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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

A brief look at the balance sheet

Author: Karl Siegling
Date: 10 Nov 2014

We should start this by admitting from the outset that we can never do this topic justice in one article

Stock picks that have paid off

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Nov 2014

There's an old adage which suggests that to beat the Australian market all you have to do is make the right call between banks and resources companies, Morningstar senior research analyst Julian Robertson says

Leighton ups profit, AMP solid

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Leighton Holdings

What the market is missing in Japan

Author: James Hunt
Date: 09 Jul 2014

In 2012, we penned a note entitled The Sun Also Rises , in which we made a contrarian case for investment in Japanese stocks

5 economies to lose out to tapering

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 13 Nov 2013

Investors have felt the benefit of quantitative easing - the Fed's money-printing policy has helped put money in their pockets

Demystifying the benefits and risks of ETFs

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 20 Nov 2013

A lot has been written about the rapid growth of Australia's exchange-traded funds (ETF) market, which recently passed $9 billion in assets

Resist a return to double-taxation: Bowen

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Aug 2013

The Coalition's return to a "double-taxation" system should be resisted at every level, Federal Treasurer Chris Bowen said in Sydney on Friday

QBE's stabilisation continues despite profit fall

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Aug 2014

Companies covered in this report: • QBE Insurance

CBA makes history, dividend up 9pc

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 14 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)

Macquarie posts 49pc rise in profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 May 2014

Macquarie Group (MQG) on Friday announced a 49 per cent rise in net profit to $1.265 billion for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2014, slightly above Morningstar's forecast for a profit of $1.226 billion

A closer look at special dividends

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 May 2013

Both Woodside Petroleum (WPL) and Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC) recently announced special dividends

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