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24/04/2014 | 8:48 AM  While small caps have seen diverging performances in recent times, there are still some high-quality companies that can give investors some decent returns without too much volatility.

23/04/2014 | 1:38 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes remains comfortable with his market forecast but still expects volatility to remain a constant companion.

17/04/2014 | 8:40 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes reiterates the facts surrounding the big Australian banks' mortgage portfolios, while also reaffirming his stance on the use of margin loans.

14/04/2014 | 8:35 AM  Even investing luminaries like Warren Buffett rely on basic investment tactics, as US-based financial adviser Yale Bock illustrates.

11/04/2014 | 8:13 AM  Ian Huntley takes aim at Australian bureaucracy while also sharing some "crumbs of wisdom" from the Oracle of Omaha.

11/04/2014 | 8:13 AM  The secret to knowing when to sell a long-term holding lies in doing your homework - even before you buy the stock in the first place.

8/04/2014 | 3:08 PM  With Australia's biggest conglomerate set to pocket up to $335 million after offloading its insurance broking business, should shareholders brace themselves for a substantial capital return?

8/04/2014 | 3:08 PM  There was a marked shift towards larger IPOs in 2013 as a fall in investor sentiment had a negative impact on the resources sector.

7/04/2014 | 3:08 PM  The recent announcement that BHP Billiton may be looking to spin off its non-core assets begs the question: Would the demerged company actually be worth investing in?

7/04/2014 | 3:08 PM  Morningstar's equity research team has initiated coverage on a number of recently listed companies, which will no doubt pique the interest of many investors.

4/04/2014 | 3:08 PM  With the Australian economy endeavouring to rebalance as the resources investment boom subsides, monetary policy is having the desired effect, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

4/04/2014 | 3:08 PM  An economic moat provides a gauge of a company's competitive advantages and overall strength, and it is a highly valuable tool for investors of all levels.

3/04/2014 | 3:08 PM  Following the surprise retirement of CEO Cameron Clyne, a further expansion of NAB's wealth business will be a key priority for his replacement Andrew Thorburn, Morningstar says.

2/04/2014 | 3:08 PM  While Santos now possesses a narrow moat like its arch-rival Woodside, investors need to decide which energy company is more deserving of a spot within their portfolios.

28/03/2014 | 3:08 PM  The major banks have provided almost everything an investor could wish for over the past three or four years, according to Morningstar's Peter Warnes.

27/03/2014 | 3:08 PM  While Metcash may now look cheap, investors need to ponder whether this represents an opportunity to buy into a quality business with solid fundamentals, or whether it signals a value trap.

26/03/2014 | 3:08 PM  New Zealand's Genesis Energy represents an opportunity to invest in a high-yielding energy company with a balanced portfolio of generation assets, Morningstar's Nachi Moghe says.

21/03/2014 | 3:08 PM  Ian Huntley says his outlook on China remains unchanged from 10 years ago - it will continue to grow for many years and will remain a huge driver for the Australian economy.

14/03/2014 | 3:08 PM  While getting the numbers right when it comes to China is never easy, the story for Australian iron ore and metallurgical coal is far from over, according to Ian Huntley.

14/03/2014 | 3:08 PM  A select number of companies will be well-positioned to drive top-line earnings growth despite the benign economy, according to Morningstar analysts.

11/03/2014 | 3:08 PM  Relying on the price-to-earnings ratio in isolation will not give investors a deep insight into the true quality of a business, according to Cadence Capital's Karl Siegling.

7/03/2014 | 3:08 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes is looking for markets to take a healthy breather, while arguing for Australia to embrace its agricultural sector with meaningful infrastructure investment.

28/02/2014 | 3:08 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes takes a look at the latest earnings results from QBE, Woolworths and Westfield Group and gives investors an idea of what to expect from these companies down the track.

28/02/2014 | 3:08 PM  Woolies delivers yet another great set of numbers after the Australian Food and Liquor "engine room" increases market share, customer numbers, basket size and sales.

28/02/2014 | 3:08 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes lauds the leadership skills of the big two miners' CEOs, while lambasting comments about global banking regulation from a Goldman Sachs lieutenant.

27/02/2014 | 3:08 PM  The Australian flag carrier reports an "unacceptable" half-year result and announces massive layoffs, while Perpetual lifts its underlying profit and interim dividend.

26/02/2014 | 3:08 PM  Warm winter weather weighs on AGL Energy's half-year earnings, while Westfield Group delivers full-year earnings and a distribution in line with guidance.

25/02/2014 | 3:08 PM  Despite reporting a US$254-million loss for the year to December 2013, the outlook for QBE in 2014 is positive and there are still some areas of the business that are putting in a good performance.

21/02/2014 | 3:08 PM  Oil-and-gas major Santos records a full-year profit shy of both Morningstar and consensus estimates, while NAB delivers a solid first-quarter result despite soft revenue growth.

21/02/2014 | 3:08 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes takes a look at the latest earnings results from the likes of BHP and Wesfarmers, and gives investors an idea of what to expect from these companies going forward.

21/02/2014 | 3:08 PM  While exemplary stewardship may not be ubiquitous in the resources space, the fallout from the China boom may usher in a more disciplined approach to capital allocation and financial management, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

20/02/2014 | 3:08 PM  Leighton Holdings records a full-year 2013 profit of over half a billion dollars and raises its dividend by 31 per cent, while AMP posts a solid overall result in the face of insurance headwinds.

19/02/2014 | 3:08 PM  A solid performance from Coles and Bunnings props up Wesfarmers, Woodside lifts full-year dividends a massive 92 per cent, while Fortescue boasts a US$1.7-billion half-year profit and a 10-cent dividend.

19/02/2014 | 3:08 PM  Suncorp announces an interim dividend that is slightly higher than Morningstar's expectations, while Toll Group manages to deliver a sound half-year result in the face of patchy domestic economic conditions.

18/02/2014 | 3:08 PM  BHP Billiton reports a rise in half-year earnings but a disappointing dividend, while Coca-Cola Amatil reports a drop in in profit.

17/02/2014 | 3:08 PM  Rail freight operator Aurizon delivers a half-year underlying profit in line with Morningstar's expectations as well as a surprising lift in its dividend, while regional lender Bendigo and Adelaide Bank lifts its earnings 9.5 per cent.

14/02/2014 | 3:08 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes takes a look at the latest earnings results from ANZ, CBA, Telstra and Rio Tinto and gives investors an idea of what to expect from these companies going forward.

14/02/2014 | 3:08 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes expects the US economy to gradually gather momentum through 2014, as well as even better dividends from the big banks and Telstra over the long term.



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