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Woolworths continues to outperform

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Woolworths Limited

Made in the USA again

Author: Dan Crimmins
Date: 01 Oct 2014

The extent of the US manufacturing renaissance is little appreciated

There will be haircuts for investors

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 07 May 2013

"Good as Money," proclaimed the ad for Twenty Grand Vodka infused with cognac

Should the AGM be abolished?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 10 May 2013

The bulk of questions at Westpac's (WBC) annual general meeting (AGM) last year focused on customer service

3 winning dividend stocks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 05 Sep 2014

More companies lifted than cut dividends in the latest reporting season

3 drivers behind a gold price hike

Author: Russel Chesler
Date: 10 Jun 2014

The gold price has been volatile in 2014

Japan and China: The best way forward?

Author: Wharton School
Date: 27 Oct 2014

Sometimes, the best strategy is to just leave things as they are, when the alternative is only to make things worse

Morningstar's new income stock pick

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Nov 2014

Despite the September market sell-off that saw Australia's banks and Telstra (TLS) belted by overseas investors, the Morningstar Income Portfolio performed quite nicely

ANZ lifts cash profit, dividends

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 31 Oct 2014

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Friday said its cash profit for the fiscal year ended 30 September 2014 rose 10 per cent to $7.1 billion

Seeking high dividends from ETFs

Author: Tim Murphy
Date: 07 May 2014

Investors building income portfolios with listed investments historically have often relied on dividends from blue-chip shares like the major banks and Telstra (TLS) , or in more recent times, have chased the higher yields on offer from hybrid securities, particularly those issued by the major banks

Why buying at the right price matters

Author: Andrew Lill
Date: 18 Aug 2014

Over the past five years share markets have risen significantly, with Australian shares up 11 per cent and global shares up 16.6 per cent

CBA records $2.3bn 1Q profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 Nov 2014

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on Wednesday announced a cash profit of around $2.3 billion for the first fiscal quarter ended 30 September 2014, up 10 per cent on the same quarter in the previous year

Aristocrat lifts profit 10pc to $118m

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 25 Nov 2014

Aristocrat Leisure (ALL) on Tuesday announced a fiscal 2014 net profit before one-off items of $118.1 million, up 10.2 per cent on the prior year

Outlook shows signs of improvement

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 09 Dec 2014

Overview

Getting exposure to quality global equities

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 11 Sep 2013

As the exchange-traded funds (ETF) industry develops and opens up global financial markets to Australians, ETFs are becoming more widely used by all types of investors, from individuals building their portfolios to retirees seeking to manage their retirement income and broaden their asset exposures

3 top assets for SMSF protection

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Apr 2014

Warren Buffett once said: "Rule number one is never lose money

Key reasons to invest offshore

Author: Peter Esho
Date: 24 Jun 2013

My last note touched on the importance of strategy as the very first requirement when thinking about your portfolio

Better buying opportunities ahead?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 11 Nov 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

Bears, bulls and the major banks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 07 Jun 2013

Last week, Ibbotson Associates head of fixed income and currency, Brad Bugg, painted a rather bearish outlook for the Australian banks

Australia's growing role in Asian gas

Author: Paul Bloxham and Adam Richardson
Date: 02 Oct 2013

Australia's growing role in Asian gas markets Australia is a significant player in the global gas markets and on the verge of becoming an even larger one

NAB disappoints with cash profit fall

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Oct 2014

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced a 9.8 per cent fall in cash earnings -- a preferred measure of underlying profitability among the big banks -- to $5.18 billion for the financial year to the end of September 2014

CSL, Primary Health Care lift profits

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 13 Aug 2014

Companies covered in this report: • CSL Limited

Gold's breakout looks like the real thing

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 17 Feb 2014

Overview The US and Australian equity markets put in an impressive performance last week

3 stock-picking lessons from Buffett

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 20 Nov 2014

An 11-year old boy bought six shares of Cities Service (an oil company now known as CITGO) at $38 a share

Income Portfolio ends on a high

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 22 Jan 2014

Subscribers who followed Morningstar's model Income Portfolio would have outperformed the market in 2013

3 top no-moat healthcare plays

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Oct 2013

While the positive attributes and competitive advantages of Australian narrow-moat healthcare giants CSL Limited (CSL) and Cochlear Limited (COH) will be well-known to Morningstar readers, it's easy to forget there are other companies within the sector that may add value to certain portfolios

Gold stocks put in stellar performance

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 28 Oct 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

Sticking to the fundamentals with equities

Author: Alex Vynokur
Date: 14 Oct 2013

In the five years since the global financial crisis, numerous studies have pointed to the fact that, in the majority of cases, actively managed broad-market Australian equity funds are failing to beat the index net of management fees

Room for some optimism

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 17 Jun 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

Despatches from the currency wars

Author: Satyajit Das
Date: 22 May 2013

With apologies to The Weather Girls, it's now raining yen! Japan has opened a new front in the "currency wars," a term coined by Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega in 2010

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