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18/06/2018 | 12:26 PM  Market optimistically expects spot prices and capital restraint to continue to underpin high returns.

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22/06/2018 | 5:10 PM  APN Outdoor management will need to put in a "herculean effort" to convince shareholders to stay the course in their pursuit of rival media company Adshel and reject a surprise takeover bid by French outdoor ad giant JCDecaux, Morningstar says.

22/06/2018 | 10:32 AM  US stocks rose 130 per cent in the period immediately following the global financial crisis, but almost no one called it at the time, writes John Rekenthaler.

22/06/2018 | 10:03 AM  Uncertainty has reached critical levels as Donald Trump delivers on his election promises and tariffs become the weapons of combat in the global trade arena, writes Morningstar's Peter Warnes.

22/06/2018 | 8:48 AM  An eighth straight fall in US stocks and simmering US-China trade tensions are paving the way for the Australian market to open lower.

21/06/2018 | 11:07 AM  Though the affect of currency moves is secondary to other variables, Australian currency falls will impact those in export and tourism.

21/06/2018 | 8:41 AM  Another record high in US tech stocks is expected to help push the Australian share market higher this morning despite a sell-off spurred by the US-China trade skirmish.

20/06/2018 | 9:05 AM  Morningstar has cautiously welcomed Telstra's much touted strategy update as a "jolt into action" the company needed as it battles rising competition.

20/06/2018 | 2:15 PM  Australian miners may have outperformed in the last few years but Morningstar says they continue to be overvalued because of false hopes commodity prices will stay high.

20/06/2018 | 8:57 AM  Telstra is slashing 8,000 jobs as part of a plan to simplify its operations and reduce its cost base.

20/06/2018 | 8:45 AM  The Australian share market is expected to open slightly firmer despite a drop in commodity prices triggered by US-China trade tensions and sweeping job cuts by Telstra.

19/06/2018 | 1:39 PM  Shares in travel retail outlet Flight Centre have surged almost 40 per cent since the start of 2018, but Morningstar analysts say investors should fasten their seatbelts as the threat of online turbulence looms.

19/06/2018 | 8:53 AM  The Australian share market is expected to open higher despite losses on Wall St as US-China trade war fears rattled investors, who sought refuge in energy shares.

18/06/2018 | 4:29 PM  A company's location is no guarantee of good governance, and emerging markets are home to some of the best and most overlooked stocks, according to two of the great minds in international investing.

18/06/2018 | 2:55 PM  A behavioural perspective on the financial advice failings inside Australia's largest bank, and what it means for the bottom line.

18/06/2018 | 9:55 AM  Morningstar readers registered their enthusiasm for diversification as the most read articles of the week focused on global equities and the perils of concentration, while interest in our story on how to save twice your salary by 35 shows no sign of waning.

18/06/2018 | 8:50 AM  The Australian share market is set to open flat as investors watch with caution the escalating trade tensions between the US and China.

15/06/2018 | 9:53 AM  The utility's gas pipeline is a national asset and the Foreign Investment Review Board has a duty to reject the takeover bid by Hong Kong's CKI Infrastructure.

15/06/2018 | 9:20 AM  The Australian share market is set to open higher today following gains on Wall Street but the Australian dollar has slipped more than half a cent to below 75 US cents.

14/06/2018 | 3:56 PM  As the dual-listed tech giants Alphabet and Facebook have drawn investor ire, these Australian-domiciled companies have also faced challenges.

14/06/2018 | 3:12 PM  As the dual-listed Alphabet and Facebook have drawn investor ire, one of these Australian domiciled companies has also faced challenges.

14/06/2018 | 8:59 AM  The Australian share market is poised to open lower today following the US Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates, and flag two more increases this year.

13/06/2018 | 3:56 PM  Shares in APA Group have soared after the Australian infrastructure giant received a $13 billion takeover proposal from a Chinese consortium led by global infrastructure player CK Infrastructure Holdings.

13/06/2018 | 8:39 AM  The local share market is set to open lower today as investors brace for the Federal Reserve's remarks on the economic outlook and cautiously welcome the Trump-Kim denuclearisation summit.

12/06/2018 | 5:01 PM  Morningstar analysts are concerned about the outlook for poultry producer Ingham's following the abrupt departure of chief executive Mick McMahon.

12/06/2018 | 9:56 AM  Morningstar's analysis of Telstra's built-in advantages in the face of fierce rivalry topped our list of most read articles for the week, followed by the promotion of Invocare to our best stock ideas list and the divergent views on utility and energy heavyweights.

