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31/07/2015 | 8:14 AM  Improvement in Australia's economic growth will only be achieved when gains in productivity of capital and labour recover to the long-term trend, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

31/07/2015 | 7:33 AM  Australian retailers could be set to face tough times ahead, with headwinds assaulting them on several fronts.

30/07/2015 | 9:04 AM  Good investors should recognise certain emotions that accompany every buy and sell decision they make and have processes in place to deal with them.

28/07/2015 | 7:15 AM  Mortgage risks, new capital requirements and the role of technology giants in the provision of payment systems continue to pose challenges for the big banks.

24/07/2015 | 9:10 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes gives investors some tips on how to position for an upcoming Fed rate hike, while proposing a shift of focus when it comes to the Chinese economy.

24/07/2015 | 8:22 AM  As previous winners rarely repeat their performances, investors will be best served by maintaining diversified portfolios and seeking moat-rated firms with sustainable competitive advantages.

24/07/2015 | 8:22 AM  Pockets of opportunities remain around the globe but investors can secure quality companies at good prices by investing in Morningstar-rated managers

23/07/2015 | 8:22 AM  Morningstar's Tim Murphy talks about an effective investment tool that helps investors achieve a diversified portfolio.

23/07/2015 | 8:22 AM  A service from the ASX aims to take the "hassle" out of investing in managed funds, while providing greater choice for investors.

21/07/2015 | 8:22 AM  Even if you're satisfied that a new manager is experienced, it's still worth assessing what may be different and whether that may affect the fund's role in your portfolio.

21/07/2015 | 8:22 AM  Morningstar's Kathryn Young discusses the key attributes behind a quality investment manager and explains why past performance is not a good indicator of future performance.

21/07/2015 | 8:22 AM  Investors could be missing out on the benefits of holding unhedged international equities, which could help to lessen portfolio losses in volatile markets.

20/07/2015 | 8:22 AM  While direct investing is a favoured strategy among many investors, managed funds can give portfolios "instant diversification," as Morningstar illustrates.

17/07/2015 | 8:22 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes discusses the Your Money Weekly biannual Forecast and what investors can expect as they head into the new financial year.

17/07/2015 | 8:22 AM  In the short term at least, advice from Morningstar's Peter Warnes to "take a deep breath and look beyond tomorrow" has paid off.

14/07/2015 | 8:22 AM  A closer look at the strengths and weaknesses of bank profits around the world following Morningstar's recent study on the sector.

10/07/2015 | 8:22 AM  Amid the ongoing situations in Greece and China, Morningstar's Peter Warnes gives investors a timely reminder about the nature of peaks and troughs.

10/07/2015 | 8:22 AM  While the China sell-off and falling commodity prices will further pressure resource stocks, a market dip in Australia is generally seen as a buying opportunity for long-term investors.

9/07/2015 | 8:22 AM  While the market has since clawed its way back following a period of weakness, many good quality companies are still trading at a discount.

6/07/2015 | 8:22 AM  Get an in-depth analysis of a stock using Morningstar's new powerful chart tool, including company and benchmark comparisons.

3/07/2015 | 8:22 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes shares his view on the current Greek situation, while lamenting a lost opportunity for the Future Fund.

3/07/2015 | 8:22 AM  Despite recent volatility the outlook for Australia's banks remains strong, with only one major caveat to ongoing profitability.

2/07/2015 | 8:22 AM  History has shown that significant market events such as a potential Greek exit almost always provide opportunities for investors to buy equities at a discount.

2/07/2015 | 8:22 AM  Medibank's share price has languished since its debut in November 2014 and the business continues to face a number of near-term challenges.

26/06/2015 | 8:22 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes believes investors should not underestimate the longer-term positive implications of Berkshire Hathaway's relationship with IAG.

26/06/2015 | 8:22 AM  Berkshire Hathaway's strategic tie-up with IAG will boost Buffett's insurance businesses in Asia, but some have questioned how the deal will benefit IAG investors.

