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27/11/2015 | 8:04 AM  The Toll takeover was an excellent example of the divergence of between the market's perception of value and that of the bidder, and a similar situation is playing out in the battle for Asciano.

27/11/2015 | 8:04 AM  Finding value among Australia's retail stocks could prove challenging given the mixed outlook for 2016, but at least investors can enjoy a little retail therapy while shopping for bargains.

23/11/2015 | 2:57 PM  With the search for growth becoming increasingly difficult, Morningstar's focus on long-term competitive advantage should stand investors in good stead in the Year of the Monkey.

20/11/2015 | 2:57 PM  It is critical that long-term income portfolios avoid companies with a propensity to suspend dividends and embrace those with sustainable dividends, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

20/11/2015 | 2:57 PM  While some investors are wading in to buy the big miner, many more are still cautious about its prospects as the commodities downturn becomes more entrenched.

16/11/2015 | 2:57 PM  The telco faces choppy waters ahead as competition intensifies but on a long-term basis the stock still represents good value.

13/11/2015 | 2:57 PM  The board of Asciano must be flexible and look after the interests of those shareholders to whom they are servants, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

12/11/2015 | 2:57 PM  Morningstar's Mathew Hodge looks at how moat ratings complement an income strategy and can steer investors away from a range of problems.

9/11/2015 | 2:57 PM  The beleaguered resources sector is likely to see more takeovers ahead but it is mining services that could see some of the greatest levels of M&A activity.

6/11/2015 | 2:57 PM  The Qube-led purchase of an Asciano stake is a refreshing attempt to determine the fate of some critically important Australian assets, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

5/11/2015 | 2:57 PM  Morningstar's Chris Kallos explains why all biotech companies are not the same and how this can affect the number of risks a certain company can carry.

5/11/2015 | 2:57 PM  The bank delivers a solid first-quarter result in line with Morningstar's expectations, with momentum set to support modest earnings and dividend growth going forward.

4/11/2015 | 2:57 PM  While numerous factors play into whether a country has a dynamic financial market, there's one in particular that stands out.

2/11/2015 | 2:57 PM  The country's oldest bank delivers a full-year cash profit and dividend in line with guidance but warns of a "lower-for-longer" operating environment.

30/10/2015 | 2:57 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes reminds investors why a Fed rate hike is not something to be feared, while also illustrating the local competition regulator's lack of foresight.

29/10/2015 | 2:57 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes looks at an area of the market where the recent volatility has created opportunities, while also reiterating the importance of moats and stewardship.

28/10/2015 | 2:57 PM  Managers from two top-performing listed investment companies share their views on how to approach the market.

23/10/2015 | 2:57 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes points out where regulators should direct their focus in the wake of the government's FSI response, while also reiterating his stance on corporate credit.

21/10/2015 | 2:57 PM  While the party may be over for residential and office property, quality and value can still be found among ASX-listed REITs.

20/10/2015 | 2:57 PM  Businesses with a Morningstar Economic Moat Rating are positioned to generate excess returns over an extended period.

16/10/2015 | 2:57 PM  While China is an integral part of the global economic equation, a more considered analysis of data is required as opposed to knee-jerk commentary, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

16/10/2015 | 2:57 PM  Tech companies which have struggled in recent times potentially have a rosier outlook than some of the bigger ASX-listed online platform companies.

15/10/2015 | 2:57 PM  Australia's biggest IPO of the year can provide investors with exposure to a fast-growing industry now valued at $2 trillion.

9/10/2015 | 2:57 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes urges retail investors not to throw in the towel on equities given the opportunities waiting to be uncovered amid heightened volatility.

9/10/2015 | 2:57 PM  The government is committed to boosting innovation in the Australian economy, but given current roadblocks investors should approach the tech sector with caution.

2/10/2015 | 2:57 PM  If Australians want to continue to enjoy growing wealth and living standards, some changes are going to be needed, Morningstar's Mathew Hodge says.

2/10/2015 | 2:57 PM  M&A activity could be a boon to those shareholders holding technology or media shares and recent action on the Australian share market attests to this.

1/10/2015 | 2:57 PM  With another health review under way, some stocks are positioned to grow from proposed reforms and be part of the government's 21st century health-care system.

25/09/2015 | 2:57 PM  Australia must acknowledge and understand the changing complexion and different driving forces at work in the Chinese economy of 2015, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

23/09/2015 | 2:57 PM  Morningstar analysts are reducing their oil price outlook as all signs point to a brutal near-term, but meaningful long-term recovery.

18/09/2015 | 2:57 PM  One of the main problems facing global markets is the lack of synchronisation of global monetary policy, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

18/09/2015 | 2:57 PM  The recent reporting season highlighted some robust performances from A-REITs, with good earnings growth, solid distributions and an average sector yield of around 5 per cent.

18/09/2015 | 2:57 PM  Although overseas concerns halted Fed action this month, a hike is still in the cards this year - but it shouldn't derail the economy, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.

16/09/2015 | 2:57 PM  Stewardship can make or break businesses across all industries but it is particularly important in the basic materials sector, according to Morningstar's Mathew Hodge.

16/09/2015 | 2:57 PM  Further acquisitions are expected following Woodside's bid for Oil Search as the sectors face weak commodity prices, Morningstar's Mark Taylor says.

11/09/2015 | 2:57 PM  While the first rate hike by the US Federal Reserve in nine years is expected to add to the market gloom, in the longer term the outlook remains positive.

11/09/2015 | 2:57 PM  A slowing China will have a profound impact, but it isn't the be-all and end-all to the health of the global economy, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.

11/09/2015 | 2:57 PM  Construction figures for August represent a flickering light among a plethora of disappointing domestic economic data, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

11/09/2015 | 2:57 PM  The purchase of Oil Search will give Woodside access to a top-tier asset. But what are the key benefits for Oil Search investors?

4/09/2015 | 2:57 PM  While investors must keep track of what is happening in the Chinese economy, it is not necessary to become a slave to monthly manufacturing data, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

4/09/2015 | 2:57 PM  While the recent pullback may represent an opportunity for investors to build their long-term portfolios, they need to be picky in order to avoid the duds.

31/08/2015 | 2:57 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes gives his take on the recently concluded earnings season and gives investors some advice for coping with the recent volatility.

28/08/2015 | 2:57 PM  Woolworths posts a flat net profit before one-off items for fiscal 2015, while Harvey Norman and IOOF Holdings both lift underlying earnings.

28/08/2015 | 2:57 PM  This week's National Reform Summit is an important step towards elevating the challenges of the resource bust and the need for reform in the public psyche, Morningstar's Mathew Hodge says.

27/08/2015 | 2:57 PM  Ramsay Health Care delivers on all fronts, while Boral lifts profit 45 per cent and Flight Centre posts underlying earnings in line with Morningstar's forecast.

27/08/2015 | 2:57 PM  The depth of the market sell-off isn't justified by the data out of China, says Morningstar's Francisco Torralba.

27/08/2015 | 2:57 PM  Reacting out of panic is rarely a good strategy. Instead, take a few minutes to read through these steps and think about your own long-term plan.

26/08/2015 | 2:57 PM  Westfield delivers in-line half-year results and reiterates earnings and distribution guidance, while WorleyParsons' full-year profit slumps amid difficult conditions.

26/08/2015 | 2:57 PM  The Big Australian posts a fall in underlying earnings on the back of write-downs and lower commodity prices, but delivers dividends in line with expectations.



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