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5 high-quality Australian stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 26 Mar 2014

Bennelong Australian Equity Partners took out the top gong in the Domestic Equities Category at the recent Australian Morningstar Awards 2014

BHP and Rio deliver the goods

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Jul 2013

This week, Australian resources giants BHP Billiton (BHP) and Rio Tinto (RIO) , whose fates are largely tied to that of the Chinese economy, released what can only be described as pleasing sets of production figures.

Westpac announces special dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 04 Nov 2013

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced a cash profit of $7.1 billion for the fiscal year to September 2013, up 8 per cent on the previous year

Fed minutes show sharp divide

Author: AAP Premium Content
Date: 11 Jul 2013

Minutes of their 18-19 June policy meeting show many of the 19 officials felt the job market's improvement would have to be sustained before the Fed would scale back its bond purchases, which have helped support spending and growth, lifted stocks and kept mortgage rates near record lows

Bonds show most potential

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 Sep 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Lesley Beath without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Beginning of major bear market?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 14 Oct 2014

Overview

Fixed-interest fund landscape widens

Author: Kathryn Young
Date: 19 Jun 2014

Australia's fixed-income fund landscape has matured over the past few years

Can your fund manager outperform?

Author: Tom Whitelaw
Date: 06 Nov 2014

We have been commenting on the active share of the fund managers under our coverage for the past four years and this was accompanied by a dedicated research white paper, Active Share: The Activeness of Large-Cap Australian Share Fund Managers (November 2011), that delved into the issue in more detail

Europe's economy is stable, but is it healthy?

Author: Andrew Balls
Date: 05 Jun 2014

What is PIMCO's secular outlook for Europe? The central idea in our global secular outlook is for a New Neutral policy rate for central banks, with the US Federal Reserve's rate likely to be close to 0 per cent in real terms, adjusted for inflation, over the next three to five years.

3 top emerging-markets investments

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 12 Jun 2014

In a recent article , Ibbotson Associates Australia senior portfolio manager Nimalan Govender puts forward his case that emerging-market equities have become "increasingly compelling" from a valuation point of view

Russell shifts to alternative bond strategies

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 17 May 2013

Russell Investments has reorientated its portfolios away from traditional fixed income towards alternative and emerging market strategies, in light of new research

14 questions for Kerr Neilson

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Jun 2014

1) Since founding Platinum Asset Management in 1994, you have primarily focused on global portfolios

Getting your tax strategy right

Author: Rob Hay
Date: 02 Jun 2014

It was the night before 30 June and all through the house ..

5 ways to overcome market noise

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 09 Sep 2014

If you had invested $10,000 in the Fidelity Australian Equities [12292] fund in 2008, you would have doubled your investment to $23,000 by 2014

6 winning sectors from a Coalition victory

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 10 Sep 2013

The Coalition secured a decisive win in Saturday's federal election and is expected to secure 88-90 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives

7 tax-effective approaches to super

Author: Graeme Colley
Date: 03 Jun 2014

The end of the financial year always seems to crop up faster than it should

Greece's darkest hour before its dawn

Author: Frank Holmes
Date: 11 Nov 2014

"Much better than expected." That's how John Derrick, director of research at US Global Investors, summed up his trip to Greece, the beleaguered country that hopes to put its financial woes behind it and rise again like the phoenix from the Mediterranean culture's ancient mythology

Survival of the fittest

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 17 Oct 2013

I hate crows and my wife Sue hates bugs, but like most married couples we have learned to live with our differences

1 income stock flying under the radar

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Jul 2014

Morningstar's readers would have read about the income opportunities in the Australian real estate investment trust (AREIT) sector

2 top global equity exposures

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Jan 2014

The search for quality offshore equities is set to be a ubiquitous theme throughout 2014, as local investors increasingly feel the need to increase their exposure to this asset class

Major bank action prompts caution

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 Dec 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Lesley Beath without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Australia's triple-treat returns

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 01 Aug 2013

Investors have been a little glum about the economy of late

5 traps in using the PE metric

Author: Karl Siegling
Date: 11 Mar 2014

This is the first of our articles on fundamental analysis and we will focus on the price-to-earnings ratio (PE)

Where to put your cash

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 25 Oct 2013

Although cash rates are losing their appeal, it doesn't mean investors have to abandon the asset class entirely

The holy trinity of excess

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 01 Jul 2014

Excess capacity abounds

The great global rebalancing

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 Jul 2014

Whenever people pinpoint the causes of the global financial crisis, they usually list the massive expansion of credit in developed countries as a key cause of the bust that is heading into its eighth year

Draghi's bond-buying bluff

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 02 Sep 2013

Capitalist banking systems are built on the confidence trick that people can get their money back at any time

Cochlear profit meets guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Aug 2013

Hearing aid maker Cochlear (COH) on Tuesday announced a profit of $132.6 million for the 2013 fiscal year, in line with guidance provided by the company back in June

How possible is a short-term bounce?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 17 Dec 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Lesley Beath without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Investing in interesting times

Author: Marcus Burns
Date: 29 Aug 2013

When someone, purported to be Chinese, said "May you live in interesting times," they were clearly referring to the current investment climate faced by Australian small-cap managers

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