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Keeping faith in Metcash

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 10 Sep 2013

At its annual general meeting in late August, Metcash Limited (MTS) said it is expecting a fall in underlying earnings per share (EPS) for the fiscal year to April 2014 in the high single digits

China's slowing growth good for investors

Author: Gary Greenberg
Date: 21 Oct 2014

Since the global financial crisis of 2008, the future of emerging-market growth has been in doubt

4 top US-dollar stock opportunities

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Dec 2014

A recent UBS report notes that the continued weakness of the Australian dollar has helped the market marginally in local currency terms, despite earnings leverage to date having been "relatively muted"

3 bad reasons to sell a fund

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 08 Oct 2014

The decision about whether to sell a fund is usually not clear-cut, even in hindsight

Have IPOs really underperformed?

Author: Anthony Serhan
Date: 09 Dec 2014

Initial public offerings (IPOs) on the Australian share market should be one of the shining lights of our retirement system

Will Ukraine crisis topple markets?

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 07 Mar 2014

Economists give their view on the impact of Ukraine's problems on the global economy - and how it may affect equity and commodity markets

Winning dividend stocks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Sep 2013

Despite a tough environment, more companies lifted than cut their dividends in the most recent earnings season

Market Index Performance l September 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 07 Oct 2014

High-speed trading swindling value investors

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 05 Jun 2013

According to new research by the Industry Super Network (ISN), value investors are being hurt by the increasing use of high-frequency trading in the Australian capital markets

Westpac and the holy grail

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Nov 2013

Three of Australia's big four banks recently announced some impressive profit results for the 2013 fiscal year

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 19 Aug 2014

To read the latest Economic Update please click here .

3 global banking opportunities

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 26 Jun 2014

In a recent interview with The Australian Financial Review , Sydney-based fund manager Wayne Peters, whose Peters MacGregor Global Fund [11512] has outperformed both the Magellan Global Equities Fund [15699] and the Platinum International Fund [4505] over the past five years, shares his views on the current prices of the big Australian banks versus their overseas counterparts

Perpetual named Fund Manager of the Year

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 03 Mar 2014

Perpetual Investments has been named Fund Manager of the Year in the Australian Morningstar Awards 2014

Ways to beat the 3 per cent inflation rate

Author: Elizabeth Moran
Date: 26 Aug 2014

Not long ago, low inflation and high interest rates meant investors could easily get a good real return just by putting their money in the bank

BHP to boost shareholder value

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Aug 2013

As incoming chief of BHP Billiton (BHP) , Andrew MacKenzie's big focus was to simplify the business - with costs a key priority

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin and Julian Robertson
Date: 19 Aug 2013

Don't forget Japan

Author: Paul Bloxham
Date: 29 Jul 2013

China is Australia's biggest story

5 need-to-know ATO rulings

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 25 Jul 2014

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued a number of tax determinations (TDs) over the past six months

Buffett versus hedge funds

Author: Scott Keller
Date: 18 Sep 2014

You can make big money from hedge funds -- especially if you run one

Interest rates no cause for bond alarm

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 17 May 2013

The possibility of normalising interest rates should not ring alarm bells for bond investors, according to Tyndall Asset Management

New one-stop approaches to income and growth

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Mar 2014

The exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry in Australia currently stands at $9.93 billion - up 12 per cent since the last quarter - and Morningstar expects the industry's healthy growth to continue

James Hardie's 1H profit rises 7pc

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Nov 2014

James Hardie Industries (JHX) on Wednesday said its net profit for the half year ended 30 September 2014 fell 20 per cent from the prior corresponding period to US$156.1 million

Is it the season to be jolly?

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 18 Dec 2013

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 21 May 2014

To read the latest Economic Update please click here .

14 steps to successful investing

Author: Shane Oliver
Date: 01 May 2013

The last five years have been difficult for investors

Should investors worry about a housing bubble?

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 Nov 2013

The UK government is said to be stoking one

5 rules for a smart investment strategy

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 02 Dec 2014

1) Avoid cookie-cutter solutions to your asset allocation Once you get the broad principles in place, fine tune it to suit yourself

China: Separating fact from fiction

Author: Mathews Asia
Date: 25 Mar 2014

In recent months, many global investors have focused on a slowdown in Chinese GDP growth, declining exports and massive credit overhang

5 winning international equities

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 20 Mar 2014

For Australian investors and self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees looking to take advantage of global investing opportunities, the approach adopted by Goldman Sachs Asset Management/Wellington Management Company is a winning one, according to Morningstar

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

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