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The investment case for Europe and Japan

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 07 Jun 2016

That attitude might need to change, at least according to some analysts

What is an emerging market?

Author: Patricia Oey
Date: 09 Jun 2016

According to the organisation, the distinction was no longer relevant, as it aims to use a set of sustainable development goals that can be applied to all countries

Market Index Performance l May 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 03 Jun 2016

Financial watchdog seeks to rebuild consumer trust

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 03 Jun 2016

Greg Medcraft, ASIC chairman, said ASIC's "fundamental objective is to allow markets to fund the real economy and in turn, economic growth

3 pharma stocks with high growth potential

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 08 Jun 2016

"Because right now, there is a bit of a cloud over them, should Clinton come in," he said, speaking exclusively with Morningstar.com.au last month

Risk has increased markedly

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 May 2016

Overview

In Australia, play the hand you are dealt

Author: Robert Mead
Date: 24 May 2016

As interest rates continue to fall in Australia, investors may want to take their cue from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)

Pause for thought on alternative investments

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 03 Jun 2016

Their portfolios could therefore benefit from a greater allocation to alternative investments, which can help to improve risk-adjusted returns, according to Craig Stanford, head of alternative investments at Ibbotson Associates

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

What is good, what is great?

Author: Amit Lodha
Date: 16 May 2016

In the Formula One car race just held in Melbourne the difference between first and fifth place was 59 seconds

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

400 million reasons to invest in LICs

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 01 Jun 2016

More than 30 LICs have listed on the ASX since 2012, increasing their total number to 87 as of April 2016, while their market value doubled to $30 billion over the same period

Brexit vote raises economic and political stakes for EU

Author: Darren Williams
Date: 02 Jun 2016

There has recently been a slight swing towards those in favour of remaining in the EU, but it would be premature to assume that this represents a sustained shift in public opinion

Focusing on absolute returns

Author: Stuart Dear
Date: 17 May 2016

Our flagship fixed-income portfolio is designed to be a key defensive allocation within broader portfolios

Estate planning implications of Budget 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 May 2016

Budget 2016 could have far-reaching estate planning consequences for some self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees, further emphasising the importance of a well-formed, legally binding plan

4 top stocks with handsome dividend yields

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Jun 2016

But regardless of how the market deals with this challenge, he says one fact is indisputable--income returns from the market remain very attractive relative to interest rates

Treat market with caution

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 May 2016

Overview

The return of value investing

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 19 May 2016

Morningstar has long urged investors to seek companies with sustainable competitive advantages but with attractive valuations

Silver linings shine in China's risks

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 25 May 2016

In our experience, the key to understanding economic and financial events in China lies in analysing how three factors intersect with, and influence, each other

World economy suffocating under record debt

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 May 2016

Banking is lucrative because commercial banks create money that makes them money

Culture clash

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 10 May 2016

A respected reporter recently asked me what were a few important things I had learned from all this and all of that during the past decade and I surprised myself and perhaps him by answering that I now realised that younger generations--the Xers and millennials--were far different generations from my own

Market Index Performance l April 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 04 May 2016

Always cry over spilt milk

Author: Jeremy Grantham
Date: 20 May 2016

Six months ago I wrote a 30-page, 24-exhibit paper, which I finally realised would have a strong appeal to six or seven strategists and no one else

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

Euro area's ticking fiscal time bomb

Author: Darren Williams
Date: 02 May 2016

Final government deficit and debt data for 2015 have just been published

Relapse in iron ore rally inevitable

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 06 May 2016

While the iron ore price has bounced back in recent times there is still more pain to come for the smaller iron ore miners, who still face burgeoning supply and an ongoing focus on cost reduction, which will push some out of the higher-cost producers out of the industry

Devil in retrospectivity detail of contribution caps

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 05 May 2016

Glenn Freeman is a senior editor at Morningstar

ASX-listed managers present opportunities

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 26 May 2016

Several fund managers have dropped in value on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in recent weeks and are now yielding more attractive levels, and some could represent good growth opportunities as investors seek greater international asset exposures, according to analysts

Contribution caps cause for concern for SMSFs

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 04 May 2016

High net wealth individuals, particularly those with high super balances, higher income earners and workers aged 55 to 65 years of age are among the key groups to lose out in the Federal Budget 2016

4 top ASX-listed technology stocks

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 May 2016

REA Group (REA) and SEEK Limited (SEK) have outperformed the S&P/ASX 200 over the past year, and newer technology stocks WiseTech Global (WTC) and Aconex (ACX) have also performed well, representing the strong growth potential of technology shares, though investors may have to pay a relatively high price for their strong performance

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