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Articles from: Is it the season to be jolly? - 18 Dec 2013 to Large caps versus small caps - 08 Oct 2013

Is it the season to be jolly? - 18 Dec 2013

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 18 Dec 2013

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

4 top US-dollar-exposed stocks - 17 Dec 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Dec 2013

In Morningstar's recently published Market Outlook , head of equities research Peter Warnes says that "tailwinds are still blowing" for those Australian companies that derive the bulk of their earnings from offshore

Emerging markets: Great potential for the patient - 13 Dec 2013

Author: Jason Stipp
Date: 13 Dec 2013

Stipp : In your November letter to shareholders, you wrote: "As frustrating as this year has been, I do not think it matters much to the long-term investor with an objective perspective." We've heard the story about emerging-markets' potential for many years, especially coming out of the financial crisis

6 stocks linked to the housing boom - 11 Dec 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 11 Dec 2013

HSBC chief economist Paul Bloxham reckons Australia's housing boom is just beginning

Time to be bullish on Europe - 09 Dec 2013

Author: Raul Elizalde
Date: 09 Dec 2013

Now could be the time to diversify away from high-flying US stocks and laggard European shares seem to be the appropriate choice

5 blue chips of the future - 09 Dec 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 09 Dec 2013

In a recent Morningstar article , a number of key contributors to the performance of the NovaPort Smaller Companies Fund [9108] and the investment approach of the managers behind the strategy were examined

The income advantage over term deposits - 27 Nov 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Nov 2013

In recent times, investors would have read countless articles (including this one) about falling cash rates

The end of Europe's remission - 26 Nov 2013

Author: Satyajit Das
Date: 26 Nov 2013

A combination of austerity programs, debt writedowns, the European Central Bank's (ECB) commitment to "do whatever it takes" to preserve the euro, the proposed banking union and the finalisation of the primary bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), helped restore relative financial stability

Asia: Breathing room and bright spots - 25 Nov 2013

Author: Mark Jason and Steve Cao
Date: 25 Nov 2013

China is entering a multi-year period of slower growth, but we consider its future growth robust and sustainable when compared with overall global GDP growth

Keating's other legacy - 22 Nov 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 22 Nov 2013

My book, A Super History , closely explored the beginnings of Australia's compulsory superannuation industry

Demystifying the benefits and risks of ETFs - 20 Nov 2013

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 20 Nov 2013

A lot has been written about the rapid growth of Australia's exchange-traded funds (ETF) market, which recently passed $9 billion in assets

Should investors worry about a housing bubble? - 18 Nov 2013

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 Nov 2013

The UK government is said to be stoking one

4 key investment lessons - 15 Nov 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 15 Nov 2013

An article published by Morningstar earlier this week, 4 common portfolio mistakes , looked closely at some of the typical pitfalls encountered by the everyday investor

5 economies to lose out to tapering - 13 Nov 2013

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 13 Nov 2013

Investors have felt the benefit of quantitative easing - the Fed's money-printing policy has helped put money in their pockets

Westpac and the holy grail - 12 Nov 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Nov 2013

Three of Australia's big four banks recently announced some impressive profit results for the 2013 fiscal year

CBA on track for "impressive" FY profit - 06 Nov 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Nov 2013

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on Wednesday announced a cash profit of $2.1 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, up 14 per cent on the same quarter in the prior year and in line with market forecasts

Income from prisons and pipelines - 06 Nov 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 06 Nov 2013

Income-hungry investors can benefit from funds that invest in a range of infrastructure assets, ranging from toll roads and prisons to gas pipelines

5 ways to protect your retirement - 05 Nov 2013

Author: Chris Hogan
Date: 05 Nov 2013

Trustees of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) and investors generally need to take steps to mitigate the potentially destructive impact of sequencing risk on their retirement portfolios

Westpac announces special dividend - 04 Nov 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 04 Nov 2013

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced a cash profit of $7.1 billion for the fiscal year to September 2013, up 8 per cent on the previous year

Test your investment knowledge - 01 Nov 2013

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 01 Nov 2013

Macquarie posts 39pc lift in profit - 01 Nov 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Nov 2013

Macquarie Group (MQG) on Friday announced a net profit of $501 million for the half year to the end of September 2013, up 39 per cent on the same period in the previous year

Going beyond the cost debate in SMSFs - 31 Oct 2013

Author: Olivia Long
Date: 31 Oct 2013

There is increasing debate in the industry around what minimum balance should be required in order to make a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) effective

Central bankers talk too much - 29 Oct 2013

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 29 Oct 2013

Transparency is an absolute good, it seems, for many people

Rebalancing appears to be broadening - 28 Oct 2013

Author: Paul Bloxham
Date: 28 Oct 2013

Australia's economic growth is showing more signs of rebalancing

Benefits and traps in using consensus forecasts - 24 Oct 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 24 Oct 2013

Each reporting season, the financial press is packed with news about whether or not company earnings have met analysts' consensus forecasts

Test your investment knowledge - 24 Oct 2013

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 24 Oct 2013

3 sectors to be bullish about - 16 Oct 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Oct 2013

Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes highlighted that confidence was on the up in the latest Huntleys' Your Money Weekly newsletter

How to play the resources sector - 10 Oct 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 10 Oct 2013

Chicago-based Morningstar equity strategist Daniel Rohr gave a presentation on the commodity outlook to local analysts this week

A case for Europe? - 09 Oct 2013

Author: Mark Burgess
Date: 09 Oct 2013

Despite there being much to consider over the past few months, we have made few changes to portfolios, largely leaving our overweighting to risk assets intact, and within equities and fixed income, our bias towards emerging markets

Large caps versus small caps - 08 Oct 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Oct 2013

With the Australian share market presently hovering around is long-term fair value at around 14 times forward earnings, investors may be wondering at which end of the spectrum they will find the best quality stocks

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