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A better year in 2015? - Brad Potter

Author: Brad Potter
Date: 03 Feb 2015

It hasn't been a good start to the year for global share markets

A brief look at the balance sheet - Karl Siegling

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

A case for Europe? - Mark Burgess

Author: Mark Burgess
Date: 09 Oct 2013

Despite there being much to consider over the past few months, we have made few changes to portfolios, largely leaving our overweighting to risk assets intact, and within equities and fixed income, our bias towards emerging markets

A case for quality investing - Wells Fargo

Author: Wells Fargo
Date: 29 Apr 2016

If you believe the Street's consensus, market volatility could be sticking around for the remainder of 2016

A closer look at special dividends - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 May 2013

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

A footy fan's guide to portfolio construction - Bart Dowling

Author: Bart Dowling
Date: 30 Sep 2013

Now that we're at the business end of the footy season, it seems appropriate that we outline our thoughts as to the similarities between portfolio construction and football

A growth bet on India? - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 May 2014

Morningstar's silver-rated Platinum Asia Fund [9894] beat the market benchmark, according to its December 2013 quarterly note

A healthy correction in emerging markets - Scott Minerd

Author: Scott Minerd
Date: 04 Feb 2014

The current rout in emerging markets is a healthy turn in the economic cycle

A little stumble - Peter Warnes

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 31 Mar 2017

US equities markets have ignored the failure of President Trump to convince his own party to introduce the American Health Care Act to unwind the Obamacare health insurance safety net

A new approach to indexing - Lars Hamich

Author: Lars Hamich
Date: 12 Aug 2013

Most exchange-traded funds (ETFs) listed in Australia are based on long-established conventional indices that follow common methodology concepts

A saver's nightmare? - Bill Gross

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 29 Sep 2015

So the Federal Reserve (the Fed) has chosen to hold off on their goal of normalising interest rates and the European Central Bank (ECB) has countered with the threat of extending their scheduled quantitative easing (QE) with more checks and more negative interest rates, and the investment community wonders how long can this keep goin' on

A scary number looming over Australian stocks - Martin Conlon

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 24 Nov 2016

Sydney Airport (ASX: SYD) surged 89 per cent over the past three calendar years

A soaring US dollar poses risks for the world economy - Michael Collins

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 03 Mar 2017

In 1988, Donald Trump paid US$407 million (A$545 million) for New York's elegant Plaza Hotel, which he boasted was the "Mona Lisa" of hotels

A special dividend from CBA? - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Jul 2013

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is set to release its earnings results for fiscal 2013 in mid-August, being the only bank among Australia's "big four" with a financial year to the end of June.

Advised SMSFs show greater diversity - Owen Holdaway

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 30 May 2013

According to new research by CoreData, self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are heavily invested in Australian equities, although their allocation varies considerably depending on whether they are self-managed or have an adviser

Africa outperforms frontier markets - Oliver Bell

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

AGL's earnings fizzle on gas write-downs - Anthony Fensom

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 10 Feb 2016

Energy retailer AGL Energy (AGL) has attributed its decision to quit exploration and production of natural gas for a statutory net loss of $449 million for the half year to 31 December, down 246 per cent on the previous period

All things being equal - Arian Neiron

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 24 Nov 2015

The rapid growth in the number and value of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) has been astonishing

Alumina shares up despite Alcoa loss - AAP NewsWire

Author: AAP NewsWire
Date: 09 Jul 2013

Alumina shares were up $3.50, or 3.5 per cent, at $1.035 at noon AEST

Amazon effect, rates not enough to dent REITs - Anthony Fensom

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 12 Apr 2017

Rising bond yields and the "Amazon effect" have hit the real estate investment trust (REIT) sector

Amazon threat to Australian retail sector may be overdone - Glenn Freeman

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 28 Mar 2017

Wesfarmers, Woolworths and other dominant players in the Australian retail space have continued to deliver solid performances for investors, Warnes told Morningstar subscribers who took part in its second webcast of 2017 earlier this month

Amcor to demerge AAPD business - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Aug 2013

Packaging manufacturer Amcor (AMC) on Thursday said it plans to demerge its Australasia and Packaging Distribution (AAPD) business from its Amcor flexible and rigid plastics division

Amcor's result beats forecasts - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2013

Amcor Limited's (AMC) net profit before one-off items rose 8.6 per cent for the year to 30 June 2013 to $689.5 million after the company reduced costs, improved its product mix, and grew sales in emerging markets, the packaging maker said on Monday

AMP impresses again, Wesfarmers' profit dips - Nicholas Grove and Christine St Anne

Author: Nicholas Grove and Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • AMP (AMP)

AMP result impresses, outlook upbeat - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • AMP Limited (AMP)

AMP unveils big loss as insurance takes toll - Nicki Bourlioufas

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 09 Feb 2017

AMP's underlying profit dived to $486 million, down from a $1.1 billion profit a year earlier

An all-star cast of dividend stocks - Morningstar staff

Author: Morningstar staff
Date: 26 May 2017

A basket of between 15 and 30 income-producing equity holdings, the Morningstar Model Income Equity Portfolio has only minimal turnover of stocks

An ugly deleveraging - Andrew Bosomworth

Author: Andrew Bosomworth
Date: 04 Apr 2016

Here's a critical question for investors in Europe: Can the European Central Bank (ECB) orchestrate a beautiful deleveraging? It is clear that bail-ins and haircuts are likely to play a larger role going forward in reducing unsustainable debt burdens

Anatomy of a gold bust - Matthew Tuttle

Author: Matthew Tuttle
Date: 03 Jun 2013

Momentum investors buy hot individual stocks that enjoyed high returns in the past several months and try to capitalise on a rally

Anchors aweigh - Matthew Booker

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 21 Jan 2016

In hindsight it has been nirvana for the unsophisticated investor

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