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Tax matters: Choose your investments carefully

Author: Alex Prineas
Date: 05 Jun 2014

Test your investment knowledge

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 01 Nov 2013

Anatomy of a gold bust

Author: Matthew Tuttle
Date: 03 Jun 2013

Momentum investors buy hot individual stocks that enjoyed high returns in the past several months and try to capitalise on a rally

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

Investing against the herd

Author: Michael Coop
Date: 15 Jan 2014

Contrarian investing is about looking for undervalued and out-of-favour investments and avoiding highly priced and popular investments

A footy fan's guide to portfolio construction

Author: Bart Dowling
Date: 30 Sep 2013

Now that we're at the business end of the footy season, it seems appropriate that we outline our thoughts as to the similarities between portfolio construction and football

Woodside cuts production target

Author: AAP NewsWire
Date: 03 Jul 2013

The news has sent the company's share price lower, down $1.54, or 4.3 per cent, at $34.28 at 1442 AEST

Earnings season: The good, the bad and the ugly

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 06 Sep 2013

For most analysts, the recent earnings season contained little surprises

Europe still on a slow boil

Author: Komal S Sri-Kumar
Date: 31 Jul 2013

The eurozone has been relatively free of eruptions for several months

Transurban's earnings, distribution in line

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Aug 2013

Toll-road operator Transurban Group (TCL) on Thursday announced a 5.6 per cent rise in proportional earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) to $828 million for the 2013 fiscal year

Westpac impresses with $7.6bn profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Nov 2014

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced an 8 per cent rise in cash profit to $7.6 billion for the fiscal year ended 30 September 2014, in line with both Morningstar and consensus forecasts

Japanese stocks on track despite recession?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 21 Nov 2014

Growth was a key theme at the recent G20 meeting in Brisbane

A new approach to indexing

Author: Lars Hamich
Date: 12 Aug 2013

Most exchange-traded funds (ETFs) listed in Australia are based on long-established conventional indices that follow common methodology concepts

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

3 top global resources stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Jul 2014

Australian investors will undoubtedly be familiar with the "big two" locally listed global resources companies, BHP Billiton (BHP) and Rio Tinto (RIO) , and will more than likely hold a substantial exposure to these heavyweights

Developed markets likely to outperform

Author: Raymond Chan
Date: 22 Jul 2013

Global financial markets have been in consolidation since May

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

Rio's earnings, dividend beat forecasts

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Feb 2014

Global mining giant Rio Tinto (RIO) on Thursday announced a 10 per cent increase in underlying earnings to US$10.2 billion for 2013

Investors to reap Wesfarmers windfall?

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Apr 2014

Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers (WES) this week signalled its departure from the insurance game after announcing the sale of its insurance broking arm to the US-based Arthur J

3 sectors to be bullish about

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Oct 2013

Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes highlighted that confidence was on the up in the latest Huntleys' Your Money Weekly newsletter

Amcor to demerge AAPD business

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Aug 2013

Packaging manufacturer Amcor (AMC) on Thursday said it plans to demerge its Australasia and Packaging Distribution (AAPD) business from its Amcor flexible and rigid plastics division

Jumping at shadows

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 14 Jul 2014

Befuddled is probably a term which characterises the state of mind of many seasoned investors at present

Capturing superior performance

Author: Lars Hamich
Date: 03 Apr 2014

Index exchange-traded-funds (ETFs) are financial products based on indices, which track the performance of a portfolio of securities

Is the commodity supercycle dead?

Author: Nicholas Johnson and Greg Sharenow
Date: 24 Sep 2013

From the late 1990s until the 2008 financial crisis, most commodities experienced double-digit annual real (that is, inflation-adjusted) price growth, a period known as the commodity "supercycle"

A growth bet on India?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 May 2014

Morningstar's silver-rated Platinum Asia Fund [9894] beat the market benchmark, according to its December 2013 quarterly note

Market Index Performance l August 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 04 Sep 2014

Click here to download the Market Index Returns table for August 2014.

Are we living in a "Truman Show" reality?

Author: Marcus Burns
Date: 03 Sep 2014

Even ugly ducklings can grow up to be swans some day and we have started to observe a number of fallen stocks recover and perform well this year, as either management teams change (APN News and Media) or new owners perceive value where the stock market didn't (Wotif.com Holdings)

NAB sees solid quarter, Newcrest's profit above forecast

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Aug 2014

Companies covered in this report: • National Australia Bank

Woolworths records strong sales

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Jul 2013

Australian supermarket giant Woolworths (WOW) on Tuesday announced a 4.7 per cent rise in sales from its Australian Food and Liquor division for the 2013 financial year, adjusted for the impact of a 53rd week of trading.

4 reasons to like Woodside and Santos

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Apr 2014

Earlier this month, Morningstar assigned a narrow-moat rating to Santos Limited (STO) as a result of Australia's number two oil-and-gas company now possessing cost advantages on a number of fronts

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