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Santa in a black SUV; Is the Fed's independence challenged?

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 02 Dec 2016

Did Santa leave his North Pole base a month early? Did he disguise himself in a dark blue suit, a red tie and red baseball cap? Were his eight loyal reindeers replaced by black, window-tinted SUVs? Did he alter his welcoming greeting from "Ho, Ho, Ho" to hand claps and thumbs up? Has his traditional December stock-market rally come a month early? Possibly.

Retail props up Wesfarmers' profit

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Feb 2016

A strong performance at the checkout helped Wesfarmers Limited (WES) lift profits in the December half, offsetting weaker earnings in its industrials and resources divisions

Caution on tax warranted ahead of 30 June

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 15 Jun 2016

Some financial advisers have been recommending strategies to clients to boost their tax refunds, but two planners offer some words of caution

Just a game

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 14 Jul 2016

That is not to say that Monopoly can illuminate all of the problems of our current economic stagnation

CIMIC's 2016 profit, dividends beat forecast

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Feb 2017

CIMIC Group (ASX: CIM) on Wednesday announced a net profit for 2016 of $580.3 million, up 11.5 per cent on 2015, at the top end of company guidance, and ahead of Morningstar's forecast for a profit of $575.9 million

AllianceBernstein looks beyond volatility risk

Author: Staff reporter
Date: 24 May 2013

AllianceBernstein has warned investors that the concept of volatility may be inadequate to predict and employ the correct strategies in the current market

Don't be a short-term investor

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 06 Jan 2015

Short-term investing is an oxymoron

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

ATO sets sights on wealthy

Author: Arron Dickens
Date: 14 Jan 2014

Unsurprisingly, in a revenue-constrained economy with a persistent government fiscal deficit, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) plans to conduct more tax compliance reviews and audits this year

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

4 top portfolio maintenance tips

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 02 Apr 2015

The bucket strategy for retirement income appears to be a model of simplicity, at least on the surface

The importance of quality

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 11 Feb 2016

"It's quality, rather than quantity, that matters." The quote may sound like a tag line from a 1950's advertisement, but surprisingly it comes from Roman Emperor Nero's tutor and adviser, Lucius Seneca.

Are LICs all they're cracked up to be?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Sep 2016

These ASX-traded investment vehicles are enjoying something of a renaissance, offering growth and income, diversification and reasonable liquidity--and they aren't ETFs

Winners and losers in the Year of the Monkey

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 12 Dec 2016

For Australian investors, picking the right sectors in the mischievous Year of the Monkey has proven challenging, with the Year of the Rooster set to deliver its own surprises

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

7 funds to consider in 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 21 Dec 2016

Earlier this week, Morningstar Australasia released its latest list of fund prospects

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.

Sonic booms offshore while Australia remains subdued

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Aug 2016

Revenue grew to $5.05 billion, 20 per cent up on fiscal 2015's $4.2 billion result, and a dividend (30 per cent franked) of 74 cents a share was announced

This stock's growth trajectory may be off the chain

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 12 Jan 2017

The transaction reinforces the attractive fundamentals of the animal healthcare industry in developed markets, and bodes well for the integrated pet-care business model of Greencross (ASX: GXL)

Santos posts loss but sees better times ahead

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 17 Feb 2017

However, the Adelaide-based company sees better times ahead, helped by rising oil prices, with analysts seeing the result as in line with expectations

New stage in bull market

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 10 Jun 2014

Overview

Oil Search, Amcor lift profits

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 25 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Oil Search (OSH)

Dark cloud on the horizon

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 Jul 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Lesley Beath without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Cutting through the jargon

Author: Adam Zoll
Date: 11 Sep 2014

The investment industry, like most other industries, has developed its own terms to describe its methods, processes and offerings

Topside resources break imminent

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 20 Jan 2014

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Lesley Beath without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Westpac's Kelly named CEO award finalist

Author: Todd Wenning
Date: 04 Dec 2014

In his 1994 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett noted that: "Over time, the skill with which a company's managers allocate capital has an enormous impact on the enterprise's value." We couldn't agree more

LICs join the expensive defensives

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Sep 2013

Australian listed investment companies (LICs) stand alongside the big banks and Telstra (TLS) when it comes to delivering stellar income returns for investors

ANZ delivers "impressive" result

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 May 2014

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Thursday announced an 11 per cent rise in cash earnings -- a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big banks -- to $3.5 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2014

Market Index Performance l July 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 11 Aug 2014

Click here to download the Market Index Returns table for July 2014.

Goodman meets estimates, Dexus' profit falls

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 14 Aug 2014

Goodman Group (GMG) on Thursday announced a 10 per cent increase in full-year operating profit to $601 million

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