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A special dividend from CBA?

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Jul 2013

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is set to release its earnings results for fiscal 2013 in mid-August, being the only bank among Australia's "big four" with a financial year to the end of June.

5 blue chips of the future

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 09 Dec 2013

In a recent Morningstar article , a number of key contributors to the performance of the NovaPort Smaller Companies Fund [9108] and the investment approach of the managers behind the strategy were examined

Telstra set for a dividend bonanza?

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 14 Jan 2014

Telstra (TLS) on Monday announced it was selling a 70 per cent stake in its Sensis directories business to US-based private equity firm Platinum Equity for $454 million

A case for Europe?

Author: Mark Burgess
Date: 09 Oct 2013

Despite there being much to consider over the past few months, we have made few changes to portfolios, largely leaving our overweighting to risk assets intact, and within equities and fixed income, our bias towards emerging markets

6 stocks set to outperform in 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Jan 2014

With many investors trying to find additional stocks to include in their portfolios for 2014, Invast Securities recently identified a number of "beaten-down" blue-chip companies the brokerage believes have the potential for a turnaround

Aussie equities to tread water

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 01 Jul 2014

Awakening Japan

Author: Yu Zhang
Date: 09 Oct 2014

More than a year and a half has passed since Japan unveiled "Abenomics," its aggressive reflationary policy aimed at reinvigorating its stalled domestic economy

4 key investment lessons

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 15 Nov 2013

An article published by Morningstar earlier this week, 4 common portfolio mistakes , looked closely at some of the typical pitfalls encountered by the everyday investor

Market Index Performance l March 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 07 Apr 2014

Election outcome will bring certainty

Author: Paul Bloxham
Date: 06 Sep 2013

The Australian federal election will take place this Saturday, 7 September, with the country voting on all 150 seats of the House of Representatives and half the seats of the 76 seat Senate – both of which are involved in the legislative process

Suncorp pays attractive dividends

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Suncorp Group (SUN)

Top global fixed-interest returns

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 10 Mar 2014

Boutique global fixed-income manager Bentham Asset Management was recently named the winner in the Fixed-Interest Category at the Australian Morningstar Awards 2014

Macquarie posts 39pc lift in profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Nov 2013

Macquarie Group (MQG) on Friday announced a net profit of $501 million for the half year to the end of September 2013, up 39 per cent on the same period in the previous year

Will Abenomics work?

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 20 May 2013

May 2013: A daring experiment is under way in the world's second-biggest modern economy

4 investment mistakes to avoid

Author: Christopher Davis
Date: 28 Oct 2014

Whether it's the Dutch tulip craze of the 17th century, the dotcom mania of the late 1990s or the rush into real estate in the US in the early to mid-2000s, there is no shortage of examples of investors behaving irrationally

Govt proceeds with dividend washing action

Author: Chris Kennedy
Date: 04 Jun 2013

In a move flagged in the May Budget announcement, the government has taken steps to address a "dividend washing" loophole, with changes to take effect from 1 July

Market Index Performance l January 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 06 Feb 2014

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

Cautious investors miss emerging market opportunities

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 09 May 2013

Investors who remain cautious on emerging markets are missing long-term growth opportunities, according to Capital Group

3 top retail recovery stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 29 Jan 2014

The case for a recovery in the Australian retail sector in 2014 is building momentum, according to analysts at UBS

Budget shortfall points to weaker economy

Author: Chris Kennedy
Date: 16 May 2013

A huge revenue shortfall and a less optimistic timetable for a return to surplus may indicate an acceptance that our economy is weaker than it has been in the past, according to leading economists

Bigger dividends from BHP?

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 04 Jun 2013

After only about 12 days in the top job, BHP Billiton's (BHP) new chief executive Andrew Mackenzie, who took the helm from Marius Kloppers, recently sat down with UBS analysts to discuss a three-pronged approach to increasing free cash flow, and therefore, shareholder returns.

Central bankers talk too much

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 29 Oct 2013

Transparency is an absolute good, it seems, for many people

Tidal change will benefit active managers

Author: Tim Stewart
Date: 08 May 2013

The big temptation at the moment is to buy low-volatility stocks or "go passive" - but conservative investors could soon be rueing their decision

Medibank: A CBA-style IPO?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Oct 2014

The wait is over

Penalty tax on super abolished: What now?

Author: Andrew Yee
Date: 17 Jul 2014

The Federal Budget changes to the taxing of excess super contributions are welcome

4 high-growth stocks for Australia Day

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 24 Jan 2014

With Australia Day close at hand, millions of Australians will soon be celebrating the history of this great nation

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 19 Nov 2014

To read the latest Economic update please click here .

What a sinking Aussie dollar means for your portfolio

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Sep 2014

The Australian dollar fell to a six-month low this week

Fast-growing stocks in the New Neutral

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Aug 2014

It was global bond manager PIMCO that developed the term "new neutral," a concept that morphed from its original investment thesis, the "new normal"

6 stocks linked to the housing boom

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 11 Dec 2013

HSBC chief economist Paul Bloxham reckons Australia's housing boom is just beginning

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