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28/09/2016 | 8:45 AM  As shares in telecoms providers have taken a hit due to heated competition in broadband and the rollout of the NBN, now may be the time for investors increase their exposure.

26/09/2016 | 12:41 PM  While listed investment companies carry many benefits, investors should be aware of their various complexities in order to make an informed decision regarding their merit and suitability.

23/09/2016 | 9:04 AM  The US Federal Open Market Committee's decision to leave rates unchanged is a missed opportunity, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

21/09/2016 | 12:34 PM  Quality gold stocks can play a valuable diversification role in an Australian equity portfolio as investors navigate uncharted global economic conditions.

16/09/2016 | 3:55 PM  These two very different companies, JB Hi-Fi and Myer, have each fared quite differently as their retail sector continues to grapple with digital disruption.

16/09/2016 | 8:00 AM  Until the Fed makes a decision and hikes rates, a veil of uncertainty will hover over financial markets and volatility is likely to remain elevated, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

15/09/2016 | 9:28 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes reflects upon the most recent corporate earnings season and shares his thoughts on which stocks could deliver strong performances in the near term.

14/09/2016 | 3:42 PM  The fiscal 2016 reporting season has come and gone, and with it the usual mix of pleasant surprises and bitter disappointments for investors.

14/09/2016 | 3:11 PM  The FY16 reporting season was a little better than expected, says Morningstar's Peter Warnes, while market expectations for solid earnings growth in FY17 could prove too optimistic.

14/09/2016 | 2:08 PM  While the Commonwealth Bank has underperformed the other big Australian banks over the past three months in a big way, there is nothing wrong with the underlying business.

09/09/2016 | 8:05 AM  Investors are at risk of being lulled into a false sense of security in the search for higher returns, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

08/09/2016 | 3:42 PM  Infrastructure, education, mining and construction, and agriculture are among Australian equity investors' top picks at the moment, according to David Wilson, head of Australian equities research at Colonial First State.

07/09/2016 | 3:42 PM  While some recent star performers may be able to justify their multiples, the outperformance of small caps going forward is probably not going to be as great as it has been.

02/09/2016 | 3:42 PM  Exchange-traded funds maintained their growth trajectory among self-managed super fund trustees in 2016, with an 18 per cent jump, according to a study from Investment Trends and Vanguard.

02/09/2016 | 3:42 PM  While the fiscal 2016 reporting season was a little better than generally expected, Morningstar's Peter Warnes recommends a cautious approach to equities at present.

02/09/2016 | 3:42 PM  Jonathan Shead, head of portfolio strategists for Asia Pacific, State Street Global Advisors, gives his views on the advantages of ETFs for retail investors seeking international exposure.

01/09/2016 | 3:42 PM  Certain shareholders could potentially participate in the telco's off-market buyback and achieve an outcome that is better than selling their shares at a higher price on-market.

01/09/2016 | 3:42 PM  In addition to having lower costs compared to many actively managed funds, strategic-beta ETFs can also smooth volatility and provide much-needed income.

01/09/2016 | 3:42 PM  As the popularity of ETFs continues to skyrocket in Australia, Morningstar asks Jon Howie, head of iShares Australia, how ongoing market volatility affects investors in this space.

31/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Superannuation funds in pension mode and individuals on a nil tax rate are the winners from IAG's buyback, Morningstar senior equities analyst David Ellis says.

31/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  There is an exchange-traded managed fund that can help SMSFs address commonly confronted issues such as the need for better diversification and the need for real returns in a low-return world.

31/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Portfolio turnover is an important characteristic to assess when considering an investment in an exchange-traded product.

30/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Private hospital operator Ramsay Health Care delivers $481 million in net profit and a dividend of $1.19 a share for fiscal 2016.

30/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  There are countless Australians who access Facebook, Google or Amazon every day while using an Apple iPhone or iPad. So why shouldn't they also be investors in these companies?

29/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  The mFunds service on the ASX has witnessed significant growth and carries many benefits for investors, including further diversification.

26/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Mayne Pharma on Friday reported record growth across its business for fiscal 2016, including $37.4 million in net profits after tax, up 379 per cent on fiscal 2015.

