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3 stocks for getting your game on

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Sep 2014

Social issues aside, Australians' love for a drink and a punt is no secret -- just look at Woolworths' (WOW) most recent full-year earnings if you were ever in any doubt

Australia's economic turnaround

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 10 Apr 2014

Australia's economy has grown for more than 22 years without interruption

5 top total return stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Sep 2013

Over the next five years, Australian-listed regulated utilities are set to offer higher-than-average total returns and a higher starting yield compared to most other income stocks, according to UBS

Will Russia derail the eurozone recovery?

Author: Nicola Mai
Date: 09 Sep 2014

Geopolitical tensions from Ukraine threaten what is already a weak recovery in its neighbouring European economy

Why emerging markets are rallying

Author: Kerry Craig
Date: 14 Oct 2014

Current accounts, currencies and central banks can go a long way to explaining the underperformance in emerging-market equities since 2011 -- and also their recent rise

Weather weighs on AGL, Westfield's earnings in line

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • AGL Energy

Buffett, cricket and investing

Author: Amay Hattangadi and Swanand Kelkar
Date: 04 Mar 2014

Australian cricketer-turned-commentator Dean Jones once observed that two-thirds of Sachin Tendulkar's game is based around defence

Africa outperforms frontier markets

Author: Oliver Bell
Date: 01 May 2014

Structural reforms and strong economic growth are fuelling equity outperformance and attracting increasing investor interest in the Africa and Middle East region

Going beyond the cost debate in SMSFs

Author: Olivia Long
Date: 31 Oct 2013

There is increasing debate in the industry around what minimum balance should be required in order to make a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) effective

Economic update

Author: Julian Robertson and Donal Curtin
Date: 25 Jul 2013

Themes that ran through May continued into June as world and local equity markets had a difficult month, particularly until 24 June

Income from prisons and pipelines

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 06 Nov 2013

Income-hungry investors can benefit from funds that invest in a range of infrastructure assets, ranging from toll roads and prisons to gas pipelines

2 top mid-cap stock picks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Apr 2014

The Ausbil Australian Emerging Leaders Fund [10601] is a concentrated portfolio of mid and small-cap Australian shares that aims to outperform its benchmark over the medium to long term

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

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

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 .

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

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

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

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 21 May 2014

To read the latest Economic Update please click here .

Should investors worry about a housing bubble?

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 Nov 2013

The UK government is said to be stoking one

Peter Warnes' magnificent 7

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Apr 2014

Subscribers to Huntleys' Your Money Weekly will know that Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes is not afraid to tell it how he sees it

Australian equities: Is there more to come?

Author: Tim Wong
Date: 21 May 2014

Valuations across the Australian market, the seemingly insatiable search for yield and the state of the resources sector were among the main topics discussed by the Australian equity panellists at this year's Morningstar Investment Conference

Made in the USA again

Author: Dan Crimmins
Date: 01 Oct 2014

The extent of the US manufacturing renaissance is little appreciated

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

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

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

The good, the bad and the ugly BHP

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 07 Apr 2014

Last week, The Australian Financial Review reported that BHP Billiton (BHP) was considering spinning off many of its "non-core" assets

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