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29/04/2016 | 3:20 PM  Westpac, ANZ and National Australia Bank report half-year earnings in the week commencing 2 May and Morningstar's David Ellis gives investors a taste of what to expect.

29/04/2016 | 8:14 AM  While the speculative end of the share market is fertile ground for entrepreneurial flair, Morningstar's Peter Warnes cautions investors that history has a great tendency to repeat itself.

28/04/2016 | 8:25 AM  With the policies of the Coalition and Labor being broadly similar, there's not likely to be one party that would be better for the share market than the other over the longer term.

27/04/2016 | 10:28 AM  While China's industrial expansion has continued to slow, growth in outbound tourism among Chinese nationals represents a considerable long-term opportunity for Australian investors.

26/04/2016 | 3:45 PM  Investors are underestimating how much steel demand could decline, says Morningstar US-based equity analyst David Wang.

22/04/2016 | 8:07 AM  A cautious stance is appropriate at present and a little more cash will provide the flexibility which the current investing environment dictates, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

15/04/2016 | 3:01 PM  M&A fever may be building towards a "Groundhog Day" ahead of a potential relaxation of media ownership laws in Australia, as structural headwinds continue to intensify.

15/04/2016 | 8:02 AM  The combination of a meaningful infrastructure program and growth in the services sector could extend Australia's recession-free period to over 25 years, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

14/04/2016 | 4:00 PM  Australian investors are likely to see some negative effects from the Chinese government's new rules on cross-border e-commerce transactions, at least over the short term.

13/04/2016 | 4:00 PM  While Asian stocks have had a poor start to 2016, ignoring the region could prove costly for longer-term investors, according to analysts.

08/04/2016 | 4:00 PM  Banks are an important cog in the economic wheel and regulation must be reasonable without being overly restrictive, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

06/04/2016 | 4:00 PM  For biotech and healthcare investors, it seems the government can give as well as take--but do a full check-up on your chosen stocks in order to reduce the risk of misfortune.

01/04/2016 | 4:00 PM  After trying almost every conceivable way to revive consumption and investment in order to lift economic activity, central banks may now have to focus on the government sector, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

01/04/2016 | 4:00 PM  The Morningstar Economic Moat Rating represents a company's sustainable competitive advantage. A company with an economic moat can fend off competition and earn high returns on capital for many years to come.

31/03/2016 | 4:00 PM  Investors cannot all buy the same stock at the same price--popularity affects price and leads us to buy high and sell low, obliterating any profit we could have gained.

31/03/2016 | 4:00 PM  Australian oil companies have tracked the recent reversal of fortunes in the oil price but analysts aren't so sure the spectacular rebound will continue over the short term.

22/03/2016 | 4:00 PM  Investors who are overconfident in their abilities may trade more often and hurt themselves in the end, says UC Berkeley professor Terry Odean.

18/03/2016 | 4:00 PM  Morningstar's Brian Han talks investors through Telstra's half-year result and why the telecoms giant has been trailing the market since the start of 2016.

18/03/2016 | 4:00 PM  Filling in this week for Peter Warnes, Morningstar's Brian Han cautions investors about merger activity in the media and gaming space during the age of digital disruption.

11/03/2016 | 4:00 PM  The outcome of a tie-up between Fortescue and Vale could be a long-term positive for the iron ore industry and the four major members that control it, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

10/03/2016 | 4:00 PM  Investors may not be rewarded for risk-taking during the next several years, so they should tweak their spending and saving patterns instead, says US-based financial-planning expert Michael Kitces.

10/03/2016 | 4:00 PM  Guessing what comes next for China is an exercise fraught with danger, but the country's arrival at two major and near-certain inflection points will alleviate some uncertainty.

04/03/2016 | 4:00 PM  There are certainly pockets of overvaluation in the Australian housing market and they will almost inevitably normalise, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

03/03/2016 | 4:00 PM  The S&P 500 is back into positive territory for the year, although losses in the UK and Europe are still in the high-single-digits, but investors should stay positive.

02/03/2016 | 4:00 PM  Considering the global importance of China's economy, the country's troubled growth prospects are likely to weigh heavily on the world for years to come.

01/03/2016 | 4:00 PM  Morningstar is cutting its iron ore and metallurgical coal price forecasts as the long-term demand outlook weakens.

26/02/2016 | 4:00 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes shares his views on the latest batch of results from the likes of QBE Insurance, BHP Billiton and Wesfarmers.

26/02/2016 | 4:00 PM  Deflation takes its toll on the retail giant's earnings as it appoints a new CEO and says there is still "much to do" when it comes to rebuilding the business.

26/02/2016 | 4:00 PM  Whether he knows it or not, Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi is the head puppeteer influencing global financial markets, according to Morningstar's Peter Warnes.

26/02/2016 | 4:00 PM  The private hospital operator delivers a solid earnings result, boosted by "an excellent half" in Australia and further growth in its international operations.

24/02/2016 | 4:00 PM  A strong performance at the checkout helps Wesfarmers lift profits in the December half, offsetting weaker earnings in its industrials and resources divisions.

24/02/2016 | 4:00 PM  The big Australian axes its progressive dividend policy and culls its senior executive team after racking up a US$5.7-billion half-year net loss.

24/02/2016 | 4:00 PM  Oil Search posts a net loss after tax of US$39 million after what it called "one of the most challenging years in recent history for the oil and gas industry".

23/02/2016 | 4:00 PM  The insurer books a 9 per cent rise in cash profit and a 35 per cent lift in dividends for 2015 after recording its best underwriting performance since 2010.

22/02/2016 | 4:00 PM  The pallet pooling services provider posts a US$290.1-million half-year net profit and a 0.5-cent lift in the dividend after strong growth in its pallets operations.

19/02/2016 | 4:00 PM  Santos join its rivals in racking up red ink on the back of falling oil prices, recording a net loss of $2.7 billion for 2015, nearly triple the previous year's loss.

19/02/2016 | 4:00 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes shares his views on the latest batch of results from the likes of Telstra, National Australia Bank, ANZ and Woodside.



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