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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

How can a bond have a negative yield?

Author: Eric Jacobson
Date: 26 Sep 2016

There's currently a heated debate about the long-term impact of negative rates on global economic growth, the financial sector, and investor behaviour, and some of the early evidence isn't comforting

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

How to avoid a bad stock

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 24 Jun 2014

The book Boganaire : The Rise and Fall of Nathan Tinkler gives a detailed account of the spectacular fortune a mining entrepreneur achieved through a number of successful speculative mining deals

How to defer tax

Author: Cate Tripodi, Peter Lee and Anne Graham
Date: 12 Jun 2014

Why is it possible to defer tax? Tripodi : Tax legislation is quite prescriptive about what can and can't be done, but does provide some opportunities to consider, such as bringing forward income or possibly delaying the time income is received.

Income from prisons and pipelines

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 06 Nov 2013

Income-hungry investors can benefit from funds that invest in a range of infrastructure assets, ranging from toll roads and prisons to gas pipelines

India, China hold pockets of investment opportunity

Author: Romina Graiver
Date: 22 Sep 2016

The gap between emerging market economies and those of developed markets are narrowing, creating considerable opportunities for investors, according to Romina Graiver, product specialist, global and emerging markets equities, William Blair

Inflationary sea change

Author: Simon Stevenson
Date: 20 Apr 2017

The last year has seen a major sea change in views around the outlook for inflation

James Hardie's 1H profit rises 7pc

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Nov 2014

James Hardie Industries (JHX) on Wednesday said its net profit for the half year ended 30 September 2014 fell 20 per cent from the prior corresponding period to US$156.1 million

Japan and China: The best way forward?

Author: Wharton School
Date: 27 Oct 2014

Sometimes, the best strategy is to just leave things as they are, when the alternative is only to make things worse

Keating's other legacy

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 22 Nov 2013

My book, A Super History , closely explored the beginnings of Australia's compulsory superannuation industry

Large caps versus small caps

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Oct 2013

With the Australian share market presently hovering around is long-term fair value at around 14 times forward earnings, investors may be wondering at which end of the spectrum they will find the best quality stocks

LICs join the expensive defensives

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Sep 2013

Australian listed investment companies (LICs) stand alongside the big banks and Telstra (TLS) when it comes to delivering stellar income returns for investors

Macquarie posts 49pc rise in profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 May 2014

Macquarie Group (MQG) on Friday announced a 49 per cent rise in net profit to $1.265 billion for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2014, slightly above Morningstar's forecast for a profit of $1.226 billion

Made in the USA again

Author: Dan Crimmins
Date: 01 Oct 2014

The extent of the US manufacturing renaissance is little appreciated

Market Index Performance l December 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 06 Jan 2017

Mermaid more than myth

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 27 Jun 2013

Mermaid Marine Australia (MRM) , the biggest provider of marine services to the West Australian oil and gas industry, has seen its share price rise 27.5 per cent over the past three years, and a massive 105 per cent over the past five years

Move into riskier assets may be inevitable

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 Apr 2016

Australian investors are facing headwinds on many fronts and the need to work for longer combined with volatile markets is putting even more pressure on retirement savings, which could push some investors, including superannuation funds, into riskier assets

NAB lifts half-year cash profit to $3.3bn

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 04 May 2017

National Australia Bank (ASX: NAB) on Thursday announced a cash profit before one-off items of $3.29 billion for the first half of fiscal 2017, up 2.3 per cent on the same half in the previous year and broadly in line with Morningstar's forecast

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

New one-stop approaches to income and growth

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Mar 2014

The exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry in Australia currently stands at $9.93 billion - up 12 per cent since the last quarter - and Morningstar expects the industry's healthy growth to continue

Off-market transfer legislation abandoned

Author: Katarina Taurian
Date: 31 May 2013

The government has abandoned proposed off-market related party transfer amendments, which the SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia (SPAA) claims would have forced costly compliance conditions on self-managed super funds (SMSFs) buying or selling assets to or from related parties

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

Peter Warnes' magnificent 7

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Apr 2014

Subscribers to Huntleys' Your Money Weekly will know that Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes is not afraid to tell it how he sees it

Qantas to return $500m to investors after record earnings

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Aug 2016

Qantas Group (ASX: QAN) has posted a record 57 per cent rise in underlying profit before tax to $1.53 billion for fiscal 2016, which will enable the resumption of dividend payments, the airline said on Wednesday

QBE's FY16 earnings result surprises on upside

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Feb 2017

QBE Insurance Group (ASX: QBE) posted a 1 per cent year-on-year improvement in cash profit for the fiscal year ended 31 December, 2016 (FY16), as it shrugs off a run of disappointing results in recent years

Rio Tinto cuts costs to get ahead

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 04 Aug 2016

The Anglo-Australian mining giant announced net earnings of US$1.7 billion (A$2.2 billion), up 113 per cent compared to the previous first half, although underlying earnings were down 47 per cent to US$1.6 billion, the lowest since 2004

SEEK ups profit, dividends amid subdued conditions

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 22 Aug 2016

SEEK Limited's (ASX: SEK) underlying net profit before one-off items for fiscal 2016 rose 3 per cent to $198.1 million, ahead of guidance and Morningstar's estimate of $174.5 million, after previous reinvestments in the business managed to offset subdued economic conditions

Seeking high-quality stocks in rollercoaster markets

Author: Garry Laurence
Date: 29 Jul 2015

Happy new financial year! For those of you who have been enjoying the northern hemisphere summer and have not been watching the markets, you might be thinking that not much has changed over the past few weeks! In reality, global stock markets have gone on a rollercoaster and have ended up back at June highs

Should investors worry about a housing bubble?

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 Nov 2013

The UK government is said to be stoking one

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