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Articles from: Thank you sir, may I have another? - 18 Nov 2015 to Why the Federal Reserve is timid on rates - 19 Oct 2015

Thank you sir, may I have another? - 18 Nov 2015

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 18 Nov 2015

Forecasting is a tough game

Near-term upside unlikely - 17 Nov 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 17 Nov 2015


Telstra disappoints retail shareholders - 16 Nov 2015

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 16 Nov 2015

Telstra (TLS) has been sold down aggressively by investors, and according to Morningstar head of Asia-Pacific consumer research Daniel Mueller, the stock may face choppy waters ahead as increasing competition from other telcos places pressure on its earnings

Australia's jobs market: peak or pause? - 16 Nov 2015

Author: Guy Bruten
Date: 16 Nov 2015

Jobs report: signal or noise? Over the recent months, the flow of data in Australia has been largely consistent with the story that we have been telling for quite a while--a story that is centred on three elements: 1) The drag from the commodity bust will persist for another couple of years; 2) "Rebalancing" the economy away from mining towards non-mining as a growth driver would be a drawn-out process; 3) The downside risks to the economy coming from a correction in the housing sector are rising quite rapidly, and unemployment may drift higher.

Get SMSF asset allocation right in 2016 - 13 Nov 2015

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 13 Nov 2015

Self-managed super fund (SMSF) investors could be forgiven for giving themselves a collective pat on the back

Are US stocks overripe? - 11 Nov 2015

Author: John Rekenthaler
Date: 11 Nov 2015

A cautionary note Market-timers are circus clowns minus the funny suits

5 tips about portfolio risk - 10 Nov 2015

Author: Paul Kaplan
Date: 10 Nov 2015

There are generally two steps to forming a portfolio

Healthcare continues to look constructive - 09 Nov 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 09 Nov 2015


Mining services set for takeover bonanza - 09 Nov 2015

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 09 Nov 2015

According to Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes, the beleaguered resources sector is likely to see more takeover activity ahead, with foreign predators taking advantage of a lower Australian dollar and eyeing assets in that space, with other possible targets including infrastructure companies

Market Index Performance l October 2015 - 06 Nov 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 06 Nov 2015

Go global to win race for returns - 06 Nov 2015

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 06 Nov 2015

Australians comfortable with their domestic investments might consider a lesson from another local institution--the Melbourne Cup

CBA posts $2.4bn cash profit - 05 Nov 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 Nov 2015

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on Thursday said its unaudited cash earnings for the first quarter to 30 September 2015 were approximately $2.4 billion, up 4.3 per cent on the same quarter in the prior fiscal year

7 stocks for a brave new world - 05 Nov 2015

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 05 Nov 2015

Over the long term, it will become harder for companies to make profits in economies which are increasingly characterised by deleveraging, ageing populations and growing inequality, as technology erodes job security and incomes, according to Kate Howitt, portfolio manager of the Fidelity Australian Opportunities Fund [19483]

The value of protecting minority shareholders - 04 Nov 2015

Author: Wharton School
Date: 04 Nov 2015

While numerous factors play into whether a country has a dynamic financial market, there's one in particular that stands out

Beginning of a US bear market? - 03 Nov 2015

Author: Jeremy Beckwith
Date: 03 Nov 2015

Favourite funds in focus - 02 Nov 2015

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 02 Nov 2015

For retail investors genuinely interested in diversifying their portfolios, Morningstar research manager Kathryn Young has several managed fund options for investors which are readily accessible

Westpac records in-line cash profit - 02 Nov 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Nov 2015

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced a 3 per cent rise in cash profit to $7.82 billion for the financial year ended 30 September 2015

Look for corrective action - 02 Nov 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 Nov 2015


Why Abenomics keeps missing the mark - 30 Oct 2015

Author: Wharton School
Date: 30 Oct 2015

Standard & Poor's recently cut its long-term credit rating of Japan one level, down to A+, and markets do not seem to have reacted much, if at all

Morningstar's observations of PM's portfolio - 29 Oct 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 29 Oct 2015

In 2005, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made the BRW Rich List with a net worth of $133 million

4 lessons from top LICs - 28 Oct 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 28 Oct 2015

Two top-performing managers of listed investment companies (LICs) came together at the recent Morningstar Individual Investor Conference

Identifying the right trustee structure - 27 Oct 2015

Author: Kathy Evans
Date: 27 Oct 2015

When setting up a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF), members/trustees have the choice of having their fund set up with a corporate trustee or utilising an individual trustee structure

Good sign for broader market - 27 Oct 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 27 Oct 2015


4 strategies for equity market navigation - 26 Oct 2015

Author: Andrew Pyne
Date: 26 Oct 2015

Over the secular horizon, the macroeconomic backdrop remains favourable for equities

3 stocks the market missed - 23 Oct 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Oct 2015

High-growth quality stocks can still be uncovered at the smaller end of the market, according to two of Morningstar's highly rated managers

SMSF trust deed traps - 22 Oct 2015

Author: Peter Townsend
Date: 22 Oct 2015

The peace of mind of a retiree happily taking a pension from their self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) could be shattered by the news that their pension was in fact not commenced properly and that both they and their fund owe the tax office a lot more money

Govt green lights SMSF borrowing - 21 Oct 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 21 Oct 2015

The federal government will not ban direct borrowing by superannuation funds

What the housing slowdown means for investors - 21 Oct 2015

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 21 Oct 2015

Betting against Australians' love for property can prove costly

12 nations could change global growth forever - 20 Oct 2015

Author: Frank Holmes
Date: 20 Oct 2015


Why the Federal Reserve is timid on rates - 19 Oct 2015

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 19 Oct 2015

One broad guide for evaluating central-bank decisions is this: When the case for a course of action is clear cut, central banks should have already acted

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