26/06/2015 | 8:22 AM  Given Australian investors' love for dividends, Canberra will undoubtedly be loath to tamper with a system that is considered such a rare success in tax reform.

19/06/2015 | 8:22 AM  Warren Buffett has put the cat among the pigeons and his observations may put a floor under the share prices of Australia's four major banks, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

19/06/2015 | 8:22 AM  For those retail investors considering dipping their toes into small-cap waters, there are some useful guidelines that should be followed.

19/06/2015 | 8:22 AM  While the supermarket giant confronts a number of significant challenges, a turnaround is not entirely impossible.

18/06/2015 | 8:22 AM  Morningstar has undertaken a more detailed analysis of the systems in which banks operate and the 'moatiness' of their fee-earning businesses.

18/06/2015 | 8:22 AM  Australian banks are well positioned despite growing concerns around the sustainability of housing prices, a Morningstar global study has found.

12/06/2015 | 8:22 AM  Use caution when making changes to your portfolio out of frustration and remember that the sustainability of the income stream is what is important, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

12/06/2015 | 8:22 AM  As the dust settles following the mining boom, investors are cautioned to seek out quality rather than just cheap prices when it comes to the resources and energy space.

5/06/2015 | 8:22 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes gives a reminder to those calling for dividends to be sacrificed at the altar of growth, while also sharing his thoughts on the state of the bond market.

29/05/2015 | 8:22 AM  While market performance may be difficult to predict in the current environment, any accompanying volatility should produce long-term opportunities, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

29/05/2015 | 8:22 AM  A run-up in European stocks has left the region moderately overvalued, while Asian market valuations are even more stretched, according to Morningstar's fair value metrics.

27/05/2015 | 8:22 AM  While Wesfarmers faces challenges on a number of economic and industry fronts, the diversified conglomerate is still poised to continue growing.

26/05/2015 | 8:22 AM  The largest law firm in Australia provides a solid opportunity for those investors who are focussed on the long term.

22/05/2015 | 8:22 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes shares his thoughts on the notion of portfolio diversification as well as the changing composition of the Chinese economy.

20/05/2015 | 8:22 AM  The analyst ratings for listed investment companies now follow the same ratings scale as that for unlisted managed funds and exchange-traded funds.

20/05/2015 | 8:22 AM  Despite a lacklustre debut on the ASX, there is still plenty of investment appeal behind the BHP Billiton spin-off, according to Morningstar.

18/05/2015 | 8:22 AM  While value may not seem to be in abundance there are still opportunities to be found in the local market, as Morningstar's Peter Warnes explains.

15/05/2015 | 8:22 AM  While the recent jump in bond yields suggests it is time to be more cautious and emphasise on quality, equity markets are not about to tank, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

14/05/2015 | 8:22 AM  Ensuring dividend imputation is not abolished and fairer capital raisings are among the items on the policy agenda for the Australian Shareholders' Association.

13/05/2015 | 8:22 AM  The managing director of a LIC that has outperformed over the past 10 years shares some insights into the company's investment philosophy.

12/05/2015 | 8:22 AM  Wesfarmers' Richard Goyder talks about managing a diverse business and the growing number of "serious players" in the supermarket sector.

8/05/2015 | 8:22 AM  Morningstar's David Ellis gives investors the lowdown on the half-year results from Westpac, ANZ and NAB, as well as his view on CBA's trading update.

8/05/2015 | 8:22 AM  The investment bank posts a net profit above both Morningstar and consensus forecasts, after a strong rise in performance fees boosts the bottom line.

8/05/2015 | 8:22 AM  It is ironic that investment banks feel qualified to talk about capital requirements given their track record, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

7/05/2015 | 8:22 AM  A $5.5-billion capital raising to fund the exit from its UK business overshadows a solid 5.4 per cent increase in NAB's half-year cash profit.

7/05/2015 | 8:22 AM  Morningstar's Matt Coffina discusses Buffett's view of stock valuations, cost-cutting, and more while attending the recent Berkshire Hathaway annual general meeting.



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