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06/04/2018 | 10:28 AM  The reporting season for these companies was reasonable despite economic growth still below the long-term trend.

15/12/2017 | 2:16 PM  While market momentum at home and abroad remains positive into the end of 2017, shifting economic fortunes in China and the US will likely see this slow across 2018 and 2019, says Peter Warnes, head of equities research, Morningstar Australia.

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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.

16/05/2018 | 7:44 AM  Even as the telco's shares continue to slide following a weak trading update and shareholders question the long-term outlook, Brian Han explains why he remains optimistic.

15/05/2018 | 3:07 PM  Even as US President Donald Trump's latest tweets potentially walk back a toughening of trade relations, Morningstar tips these Chinese artificial intelligence heavyweights to outperform.

15/05/2018 | 8:53 AM  The local share market is expected to open flat after Wall Street pared back earlier gains to end only slightly higher, and most base metals prices fell.

14/05/2018 | 7:22 PM  Value investors may find good buying opportunities among this trio of companies that have recently seen considerable share price declines.

14/05/2018 | 12:08 PM  Australian investors are flocking to healthcare, particularly the four locally headquartered companies listed below, as the sector's perceived "safe-haven" status continues to appeal, writes Nicki Bourlioufas.

14/05/2018 | 10:54 AM  AMP's removal from Morningstar's Asia-Pacific Equity Pick List for May 2018 was among last week's most read articles along with the news that Telstra is trading at a 30 per cent discount to our fair value estimate.

14/05/2018 | 9:14 AM  The local sharemarket is expected to open flat after Wall Street managed only small gains on Friday, a day marked by Donald Trump's tough talk, but lack of action, on high drug prices.

11/05/2018 | 11:05 AM  Treasurer Scott Morrison donned a Peter Pan outfit - not a pretty sight - to deliver his 2018 federal budget, promising tax cuts to those earning over $180,000, with a Neverland promise of relief in 2024.

11/05/2018 | 8:52 AM  The local sharemarket is expected to open higher after the release of tepid US inflation figures eased expectations that US interest rates will rise faster this year.

10/05/2018 | 4:44 PM  Mahathir Mohamad's stunning upset win in the Malaysian election risks causing short-term uncertainty in the southeast Asian nation’s economy and short-term volatility for investors, analysts say.

10/05/2018 | 11:23 AM  A favourite of Australian investors large and small, this major telco is trading at a 30 per cent discount to Morningstar's fair value estimate.

10/05/2018 | 11:21 AM  The local market is set for early gains this morning amid gains in the US energy sector on the back of a boost in the oil price following Donald Trump's widely anticipated decision to quit the Iran nuclear deal.

09/05/2018 | 12:17 PM  The local share market is expected to open flat after the major US stock indexes erased earlier losses to end the session little changed, while markets priced in Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

08/05/2018 | 10:07 PM  The removal of Australian financial services company AMP is one of three changes made to Morningstar's Asia-Pacific Equity Pick List for May 2018.

08/05/2018 | 8:24 AM  The local share market is expected to open higher after solid gains on Wall Street, particularly Apple, which posted its sixth day of gains, prompting Warren Buffett to say "I'd love to own 100 per cent of it".

07/05/2018 | 3:39 PM  Our April update includes news about the expansion of our editorial team and the release of our Earnings Season Insights special report

07/05/2018 | 11:59 AM  IPOs on the Australian Securities Exchange have had a good year as resources companies and technology stocks account for almost two thirds of new listings.

07/05/2018 | 8:43 AM  The local market is expected to open higher today after stocks soared on Wall Street with the release of strong job figures and a stellar Apple result on the back of praise from Warren Buffett.

04/05/2018 | 2:00 PM  Morningstar equity analysts have lowered AMP's stewardship rating amid damaging Royal Commission revelations.

04/05/2018 | 8:35 AM  The local market has resisted the volatility of the first four months of the year but the royal commission will lead to tougher standards in financial advice, which will reduce supply of advisers and push up costs.

04/05/2018 | 8:30 AM  The local share market is expected to start the day higher after most base metals prices finished the offshore session higher, and Wall Street put in another mixed performance.

03/05/2018 | 7:54 PM  Stock prices, especially those of tech companies like Apple and Amazon, are high, but price/earnings ratios are not excessively so.

03/05/2018 | 9:19 AM  The Australian share market is expected to open flat, after gains in base metals prices were offset by a weak lead from US stocks and a decision by the Federal Reserve to leave interest rates unchanged.

02/05/2018 | 10:02 AM  Morningstar saw reasonable valuations in domestic credit over 1Q18, while Australian equities remain overvalued as the two largest sectors are unattractive.

