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25/07/2014 | 8:17 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes explores the multi-directional winds facing investors, while urging caution amid the current IPO frenzy and offering some pointers for the upcoming reporting season.

24/07/2014 | 8:25 AM  While the retail, capital goods and biotech sectors may have put in some uninspiring performances in the June quarter, there were still some bright spots among the small caps, Morningstar says.

22/07/2014 | 7:20 AM  Morningstar has uncovered a stock that is positioned to deliver ample returns for investors.

18/07/2014 | 8:18 AM  With the financial sector now under the spotlight due to the government's financial system inquiry, Morningstar's Peter Warnes examines some of the implications for the share prices of the big four banks.

18/07/2014 | 7:24 AM  This business could provide an opportunity for investors to enter the expensive healthcare sector

16/07/2014 | 7:24 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes explores the key issues, trends, risks and opportunities that lay ahead for investors over the next year.

16/07/2014 | 7:24 AM  There is one small Australian real estate investment trust investors may be unaware of that is positioned to provide both yield and secure earnings.

11/07/2014 | 7:24 AM  With US interest rates set to rise in 2015, it will be critical for the Federal Reserve to be extremely vigilant on the inflation front and remain ahead of the game, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

11/07/2014 | 7:24 AM  Value can still be found in some parts of the market despite Australia's share market having more than doubled since the global financial crisis.

7/07/2014 | 7:24 AM  The 2014 financial year is now a memory and the local share market had its winners as well as losers, but there are companies among the latter group that may be set for a turnaround.

4/07/2014 | 7:24 AM  While the market closed the 2013/14 fiscal year with a whimper, those investors loyal to Australia's big five sustainable income stocks will be cheering, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

4/07/2014 | 7:24 AM  After a disappointing 18 months, can the local bottler of Coca Cola recover its market share and grow its volumes?

2/07/2014 | 7:24 AM  Morningstar's Mark Taylor shares his views on future global energy demand and explains why Australia's major gas companies are well-positioned to benefit from favourable market dynamics.

30/06/2014 | 7:24 AM  While most companies under Morningstar's stewardship rating methodology receive a standard rating, there is one small-cap company not only with exemplary stewardship but which also possesses a narrow economic moat.

30/06/2014 | 7:24 AM  Stockland's managing director Mark Steinert discusses the company's growth strategy and gives his outlook for the housing sector.

27/06/2014 | 7:24 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes praises the poker skills of Solomon Lew, who he regards to be the best judge of value when it comes to Australian retail businesses.

27/06/2014 | 7:24 AM  There are five possible scenarios that could see the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's share price plunge from its present lofty levels.

24/06/2014 | 7:24 AM  Investors can now use the Morningstar Stewardship Rating in order to identify whether a company is focused on shareholder returns by making the right capital-allocation decisions.

23/06/2014 | 7:24 AM  The grocery wholesaler delivers a full-year result in line with recent guidance after deflation, a value-seeking consumer and discounting by the two supermarket giants takes its toll.

20/06/2014 | 7:24 AM  The US Federal Open Market Committee's "dot plot" is positive not only for equities, but more importantly, sustainable income stocks, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

17/06/2014 | 7:24 AM  As the end of the financial year fast approaches, a look at the Australian small-cap space can reveal a number of interesting companies with attractive earnings prospects heading into fiscal 2015 and beyond.

13/06/2014 | 7:24 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes reiterates the importance of understanding the concept of franking credits, while also outlining why there may not be an eight in front of the Aussie/US exchange rate for some time.

11/06/2014 | 7:24 AM  Morningstar's Mathew Hodge shares some insights into the portfolio construction process, as well as the role of stewardship in stock selection.

6/06/2014 | 7:24 AM  Strong offshore demand for Australian assets will underpin the currency despite lacklustre short-term economic data and until LNG exports start positively affecting the terms of trade, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

3/06/2014 | 7:24 AM  In its outlook for the remainder of 2014, Alphinity Investment Management says investors can expect housing activity to continue to strengthen and sees further potential in companies exposed to this theme.

30/05/2014 | 7:24 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes laments corporate management's lack of understanding around the economic-moat concept, while also urging investors to tread cautiously amid the growing number of IPOs.

29/05/2014 | 7:24 AM  While investors are constantly on the lookout for value, it can often be difficult to find stocks with not only an attractive price tag but with appealing earnings prospects.

26/05/2014 | 7:24 AM  Investors are constantly reminded to "do their homework" when it comes to small caps, but Morningstar is here to help when it comes to making a decision to invest in such stocks.

23/05/2014 | 7:24 AM  While political issues are often best put aside in the Overview, comment is sometimes warranted when it has an influence on financial markets, as Peter Warnes explains.

22/05/2014 | 7:24 AM  The building products maker has announced a US$197.2-million full-year profit and a 20-cent special payment on the back of improved earnings from its US and European businesses.

16/05/2014 | 7:24 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes dubs the government's plan to set up a medical research future fund as a masterstroke, while noting that some common sense has prevailed in the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank SPP.

13/05/2014 | 7:24 AM  A number of high-quality stocks in a range of industries were unveiled in Morningstar's recent quarterly sector outlook reports.

12/05/2014 | 7:24 AM  Former Olympus chief executive Michael Woodford shares the key lessons he learned as the whistle-blower of a $1.7-billion fraud.

9/05/2014 | 7:24 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes goes in to bat yet again for the retail investor, takes a look at the Genworth Australia IPO, while also giving his take on the big banks' results and the upcoming federal budget.

9/05/2014 | 7:24 AM  To mark the end of Listed Investments Week, Morningstar takes a closer look at what investors can learn from Australia's oldest listed investment company.

8/05/2014 | 7:24 AM  NAB delivers half-year cash earnings of $3.15 billion and a lift in the dividend, but weak revenue growth, higher operating costs and lower net interest margins mar the overall performance.

5/05/2014 | 7:24 AM  Westpac beats consensus estimates with an 8 per cent rise in first-half cash earnings that reaffirms Morningstar's belief in the big banks' ability to maintain attractive dividend growth.

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2/05/2014 | 7:24 AM  The management of the ASX should take a long, hard look at ways of ensuring retail investors play on a level field with institutions, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

1/05/2014 | 7:24 AM  The big bank delivers a hard-to-fault half-year result, with cash earnings and the dividend modestly above both the market's and Morningstar's expectations.

30/04/2014 | 7:24 AM  Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes takes a look at seven companies that will provide investors with sustainable returns for the long term

29/04/2014 | 7:24 AM  The supermarket space remains attractive given the outlook for inflation over the next 12 months and there are several exposures to this theme investors may want to consider.

24/04/2014 | 7:24 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 | 7:24 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes remains comfortable with his market forecast but still expects volatility to remain a constant companion.

17/04/2014 | 7:24 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 | 7:24 AM  Even investing luminaries like Warren Buffett rely on basic investment tactics, as US-based financial adviser Yale Bock illustrates.

11/04/2014 | 7:24 AM  Ian Huntley takes aim at Australian bureaucracy while also sharing some "crumbs of wisdom" from the Oracle of Omaha.



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