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Articles from: Here are some reasons to consider buying QBE - 07 Dec 2016 to Market Index Performance l October 2016 - 16 Nov 2016

Here are some reasons to consider buying QBE - 07 Dec 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 07 Dec 2016

Firstly, as Morningstar head of Australian banking research David Ellis points out, the company is set to benefit from the recent surge in long-term bond yields

Red is the new green - 07 Dec 2016

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 07 Dec 2016

I've got nothing against national anthems, and I wouldn't kneel even if I was Colin Kaepernick

There's still room for caution in global equity markets - 06 Dec 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 06 Dec 2016

As this will be my last report for the year, I would have liked to present you with some pearls of wisdom, and some major insights as to what may happen over the next few weeks

Moat-ivated investing - 05 Dec 2016

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 05 Dec 2016

Since the outcome of the US election, equity markets have rebounded surprisingly quickly from an initial fall

Market Index Performance l November 2016 - 05 Dec 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 05 Dec 2016

This telco stock is now trading at an attractive discount - 05 Dec 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 05 Dec 2016

Vocus Communications' (ASX: VOC) share price slumped 23 per cent at the end of November, following management's disappointing guidance of between $205 million and $215 million in net profit after tax (NPAT) for fiscal 2017

Prospecting for greater cash returns - 05 Dec 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 05 Dec 2016

Following Donald Trump's election victory in the US, bond yields finally started rising across the globe after being at record low levels for a long time

Santa in a black SUV; Is the Fed's independence challenged? - 02 Dec 2016

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 02 Dec 2016

Did Santa leave his North Pole base a month early? Did he disguise himself in a dark blue suit, a red tie and red baseball cap? Were his eight loyal reindeers replaced by black, window-tinted SUVs? Did he alter his welcoming greeting from "Ho, Ho, Ho" to hand claps and thumbs up? Has his traditional December stock-market rally come a month early? Possibly.

This high-yield ASX industrial stock is in the green zone - 30 Nov 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Nov 2016

Spotless Group (ASX: SPO) , on which Morningstar equity analyst Tim Mann currently has a fair value of $1.50, and which is on an FY17 dividend yield of 7.7 per cent, is a market leader in outsourced facility and laundry management services in Australia and New Zealand

Self-managed super as attractive now as ever - 29 Nov 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Nov 2016

If you have a superannuation balance of $200,000--or a realistic expectation of reaching this amount within a few years--it still makes sense to establish a self-managed super fund (SMSF), according to Graeme Colley, executive manager, SMSF technical and private wealth, SuperConcepts

This is why investors shouldn't be complacent - 29 Nov 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 29 Nov 2016

It was a "nice" week

Bonds may have sold off but don't sell out - 29 Nov 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 29 Nov 2016

One of the quickest trades that followed the 8 November election victory of Donald Trump was the selling out of bond funds, with investors piling into stocks as investors took on more risk with the promise of greater US growth

This ASX-listed gold stock is an attractive investment option - 28 Nov 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 28 Nov 2016

Newcrest Mining (ASX: NCM) last week held an investor day in Sydney, and while nothing "earth-shattering" may have shaken loose from the presentation, it nonetheless reaffirmed Morningstar's view of the overall quality of the gold miner

Shareholder strikes on CBA, AGL and GMG shine spotlight on ESG investing - 25 Nov 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 25 Nov 2016

Goodman Group (ASX: GMG) , AGL Energy (ASX: AGL) and Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA) were all targeted in the last quarter of 2016

6 steps on the path to winding up an SMSF - 25 Nov 2016

Author: Natasha Ng
Date: 25 Nov 2016

There is a compliance/legal path to follow and this article outlines key points along that path

Market's margin of safety vaporises in Trump euphoria - 25 Nov 2016

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 25 Nov 2016

As US markets surge to new peaks on Trump euphoria, not all are convinced the path ahead will be without a pothole or two

A scary number looming over Australian stocks - 24 Nov 2016

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 24 Nov 2016

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

What are the ATO's SMSF compliance targets for FY17? - 24 Nov 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Nov 2016

Fewer SMSF trustees and their funds were penalised by the ATO in fiscal 2016, with the ATO pointing to its more collaborative approach

Some sectors will win but many will lose as volatility continues - 24 Nov 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 Nov 2016

Real estate investment trusts and telcos are out, and banks are back in, according to Geoff Wilson, chairman and portfolio manager, Wilson Asset Management

Australians largely unaware of new super cap deadline and opportunity - 23 Nov 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 Nov 2016

A significant proportion of eligible Australians are unaware of this deadline, and don't properly understand the proposed changes in how their super assets will be taxed, according to Michael Hutton, head of wealth management, HLB Mann Judd

The Trump trade: rhetoric versus reality - 23 Nov 2016

Author: Libby Cantrill
Date: 23 Nov 2016

Investors have generally been "risk on" since Donald Trump's victory on 8 November

Populism takes a wrong turn - 23 Nov 2016

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 23 Nov 2016

The Trumpian Fox has entered the Populist Henhouse, not so much by stealth but as a result of Middle America's misinterpretation of what will make America great again

Italy braces for referendum that risks Brexit-style consequences - 22 Nov 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 22 Nov 2016

Italy's populist forces scored their biggest success so far in 2016 when candidates for the Five Star Movement were elected mayors of Rome and Turin in June

Here's a top-rated exposure to Japanese equities - 22 Nov 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 22 Nov 2016

Morningstar UK fund analyst Kenneth Lamont points out in a recent article that Japan has more to gain or lose from changes to US economic and foreign policy under a Trump presidency than most other countries

Something amazing about to happen in China - 21 Nov 2016

Author: Richard Watt
Date: 21 Nov 2016

This is amazing not because it will offer better investment opportunities in China, but because it represents a key part of the incredible story of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the companies listed on it, and the city it sits in

Here's why the US market could move significantly higher - 21 Nov 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 21 Nov 2016

After the ups and downs associated with the US election, equity markets had a relatively quiet time last week

Iron ore rebounds but where to next? - 18 Nov 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 18 Nov 2016

The outlook for Australian miners has improved dramatically in recent weeks as iron ore and coal price have jumped, taking the share prices of the big miners higher, buoyed by the unexpected US election outcome

3 ways to stop children adversely impacting your retirement plans - 17 Nov 2016

Author: Andrew Zbik
Date: 17 Nov 2016

However, when does helping your children become detrimental to your own retirement plans? The answer is in almost every case because most people are doing it the wrong way.

Fears of a Trump dump in tech stocks are overdone - 16 Nov 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Nov 2016

Fears of a rout in the technology sector are overdone, according to Morningstar equity analyst Gareth James

Market Index Performance l October 2016 - 16 Nov 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 16 Nov 2016

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