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Australian investors eye offshore assets

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 24 Nov 2014

Australian investors have been increasingly turning to international investments to diversify their portfolios

CSL and Primary reaffirm guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 12 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • CSL Limited

6 stock investing concepts explained

Author: Matthew Coffina
Date: 13 Nov 2014

Periodically, it's important to review the basics of our investment philosophy, both for investors who are new to Morningstar and for long-time followers who could use a refresher

3 top "old and boring" tech stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 25 Nov 2013

A recent survey conducted by online stock research application provider Skaffold showed that over two-thirds of Australian investors intended to maintain their current exposures to offshore markets

Dangers in search for yield

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 27 May 2013

Leading equity portfolio managers have warned of the dangers of investors becoming too attracted to stocks with unsustainable yields

3 good reasons to have an SMSF

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Mar 2014

Nicholas Grove is a Morningstar journalist

Top emerging-markets opportunity

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 26 Sep 2014

When Pink Floyd's Roger Waters wrote the seminal and highly influential Another Brick in the Wall in the late 1970s, he could not have imagined the protest song would be used decades later to help illustrate a different approach to emerging-markets investing

3 ways to cash in on inflation

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 29 Apr 2014

Last week it was announced that Australia's consumer price index (CPI), the country's main measure of inflation, rose by 0.6 per cent in the March quarter

Giving as part of your financial plan

Author: Andrew Buchan
Date: 08 Jul 2014

Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC) chief executive Gail Kelly recently announced the establishment of the largest private scholarship program in Australia's history

Australian banks versus global banks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 01 Nov 2013

Two of Australia's major banks reported solid profit results this week

Annuities capital available in private sector: Challenger

Author: Tim Stewart
Date: 22 May 2013

The private sector is more than capable of providing the capital required to back a thriving annuities market, according to Challenger Life chief executive Richard Howes

Telstra's gift to SMSFs

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 29 Aug 2014

Telstra's (TLS) $1-billion off-market buyback was met with much enthusiasm by the market and shareholders

Medibank lists: What now?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 28 Nov 2014

There was a great deal of fanfare around the debut of Medibank Private (MPL) on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) this week, with Medibank chief executive George Savvides and Finance Minister Mattias Cormann ringing the bell upon its listing

3 more winners from A$ decline

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Jul 2013

In a recent article , a handful of ASX-listed companies that are poised to benefit from the recent fall in the Australian dollar were examined

CBA continues to impress

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 12 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Off-market transfer legislation abandoned

Author: Katarina Taurian
Date: 31 May 2013

The government has abandoned proposed off-market related party transfer amendments, which the SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia (SPAA) claims would have forced costly compliance conditions on self-managed super funds (SMSFs) buying or selling assets to or from related parties

Are we in a housing bubble?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Oct 2014

Hands up those people who watched the season finale of The Block ? For those who are not aficionados of popular culture, The Block is a reality show about five couples who are tasked with transforming a dilapidated block of units into stunning, liveable apartments.

Australia given 80pc chance of dodging recession

Author: AAP NewsWire
Date: 12 Jul 2013

It's probably safe to say that Australia has completed an unprecedented 22 years of unbroken economic growth, even though the June quarter national accounts aren't released until September

2 top small caps for fiscal 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Jun 2014

As the end of the 2014 financial year fast approaches, an look at the Australian small-cap space can reveal a number of interesting companies that not only have attractive earnings prospects heading into fiscal 2015 and beyond, but which are reasonably priced relative to the market

4 last-minute tax tips

Author: Peter Bembrick and Bryan Ashenden
Date: 06 Jun 2014

1) Take advantage of income splitting Couples should consider making investments in the name of the lower-earning spouse to minimise the tax payable on income distributions and capital gains, although this may not be the best approach for negatively geared investments.

The role of central banks

Author: Mark Laidlaw
Date: 02 Jun 2014

Former Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Ian Macfarlane gave his insights into the changing role of central banks across the globe at the opening session of the 2014 Morningstar Investment Conference and went on to detail some of the major macroeconomic issues facing the world today

Goodman meets estimates, Dexus' profit falls

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 14 Aug 2014

Goodman Group (GMG) on Thursday announced a 10 per cent increase in full-year operating profit to $601 million

Market Index Performance l July 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 11 Aug 2014

Click here to download the Market Index Returns table for July 2014.

ANZ delivers "impressive" result

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 May 2014

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Thursday announced an 11 per cent rise in cash earnings -- a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big banks -- to $3.5 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2014

LICs join the expensive defensives

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Sep 2013

Australian listed investment companies (LICs) stand alongside the big banks and Telstra (TLS) when it comes to delivering stellar income returns for investors

Westpac's Kelly named CEO award finalist

Author: Todd Wenning
Date: 04 Dec 2014

In his 1994 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett noted that: "Over time, the skill with which a company's managers allocate capital has an enormous impact on the enterprise's value." We couldn't agree more

Topside resources break imminent

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 20 Jan 2014

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

Avoiding a super fraud

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Sep 2014

It was only a couple of years ago when the collapse of the Trio Capital left 6,000 people without their superannuation savings

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