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Articles from: Bon appetit! - 09 Jun 2016 to Focusing on absolute returns - 17 May 2016

Bon appetit! - 09 Jun 2016

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 09 Jun 2016

There are no franchises, he intoned--you are king for a figurative day, and then, well, you move to another room in the castle; hopefully not the dungeon, which is often the case

What is an emerging market? - 09 Jun 2016

Author: Patricia Oey
Date: 09 Jun 2016

According to the organisation, the distinction was no longer relevant, as it aims to use a set of sustainable development goals that can be applied to all countries

What is an emerging market? - 09 Jun 2016

Author: Patricia Oey
Date: 09 Jun 2016

According to the organisation, the distinction was no longer relevant, as it aims to use a set of sustainable development goals that can be applied to all countries

Is this the turning point for commodities? - 08 Jun 2016

Author: Geoff Blanning
Date: 08 Jun 2016

But it's starting to turn following the surge in the prices of a wide variety of products since the beginning of the year

3 pharma stocks with high growth potential - 08 Jun 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 08 Jun 2016

"Because right now, there is a bit of a cloud over them, should Clinton come in," he said, speaking exclusively with Morningstar.com.au last month

Is your self-managed super fund at risk? - 07 Jun 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 07 Jun 2016

From 1 July, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) requires all accountants providing SMSF advice to hold either a full or limited Australian financial services license (AFSL)

The investment case for Europe and Japan - 07 Jun 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 07 Jun 2016

That attitude might need to change, at least according to some analysts

No place for heroics - 06 Jun 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 06 Jun 2016

The Australian market, as measured by the All Ords, has spent the past four weeks in a tight trading range

Market Index Performance l May 2016 - 03 Jun 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 03 Jun 2016

Financial watchdog seeks to rebuild consumer trust - 03 Jun 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 03 Jun 2016

Greg Medcraft, ASIC chairman, said ASIC's "fundamental objective is to allow markets to fund the real economy and in turn, economic growth

Pause for thought on alternative investments - 03 Jun 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 03 Jun 2016

Their portfolios could therefore benefit from a greater allocation to alternative investments, which can help to improve risk-adjusted returns, according to Craig Stanford, head of alternative investments at Ibbotson Associates

Brexit vote raises economic and political stakes for EU - 02 Jun 2016

Author: Darren Williams
Date: 02 Jun 2016

There has recently been a slight swing towards those in favour of remaining in the EU, but it would be premature to assume that this represents a sustained shift in public opinion

400 million reasons to invest in LICs - 01 Jun 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 01 Jun 2016

More than 30 LICs have listed on the ASX since 2012, increasing their total number to 87 as of April 2016, while their market value doubled to $30 billion over the same period

4 top stocks with handsome dividend yields - 01 Jun 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Jun 2016

But regardless of how the market deals with this challenge, he says one fact is indisputable--income returns from the market remain very attractive relative to interest rates

Price action gives mixed signals - 30 May 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 30 May 2016

Overview

2 attractive ASX-listed industrial stocks - 30 May 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 May 2016

The overall Australian market valuation currently looks somewhat stretched at 16 times one-year forward consensus earnings

ASX-listed managers present opportunities - 26 May 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 26 May 2016

Several fund managers have dropped in value on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in recent weeks and are now yielding more attractive levels, and some could represent good growth opportunities as investors seek greater international asset exposures, according to analysts

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

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