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Populism takes a wrong turn

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 23 Nov 2016

The Trumpian Fox has entered the Populist Henhouse, not so much by stealth but as a result of Middle America's misinterpretation of what will make America great again

Picking the right global strategy

Author: Andrew Lill
Date: 11 Jun 2015

Most investors think about investing in global equity markets and global currencies as the same thing

Painting a worrisome picture

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 14 Dec 2015

Overview

Overcoming emotional investing

Author: Karl Siegling
Date: 30 Jul 2015

We spend a significant amount of time explaining to investors our process for entering and exiting investments

Origin Energy scraps dividend after earnings fall on oil price slump

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 18 Aug 2016

Origin Energy (ASX: ORG) on Thursday announced an underlying profit from continuing operations of $354 million for fiscal 2016, down 41 per cent on the previous year and below Morningstar's expectations for a profit of $364 million

Opportunities in quality credit, specialty finance and mortgages

Author: Mark Kiesel
Date: 09 Jan 2017

The global economy is going through significant change, as Donald Trump's incoming administration and shifts in public sentiment in other major economies create potential for new opportunities and risks

Oil Search profit falls 89pc on energy price slide

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Aug 2016

Oil Search's (ASX: OSH) net profit for the first half of 2016 fell 89 per cent from the same period in 2015 to US$25.6 million, after cost-cutting initiatives were unable to offset significant falls in commodity prices

News Corp reports 16pc earnings bump, 2pc revenue slide

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 10 Feb 2017

News Corporation's (ASX: NWS) earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) increased 16 per cent in the three months to December 2016 to $325 million, up from $280 million in the prior corresponding period

NAB's 3Q cash profit falls as funding costs, bad debts rise

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Aug 2016

National Australia Bank (ASX: NAB) on Monday announced unaudited cash earnings of $1.6 billion for the third quarter to the end of June, down around 3 per cent on both the quarterly average of the March 2016 half-year result and the same quarter in the prior year, as both funding costs and charges for bad debts increased

Myth-busting: Stock valuation and earnings growth

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 30 Mar 2017

There is a perpetual debate in financial markets about the relationship between valuations and future earnings growth

Move into riskier assets may be inevitable

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 Apr 2016

Australian investors are facing headwinds on many fronts and the need to work for longer combined with volatile markets is putting even more pressure on retirement savings, which could push some investors, including superannuation funds, into riskier assets

Most stocks stink

Author: John Rekenthaler
Date: 11 Apr 2017

The reply to the headline's question surely can't be yes, because that would be no story at all; everybody knows that stocks beat Treasuries

Mirvac's earnings, distributions hit top end of guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 16 Aug 2016

Mirvac Group (ASX: MGR) on Tuesday announced an operating profit after tax of $482 million for fiscal 2016, up 6 per cent on the prior year and slightly above Morningstar's forecast for a profit of $478.3 million

Mayne's bumper profit reaps benefit of US acquisition

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 26 Aug 2016

The strong performance in the US by its $855-million Doryx acquisition, made in February 2015, was a key contributor to this result, as was the launch of generic drug Dofetilide

Mayne's 1H17 result almost triple prior period

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 Feb 2017

The specialty pharmaceutical company's underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $108.5 million for the half was also more than double the $40.3-million result reported in the previous corresponding period

Market response to Trump's speech doesn't change policymaking realities

Author: Libby Cantrill
Date: 03 Mar 2017

The market's overwhelmingly favourable reaction to President Trump's first speech to a joint session of Congress was not necessarily surprising: President Trump veered away from the more protectionist and nationalistic tone of his inaugural address to instead deliver a more hopeful, conciliatory, and unifying speech

Market Index Performance l February 2017

Author: Morningstar
Date: 03 Mar 2017

Market Index Performance l February 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 03 Mar 2016

Looking for nirvana

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 18 Mar 2016

For those lacking a long-term investment horizon, recent market volatility is probably a frightening experience given the relative calm since the GFC--has it really been eight years? With momentum trades under pressure, valuation is becoming of greater importance as is the sustainability of cash flows and balance sheet strength.

Italy braces for referendum that risks Brexit-style consequences

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 22 Nov 2016

Italy's populist forces scored their biggest success so far in 2016 when candidates for the Five Star Movement were elected mayors of Rome and Turin in June

Is there still value in AREITs?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Jun 2013

This time last year, Ibbotson Associations (a Morningstar company), published an upbeat assessment of the Australian real estate investment trust (AREIT) sector

Is there really a minimum viable balance for your SMSF?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 02 Feb 2017

A detailed statistical analysis of more than 20,000 SMSFs between 2008 and 2015 showed clear correlations between fund balances, asset diversification, cost-effectiveness, and performance

Is the Italian banking system insolvent?

Author: Stephen Ellis
Date: 20 Jul 2016

With Britain's vote to leave the European Union a surprise to many investors, UK bank stocks fell, but Italian bank stocks also collapsed

Inflationary sea change

Author: Simon Stevenson
Date: 20 Apr 2017

The last year has seen a major sea change in views around the outlook for inflation

How to guard yourself financially against dementia

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 28 Oct 2016

As Australia's population ages, more of us will pass away due to dementia

How to commence a pension with non-concessional contributions

Author: Accurium
Date: 06 Mar 2017

However, there are some common mistakes trustees make when commencing a pension using only part of a member's accumulation balance

How the stock market affects corporate decision-making

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Date: 26 Apr 2017

The stock market is seen as a reflection of what happens in the real world: A company releases poor earnings results and its stock price tanks, or shares rise if the firm becomes an acquisition target

How might 2017 turn out for investors?

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 23 Jan 2017

While 2016 was generally a positive year for investors, politics and economics have provided some big surprises and highlighted how intertwined politics and economics have become

Housing looms as a risk for Australia, says AB

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 04 Jan 2017

Incoming US president Donald Trump's policies may be less of a threat to the Asian bond and equity markets in 2017 than many people think, according to global asset manager AllianceBernstein (AB)

Here's how the Australian ETF industry is transforming

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 27 Mar 2017

But while the local market's offerings may appear dull in comparison, local funds are getting more diverse as managers seek to reach new investors

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