02/05/2018 | 9:21 AM  The Australian share market is expected to open slightly higher after a mixed performance on Wall Street and a four-week fall in copper prices because of fears of waning Chinese demand.

01/05/2018 | 5:06 PM  What the 3Q retail sales results from Wesfarmers, and its demerger of Coles as a separately listed entity, mean for Morningstar's fair value outlook, as explained by equity analyst Johannes Faul.

01/05/2018 | 11:22 AM  Sector selection is critical in the current environment of low market-implied volatility, near-fair valuations for credit, tightening central bank policy and rising risk, says Pimco's Robert Mead.

01/05/2018 | 8:53 AM  The Australian share market finished on a six-week high yesterday but is expected to open lower today as healthcare stocks weigh on Wall St and a deadline looms on US trade tariffs.

01/05/2018 | 8:41 AM  The Australian share market finished on a six-week high yesterday but is expected to open lower today as healthcare stocks weigh on Wall St and a deadline looms on US trade tariffs.

30/04/2018 | 10:23 AM  China's economy, the government's challenge of meeting retirement income needs in the future, and wise words from Buffett and Bogle feature among our top read articles last week.

30/04/2018 | 8:57 AM  The local market is expected to open steady this morning as it braces for corporate results and shareholder meetings.

27/04/2018 | 9:05 AM  The Hayne blowtorch has revealed bad behaviour in the financial services sector that would make Mafia bosses blush while elsewhere inflationary pressure rears its ugly head again, writes Peter Warnes.

27/04/2018 | 8:28 AM  The local share market is expected to open higher after US stocks rallied on the back of more positive company earnings reports.

26/04/2018 | 1:42 PM  AMP faces a wave of shareholder class action lawsuits as the banking inquiry unearths a string of misconduct claims within its wealth arm.

26/04/2018 | 4:03 PM  While there has been extensive focus on economic and investor risks, Andrew Lill, CIO of Morningstar Investment Management, says his team are looking at opportunities--both in the US-China and in Russian sanctions.

26/04/2018 | 8:36 AM  The local share market is expected to open higher after a positive night on Wall Street as some encouraging company earning reports lifted investor confidence.

25/04/2018 | 8:55 AM  There are good reasons why automotive parts company Bapcor made its first appearance on Morningstar's Best Stock Ideas in April.

25/04/2018 | 9:01 AM  Airline Qantas and education service provider Navitas are among beneficiaries of China's market maturation, writes Anthony Fensom.

24/04/2018 | 4:12 PM  Morningstar's senior banks analyst David Ellis explains why his fair value estimates for Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, ANZ and National Australia Bank are unchanged, despite concerns aired by the royal commission.

24/04/2018 | 4:12 PM  The local market is set to open higher despite a sell-off on Wall Street as the yield on the US 10-year Treasury note nears 3 per cent.

23/04/2018 | 4:12 PM  Last week's explosive Royal Commission findings, which dominated headlines across Australia's financial and mainstream press unsurprisingly, topped our readership trends last week--though the implications may not be too profound for Australian investors.

23/04/2018 | 4:12 PM  The local sharemarket is set to open weaker today amid more evidence from the banking royal commission and falls in metals prices, and in US and European stocks.

20/04/2018 | 4:12 PM  The damning scrutiny of the wealth management operations of Commonwealth Bank, ANZ Bank, National Australia Bank and Westpac hurts their brands, but is far from fatal, writes Emma Rapaport.

20/04/2018 | 4:12 PM  Amid trade tensions, heightened volatility in global equity markets and a quartet of egotistical leaders striding the world stage now is the time for investors to sharpen their own assessment of uncertainty before plunging in.

20/04/2018 | 4:12 PM  The Australian share market is set to open lower following a dip in US stocks, base metal prices and waning demand for smartphones.

19/04/2018 | 4:12 PM  Once-in-a-decade regulatory challenges from a royal commission and a lucrative cricket TV rights contract win are among key issues investors must weigh in assessing several key Australian stocks.

18/04/2018 | 4:12 PM  Investors should focus on the bank's robust intrinsic value rather than claims of adviser misconduct, says Morningstar senior equity analyst David Ellis.

18/04/2018 | 4:12 PM  Fibre, 4G and consumer migration to pay television are creating investment opportunities in several markets--among other localised trends for Australian players such as Telstra.

18/04/2018 | 4:12 PM  The Commonwealth Games might be over, but Australia is still earning gold medals in the field of economic performance.

18/04/2018 | 4:12 PM  The International Monetary Fund has upgraded Australian growth but reiterated warnings about global trade tensions.

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