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Amazon threat to Australian retail sector may be overdone

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 28 Mar 2017

Wesfarmers, Woolworths and other dominant players in the Australian retail space have continued to deliver solid performances for investors, Warnes told Morningstar subscribers who took part in its second webcast of 2017 earlier this month

5 strategies to prepare for pension assets test changes

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 27 Oct 2016

Over 300,000 Australian retirees are expected to lose their Age Pension from 1 January 2017, with the federal government dramatically lowering the value of assets pensioners can hold before they begin to lose their payments

4 top ASX-listed technology stocks

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 May 2016

REA Group (REA) and SEEK Limited (SEK) have outperformed the S&P/ASX 200 over the past year, and newer technology stocks WiseTech Global (WTC) and Aconex (ACX) have also performed well, representing the strong growth potential of technology shares, though investors may have to pay a relatively high price for their strong performance

3 retail stocks you may want to reconsider

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 21 Feb 2017

Year-on-year retail sales volumes were up just 3 per cent in December last year, adjusted for spikes during Christmas and other holiday periods, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data released in early February

Winners and losers in the Year of the Monkey

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 12 Dec 2016

For Australian investors, picking the right sectors in the mischievous Year of the Monkey has proven challenging, with the Year of the Rooster set to deliver its own surprises

What Trump's protectionism means for Australian investors

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 07 Feb 2017

US President Donald Trump's pledge to "fight for free trade" has sparked concerns over a global retreat to protectionism

What is a fixed trust and why do you need to know?

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 18 Jan 2017

Whether a trust is a fixed trust or not has significant taxation implications

Volatility not an accurate risk measure

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 25 Mar 2015

Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan once said that "we drive into the future using only our rear-view mirror"

Vanguard named Morningstar Australian Fund Manager of the Year 2017

Author: Morningstar staff
Date: 06 Mar 2017

"The winners in the Morningstar Awards show the quality and breadth of the investment options available to Australian investors," says Chris Douglas, Morningstar Australasia's director of manager research ratings, Asia-Pacific

This moated pharma stock's earnings may be on the rise

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 Dec 2016

This national pharmacy wholesaler has seen impressive growth in earnings over the past two years, suggesting the scale benefits of Australian Pharmaceutical Industries' 442-strong distribution network are starting to emerge.

Telstra dials up profit hike

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 11 Aug 2016

Telstra Limited (ASX: TLS) has dialled up a profit rise and reaffirmed its earnings guidance for the year to 30 June, in a "boring" but solid result for the Australian telecommunications carrier

Sonic booms offshore while Australia remains subdued

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Aug 2016

Revenue grew to $5.05 billion, 20 per cent up on fiscal 2015's $4.2 billion result, and a dividend (30 per cent franked) of 74 cents a share was announced

Rio Tinto back in black with US$4.6bn profit

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 09 Feb 2017

The Anglo-Australian miner posted net earnings of US$4.6 billion (A$6 billion) for 2016, marking a US$5.5-billion turnaround after recording a US$866 million loss for the previous year

Newcrest rewards shareholders

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 15 Aug 2016

The Melbourne-based company posted a 12 per cent drop in net profit to US$332 million for fiscal 2016, with its underlying profit down 24 per cent to US$323 million due to lower realised gold and copper prices, offset by reduced operating expenses due to its recent switch to US dollar reporting

Medibank losing health insurance customers

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 17 Feb 2017

Health insurance operating profit fell to $249.4 million for the six months ended 31 December, 2016, down from $271.7 million the same period a year earlier

Market Index Performance l December 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 06 Jan 2017

Lend Lease 12pc interim profit growth underpinned by office delivery

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Feb 2017

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the property developer grew across all three business segments in the first half of fiscal 2017, up 25 per cent for the group to $639.6 million from $512 million a year earlier

JB Hi-Fi shares soar after record earnings lift

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 13 Feb 2017

Statutory net profit stood at $110.4 million, up 16 per cent on the same half in the prior year

IAG profit dips, hit by bond market

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 22 Feb 2017

Insurance profit fell 6.4 per cent to $571 million, down from $610 million a year earlier

Hedging currency risk more popular on lower dollar

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 21 Mar 2016

If you're planning to invest in offshore assets, then the decision about whether or not to hedge your currency exposure is an important one as movements in the Australian dollar can either erode or add value to your investment

Gold regains its shine

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 20 Feb 2017

The gold bullion price ended 2016 at US$1,146 and has since risen 7.4 per cent in 2017 to US$1,231 per ounce 1

Global capital flows come with flaws

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 20 Sep 2016

In 1968, Prime Minister John Gorton, fearful that looser controls on capital in Europe and the US would lead to foreign takeovers of Australian companies, told the then state-based stock exchanges to force their listed companies to restrict voting rights to locally based shareholders

Fears of a Trump dump in tech stocks are overdone

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Nov 2016

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

CSL shares lower but not for long

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 17 Aug 2016

Shares in Australian biopharmaceutical company CSL Limited (ASX: CSL) have dropped after the company posted a 10 per cent fall in full-year net profit to US$1.24 billion ($1.6 billion), dragged down by the company's purchase of the loss-making influenza vaccine business Novartis

Cochlear lifts profit, dividends

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 09 Aug 2016

Sales revenue rose 23 per cent year over year to $1.158 billion, with growth delivered across all product categories and regions, the hearing implant maker said in a statement to the ASX

Banks to weather rising bond yields

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 03 Feb 2017

While their funding costs are rising modestly, the major banks have the flexibility to raise interest rates on home loans to protect their income and profit margins, according to analysts

Are LICs all they're cracked up to be?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Sep 2016

These ASX-traded investment vehicles are enjoying something of a renaissance, offering growth and income, diversification and reasonable liquidity--and they aren't ETFs

A massive understatement on Australia's economic outlook

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 24 Oct 2016

The Netherlands economy expanded from 1982 to 2008 due to the ability of this small trade-focussed country to capitalise on the globalisation of that era

6 top stocks for your Christmas stocking

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 09 Dec 2016

The Christmas bells are ringing again, and for Australian investors they have rung up a volatile 2016

5 portfolio construction mistakes

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 24 Dec 2014

1) Confusing asset allocation with diversification Investors tend to use the terms interchangeably

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