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Are mutual wills a silver bullet for step-family estate planning?

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 19 Sep 2016

A step-family is "a couple family containing one or more children, at least one of whom is the step-child of one of the partners in the couple, and none of whom is the natural or adopted child of both members of the couple," according to The Australian Institute of Family Studies

Are emerging markets a clever contrarian investment?

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 15 Jun 2016

Following Sir John's logic, emerging market equities appear to be a classic contrarian opportunity

Are baby boomers to blame for growing financial inequality?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 May 2016

The gathering backlash against Australia's baby boomer generation from less well-off Gen X and Gen Y cohorts is understandable but unwarranted, says Professor Deborah Ralston, new SMSF Association (SMSFA) board member and financial services academic

ANZ reports 18pc fall in profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Nov 2016

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX: ANZ) on Thursday announced an 18 per cent fall in fiscal 2016 cash profit--a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big Australian banks--to $5.9 billion, following a "reshaping" of the business

Ansell considers divestment as profits dip 15 per cent

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Aug 2016

Its dividend payout for the year was 1.2 per cent higher on fiscal 2015, with a 23.5 US cents a share second-half dividend bringing the annual total dividend to 43.5 US cents, to be paid on 8 September 2016

Anchors aweigh

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 21 Jan 2016

In hindsight it has been nirvana for the unsophisticated investor

AMP, Investors Mutual, Vanguard Finalists for Fund Manager of the Year

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 24 Feb 2015

We've announced the finalists in this year's Australian Morningstar Awards

Amcor lifts full-year profit, dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 25 Aug 2016

Statutory net profit, which included a previously announced accounting charge related to Amcor's Venezuelan business, was down 64.1 per cent to US$244.1 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

AGL's earnings fizzle on gas write-downs

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 10 Feb 2016

Energy retailer AGL Energy (AGL) has attributed its decision to quit exploration and production of natural gas for a statutory net loss of $449 million for the half year to 31 December, down 246 per cent on the previous period

Advised SMSFs show greater diversity

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 30 May 2013

According to new research by CoreData, self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are heavily invested in Australian equities, although their allocation varies considerably depending on whether they are self-managed or have an adviser

A case of conscious uncoupling

Author: Kristina Hooper
Date: 23 Oct 2014

They say breaking up is hard to do

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

6 reasons not to buy SMSF property

Author: Michael Hutton
Date: 13 Oct 2014

Self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees should be cautious about investing in residential property in the current market, particularly those in pension mode or where the members are likely to be drawing a pension from their fund within the next few years

5 portfolio construction mistakes

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 24 Dec 2014

1) Confusing asset allocation with diversification Investors tend to use the terms interchangeably

4 top US-dollar-exposed stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Dec 2013

In Morningstar's recently published Market Outlook , head of equities research Peter Warnes says that "tailwinds are still blowing" for those Australian companies that derive the bulk of their earnings from offshore

4 top stocks in 2014 and beyond

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Jan 2015

The New Year saw an influx of articles within the financial media pointing out the top share-market performers of 2014

4 stocks linked to global growth

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Jun 2013

International equities were up more than 8 per cent last month, while Australian equities were down 4 per cent, according to the latest report from Morningstar

4 reasons there's growth in the share market

Author: Stuart Eliot
Date: 24 Sep 2014

In the short run, it's inevitable that equity markets will fall from time to time

4 points to note as resources rally

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 13 Feb 2017

Little more than a year ago, we were struck by how far materials, dominated by minerals producers, had fallen as a proportion of the ASX through time

4 mining stock growth drivers

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Oct 2013

Any gains in the Australian share market recently have largely been made by the major banks and the large defensive stocks

4 lessons from top LICs

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 28 Oct 2015

Two top-performing managers of listed investment companies (LICs) came together at the recent Morningstar Individual Investor Conference

4 issues facing SMSFs in 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Jan 2015

As well as choppy markets, self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees will confront myriad issues in 2015, a few of which are examined below

3 top moat-rated ASX mid-cap stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 May 2016

In the current low-inflation, low-interest-rate environment, investors have to assess all their options, CommSec chief economist Craig James says in a recent note

3 stocks set for strong cash-flow growth

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Jun 2016

The investment firm believes a focus on free cash flow yield and free cash flow growth is particularly interesting at present given the market's preoccupation with dividend yields against a backdrop of low competing interest rates

3 signs of a safe dividend

Author: Josh Peters
Date: 14 Jan 2016

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3 issues confronting Australian stocks

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 08 Dec 2016

This time of the year brings forth a multitude of "year ahead" prognostications

2017 shapes as pivotal year for Eurozone

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 24 Jan 2017

In November 2009, Greece ignited the Eurozone debt crisis when the incoming socialist government revealed the previous conservative regime had lied about government finances to the extent that the true budget deficit was 13 per cent of GDP, not 4 per cent

2 top building activity exposures

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Jun 2014

In a recent presentation, Sydney-based Alphinity Investment Management said investors can expect activity in housing markets to continue to strengthen for the remainder of 2014 and beyond

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

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