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1 income stock flying under the radar

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Jul 2014

Morningstar's readers would have read about the income opportunities in the Australian real estate investment trust (AREIT) sector

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

3 global income strategies

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Jun 2014

Investors are increasingly looking across the globe for investment opportunities, with data from Morningstar showing strong fund inflows into many global equity funds

2 top small caps for fiscal 2015

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Jun 2014

As the end of the 2014 financial year fast approaches, an look at the Australian small-cap space can reveal a number of interesting companies that not only have attractive earnings prospects heading into fiscal 2015 and beyond, but which are reasonably priced relative to the market

Danger of increased risk-taking as markets boom

Author: Geoff Davey
Date: 16 Jun 2014

Risk means different things to different people -- danger, uncertainty, opportunity or thrill

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.

Economic update

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 21 May 2014

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Australian equities: Is there more to come?

Author: Tim Wong
Date: 21 May 2014

Valuations across the Australian market, the seemingly insatiable search for yield and the state of the resources sector were among the main topics discussed by the Australian equity panellists at this year's Morningstar Investment Conference

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

Africa outperforms frontier markets

Author: Oliver Bell
Date: 01 May 2014

Structural reforms and strong economic growth are fuelling equity outperformance and attracting increasing investor interest in the Africa and Middle East region

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

2 top mid-cap stock picks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Apr 2014

The Ausbil Australian Emerging Leaders Fund [10601] is a concentrated portfolio of mid and small-cap Australian shares that aims to outperform its benchmark over the medium to long term

Australia's economic turnaround

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 10 Apr 2014

Australia's economy has grown for more than 22 years without interruption

The good, the bad and the ugly BHP

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 07 Apr 2014

Last week, The Australian Financial Review reported that BHP Billiton (BHP) was considering spinning off many of its "non-core" assets

3 steps to a top-performing portfolio

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 28 Mar 2014

Picture this - a portfolio of small companies that have consistently outperformed the market over the past five years

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

3 good reasons to have an SMSF

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Mar 2014

Nicholas Grove is a Morningstar journalist

Will Ukraine crisis topple markets?

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 07 Mar 2014

Economists give their view on the impact of Ukraine's problems on the global economy - and how it may affect equity and commodity markets

Buffett, cricket and investing

Author: Amay Hattangadi and Swanand Kelkar
Date: 04 Mar 2014

Australian cricketer-turned-commentator Dean Jones once observed that two-thirds of Sachin Tendulkar's game is based around defence

Weather weighs on AGL, Westfield's earnings in line

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • AGL Energy

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

Should investors worry about a housing bubble?

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 Nov 2013

The UK government is said to be stoking one

Westpac and the holy grail

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Nov 2013

Three of Australia's big four banks recently announced some impressive profit results for the 2013 fiscal year

CBA on track for "impressive" FY profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Nov 2013

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on Wednesday announced a cash profit of $2.1 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, up 14 per cent on the same quarter in the prior year and in line with market forecasts

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

Going beyond the cost debate in SMSFs

Author: Olivia Long
Date: 31 Oct 2013

There is increasing debate in the industry around what minimum balance should be required in order to make a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) effective

Test your investment knowledge

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 24 Oct 2013

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

5 top total return stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Sep 2013

Over the next five years, Australian-listed regulated utilities are set to offer higher-than-average total returns and a higher starting yield compared to most other income stocks, according to UBS

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