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Demystifying the benefits and risks of ETFs

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 20 Nov 2013

A lot has been written about the rapid growth of Australia's exchange-traded funds (ETF) market, which recently passed $9 billion in assets

5 economies to lose out to tapering

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 13 Nov 2013

Investors have felt the benefit of quantitative easing - the Fed's money-printing policy has helped put money in their pockets

Leighton ups profit, AMP solid

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Leighton Holdings

A brief look at the balance sheet

Author: Karl Siegling
Date: 10 Nov 2014

We should start this by admitting from the outset that we can never do this topic justice in one article

Despatches from the currency wars

Author: Satyajit Das
Date: 22 May 2013

With apologies to The Weather Girls, it's now raining yen! Japan has opened a new front in the "currency wars," a term coined by Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega in 2010

NAB disappoints with cash profit fall

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Oct 2014

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced a 9.8 per cent fall in cash earnings -- a preferred measure of underlying profitability among the big banks -- to $5.18 billion for the financial year to the end of September 2014

Bears, bulls and the major banks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 07 Jun 2013

Last week, Ibbotson Associates head of fixed income and currency, Brad Bugg, painted a rather bearish outlook for the Australian banks

3 top assets for SMSF protection

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Apr 2014

Warren Buffett once said: "Rule number one is never lose money

Getting exposure to quality global equities

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 11 Sep 2013

As the exchange-traded funds (ETF) industry develops and opens up global financial markets to Australians, ETFs are becoming more widely used by all types of investors, from individuals building their portfolios to retirees seeking to manage their retirement income and broaden their asset exposures

CBA records $2.3bn 1Q profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 Nov 2014

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on Wednesday announced a cash profit of around $2.3 billion for the first fiscal quarter ended 30 September 2014, up 10 per cent on the same quarter in the previous year

Why buying at the right price matters

Author: Andrew Lill
Date: 18 Aug 2014

Over the past five years share markets have risen significantly, with Australian shares up 11 per cent and global shares up 16.6 per cent

Japan and China: The best way forward?

Author: Wharton School
Date: 27 Oct 2014

Sometimes, the best strategy is to just leave things as they are, when the alternative is only to make things worse

3 winning dividend stocks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 05 Sep 2014

More companies lifted than cut dividends in the latest reporting season

Made in the USA again

Author: Dan Crimmins
Date: 01 Oct 2014

The extent of the US manufacturing renaissance is little appreciated

Don't forget Japan

Author: Tom Becket
Date: 01 Oct 2013

In among the terribly tedious "taper" debate, the excitement over the long overdue return to growth in the eurozone and the "Great Deceleration" in the emerging market economies, the major story from the first half of the year has been ignored - Japan

Is there value in the Healthscope IPO?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Jul 2014

There has been much ado about the upcoming float of Healthscope

Australian equities: Is there more to come?

Author: Tim Wong
Date: 21 May 2014

Valuations across the Australian market, the seemingly insatiable search for yield and the state of the resources sector were among the main topics discussed by the Australian equity panellists at this year's Morningstar Investment Conference

Emerging markets: Great potential for the patient

Author: Jason Stipp
Date: 13 Dec 2013

Stipp : In your November letter to shareholders, you wrote: "As frustrating as this year has been, I do not think it matters much to the long-term investor with an objective perspective." We've heard the story about emerging-markets' potential for many years, especially coming out of the financial crisis

The income advantage over term deposits

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Nov 2013

In recent times, investors would have read countless articles (including this one) about falling cash rates

Peter Warnes' magnificent 7

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Apr 2014

Subscribers to Huntleys' Your Money Weekly will know that Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes is not afraid to tell it how he sees it

How much should I hold in ETFs?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Sep 2014

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have always appealed to investors

Trust refuses to offer Equity Trustees due diligence

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 20 May 2013

The Trust Company (TRU) is refusing to offer due diligence to Equity Trustees (EQT) after reiterating its recommendation for Perpetual's (PPT) acquisition offer

Advised SMSFs show greater diversity

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 30 May 2013

According to new research by CoreData, self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are heavily invested in Australian equities, although their allocation varies considerably depending on whether they are self-managed or have an adviser

5 winning international equities

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 20 Mar 2014

For Australian investors and self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees looking to take advantage of global investing opportunities, the approach adopted by Goldman Sachs Asset Management/Wellington Management Company is a winning one, according to Morningstar

China: Separating fact from fiction

Author: Mathews Asia
Date: 25 Mar 2014

In recent months, many global investors have focused on a slowdown in Chinese GDP growth, declining exports and massive credit overhang

5 rules for a smart investment strategy

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 02 Dec 2014

1) Avoid cookie-cutter solutions to your asset allocation Once you get the broad principles in place, fine tune it to suit yourself

Should investors worry about a housing bubble?

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 Nov 2013

The UK government is said to be stoking one

14 steps to successful investing

Author: Shane Oliver
Date: 01 May 2013

The last five years have been difficult for investors

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 21 May 2014

To read the latest Economic Update please click here .

Is it the season to be jolly?

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 18 Dec 2013

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

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