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Top shares for the Christmas stocking

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 14 Dec 2015

Australians' Christmas stockings should be filled with presents again this December after another prosperous year, albeit one where some sectors have had more reason to celebrate than others

Top global fixed-interest returns

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 10 Mar 2014

Boutique global fixed-income manager Bentham Asset Management was recently named the winner in the Fixed-Interest Category at the Australian Morningstar Awards 2014

Tips to avoid an ATO audit breach

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 23 Dec 2014

An auditor contravention report (ACR) may never happen for your fund, but wouldn't it be nice to be prepared just in case? Around 11,000 ACRs were issued in the last financial year (2013-14)

Time to sit on the sidelines

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 15 Sep 2014

Overview

Time to go against the crowd?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 01 Dec 2015

Overview

Time to get more bullish?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 29 Jul 2014

Overview

Time to buy Qantas?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Sep 2014

Qantas Airways' (QAN) $2.8-billion full-year loss dominated reporting season headlines last week

Time to be bullish on Europe

Author: Raul Elizalde
Date: 09 Dec 2013

Now could be the time to diversify away from high-flying US stocks and laggard European shares seem to be the appropriate choice

Time to be bearish on China?

Author: Andy Rothman
Date: 11 Aug 2015

One of the world's largest hedge funds has turned bearish on China, arguing that the recent stock market correction means "there are now no safe places to invest" in that country

Tidal change will benefit active managers

Author: Tim Stewart
Date: 08 May 2013

The big temptation at the moment is to buy low-volatility stocks or "go passive" - but conservative investors could soon be rueing their decision

This moated pharma stock's earnings may be on the rise

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 Dec 2016

This national pharmacy wholesaler has seen impressive growth in earnings over the past two years, suggesting the scale benefits of Australian Pharmaceutical Industries' 442-strong distribution network are starting to emerge.

This is why investors shouldn't be complacent

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 29 Nov 2016

It was a "nice" week

There's still room for caution in global equity markets

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 06 Dec 2016

As this will be my last report for the year, I would have liked to present you with some pearls of wisdom, and some major insights as to what may happen over the next few weeks

There will be haircuts for investors

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 07 May 2013

"Good as Money," proclaimed the ad for Twenty Grand Vodka infused with cognac

There are bigger risks than Brexit, AB warns

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 20 Jun 2016

"It's important for investors in Australia and elsewhere to get the right perspective on the referendum so that they can make appropriate decisions for their portfolios," said Ashish Shah, the firm's New York-based head of fixed income

The victory few saw coming and its impact on markets

Author: Scott Mather
Date: 10 Nov 2016

Here's our view on what a Trump presidency and Republican Congress likely mean for markets over the near, medium and longer terms

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

The United States of Europe

Author: Brenda P. Wenning
Date: 09 Mar 2015

The US has imitated Europe for years, boosting government spending and racking up debt, creating a healthcare system that doesn't work and adding costly new social benefits

The Trump trade: rhetoric versus reality

Author: Libby Cantrill
Date: 23 Nov 2016

Investors have generally been "risk on" since Donald Trump's victory on 8 November

The semiotics of central banks

Author: Satyajit Das
Date: 10 Jul 2013

Twist and shout taper ..

The scourge of overconfidence

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 07 Sep 2015

Leaving in its wake sharp equity market retracements globally, efforts to stem falls and to revalue the currency in China, more commodity price decimation, mediocre earnings results and sharply increasing volatility, August was certainly eventful

The science of investing

Author: Samuel Lee
Date: 31 Mar 2015

Though it sometimes is hijacked by ideologues, the scientific method works

The role of central banks

Author: Mark Laidlaw
Date: 02 Jun 2014

Former Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Ian Macfarlane gave his insights into the changing role of central banks across the globe at the opening session of the 2014 Morningstar Investment Conference and went on to detail some of the major macroeconomic issues facing the world today

The right stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Jun 2013

At the 2013 Morningstar SMSF Trustee Strategy Day in Sydney last week, Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes provided some indispensable guidance for those investors caught up in the current yield-hungry environment

The riddle of weak productivity

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 Jul 2016

Gordon Moore said that cramming more components onto integrated circuits, as his article of 1965 was titled, would lead to "such wonders as home computers ..

The real driver behind shareholder returns

Author: Kate Howitt
Date: 20 Apr 2015

What a dreadful thing is the dividend-imputation tax system, if you believe its critics

The RBA's post-boom challenges

Author: Christine St Anne
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

The promised splurge on infrastructure

Author: Michael Collins
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

The politics of investing

Author: Robert Harvey
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

The perpetual growth myth

Author: Kevin Flynn
Date: 29 Jun 2015

Wishful thinking now grips the investment world

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