price tanks, or shares rise if the firm becomes an acquisition target

A case of conscious uncoupling

Author: Kristina Hooper
Date: 23 Oct 2014

They say breaking up is hard to do

Trump executive orders, US ructions to have muted Aussie equities impact

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 08 Feb 2017

As Donald Trump's presidency nears the 30-day mark, amid persistent uncertainty and volatility in financial markets, an attempt to reverse the Dodd-Frank financial reforms could be next on the already long list of executive orders

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

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

ASX-listed managers present opportunities

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 26 May 2016

Several fund managers have dropped in value on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in recent weeks and are now yielding more attractive levels, and some could represent good growth opportunities as investors seek greater international asset exposures, according to analysts

SEEK ups profit, dividends amid subdued conditions

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 22 Aug 2016

SEEK Limited's (ASX: SEK) underlying net profit before one-off items for fiscal 2016 rose 3 per cent to $198.1 million, ahead of guidance and Morningstar's estimate of $174.5 million, after previous reinvestments in the business managed to offset subdued economic conditions

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

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

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

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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