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Glenn Freeman  |  26 Mar 2018Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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Suggestions on generating retirement income; the pros and cons of holding cash as an investment; and Peter Warnes' view on the recent proposal for more superannuation meddling ranked among our most-read topics last week.

How to extract income from a retirement portfolio

Because yields and market returns often move in different directions, I think it's advisable to take a flexible approach to generating cash flow for retirement.

Maximising returns on your cash investments 

While some wealth managers have been recommending investors increase cash allocations given equity market volatility, returns remain disappointing.

Markets hope the Fed won't have to brake

When it comes to politicians tinkering with superannuation, 'meddle at your peril', Morningstar's Peter Warnes cautions.

How thinking long-term helps you invest smarter 

Some simple tips and strategies can help maintain your pursuit of financial goals and avoid common traps. 

Could it finally be time to buy bonds?

Sudden shifts in bond markets are inevitable from time to time, but government bonds can offer protection from falling equity markets.

Fed hikes rate as markets watch for further signals

US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell's announcement of a 25-basis point interest rate rise overnight was largely anticipated, though the pace and number of further shifts remain uncertain.

Investors continue to back Japanese equities

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Japanese stocks look attractive relative to global equities, and fund investors are buying into the story according to Morningstar Direct data.

Passive funds with active ingredients

How research-enhanced index strategies combine advantages of traditional passive funds with some of the benefits enjoyed by active fund investors.

Facebook data breach poses investor risk

The share price decline of the social media giant hasn't left it attractively priced.

3 emerging market stocks for alternative income

JP Morgan's Omar Negyal highlights three emerging market equities paying attractive dividends.

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Glenn Freeman is a senior editor at Morningstar.

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