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22/05/2015 | 8:30 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 | 3:12 PM  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 | 7:42 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 | 10:25 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 | 8:23 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 | 5:00 PM  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 | 7:13 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 | 9:09 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 | 10:07 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 | 8:33 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 | 12:07 PM  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 | 7:28 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.

6/05/2015 | 12:08 PM  CBA's cash earnings disappointed in the third quarter and expenses grew as a result of increasing compliance and regulatory costs.

5/05/2015 | 10:45 AM  ANZ records a "respectable" 5 per cent lift in half-year cash profit as well as a 4 per cent increase in dividend after witnessing strong growth in its domestic operations.

4/05/2015 | 10:39 AM  Australia's oldest bank delivers "slightly disappointing" half-year cash earnings but a 3 per cent dividend lift following derivative adjustments and a lower contribution from its Treasury operations.

1/05/2015 | 8:19 AM  A major reason a question mark hangs over the future of second-tier iron-ore miners can be put down to poor allocation of free cash flow, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

24/04/2015 | 8:22 AM  The reforms necessary to help repair the Australian economy and lift productivity are unfortunately hostage to political theatre, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

23/04/2015 | 9:54 AM  While its debut on the ASX may not come with the same fanfare as other listings, the MYOB initial public offering may offer another growth prospect to investors.

22/04/2015 | 11:48 AM  The global miner faces growing criticism over its progressive dividend policy amid falling commodity prices.

20/04/2015 | 9:58 AM  The initial public offering of MYOB will provide investors with an opportunity to invest in a company with solid earnings growth, low capital requirements and reasonable dividends.

17/04/2015 | 8:19 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes makes a case for regular portfolio health check-ups, while also pointing out the dangers of "scramble-to-the-bottom" forecasting.

10/04/2015 | 8:31 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes shares his thoughts on the recently released tax discussion paper, the fate of Atlas Iron and Royal Dutch Shell's play for BG Group.

27/03/2015 | 8:11 AM  The Australian market can continue on its upward path as the quest for sustainable yield remains the driving force, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

26/03/2015 | 9:40 AM  The entry of low-cost providers such as Netflix means more competition and this in turn means Foxtel's profitability, and hence value, may decline.

20/03/2015 | 8:23 AM  High debt, weak margins and an oversupplied market are a dangerous combination for the iron-ore miner, Morningstar's Mathew Hodge says.

19/03/2015 | 9:06 AM  Several analysts have written off Woolworths on the back of falling sales and increased global competition, but the outlook may not be as bleak as many suspect.

13/03/2015 | 8:16 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes shares some ideas on how Australia can start building for the future given the implications of Joe Hockey's intergenerational report.

13/03/2015 | 7:37 AM  Investors who have stuck with the global insurer are finally getting that long-expected turnaround, but not without having taken some bruises along the way.

11/03/2015 | 7:34 AM  In Berkshire Hathaway's annual letter to shareholders, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger reflect on the company's history and consider its future prospects.

6/03/2015 | 8:27 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes expresses doubt over the ability of the spot price and futures curve to predict where the oil price will be, while also remaining a believer in Woolworths' management.

27/02/2015 | 12:46 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes shares his thoughts on results from the likes of QBE, BHP, Ramsay Health Care and Woolworths as the curtains close on the half-year earnings season.

27/02/2015 | 12:11 PM  The retail giant lowers its full-year profit forecast after its interim profit dips and sales momentum declines.

27/02/2015 | 8:51 AM  BHP Billiton as demonstrated its ability to ride the cycle and look after shareholders, and can sit comfortably as an income stock within an SMSF, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

26/02/2015 | 2:23 PM  Ramsay Health Care lifts profit and dividend by 19pc, Qantas beats guidance, while Alumina boosts earnings on the back of favourable currency movements and lower costs.

25/02/2015 | 12:26 PM  Westfield delivers results in line with expectations, APA lifts its guidance and WorleyParsons rides out commodity market volatility to grow underlying profit.

24/02/2015 | 12:55 PM  BHP Billiton's underlying half-year profit falls 31 per cent on the back of falling commodity prices, while QBE stages a turnaround to book a US$742m profit.

23/02/2015 | 12:08 PM  Brambles maintains its full-year guidance after notching up a 6 per cent rise in underlying half-year profit, while Lend Lease points to a fiscal 2015 net profit of $604 million to $628 million.

20/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes gives his take on the most recent batch of corporate earnings, while also sharing his views on the appointment to the top job at Telstra.

20/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  Santos' full-year profit and dividend was just shy of Morningstar's forecast but cash flow and the Gladstone project are still on track.

20/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  Primary school arithmetic continues to be the driving force behind the stock market as term deposit rates are likely to stay at current levels for some time and may decline further, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

19/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  The much-maligned insurance business improves for AMP, while supermarkets and hardware continue to perform strongly for Wesfarmers.

18/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  Woodside announces record 2014 earnings and dividends, while Toll Holdings' half-year earnings fall as it recommends a takeover bid from Japan Post.

17/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  Despite softer margins, strong volume growth drove ANZ's revenue above the quarter average for fiscal 2014, while Macquarie Bank expects its full-year earnings to rise.

17/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  Amcor launches a US$500m on-market share buyback, while Asciano, Sonic Healthcare, Coca-Cola Amatil, Fortescue and Iluka all report earnings.

