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Articles from: Mermaid more than myth to LICs join the expensive defensives

Mermaid more than myth

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 27 Jun 2013

Mermaid Marine Australia (MRM) , the biggest provider of marine services to the West Australian oil and gas industry, has seen its share price rise 27.5 per cent over the past three years, and a massive 105 per cent over the past five years

BHP Billiton misses the mark

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Aug 2013

BHP Billiton (BHP) on Tuesday announced a net profit of US$10.8 billion for fiscal 2013, down 30 per cent on the prior year

Estate planning beyond wills

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 18 Nov 2014

These days estate planning means more than just making a will

How to defer tax

Author: Cate Tripodi, Peter Lee and Anne Graham
Date: 12 Jun 2014

Why is it possible to defer tax? Tripodi : Tax legislation is quite prescriptive about what can and can't be done, but does provide some opportunities to consider, such as bringing forward income or possibly delaying the time income is received.

How to avoid a bad stock

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 24 Jun 2014

The book Boganaire : The Rise and Fall of Nathan Tinkler gives a detailed account of the spectacular fortune a mining entrepreneur achieved through a number of successful speculative mining deals

3 global income strategies

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Jun 2014

Investors are increasingly looking across the globe for investment opportunities, with data from Morningstar showing strong fund inflows into many global equity funds

Keating's other legacy

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 22 Nov 2013

My book, A Super History , closely explored the beginnings of Australia's compulsory superannuation industry

Super contributions for 65 and beyond

Author: Graeme Colley
Date: 25 Nov 2014

Making contributions in the year you or your partner turn 65 is a common topic as it seems to cause confusion about how much can be contributed as a concessional (tax-deductible) or non-concessional (non-deductible) amount

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 good reasons to have an SMSF

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Mar 2014

Nicholas Grove is a Morningstar journalist

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

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

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

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