12/06/2018 | 12:33 PM  Australia's managed fund industry increased in size during the first quarter of 2018, with an increase in assets invested offshore, while investments in local Australian equities dipped.

12/06/2018 | 8:39 AM  The Australian share market is set to open higher after shrugging off tensions over the G7 summit and focusing on today's historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore.

08/06/2018 | 10:00 AM  The resources sector was a big contributor to growth but unlike other industries it revives little hope of rises in pay, writes Morningstar’s Peter Warnes.

08/06/2018 | 9:07 AM  The local share market is set to open lower despite a rise in oil prices as US technology stocks break a streak of highs.

07/06/2018 | 5:10 PM  Here's how some of Australia's premier commodity players fared as LNG, coal and iron ore exports underpin solid GDP figures for the first quarter of 2018.

07/06/2018 | 3:26 PM  When it comes to thinking about retirement, a survey of Hong Kong investors mirrors errors made by investors in the developed world at large: they are saving too little and relying too much on cash, says JP Morgan's Wina Appleton

07/06/2018 | 1:50 PM  Killik & Co's Rachel Winter shares her three global stock picks for June, including an undervalued tech stock and two companies linked to energy prices.

07/06/2018 | 1:25 PM  Champions of a concentrated portfolio approach argue that a high-conviction style is required to beat the benchmark.

07/06/2018 | 8:50 AM  The Australian share market is set to open higher as base metals rise, Wall St indexes benefit from a lift in financial and tech stocks and trade war fears abate.

06/06/2018 | 12:57 PM  Metcash will record a $352 million impairment in its full-year results after a South Australian supermarket decided not to renew its contract.

06/06/2018 | 3:38 PM  The addition of this multi-national funeral home operator and removal of two other companies are among the changes to Morningstar's Best Stock Ideas list for June 2018.

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06/06/2018 | 11:18 AM  Investors will be closely watching ANZ shares after criminal charges laid against the bank shed further light on the competition watchdog's concerns about its 2015 capital raising.

06/06/2018 | 9:12 AM  Australian shares are poised to lift today after a record high in US tech stocks and gains in consumer discretionary sectors overshadowed falls in banking shares and Treasury yields.

05/06/2018 | 2:04 PM  The political upheaval in Spain follows an even more fractious time in Italy but neither suggests a European Union breakup is imminent, and may present opportunities, say analysts from Fidelity, Insight and AMP Capital.

05/06/2018 | 9:02 AM  The Australian share market is set to open lower despite stellar results for US tech stocks, including a Nasdaq record, and the abatement of trade tensions.

04/06/2018 | 4:19 PM  The Commonwealth Bank will pay the largest fine in Australian corporate history after agreeing to fork out $700 million to settle the money-laundering and terrorism-funding case brought by AUSTRAC.

04/06/2018 | 2:34 PM  Equity analysts have divergent views on AGL Energy, Origin Energy, Alinta and Woodside Petroleum, with pockets of value amid the problems, writes Nicki Bourlioufas.

04/06/2018 | 11:15 AM  Despite a recent dip, elevated oil prices are expected to continue, but that's not always positive for oil and gas producers such as Woodside and Santos, explains Mark Taylor, senior equity analyst, Morningstar.

04/06/2018 | 8:52 AM  A bullish US jobs report and a rise in tech stocks have boosted Wall Street and set the Australian share market on course for a rally today.

01/06/2018 | 11:54 AM   Telstra may be facing fierce competition and low investor sentiment but it has built-in advantages to ensure long-term dominance, while software play Xero appears overvalued amid higher cash flows, say Morningstar analysts.

01/06/2018 | 9:15 AM  The local market is set to open lower following weak leads on Wall Street as it grapples with the Trump administration's move to impose immediate tariffs on metal imports from trading partners Canada, Mexico and the EU.

31/05/2018 | 4:11 PM  While it is often said that investor behaviour is the single biggest determinant of investment success, managing the emotional triggers can be challenging, writes Jade Hemeon.

31/05/2018 | 3:49 PM  Historic levels of global indebtedness and rising interest rates were among key topics discussed by credit market experts at this year's Morningstar Investment Conference.

31/05/2018 | 8:54 AM  The local share market is set to open higher after strong gains on Wall Street amid hopes of a solution to the Italian political crisis.

30/05/2018 | 4:25 PM  Wesfarmers' two-star rating looks set to stay, according to Morningstar analysts, with little chance of a material uplift in the conglomerate's fair value estimate following the proposed demerger of Coles.

