Articles from: The real stock market villain to The end of Australia's boom
Date: 31 Jan 2017
Michael Lewis' 2014 treatise on high-frequency trading, Flash Boys , generated enormous attention
Date: 20 Apr 2015
What a dreadful thing is the dividend-imputation tax system, if you believe its critics
Date: 15 Oct 2015
Australia teeters on a potential negative GDP number for the September quarter, Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes said in his most recent Your Money Weekly column
Date: 25 Nov 2015
In 1919, a US lieutenant colonel helped lead an 81-strong convoy of vehicles across the US as part of a campaign by the military to highlight the need for better highways across the US
Date: 01 Jun 2015
Forecasts and predictions are tough in any business, but politics is possibly tougher than most to divine the outcome of future market events, even in this modern age
Date: 29 Jun 2015
Wishful thinking now grips the investment world
Date: 09 Mar 2016
The banana sundae of a transition-to-retirement pension is to have the earnings of the superannuation interest supporting the pension to be tax-free and to have the pension payments themselves tax-free as well
Date: 09 Oct 2014
Australia's concentrated market was a dominant theme throughout Morningstar's recent global equities week
Date: 30 Apr 2013
Just what exactly should we make of bitcoin? The once-obscure digital currency has had quite a ride
Date: 21 Jan 2015
Any doubts that may have been harboured as to the inherent cyclicality of these businesses and the ability for prices to exist at a permanently higher plane have been dispelled
Date: 16 Jan 2017
It's now easier than ever for Australians to access international investments, and the official data shows we're sending investment money offshore as investors diversify their portfolios and take advantage of growth opportunities not available at home
Date: 14 Oct 2015
When evaluating financial performance, whether of a nation's economy or a stock, the key question is: relative to what? Focusing on a country's or a stock's situation is worthless without comparing it to others and to itself in the past and the future
Date: 29 Mar 2016
The resurgence of interest in gold bullion and its price rise over the past two months caught many investors by surprise
Date: 11 May 2015
Forecasting doesn't seem to be getting any easier -- just ask Joe Hockey
Date: 28 Jan 2015
Fundamental or technical research on a company that ignores the industry in which a company operates is like doing research "in a bubble"
Date: 27 Nov 2013
In recent times, investors would have read countless articles (including this one) about falling cash rates
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.
Date: 04 Jun 2014
This year's Morningstar Investment Conference asset allocation panel session discussed topics such as the direction of the Australian dollar, views on international equity markets, where the best investment opportunities are and the use of alternatives in portfolios
Date: 01 Jul 2014
Excess capacity abounds
Date: 23 Feb 2015
On 26 January, the day after elections allowed Tsipras' left-wing Syriza party to form a ruling coalition with the fringe right-wing, anti-austerity Independent Greeks party, the 40-year-old Tsipras sped to the National Resistance Memorial at the Kaisariani rifle range memorial in Athens
Date: 18 Jul 2014
Whenever people pinpoint the causes of the global financial crisis, they usually list the massive expansion of credit in developed countries as a key cause of the bust that is heading into its eighth year
Date: 30 Jan 2017
The list of issues to worry about is a long one: exchange rates, interest rates, growth rates, political uncertainty--my developed market peers have a lot on their plate! If nothing else, 2016 reminded markets that the issues above are not just the preserve of emerging markets
Date: 07 Apr 2014
Last week, The Australian Financial Review reported that BHP Billiton (BHP) was considering spinning off many of its "non-core" assets
Date: 16 Sep 2015
Good stewardship matters
Date: 24 Jul 2013
On Wednesday, 19 June, US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the US central bank planned to end its five-year quantitative easing program later in 2013, when the US economy is expected to pick up
Date: 19 Apr 2016
Four times a year the Federal Reserve releases a "summary of economic projections," which gathers predictions from its 17 policy-setting board members including their forecasts for the federal funds or US cash rate
Date: 26 Nov 2013
A combination of austerity programs, debt writedowns, the European Central Bank's (ECB) commitment to "do whatever it takes" to preserve the euro, the proposed banking union and the finalisation of the primary bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), helped restore relative financial stability
Date: 26 Jun 2015
Australia's dividend imputation system has been described as "one of the seven wonders of the world"
Date: 11 Jun 2015
If you had invested in the Australian index over the past two decades you would have got a "beautiful, accidental bias" towards the best-performing sectors in the world that you would not have got if you lived anywhere else, according to gold medallist fund manager Platinum Asset Management (PTM)
Date: 17 Sep 2013
In the post-war era, there is a strong relationship between economic and electoral success
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