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Will Telstra keep outperforming?

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Jul 2013

Telstra (TLS) has outperformed the market over the past 12 months, delivering a return that is roughly 12 per cent above the S&P/ASX 200

Market Index Performance l February 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 06 Mar 2014

Europe sentiment boosts investor confidence

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 30 May 2013

Investor confidence continued to rise in May, driven by a shift in risk appetite among European institutions, according to the State Street Investor Confidence Index (ICI)

Investing in BRIC and African economies

Author: Mark Mobius
Date: 30 May 2013

Growth in BRIC economies has slowed down in 2012 and early 2013

5 top stocks with yield plus growth

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Jul 2013

US industrialist John D Rockefeller once said "the greatest pleasure in life was watching dividends come in"

Why we are bullish on China

Author: Peter Esho
Date: 19 Sep 2013

Chinese data continued to surprise in recent weeks

4 key challenges for 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Dec 2013

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Stockland's profit falls after "tough" year

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 13 Aug 2013

Stockland's (SGP) underlying net profit for the financial year to 30 June 2013 fell 27 per cent on the previous year to $494.8 million, the property investment company said on Tuesday

5 super budget issues to tackle

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 May 2013

Superannuants were certainly getting the jitters earlier this week over fears the Labor government would launch a raid on super

Macquarie lifts profit and dividend

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 03 May 2013

Macquarie Group (MQG) on Friday announced a 17 per cent increase in net profit for the year to 31 March 2013 to $851 million

1 emerging quality stock to watch

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 22 Jul 2014

A strong competitive advantage is normally associated with large-cap companies

How to avoid a bad stock

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 06 Feb 2014

The book Boganaire : The Rise and Fall of Nathan Tinkler gives a detailed account of the spectacular fortune a mining entrepreneur achieved through a number of successful speculative mining deals

6 major sources of bank income

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 05 Jun 2013

Investors can go beyond bank shares to access alternate sources of yield, according to FIIG Securities director of education and fixed-income research Elizabeth Moran

7 sins of investing

Author: Morningstar
Date: 16 Sep 2014

Years ago, James Montier, then with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, came out with a white paper titled Seven Sins of Fund Management that looked at how behavioural finance can affect the investment process

Are companies too obsessed with growth?

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 23 Jan 2014

Infatuation with the stimulation of growth at any cost remained the theme of 2013

Benefits and traps in using consensus forecasts

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 24 Oct 2013

Each reporting season, the financial press is packed with news about whether or not company earnings have met analysts' consensus forecasts

NAB disappoints despite cash profit rise

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 May 2014

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced an 8.5 per cent year-on-year rise in cash earnings to $3.15 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2014

3 global stocks to watch in 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Jan 2014

In its investment outlook for the first quarter of 2014, Saxo Bank head of equity strategy Peter Garnry emphasises the continuing importance of holding equities in the coming year, should investors wish to see any meaningful capital growth

3 stocks favoured by SMSFs

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Sep 2013

Self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees are the fastest-growing clientele for stock analysis firm Skaffold

The hunt for value

Author: Brook Sweeney
Date: 04 Jun 2014

This year's Morningstar Investment Conference asset allocation panel session discussed topics such as the direction of the Australian dollar, views on international equity markets, where the best investment opportunities are and the use of alternatives in portfolios

Europe faces danger of deflation

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 28 Jan 2014

Greece, as is often the case, is a bellwether for all that is going wrong in Europe

A healthy correction in emerging markets

Author: Scott Minerd
Date: 04 Feb 2014

The current rout in emerging markets is a healthy turn in the economic cycle

Opportunities for stock picking in Japan

Author: William Davies
Date: 27 May 2013

Quantitative easing (QE) has been credited with sparking one of Japan's strongest rallies in decades

10 top "smart-beta" stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 09 May 2014

Investors will have heard or read about "smart-beta" strategies and may have scratched their heads, wondering what they are actually all about

Where to find the best Buys

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 31 May 2013

Investing in an overvalued market was a big theme that resonated throughout last week's Morningstar Investment Conference

Wesfarmers, Woodside lift dividends

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Wesfarmers Limited

Telstra, dividends and growth

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 29 Oct 2014

"Putting investors first" was the opening theme at last week's Morningstar Individual Investor Conference

Emerging markets poised for growth

Author: David Semple
Date: 11 Sep 2014

The tide is turning for emerging markets, which we believe are poised to offer higher economic growth in the medium term, particularly as investors diversify away from their domestic economies and seek better earnings growth from emerging-markets economies

5 costly SMSF traps to avoid

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Aug 2013

There are a plenty of anecdotes regarding self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees who have been hit by fines for unwittingly misinterpreting the rules

Cutting through the jargon

Author: Adam Zoll
Date: 11 Sep 2014

The investment industry, like most other industries, has developed its own terms to describe its methods, processes and offerings

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