30/05/2018 | 11:33 AM  The local share market is set to plunge as US stocks fell the most in more than a month fuelled by political turmoil in Italy, which has stoked fears of further instability in the eurozone.

29/05/2018 | 5:12 PM  A glimmer of hope shines for investors as developed economy markets outpace emerging markets for the first time in recent years.

29/05/2018 | 8:52 AM  The local share market is expected to open weaker after European stocks fell on a quiet night of trade with US and UK markets closed for public holidays.

28/05/2018 | 5:20 PM  Wesfarmers' foray into the United Kingdom and Ireland home improvement market has come unstuck as the company announces the sale of Homebase UK to a private equity firm, which Morningstar estimates will cost shareholders more than a billion dollars.

28/05/2018 | 2:12 PM  As the consumption of craft beer and premium whiskey grows in Australia and abroad, barley malt producer GrainCorp has benefited from robust malt sales while some listed brewers have benefited from higher beer sales too.

28/05/2018 | 11:09 AM  The ill-fated Santos acquisition bid by Harbour Energy is a complicated ordeal featuring fractious boards and shareholders, a rapidly appreciating oil price and entrepreneurial pride.

28/05/2018 | 10:10 AM  Last week's article on how to turn $1000 into a small fortune dominated the attention of readers, who also devoured our advice on how to avoid the three most common SMSF breaches (hint: keep good records), and our story on why the love affair with dividends shows no signs of waning.

28/05/2018 | 8:57 AM  The local share market is set to open weaker with a fall in the price of oil and other resources.

25/05/2018 | 9:00 AM  A diverse group of outperforming companies are adding invaluable support to the benchmark as Santos makes a brave move to send its suitor, Harbour Energy, packing.

25/05/2018 | 8:54 AM  The local share market is set to open lower amid another flare-up in trade relations between the US and China and Donald Trump's declaration that the US military stands ready in the event of conflict on the Korean Peninsula following his decision to cancel a summit with Kim Jong-un, citing "tremendous anger and open hostility" from Pyongyang.

24/05/2018 | 5:17 PM  Finding good technology stocks and ignoring those that are overvalued or risky is a worthwhile challenge for investors, says Morningstar analyst Gareth James.

24/05/2018 | 9:27 AM  The board of Healthscope, Australia’s second largest private hospital operator, has rejected two takeover bids, saying both proposals undervalue the company.

24/05/2018 | 9:10 AM  The local market is set to open lower despite gains on Wall St benchmarks and news that the Federal Reserve is in no rush to accelerate its cycle of rate rises despite higher inflation.

23/05/2018 | 4:05 PM  One of Australia's most successful investors and stock pickers explains why a political proposal to tinker with dividend imputation has drawn such passionate responses.

23/05/2018 | 9:19 AM  The local share market is set to open broadly flat, pulled in opposite directions by falls on Wall Street and gains in base metals prices.

22/05/2018 | 8:41 AM  The local share market is poised to open lower despite gains in oil and base metal prices and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's declaration that the US-China trade war is "on hold" following their agreement to suspend tariff threats.

21/05/2018 | 5:34 PM  Vanguard Australia is closing the gap in the battle for the title of Australia's largest ETF provider after pulling in close to $3 billion in net flows over the year.

21/05/2018 | 10:45 AM  An insider's view of Warren Buffett's stock positions, insights on what Budget 2018 means for SMSF trustees, and a colourful reminder of investment compounding topped our readership charts last week.

21/05/2018 | 9:14 AM  The easing of trade tensions between the US and China may help the Australian share market recover and move higher despite futures pointing to a lower opening.

18/05/2018 | 3:15 PM  The trend for managers to absorb listing costs, and a crackdown on financial adviser product-pushing are combining to increase the appeal of listed investment companies and listed investment trusts.

18/05/2018 | 9:17 AM  The tone might be subdued but the RBA's latest note makes clear its board is increasingly concerned about the effects an eventual rate rise will have on growth given Australia's high level of household debt and sluggish wages growth.

18/05/2018 | 8:41 AM  The local share market is expected to start the day slightly higher despite Wall Street suffering falls on the back of renewed concerns about US-China trade tensions.

17/05/2018 | 5:02 PM  As the outsize segment of Australia's population aged 65 years and over expands, it's creating investment opportunities in several areas, but you might have missed this angle.

17/05/2018 | 9:48 AM  The local share market is due to open higher after US stocks notched solid gains, recouping some of the market's losses from a day earlier.

16/05/2018 | 8:46 AM  The local sharemarket is expected to open lower after US stocks fell almost 1 per cent, after disappointing US retail spending data and worries about US-China trade relations.

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