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2 top building activity exposures - 03 Jun 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Jun 2014

In a recent presentation, Sydney-based Alphinity Investment Management said investors can expect activity in housing markets to continue to strengthen for the remainder of 2014 and beyond

Getting your tax strategy right - 02 Jun 2014

Author: Rob Hay
Date: 02 Jun 2014

It was the night before 30 June and all through the house ..

The role of central banks - 02 Jun 2014

Author: Mark Laidlaw
Date: 02 Jun 2014

Former Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Ian Macfarlane gave his insights into the changing role of central banks across the globe at the opening session of the 2014 Morningstar Investment Conference and went on to detail some of the major macroeconomic issues facing the world today

4 top economic transition stocks - 30 May 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 May 2014

Australia's fading mining boom was the dominate theme in this year's federal budget, with the government no longer able to rely on solid revenue from a once-prosperous resources sector

A growth bet on India? - 23 May 2014

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

How to benefit from emerging markets - 22 May 2014

Author: Nimalan Govender
Date: 22 May 2014

Why should investors consider investing in emerging market equities? Some investors argue that Australia is over-exposed to emerging markets because of its expanded trade with China and its resource-intensive export sector.

Economic update - 21 May 2014

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 21 May 2014

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Australian equities: Is there more to come? - 21 May 2014

Author: Tim Wong
Date: 21 May 2014

Valuations across the Australian market, the seemingly insatiable search for yield and the state of the resources sector were among the main topics discussed by the Australian equity panellists at this year's Morningstar Investment Conference

10 top "smart-beta" stocks - 09 May 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 09 May 2014

Investors will have heard or read about "smart-beta" strategies and may have scratched their heads, wondering what they are actually all about

NAB disappoints despite cash profit rise - 08 May 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 May 2014

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced an 8.5 per cent year-on-year rise in cash earnings to $3.15 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2014

Westpac lifts cash profit, dividend - 05 May 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 May 2014

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced an 8 per cent rise in cash earnings -- a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big banks -- to $3.8 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2014

Macquarie posts 49pc rise in profit - 02 May 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 May 2014

Macquarie Group (MQG) on Friday announced a 49 per cent rise in net profit to $1.265 billion for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2014, slightly above Morningstar's forecast for a profit of $1.226 billion

Africa outperforms frontier markets - 01 May 2014

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

Peter Warnes' magnificent 7 - 30 Apr 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Apr 2014

Subscribers to Huntleys' Your Money Weekly will know that Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes is not afraid to tell it how he sees it

2 top mid-cap stock picks - 23 Apr 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Apr 2014

The Ausbil Australian Emerging Leaders Fund [10601] is a concentrated portfolio of mid and small-cap Australian shares that aims to outperform its benchmark over the medium to long term

3 top assets for SMSF protection - 17 Apr 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Apr 2014

Warren Buffett once said: "Rule number one is never lose money

Australia's economic turnaround - 10 Apr 2014

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 10 Apr 2014

Australia's economy has grown for more than 22 years without interruption

Investors to reap Wesfarmers windfall? - 08 Apr 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Apr 2014

Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers (WES) this week signalled its departure from the insurance game after announcing the sale of its insurance broking arm to the US-based Arthur J

Market Index Performance l March 2014 - 07 Apr 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 07 Apr 2014

The good, the bad and the ugly BHP - 07 Apr 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 07 Apr 2014

Last week, The Australian Financial Review reported that BHP Billiton (BHP) was considering spinning off many of its "non-core" assets

Capturing superior performance - 03 Apr 2014

Author: Lars Hamich
Date: 03 Apr 2014

Index exchange-traded-funds (ETFs) are financial products based on indices, which track the performance of a portfolio of securities

4 reasons to like Woodside and Santos - 02 Apr 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Apr 2014

Earlier this month, Morningstar assigned a narrow-moat rating to Santos Limited (STO) as a result of Australia's number two oil-and-gas company now possessing cost advantages on a number of fronts

Market risk and Putin's hardball tactics - 01 Apr 2014

Author: Michael Cirami
Date: 01 Apr 2014

Are the geopolitical events centring on the Ukraine winding down, or are there broader implications developing? I would say it is closer to the latter

3 steps to a top-performing portfolio - 28 Mar 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 28 Mar 2014

Picture this - a portfolio of small companies that have consistently outperformed the market over the past five years

New one-stop approaches to income and growth - 26 Mar 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Mar 2014

The exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry in Australia currently stands at $9.93 billion - up 12 per cent since the last quarter - and Morningstar expects the industry's healthy growth to continue

China: Separating fact from fiction - 25 Mar 2014

Author: Mathews Asia
Date: 25 Mar 2014

In recent months, many global investors have focused on a slowdown in Chinese GDP growth, declining exports and massive credit overhang

Implications under the new ATO penalties - 21 Mar 2014

Author: Aaron Dunn
Date: 21 Mar 2014

He will be speaking at the Morningstar SMSF Trustee Strategy Day in April

5 winning international equities - 20 Mar 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 20 Mar 2014

For Australian investors and self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees looking to take advantage of global investing opportunities, the approach adopted by Goldman Sachs Asset Management/Wellington Management Company is a winning one, according to Morningstar

3 good reasons to have an SMSF - 17 Mar 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Mar 2014

Nicholas Grove is a Morningstar journalist

Can we achieve a global growth target? - 12 Mar 2014

Author: Satyajit Das
Date: 12 Mar 2014

The G-20 Finance Ministers' Meeting in Sydney in February 2014 provided a convivial winter break for the global economic elite

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