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3 best ideas outside the banks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 04 Oct 2013

The four major banks may play a dominant role in the financial system but Australia's financial services industry also encompasses a $1.4-trillion superannuation sector

3 bank myths debunked

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Dec 2014

The lessons behind the classic fable Chicken Little could easily have been applied to media reporting in the lead-up to the Financial Services Inquiry (FSI)

3 bad reasons to sell a fund

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 08 Oct 2014

The decision about whether to sell a fund is usually not clear-cut, even in hindsight

2017 will bring volatility and risk alongside opportunities

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Dec 2016

The report notes that, looking to 2017, we are living in a higher-risk world.

2 ways to invest in education

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 25 Jul 2016

If you're able to live with a little risk, G8 Education (ASX: GEM) may be worth considering

2 tourism and leisure stocks worth considering

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 04 Nov 2016

Australia's tourism and leisure sector holds good opportunities for investors, buoyed by the continuing influx of international visitors--particularly from China--amid a softening Australian currency and increasingly positive US economic figures.

2 top-performing small caps

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Sep 2014

Last month the Pengana Emerging Companies Fund [12260] rose by 4.9 per cent, outperforming the Small Ordinaries Index by 2.6 per cent and the Small Industrials index by 1.2 per cent

2 top small caps for fiscal 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Jun 2014

As the end of the 2014 financial year fast approaches, an look at the Australian small-cap space can reveal a number of interesting companies that not only have attractive earnings prospects heading into fiscal 2015 and beyond, but which are reasonably priced relative to the market

2 top resources stock picks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 04 Dec 2014

The federal government's woes were not the only items to dominate the headlines this week

2 top mid-cap stock picks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Apr 2014

The Ausbil Australian Emerging Leaders Fund [10601] is a concentrated portfolio of mid and small-cap Australian shares that aims to outperform its benchmark over the medium to long term

2 top global equity exposures

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Jan 2014

The search for quality offshore equities is set to be a ubiquitous theme throughout 2014, as local investors increasingly feel the need to increase their exposure to this asset class

2 stocks set to benefit from global growth

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 25 Sep 2014

Companies will continue to struggle to deliver earnings amid meagre economic growth

2 retail stocks to watch

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Jul 2013

In the discretionary retail space, there's no denying that video games are big business

2 retail stocks display contrasting fortunes in threatened sector

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Sep 2016

The recent acquisition of Good Guys by JB Hi-Fi (ASX: JBH) has shaken up Australia's highly competitive retail sector, particularly the household goods segment

2 quality stocks in a weak market

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 09 Jul 2015

The article, Greek crisis presents buying opportunity , explained how a big market event such as that currently playing out in Europe often provides an opportunity for investors to buy stocks at a discount

2 prospects in an overvalued market

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 11 Jul 2014

For the investor on the hunt for quality businesses, the 16-page Huntleys' Forecast 2014-15 report provides insightful, in-depth analysis into the few opportunities now left in the Australian equity market

2 PIMCO funds under review

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Sep 2014

Morningstar will place two of the four PIMCO funds available in Australia under review following the recent departure of the bond manager's founder and chief investment officer Bill Gross

2 of the Big 4 remain particularly good picks

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 20 Jul 2016

"In our view, the business, economic, political and operational concerns impacting banks are not as bad as the market fears," says David Ellis, a senior banks analyst at Morningstar

2 media stocks that may make more sense than you think

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 13 Jul 2016

So at first glance, many individual investors may steer well clear of media organisations

2 media stocks that may make more sense than you think

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 13 Jul 2016

So at first glance, many individual investors may steer well clear of media organisations

2 high-quality small-cap stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Apr 2014

It has been an "interesting" year for small-cap stocks, one that has been characterised by widely diverging performances, Morningstar equity strategist Gareth James says

2 explosive Australian stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 11 Jun 2013

Given that Orica Limited (ORI) and Incitec Pivot (IPL) operate both as a local duopoly and as a substantial part of a global oligopoly, the attractiveness of these Australian explosives makers as investments is perfectly understandable.

2 attractive ASX-listed industrial stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 May 2016

The overall Australian market valuation currently looks somewhat stretched at 16 times one-year forward consensus earnings

14 steps to successful investing

Author: Shane Oliver
Date: 01 May 2013

The last five years have been difficult for investors

14 questions for Kerr Neilson

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Jun 2014

1) Since founding Platinum Asset Management in 1994, you have primarily focused on global portfolios

13 common investing myths

Author: Shane Oliver
Date: 01 Apr 2014

The increasingly complex nature of investment markets leads many to adopt simple rules of thumb often based on common sense when making investment decisions

12 nations could change global growth forever

Author: Frank Holmes
Date: 20 Oct 2015

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10 ways to avoid hasty market decisions

Author: Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Date: 14 Jul 2015

1) Volatility is a normal part of long-term investing From time to time, there will inevitably be volatility in stock markets as investors react to changes in economic, political and corporate environments

10 top tips for assessing bonds

Author: Elizabeth Moran
Date: 29 Sep 2014

This month, Glencore, a diversified multinational commodity trading and mining company, issued a bond in the domestic market for the first time

10 top "smart-beta" stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 09 May 2014

Investors will have heard or read about "smart-beta" strategies and may have scratched their heads, wondering what they are actually all about

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