16/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has lifted its half-year cash earnings, while Aurizon's profit has surged after a "relentless" focus on cost cuts and productivity improvements.

13/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes takes a look at the latest results from two big names in healthcare, as well as earnings from CBA and Telstra.

13/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  While Newcrest's profit may have dipped slightly the business is now cash-flow positive, demonstrating "tangible signs of improvement".

13/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  With safe investments now thin on the ground and the actions of central banks forcing investors to take on more risk, now is the time for the Australian government to be creative, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

12/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  Despite a fall in iron-ore prices the global miner has managed to beat Morningstar's full-year earnings expectations, while also increasing its dividend.

12/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  The country's biggest telco books a half-year profit of $2.1 billion and declares a 15-cent dividend, while ASX, Transurban, Mirvac and Goodman Group all manage to raise earnings.

11/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  CSL and Stockland have delivered an increase in half-year profits, while AGL Energy has reaffirmed its full-year guidance as its CEO marks his last day in the top job.

11/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  Strong fundamentals underpin Commonwealth Bank of Australia's profit and dividend growth, while Suncorp lifts its profit and improves its insurance margin.

10/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  The bionic ear maker has lifted its half-year net profit on the back of record revenues, while declaring a 90-cent interim dividend.

6/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes expresses his surprise at a recent survey of economists, while looking at the implications of the Reserve Bank's rate cut for self-funded retirees.

5/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  National Australia Bank reports a 6 per cent lift in first-quarter profit, while providing a much "cleaner" outlook.

5/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  Tabcorp lifts underlying half-year profit by 22 per cent after a solid performance by its wagering division and pays shareholders a special dividend of 30 cents a share.

4/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  Echo Entertainment delivers a 78 per cent rise in half-year profit and a 25 per cent lift in dividend after a strong performance from The Star casino in Sydney.

3/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  The pre-university and university pathway programs provider has recorded a 13 per cent fall in interim net profit but has reiterated its earnings forecast for fiscal 2015.

2/02/2015 | 2:07 PM  The retailer posts a dip in interim profit after same-store sales fall 0.7 per cent, while lifting its half-year dividend just over 7 per cent and flagging flat earnings for the full year.

30/01/2015 | 2:07 PM  The Reserve Bank may wish to hold its fire for a few months to see how inflation, unemployment, consumer and business confidence trends develop, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

28/01/2015 | 2:07 PM  Fundamental or technical research on a company that ignores the industry in which a company operates is like doing research in a bubble, says Cadence Capital's Karl Siegling.

23/01/2015 | 2:07 PM  While the theme of low bond yields and cash rates continuing to underpin demand for sustainable yield may be long in the tooth, it will continue to be a force in financial markets in 2015, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

23/01/2015 | 2:07 PM  A number of stocks have delivered double-digit share price increases, with sustainable earnings and fundamentals that will enable them to continue to perform.

22/01/2015 | 2:07 PM  Adventurous investors may find opportunities in out-of-favour energy and materials stocks, but investors need to be as discerning as ever before adding to positions.

19/01/2015 | 2:07 PM  Investors confront a number of headwinds in both the Australian and global markets but quality, moat-rated stocks will be well-placed to navigate the challenges.

16/01/2015 | 2:07 PM  In his first Overview for the New Year, Morningstar's Peter Warnes gives his take on the oil situation, while also questioning why shareholders should pay for managerial failings.

6/01/2015 | 2:07 PM  Crown's long duration licenses will allow the casino operator to continue to earn returns above its cost of capital over the next decade and beyond.

29/12/2014 | 2:07 PM  Focused on sustainable competitive advantages, Morningstar StockInvestor's Matt Coffina sees potential in a handful of Internet stocks today.

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19/12/2014 | 2:07 PM  The outlook for the year ahead is still positive but there is no room for complacency, according to Morningstar's Peter Warnes.

19/12/2014 | 2:07 PM  Retailers confront a challenging market in December but some stocks are set to benefit from an uptick in Christmas sales.

12/12/2014 | 2:07 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes cautions the government on how it handles issues that penalise self-funded retirees, while also lauding APA Group's long-term thinking.

12/12/2014 | 2:07 PM  While the recommendations from David Murray's Financial System Inquiry were not as onerous as expected, a number of myths around the banks remain.

9/12/2014 | 2:07 PM  After a recent broad widening in pricing, investors may find opportunities in some of the older-style bank notes and high-quality corporate issuers.

8/12/2014 | 2:07 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes discusses the implications for the major banks after the handing down of recommendations from David Murray's Financial System Inquiry.

5/12/2014 | 2:07 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes points to meaningful long-term value in the energy sector, while also giving SMSF trustees in pension mode the perfect blueprint for their Australian equities exposure.

4/12/2014 | 2:07 PM  Westpac's outgoing chief Gail Kelly is among three leaders who have been exemplary stewards of shareholder capital and who have earned themselves nominations for the Morningstar CEO of the Year award.

4/12/2014 | 2:07 PM  As stock prices plunge in the energy and resources sector, investors may think now is the time to buy some quality businesses. But the key is to be selective.

3/12/2014 | 2:07 PM  With small, high-cost miners set to struggle, Chinese growth to flatten and the low-cost majors pushing hard on expansion, the face of iron-ore mining is set to look very different.

1/12/2014 | 2:07 PM  Six months into its five-year overhaul, the grocery wholesaler provides guidance for full-year 2015 earnings between $315 million and $330 million.

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