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Articles from: A case for investing in infrastructure securities - 26 May 2016 to ANZ's dividend cut, profit slumps - 03 May 2016

Silver linings shine in China's risks - 25 May 2016

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 25 May 2016

In our experience, the key to understanding economic and financial events in China lies in analysing how three factors intersect with, and influence, each other

In Australia, play the hand you are dealt - 24 May 2016

Author: Robert Mead
Date: 24 May 2016

As interest rates continue to fall in Australia, investors may want to take their cue from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)

3 top moat-rated ASX mid-cap stocks - 24 May 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 May 2016

In the current low-inflation, low-interest-rate environment, investors have to assess all their options, CommSec chief economist Craig James says in a recent note

Are baby boomers to blame for growing financial inequality? - 24 May 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 May 2016

The gathering backlash against Australia's baby boomer generation from less well-off Gen X and Gen Y cohorts is understandable but unwarranted, says Professor Deborah Ralston, new SMSF Association (SMSFA) board member and financial services academic

Estate planning implications of Budget 2016 - 23 May 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 May 2016

Budget 2016 could have far-reaching estate planning consequences for some self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees, further emphasising the importance of a well-formed, legally binding plan

Giving your SMSF a spring clean - 23 May 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 23 May 2016

Having done your homework , you should have your self-managed super fund (SMSF) well prepared for the end of the financial year

Markets continue to dither - 23 May 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 23 May 2016

Overview

Always cry over spilt milk - 20 May 2016

Author: Jeremy Grantham
Date: 20 May 2016

Six months ago I wrote a 30-page, 24-exhibit paper, which I finally realised would have a strong appeal to six or seven strategists and no one else

4 top ASX-listed technology stocks - 20 May 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 May 2016

REA Group (REA) and SEEK Limited (SEK) have outperformed the S&P/ASX 200 over the past year, and newer technology stocks WiseTech Global (WTC) and Aconex (ACX) have also performed well, representing the strong growth potential of technology shares, though investors may have to pay a relatively high price for their strong performance

The return of value investing - 19 May 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 19 May 2016

Morningstar has long urged investors to seek companies with sustainable competitive advantages but with attractive valuations

World economy suffocating under record debt - 18 May 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 May 2016

Banking is lucrative because commercial banks create money that makes them money

Focusing on absolute returns - 17 May 2016

Author: Stuart Dear
Date: 17 May 2016

Our flagship fixed-income portfolio is designed to be a key defensive allocation within broader portfolios

Risk has increased markedly - 16 May 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 May 2016

Overview

What is good, what is great? - 16 May 2016

Author: Amit Lodha
Date: 16 May 2016

In the Formula One car race just held in Melbourne the difference between first and fifth place was 59 seconds

CSL, Cochlear to run to $120? - 13 May 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 13 May 2016

Last year, the big question in the financial media was which company's shares would hit $100 first: CSL's (CSL) , Commonwealth Bank's (CBA) or Macquarie Group's (MQG) ? As this headline asked last May: "Will Macquarie beat Commonwealth Bank to $100?" Shortly after, this headline appeared: "Cochlear, Macquarie Bank race to the $100 share price mark."

Love doesn't last forever - 12 May 2016

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 12 May 2016

Both diversification and return are tough to find

Negative gearing changes could hit shares - 11 May 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 11 May 2016

The negative gearing debate may have made property investors nervous, but the stock market could also feel the effects of any changes

Culture clash - 10 May 2016

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 10 May 2016

A respected reporter recently asked me what were a few important things I had learned from all this and all of that during the past decade and I surprised myself and perhaps him by answering that I now realised that younger generations--the Xers and millennials--were far different generations from my own

Market in holding pattern - 10 May 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 10 May 2016

Overview

Don't panic! Change to superannuation here to stay - 09 May 2016

Author: Tim Wedd
Date: 09 May 2016

What is clear from last week's Federal Budget (and Labor response) is that no government plans to leave superannuation untouched

China, commodities and central banks dominate global outlook - 09 May 2016

Author: PIMCO
Date: 09 May 2016

Navigating an environment of tepid nominal growth and near-zero or negative interest rates was never going to be easy

Relapse in iron ore rally inevitable - 06 May 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 06 May 2016

While the iron ore price has bounced back in recent times there is still more pain to come for the smaller iron ore miners, who still face burgeoning supply and an ongoing focus on cost reduction, which will push some out of the higher-cost producers out of the industry

Devil in retrospectivity detail of contribution caps - 05 May 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 05 May 2016

Glenn Freeman is a senior editor at Morningstar

NAB delivers $3.3bn profit, flat dividend - 05 May 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 May 2016

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced a 6.5 per cent rise in cash profit, a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big four banks, to $3.3 billion for the half year to the end of March 2016

Market Index Performance l April 2016 - 04 May 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 04 May 2016

Contribution caps cause for concern for SMSFs - 04 May 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 04 May 2016

High net wealth individuals, particularly those with high super balances, higher income earners and workers aged 55 to 65 years of age are among the key groups to lose out in the Federal Budget 2016

Australia's ETF boom to continue - 04 May 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 04 May 2016

The boom in Australia's exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry is here to stay, bringing increased choice and lower costs to investors, according to Morningstar research analyst Alex Prineas

Australian IPOs outperform broader market - 03 May 2016

Author: Tim Eisenhauer
Date: 03 May 2016

The Australian initial public offerings (IPOs) market is delivering a robust performance, with returns from companies listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) striking 1.3 per cent over the first quarter

ANZ's dividend cut, profit slumps - 03 May 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 May 2016

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group's (ANZ) cash profit for the half year ended 31 March 2016 fell 24 per cent on the same half in the prior year to $2.8 billion

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