26/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Although exchange-traded funds trade like shares, investors cannot use the same criteria to evaluate their liquidity due to their open-ended structure.

26/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  The Coke bottler records a 7.8 per cent lift in half-year earnings after a strong performance in its growth markets counteracts changing Australian consumer tastes.

26/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Earnings headed south in fiscal 2016 for the BHP Billiton spin-off, with the miner recording a US$1.6-billion loss on the back of US$1.7 billion in impairments.

26/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes urges investors to exercise caution when it comes to risk assets, while also giving context to the role SOEs play within the Chinese economy.

25/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Investors cheer the fund manager's $128.2-million full-year underlying profit, with some business divisions witnessing healthy growth in the face of difficult financial markets.

25/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  The parallel growth of SMSFs and ETFs is not a coincidence--the forces driving the massive surge in the popularity of both vehicles are essentially the same.

25/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Flight Centre books a profit result in line with Morningstar's expectations as the travel agency makes multi-million-dollar enhancements to its network.

25/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  The mineral sands miner records "poor" half-year results, with higher sales volumes unable to offset lower prices.

25/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  The retail major registers a $1.2-billion statutory loss for fiscal 2016 and slashes its full-year dividend following a year characterised by "unprecedented change".

25/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Amcor's underlying profit for fiscal 2016 rises 7.5 per cent on the back of solid growth in both developed and emerging markets.

24/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Gold and US markets are among the top picks for Australian exchange-traded fund investors, according to Kris Walesby, head of ETFS at ANZ.

24/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Shares in the building materials maker fall after its net profit for fiscal 2016 arrives below market expectations.

24/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  The Australian flag carrier will return up to $500 million to shareholders after posting what it says is the best result in its near century-long history.

24/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Australia's ETF market is forecast to grow to $26 billion by the end of the year, however, global equity volatility has taken its toll on growth in the first half.

24/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  The diversified conglomerate's underlying earnings meet Morningstar's expectations but reported profit falls 83 per cent on the back of over $2 billion in impairments.

24/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  The shopping mall operator meets earnings guidance with half-year funds from operations of US$342 million, but lowers guidance due to currency movements.

23/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  "Smart" or strategic-beta strategies have recently moved from the periphery into the mainstream investment industry and have the potential to significantly disrupt traditional active management.

23/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  The private hospital operator reports a 25.1 per cent lift in full-year profit to $194.6 million, underpinned by strong performances from its hospital and NZ pathology businesses.

23/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  The PNG-based oil and gas producer posts an 89 per cent fall in half-year net profit and an 83 per cent reduction in the dividend after falling energy prices bite.

22/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Morningstar's Alex Prineas argues there are five key principles that underlie good strategic-beta strategies--an area that will continue to need to be defined, measured and policed.

22/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  The Perth-based miner's revenue slumps on a 29 per cent fall in iron ore prices but net profit surges, helped by a 43 per cent fall in operating costs.

22/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  BlueScope reports $293 million in underlying profit, 6 cents a share dividend and $595.4 million in debt reduction for fiscal 2016.

22/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Australia's biggest jobs website reports underlying profit and dividends ahead of Morningstar's expectations, despite a subdued economic environment.

22/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Utilities have performed well in recent times because of investors' ongoing search for yield, but many of them are now overvalued.

19/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Lend Lease announces $698-million profit and a distribution of 30 cents a security for fiscal 2016 after a series of substantial development windfalls.

19/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Woodside sees its net profit for the half year ended 30 June 2016 halved on the same period in the previous year after benchmark oil prices slump 46 per cent over the same period.

19/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Santos' profits plunge by US$1.1bn during the first half of 2016, on the back of a US$1.05bn write-down of its Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) project.

19/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  IAG's cash profit for fiscal 2016 falls 12.2 per cent on the back of flat gross premiums, reflecting challenging conditions in the Australian and New Zealand commercial markets.

19/08/2016 | 3:42 PM  Australia's biggest health insurer records a profit slightly ahead of Morningstar's forecast, driven by cost management and lower-than-expected growth in hospital utilisation rates.



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