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Popular Articles from: Ethical investment gathering momentum to Shareholder strikes on CBA, AGL and GMG shine spotlight on ESG investing

Ethical investment gathering momentum

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 07 Mar 2017

Demand is rising for responsible or ethical investment, as funds flow into the sector from mainstream funds and the product offering is growing as more investment managers join the trend

Here are 2 CGT relief strategies you need to know

Author: Accurium
Date: 08 Mar 2017

From 1 July 2017, a cap of $1.6 million will be introduced on the amount a person can transfer into the tax-free retirement phase

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

Telstra profit, shares nosedive

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 16 Feb 2017

Revenue dropped to $12.8 billion, from $13.7 billion

CSL reports net profit, dividend growth for 1H17

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Feb 2017

It also reported earnings before interest and taxes of US$1.09 million, up 36 per cent year on year

Amcor lifts half-year underlying profit, dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 13 Feb 2017

Statutory profit for the half year was US$286.6 million, down 6 per cent, while earnings per share (EPS) were up 4.6 per cent to 26.7 US cents on a constant currency basis, the packaging company said in a statement to the ASX

ASX correction may have further to run

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 06 Feb 2017

My school motto was "facta non verba" (deeds not words) and I think of that quite a lot--in regard to many things

CIMIC's 2016 profit, dividends beat forecast

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Feb 2017

CIMIC Group (ASX: CIM) on Wednesday announced a net profit for 2016 of $580.3 million, up 11.5 per cent on 2015, at the top end of company guidance, and ahead of Morningstar's forecast for a profit of $575.9 million

AMP unveils big loss as insurance takes toll

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 09 Feb 2017

AMP's underlying profit dived to $486 million, down from a $1.1 billion profit a year earlier

NAB's 1Q cash profit dips 1pc after costs rise

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Feb 2017

National Australia Bank (ASX: NAB) on Monday announced a first-quarter underlying cash profit of $1.6 billion, down 1 per cent on the same quarter in the previous financial year, after an increase in redundancy costs impacted the bottom line

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

Focus on the facts, not the froth

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 13 Jan 2017

While 2016 saw most global stock-market indices recording useful gains, some investors would have struggled to match, let alone exceed, market returns

Disrupters rule the world; Reporting season underway

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 03 Feb 2017

With the stroke of the pen on an executive order, President Donald J

Market Index Performance l December 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 06 Jan 2017

What turnaround for Woolworths?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 24 Jan 2017

According to one expert, the turnaround that many shareholders had hoped for isn't likely to happen

James Hardie reports softer 3Q, flags modest FY17 downgrade

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 03 Feb 2017

Building materials and cement company James Hardie Industries (ASX: JHX) has reported US$52.6 million in adjusted net profits for the third quarter of fiscal 2017, down 6 per cent from $55.8 million in the previous corresponding quarter

Why look for value rather than growth in China?

Author: Jing Ning
Date: 01 Feb 2017

The general perception surrounding China is that it is an ideal market to search for growth

Tabcorp lifts underlying half-year profit, pays 12.5c dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Feb 2017

Underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) rose 1.7 per cent to $270.4 million, while earnings per share (EPS) before one-offs rose 5.1 per cent to 12.3 cents a share

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

The smart-beta ETF revolution

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 25 Jan 2017

In 2017, smart-beta investing will continue to gain momentum

6 stocks to watch in 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 12 Jan 2017

Mining services is a catch-all term Morningstar uses to describe a collection of companies performing a vast array of different activities

Here's how CBA shares could crack $100

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 19 Jan 2017

Bank shares have had a strong run this month, but analysts are mixed on whether the nation's biggest, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) , could strike $100 this year after an attempt was made almost two years ago

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

How SMSFs should plan for $1.6m pension cap

Author: Accurium
Date: 06 Jan 2017

Much has been written about the government's superannuation changes, in particular the $1.6-million cap on the transfer into the tax-free retirement phase

The outlook for ETFs in 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 13 Dec 2016

As at the end of October 2016, there were 150 exchange-traded products (ETPs) listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, up from 128 a year earlier

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

This high-yield ASX industrial stock is in the green zone

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Nov 2016

Spotless Group (ASX: SPO) , on which Morningstar equity analyst Tim Mann currently has a fair value of $1.50, and which is on an FY17 dividend yield of 7.7 per cent, is a market leader in outsourced facility and laundry management services in Australia and New Zealand

Self-managed super as attractive now as ever

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Nov 2016

If you have a superannuation balance of $200,000--or a realistic expectation of reaching this amount within a few years--it still makes sense to establish a self-managed super fund (SMSF), according to Graeme Colley, executive manager, SMSF technical and private wealth, SuperConcepts

This ASX-listed gold stock is an attractive investment option

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 28 Nov 2016

Newcrest Mining (ASX: NCM) last week held an investor day in Sydney, and while nothing "earth-shattering" may have shaken loose from the presentation, it nonetheless reaffirmed Morningstar's view of the overall quality of the gold miner

Shareholder strikes on CBA, AGL and GMG shine spotlight on ESG investing

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 25 Nov 2016

Goodman Group (ASX: GMG) , AGL Energy (ASX: AGL) and Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA) were all targeted in the last quarter of 2016

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