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28/10/2016 | 10:15 AM  Australia's biggest investment bank reports a 2 per cent fall in half-year net profit to $1.05 billion following a decline in advisory and performance fees.

28/10/2016 | 8:04 AM  Investors should exercise some caution with their language when describing the probable effect of the ebbing bond yield tide, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

27/10/2016 | 10:01 AM  NAB delivers a cash profit and dividend in line with expectations, moving into 2017 as a "reshaped" bank following its exit from CYBG and the sale of its life insurance stake to Nippon Life.

26/10/2016 | 8:39 AM  Morningstar's Chris Kallos looks at some of the most compelling ideas in Australian healthcare, while also reaffirming the importance of the uncertainty rating and how it pertains to the sector.

26/10/2016 | 8:21 AM  Improved corporate governance, economic stimulus measures and a bearish outlook for the yen bode well for equities in the land of the rising sun.

24/10/2016 | 8:55 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes provides a near-term outlook for equities markets, while also sharing his thoughts on the upcoming Ingham's IPO.

21/10/2016 | 11:13 AM  Most Australians would equate the name Ingham's with quality, reputable poultry products. But are retail participants in the company's IPO getting a good deal?

21/10/2016 | 8:22 AM  Morningstar's Brian Han looks at how disruption is having an impact across every industry from banking to gambling, as well as the importance of the moat concept.

20/10/2016 | 11:09 AM  There is a lot to like about Ingham's, the largest chicken product manufacturer in Australia and New Zealand. But should retail investors apply for shares in the IPO?

19/10/2016 | 4:02 PM  Australia's two biggest listed gambling businesses will create an $11.3-billion monolith that will control more than 90 per cent of the country's totalisator betting market.

19/10/2016 | 8:59 AM  Fidelity International's James Abela discusses some lessons from the most recent Australian reporting season, as well as some of the characteristics he looks for among small caps.

17/10/2016 | 1:52 PM  Shares of Crown Resorts slump after the arrest in China of 18 of the casino operator's executives, including three Australians, for alleged gambling-related offences.

14/10/2016 | 8:02 AM  Equity markets will all have to deal with the actions of the Fed, and more importantly, the nuances of "Fed speak," Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

13/10/2016 | 9:18 AM  Australia's big four banks' share prices have held up after their CEOs last week fronted a parliamentary committee, and have already absorbed the potential impact of more stringent capital requirements.

10/10/2016 | 8:47 AM  The market is too bearish on the prospect of an oil price recovery and the potential for a project in Indonesia to add value to this ASX-listed mid-tier explorer, Morningstar says.

07/10/2016 | 8:44 AM  The odds favour a lower market in the December quarter and there are myriad reasons to at least be cautious, if not outright bearish, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

06/10/2016 | 2:44 PM  The regional lender's full-year earnings arrive just shy of Morningstar's expectations amid a challenging climate of low interest rates, market volatility and intense competition for loans and deposits.

05/10/2016 | 12:02 PM  A 2016 company reporting season overview and explanation of why dynamic asset allocation is so important, from Dr Shane Oliver, chief economist and director of investment strategy, AMP Capital.

05/10/2016 | 10:53 AM  While it is easy to be enticed by shares when offered at a discount, shareholders should analyse each rights issue carefully before deciding to participate.

04/10/2016 | 11:44 AM  Grand final time has been and gone, but two leading Australian wagering companies also dominated media coverage as part of the nation's other obsession: the punt.

04/10/2016 | 11:44 AM  While P/E multiples may not be particularly helpful in gauging the attractiveness of large caps at the moment, there is a sub-set of ASX large caps that look cheap on a P/E basis.

29/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  Listed investment companies hold some advantages over other ETPs but you need to be aware of the risks you bear.

30/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  More financial market volatility is likely in the final quarter of 2016 and higher cash levels and a small exposure to gold are therefore recommended, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

28/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  As shares in telecoms providers have taken a hit due to heated competition in broadband and the rollout of the NBN, now may be the time for investors increase their exposure.

26/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  While listed investment companies carry many benefits, investors should be aware of their various complexities in order to make an informed decision regarding their merit and suitability.

23/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  The US Federal Open Market Committee's decision to leave rates unchanged is a missed opportunity, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

21/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  Quality gold stocks can play a valuable diversification role in an Australian equity portfolio as investors navigate uncharted global economic conditions.

16/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  These two very different companies, JB Hi-Fi and Myer, have each fared quite differently as their retail sector continues to grapple with digital disruption.

16/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  Until the Fed makes a decision and hikes rates, a veil of uncertainty will hover over financial markets and volatility is likely to remain elevated, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

15/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes reflects upon the most recent corporate earnings season and shares his thoughts on which stocks could deliver strong performances in the near term.

14/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  The fiscal 2016 reporting season has come and gone, and with it the usual mix of pleasant surprises and bitter disappointments for investors.

14/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  The FY16 reporting season was a little better than expected, says Morningstar's Peter Warnes, while market expectations for solid earnings growth in FY17 could prove too optimistic.

14/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  While the Commonwealth Bank has underperformed the other big Australian banks over the past three months in a big way, there is nothing wrong with the underlying business.

09/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  Investors are at risk of being lulled into a false sense of security in the search for higher returns, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

08/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  Infrastructure, education, mining and construction, and agriculture are among Australian equity investors' top picks at the moment, according to David Wilson, head of Australian equities research at Colonial First State.

07/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  While some recent star performers may be able to justify their multiples, the outperformance of small caps going forward is probably not going to be as great as it has been.

02/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  Exchange-traded funds maintained their growth trajectory among self-managed super fund trustees in 2016, with an 18 per cent jump, according to a study from Investment Trends and Vanguard.

02/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  While the fiscal 2016 reporting season was a little better than generally expected, Morningstar's Peter Warnes recommends a cautious approach to equities at present.

02/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  Jonathan Shead, head of portfolio strategists for Asia Pacific, State Street Global Advisors, gives his views on the advantages of ETFs for retail investors seeking international exposure.

01/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  Certain shareholders could potentially participate in the telco's off-market buyback and achieve an outcome that is better than selling their shares at a higher price on-market.

01/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  In addition to having lower costs compared to many actively managed funds, strategic-beta ETFs can also smooth volatility and provide much-needed income.

01/09/2016 | 11:44 AM  As the popularity of ETFs continues to skyrocket in Australia, Morningstar asks Jon Howie, head of iShares Australia, how ongoing market volatility affects investors in this space.

31/08/2016 | 11:44 AM  Superannuation funds in pension mode and individuals on a nil tax rate are the winners from IAG's buyback, Morningstar senior equities analyst David Ellis says.



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