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9/10/2015 | 8:12 AM  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 | 8:12 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  Construction figures for August represent a flickering light among a plethora of disappointing domestic economic data, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

11/09/2015 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  The depth of the market sell-off isn't justified by the data out of China, says Morningstar's Francisco Torralba.

27/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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 | 7:18 AM  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.

25/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  PNG-focussed Oil Search delivers a 49 per cent rise in profit despite a lower oil price, while Amcor records a US$726.9m profit and Scentre Group posts in-line earnings.

18/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  As the market focuses on China and the Fed, investors should keep an eye on the long term.

24/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  Fortescue Metals announces an 88 per cent fall in headline profit for fiscal 2015, while BHP spin-off South32 posts pro-forma earnings short of consensus.

21/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  Australia's biggest health insurer reports a profit and dividend ahead of prospectus forecasts, while IAG posts a cash profit ahead of Morningstar's expectations.

21/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  In their haste, banking regulators and free trade proponents have put Australian banks and companies at a competitive disadvantage, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

20/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  Wesfarmers rings up a better-than-expected result after Coles and Bunnings put in strong performances, while Origin posts a $658m loss.

20/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  AMP delivers a "strong, clean" batch of first-half earnings, while ASX records an underlying profit in line with Morningstar's forecast.

20/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  Qantas returns $505 million to shareholders after booking its strongest profit since before the global financial crisis, while Tatts has a "great year" on the back of a record lotteries performance.

19/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  Woodside records a 39 per cent fall in half-year profit as slumping oil prices bite, while SEEK boasts record full-year results as it re-invests across its business.

19/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  As the fiscal 2015 earnings season rolls on, Morningstar's Peter Warnes gives investors his view on results from QBE, ANZ and Newcrest, while also sharing his thoughts on the Asciano takeover.

18/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  A consortium led by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners acquires Asciano for $12 billion, while QBE delivers an in-line result amid a tough environment.

17/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  Aurizon rolls in a profit and dividend slightly above Morningstar's numbers but forecasts flat haulage volumes, while gold miner Newcrest ups its underlying profit by 18 per cent.

14/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes gives investors his take on full-year results from the likes of Cochlear, CSL, the Commonwealth Bank and Telstra.

14/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  While it is APRA's job to ensure the banking system remains safe, it is imperative the process is managed carefully to avoid the near panic experienced recently, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

13/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  Telstra's full-year net profit falls but the telco again increases its dividend, while a number of unexpected offshore losses take the shine off Crown's results.

12/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  Echo Entertainment's normalised earnings and dividend surprise on the upside, while AGL Energy lifts underlying profit 12 per cent.

12/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  CBA reports the biggest profit ever recorded by an Australian bank, while CSL posts a record US$1.4-billion profit on the back of strong flu vaccine sales.

11/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  Cochlear meets Morningstar's forecast but misses market consensus, while Domino's Pizza delivers profits and dividends ahead of expectations.

11/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  The Australian Shareholders' Association will be keeping a close watch on the current reporting season to ensure companies are balancing growth with regular dividend payments.

10/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  NAB delivers third-quarter results that bode well for the medium-term earnings outlook, while Bendigo and Adelaide Bank posts cash earnings in line with Morningstar's forecast.

7/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes defends self-managed super funds against accusations of short-termism and a lack of consideration for the overall economy.

6/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  The global miner's first-half profit was ahead of expectations despite a 43 per cent fall.

6/08/2015 | 7:18 AM  Morningstar's new stock screener allows exclusive access to our analyst ratings, including recommendation, economic moat, stewardship and fair value uncertainty ratings.



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