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Here are the earnings season standouts and disappointments

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 14 Sep 2016

Amid subdued expectations, which were the biggest winners and losers? Morningstar's head of equities research, Peter Warnes, said the 2016 season "was reasonable and a little better than generally expected" under the circumstances.

Here's why gold stocks can play a valuable role in your portfolio

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 21 Sep 2016

The outlook for the gold sector is rosier now than it has been in recent years

Here's why SMSF asset allocations need to change

Author: David Wanis
Date: 29 Sep 2016

As part of our team discussions around how investors can achieve the best outcomes from their portfolios, Schroders recently conducted some analysis of ATO data on SMSF portfolios--looking in particular at asset allocations

Here's why this ASX energy stock presents an opportunity

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 10 Oct 2016

Shares of Australian upstream oil and gas explorer AWE Limited (ASX: AWE) have fallen from a peak of about 94 cents in July 2016 to around 66 cents as of 5 October 2016, a fall of close to 30 per cent.

How asset allocation differs from diversification

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 10 Mar 2015

Investors tend to use the terms "asset allocation" and "diversification" interchangeably

How managed funds can smooth your SMSF risk exposure

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Jul 2016

"If you look at SMSFs, most of them over the last few years have underperformed--when you look at the risk and return, these SMSFs have got almost double the risk of a diversified growth managed fund," says Robin Bowerman, head of market strategy and communications, Vanguard Australia

HSBC finds managers still positive about equities

Author: Owen Holdaway
Date: 03 May 2013

An HSBC survey of fund managers has found that a majority remained positive about equities into the second quarter of this year

Hyperion wins Morningstar Australian Fund Manager of the Year Award

Author: Morningstar
Date: 07 Mar 2016

In announcing the winners of the Australian Morningstar Awards 2016, Morningstar Australasia director of manager research ratings, Tom Whitelaw, said Hyperion "deserved applause for its unwavering commitment to thorough bottom-up research and commitment to maintaining its disciplined investment style through the trials and tribulations of the investment cycle"

Iluka shares fall after $20.9m net loss

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 25 Aug 2016

Shares of Iluka Resources (ASX: ILU) were nearly 7 per cent lower at midday on Thursday, after the mineral sands miner reported a net loss of $20.9 million for the half year to 30 June 2016

Improving outlook for transitioning economy

Author: Randal Jenneke
Date: 20 Jan 2016

While many people view the Australian economy as being dominated by resources and commodity prices, in reality, this is not actually the case

Index investing triumphs over active managers

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 07 Nov 2016

Most Australian active funds were outperformed by their respective benchmark over one, three and five-year periods, according to the latest S&P Dow Jones SPIVA Australia Scorecard

Iron ore rebounds but where to next?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 18 Nov 2016

The outlook for Australian miners has improved dramatically in recent weeks as iron ore and coal price have jumped, taking the share prices of the big miners higher, buoyed by the unexpected US election outcome

Is now a good time to consider boosting your emerging market exposure?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 07 Sep 2016

When deciding whether or not to dip into emerging market funds, timing actually means very little, according to Jeff Johnson, head of investment strategy at index fund manager Vanguard

Is your self-managed super fund at risk?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 07 Jun 2016

From 1 July, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) requires all accountants providing SMSF advice to hold either a full or limited Australian financial services license (AFSL)

Italy braces for referendum that risks Brexit-style consequences

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 22 Nov 2016

Italy's populist forces scored their biggest success so far in 2016 when candidates for the Five Star Movement were elected mayors of Rome and Turin in June

Japan's ageing population: Economic drag or opportunity?

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 11 Dec 2015

Japan's population is ageing--faster than any other country in the world

JB Hi-Fi's profit, dividend beats forecast

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Aug 2016

Retailer JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX: JBH) on Monday announced a fiscal 2016 net profit of $152.2 million and earnings per share (EPS) of 153.8 cents a share, up 11.5 per cent on the previous year and ahead of Morningstar's expectations for a profit of $145 million and EPS of 144.9 cents a share

Large and small-cap performance may converge

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 07 Sep 2016

Australian large capitalisation stocks have struggled through 2016 following a bad year in 2015, and some experts believe that underperformance could diminish into 2017

LICs facing stiff competition

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 12 Apr 2016

Some listed investment companies (LICs) can offer the best of both worlds--lower costs compared to traditional managed funds while at the same time being actively managed, offering the potential to outperform benchmark indices and rival exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

Market Index Performance l November 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 05 Dec 2016

Market Index Performance l October 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 16 Nov 2016

Markets seem too quiet for comfort

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 24 Oct 2016

Most people don't really like change, preferring the status quo; for the purpose of writing this weekly report, some change would be welcome

Medical breakthrough underpins this stock's value

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Jul 2016

This Australian wholesaler of a ground-breaking Hepatitis C cure will benefit from the Turnbull government's $1-billion commitment to eradicating the disease over five years

Mirvac's earnings, distributions hit top end of guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 16 Aug 2016

Mirvac Group (ASX: MGR) on Tuesday announced an operating profit after tax of $482 million for fiscal 2016, up 6 per cent on the prior year and slightly above Morningstar's forecast for a profit of $478.3 million

NAB's cash profit meets forecasts, dividend steady

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 27 Oct 2016

National Australia Bank's (ASX: NAB) fiscal 2016 cash profit--a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big four Australian banks which strips out one-off items--rose 4.2 per cent to $6.48 billion

Origin Energy scraps dividend after earnings fall on oil price slump

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 18 Aug 2016

Origin Energy (ASX: ORG) on Thursday announced an underlying profit from continuing operations of $354 million for fiscal 2016, down 41 per cent on the previous year and below Morningstar's expectations for a profit of $364 million

Overcoming emotional investing

Author: Karl Siegling
Date: 30 Jul 2015

We spend a significant amount of time explaining to investors our process for entering and exiting investments

Perennial sees upside ahead for LICs and value investors

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Sep 2016

"The single biggest change in the 16 years we've been running Perennial is the rise of the SMSFs," Murray says

Policymakers ponder "helicopter money"

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 27 Jun 2016

In Denmark, where interest rates have been negative the longest, businesses and consumers are saving more than they did before 2012

Property versus shares

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 21 Jul 2016

First, the good news for residential property investors

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