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LICs in fashion as investors seek diversified investments

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 10 Apr 2017

LICs are essentially professionally managed funds, which are listed--investors can simply buy or sell existing shares in the fund on the ASX

Growth versus value stocks: What next for markets?

Author: Jacob de Tusch-Lec
Date: 10 Apr 2017

The powerful rally in cyclical "value" stocks and financials seen in the second half of last year--and which carried over into January, paused for breath in February

How Morningstar estimates a stock's intrinsic value

Author: Adam Fleck
Date: 13 Apr 2017

If stock prices always reflected the true intrinsic values of the underlying businesses, there would be no point to stock picking

Amazon effect, rates not enough to dent REITs

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 12 Apr 2017

Rising bond yields and the "Amazon effect" have hit the real estate investment trust (REIT) sector

What's in the secret sauce of index funds?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 03 Apr 2017

Having recently been named Morningstar's Australian Fund Manager of the Year for the second time in three years, Vanguard knows plenty about what makes equity markets tick

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

Here are some great ways to gain US tech stock exposure

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 13 Mar 2017

Buying shares in the US IT sector can produce good returns, but also comes with a high level of risk, so spreading your investments among different companies in managed or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can be an effective way to get diversified exposure to the sector

Agricultural stocks riding commodity upturn

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 Mar 2017

The outlook for the agricultural sector is looking bright with commodity prices for food and livestock riding high, with a great season in 2016 lifting rural prices and profits, underpinned by strong demand for food from Asia

Myer interim result underwhelms as sales slide continues

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Mar 2017

This comes amid troubled times for the broader Australian retail sector as Myer (ASX: MYR) faces multiple challenges from online and international specialty competitors

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

Why infrastructure appeals to investors: 3 reasons and 3 stocks

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 02 Mar 2017

Government spokespeople often refer to infrastructure in broad terms, referring to everything from bridges and gas pipelines, through to power stations, telecommunications cabling and roads--see, for example, US President Donald Trump's State of the Union address earlier this week

Here are 2 undervalued shares paying fully-franked dividends

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Mar 2017

Platinum Asset Management (ASX: PTM) , a highly-regarded global equities manager, delivered a weak earnings result for the first half of fiscal 2017, with net profit down 20 per cent to $95.4 million following a 12 per cent fall in funds under management

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

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

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

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

These 2 ASX shares look modestly undervalued

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Mar 2017

In short, the recently concluded Australian earnings season for the half year ended 31 December 2016 was not only good, it was "very good," according to CommSec chief economist Craig James

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suncorp posts profit as bank, insurance earnings rise

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 09 Feb 2017

The company's revenue rose 10.8 per cent to $8.64 billion for the half year to 31 December, compared to the same period a year earlier

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

Are these active ETFs worth adding to your portfolio?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 01 Feb 2017

The Australian ETF market had another year of rapid growth, expanding to $25.4 billion in 2016, from $21 billion in 2015

Market Index Performance l December 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 06 Jan 2017

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