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Articles from: Investing against the herd - 15 Jan 2014 to A formula for long-term investing - 28 Nov 2013

Investing against the herd - 15 Jan 2014

Author: Michael Coop
Date: 15 Jan 2014

Contrarian investing is about looking for undervalued and out-of-favour investments and avoiding highly priced and popular investments

Telstra set for a dividend bonanza? - 14 Jan 2014

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 14 Jan 2014

Telstra (TLS) on Monday announced it was selling a 70 per cent stake in its Sensis directories business to US-based private equity firm Platinum Equity for $454 million

ATO sets sights on wealthy - 14 Jan 2014

Author: Arron Dickens
Date: 14 Jan 2014

Unsurprisingly, in a revenue-constrained economy with a persistent government fiscal deficit, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) plans to conduct more tax compliance reviews and audits this year

4 investment trends for 2014 - 13 Jan 2014

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Jan 2014

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Wide swings likely in 2014 - 13 Jan 2014

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 13 Jan 2014

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Lesley Beath without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Market Index Performance | December 2013 - 06 Jan 2014

Author: Morningstar
Date: 06 Jan 2014

4 key challenges for 2014 - 20 Dec 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Dec 2013

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Economic update - 19 Dec 2013

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 19 Dec 2013

Finding prospects amid mining gloom - 18 Dec 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Dec 2013

Mining gloom has replaced the mining boom

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

How possible is a short-term bounce? - 17 Dec 2013

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 17 Dec 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Lesley Beath without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

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

How useful is fundamental analysis? - 17 Dec 2013

Author: Karl Siegling
Date: 17 Dec 2013

After having written three articles on the behaviour and psychology of the market and stock investing, let's turn to some of the traditional tools used by investors in assessing equity investments

SMSFs' wish list for Santa - 16 Dec 2013

Author: Olivia Long
Date: 16 Dec 2013

I'm no different to most people - once I start to see those Christmas decorations going up I quickly get into the festive mood and my mind starts to think of what I want from Santa

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

Is there still value in QBE? - 12 Dec 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Dec 2013

Last month, Morningstar head of banking research David Ellis said of QBE Insurance Group (QBE) : "New senior management still has considerable work to do to return the once well-respected global insurer to the 'must-have' position in investor portfolios." Just two weeks later and QBE reported an unexpected profit downgrade - a US$250-million loss stemming from the restructure of its poorly performing US businesses.

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

China and the limits of growth - 10 Dec 2013

Author: Bart Dowling
Date: 10 Dec 2013

Well, the third plenary session in China has come and gone without much fanfare - apart from the odd comment here and there about China's removal of its one child policy

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

Resources to lead next leg upward - 09 Dec 2013

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 09 Dec 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Lesley Beath without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Market Index Performance | November 2013 - 06 Dec 2013

Author: Morningstar
Date: 06 Dec 2013

Big returns and sustainability - 06 Dec 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 06 Dec 2013

Climate change dominated discussion at BHP Billiton's (BHP) annual general meeting this year

On the wings of an eagle - 05 Dec 2013

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 05 Dec 2013

I've always liked Jack Bogle, although I've never met him

Getting a slice of the LIC pie - 04 Dec 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 04 Dec 2013

Two listed investment companies (LIC) are tapping the retail investor market - one through a placement, the other by launching a LIC version of its global equities fund

Are SMSFs too exposed to property? - 03 Dec 2013

Author: Olivia Long
Date: 03 Dec 2013

For trustees, the past few years have been exacting

Major bank action prompts caution - 02 Dec 2013

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 Dec 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Lesley Beath without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

3 stellar small-cap businesses - 02 Dec 2013

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Dec 2013

A recent presentation by NovaPort Capital's Sinclair Currie and Alex Milton, the principals and co-portfolio managers of the NovaPort Smaller Companies Fund [9108] , revealed some interesting insights into their high-conviction stock-picking philosophy

Getting a better deal on IPOs - 28 Nov 2013

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 28 Nov 2013

There is a strong pipeline of initial public offerings (IPOs) for the Australian share market

A formula for long-term investing - 28 Nov 2013

Author: Hilary Natoff
Date: 28 Nov 2013

For most people, the challenge of investing at the outset is to accumulate wealth over a relatively long time

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