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Articles from: The ECB's shifting regimes - 15 Dec 2014 to The next best-performing stocks - 09 Oct 2014

The ECB's shifting regimes - 15 Dec 2014

Author: Andrew Bosomworth
Date: 15 Dec 2014

The European Central Bank (ECB) is likely to commence a broad-based asset-purchase programme, that is, quantitative easing (QE), in the first quarter of 2015

3 bank myths debunked - 12 Dec 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Dec 2014

The lessons behind the classic fable Chicken Little could easily have been applied to media reporting in the lead-up to the Financial Services Inquiry (FSI)

Have IPOs really underperformed? - 09 Dec 2014

Author: Anthony Serhan
Date: 09 Dec 2014

Initial public offerings (IPOs) on the Australian share market should be one of the shining lights of our retirement system

Westpac's Kelly named CEO award finalist - 04 Dec 2014

Author: Todd Wenning
Date: 04 Dec 2014

In his 1994 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett noted that: "Over time, the skill with which a company's managers allocate capital has an enormous impact on the enterprise's value." We couldn't agree more

Why performance-chasing is wrong - 03 Dec 2014

Author: John Rekenthaler
Date: 03 Dec 2014

Vanguard has issued a new (short) report called, Quantifying the impact of chasing fund performance

5 rules for a smart investment strategy - 02 Dec 2014

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 02 Dec 2014

1) Avoid cookie-cutter solutions to your asset allocation Once you get the broad principles in place, fine tune it to suit yourself

4 top US-dollar stock opportunities - 01 Dec 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Dec 2014

A recent UBS report notes that the continued weakness of the Australian dollar has helped the market marginally in local currency terms, despite earnings leverage to date having been "relatively muted"

Super contributions for 65 and beyond - 25 Nov 2014

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

Japanese stocks on track despite recession? - 21 Nov 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 21 Nov 2014

Growth was a key theme at the recent G20 meeting in Brisbane

Economic update - 19 Nov 2014

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 19 Nov 2014

To read the latest Economic update please click here .

James Hardie's 1H profit rises 7pc - 19 Nov 2014

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

Estate planning beyond wills - 18 Nov 2014

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 18 Nov 2014

These days estate planning means more than just making a will

6 stock investing concepts explained - 13 Nov 2014

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

Greece's darkest hour before its dawn - 11 Nov 2014

Author: Frank Holmes
Date: 11 Nov 2014

"Much better than expected." That's how John Derrick, director of research at US Global Investors, summed up his trip to Greece, the beleaguered country that hopes to put its financial woes behind it and rise again like the phoenix from the Mediterranean culture's ancient mythology

A brief look at the balance sheet - 10 Nov 2014

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

Market Index Performance l October 2014 - 05 Nov 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 05 Nov 2014

Click here to download the Market Index Returns table for October 2014.

CBA records $2.3bn 1Q profit - 05 Nov 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 Nov 2014

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on Wednesday announced a cash profit of around $2.3 billion for the first fiscal quarter ended 30 September 2014, up 10 per cent on the same quarter in the previous year

Westpac impresses with $7.6bn profit - 03 Nov 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Nov 2014

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced an 8 per cent rise in cash profit to $7.6 billion for the fiscal year ended 30 September 2014, in line with both Morningstar and consensus forecasts

NAB disappoints with cash profit fall - 30 Oct 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Oct 2014

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced a 9.8 per cent fall in cash earnings -- a preferred measure of underlying profitability among the big banks -- to $5.18 billion for the financial year to the end of September 2014

Telstra, dividends and growth - 29 Oct 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 29 Oct 2014

"Putting investors first" was the opening theme at last week's Morningstar Individual Investor Conference

4 investment mistakes to avoid - 28 Oct 2014

Author: Christopher Davis
Date: 28 Oct 2014

Whether it's the Dutch tulip craze of the 17th century, the dotcom mania of the late 1990s or the rush into real estate in the US in the early to mid-2000s, there is no shortage of examples of investors behaving irrationally

Japan and China: The best way forward? - 27 Oct 2014

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

Medibank: A CBA-style IPO? - 23 Oct 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Oct 2014

The wait is over

China's slowing growth good for investors - 21 Oct 2014

Author: Gary Greenberg
Date: 21 Oct 2014

Since the global financial crisis of 2008, the future of emerging-market growth has been in doubt

3 ways to invest in a top stock-picker - 17 Oct 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Oct 2014

Morningstar fund manager of the year Perpetual (PPT) has launched its first listed investment company (LIC)

Are we in a housing bubble? - 16 Oct 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Oct 2014

Hands up those people who watched the season finale of The Block ? For those who are not aficionados of popular culture, The Block is a reality show about five couples who are tasked with transforming a dilapidated block of units into stunning, liveable apartments.

Economic update - 15 Oct 2014

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 15 Oct 2014

To read the latest Economic update please click here .

Why emerging markets are rallying - 14 Oct 2014

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

Awakening Japan - 09 Oct 2014

Author: Yu Zhang
Date: 09 Oct 2014

More than a year and a half has passed since Japan unveiled "Abenomics," its aggressive reflationary policy aimed at reinvigorating its stalled domestic economy

The next best-performing stocks - 09 Oct 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 09 Oct 2014

Australia's concentrated market was a dominant theme throughout Morningstar's recent global equities week

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