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Glenn Freeman  |  12 Mar 2018Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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What is the right amount of cash to hold

Cash is a liquid asset but has virtually no long-term growth potential, so why is it still an intrinsic part of your investment portfolio?

3 first half results that surprised on upside

Cash is a very useful tool for investors but has a long history of underperforming almost every other asset class.

How retirees can protect themselves from inflation

Morningstar's US-based director of personal finance, Christine Benz, recently spoke about which asset classes may help retirees hedge against inflation.

Charlie Munger: What makes him a great investor

A startling display of business acumen, rational thinking, mental models and four guiding principles underpin the success of this famous investor.

Buffett: Stick with big 'easy' decisions

Warren Buffett makes the case for sticking with big, "easy" decisions, and reaffirms Berkshire is ready and willing to take on a big deal--if the price is right.

Goldilocks to be disturbed by a more aggressive Fed?

Investors have become enamoured with the inference of "not too hot, not too cold, but just right," but there are risks here and lessons to be learned.

The implications of lighter fluid and the Powell put

In the context of the US economy and the Federal Reserves approach, what are the risks of throwing more fuel on a fire that is already burning.

9 points to grasp to become a good stock picker

How to identify high quality businesses, according to Michael J. Mauboussin, author and head of global financial strategies at Credit Suisse.

Forget growth vs. value; look for 'best value'

What this real-life character from a block-buster movie--and star of the Global Financial Crisis--can teach investors about fund outperformance.

The time to make money is in a bear market

A peer of Warren Buffett, Shelby Davis turned $50,000 into a $900 million fortune during his lifetime by adhering to the following principles.

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Glenn Freeman is a senior editor at Morningstar.

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is senior editor for Morningstar Australia

© 2018 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither Morningstar, its affiliates, nor the content providers guarantee the data or content contained herein to be accurate, complete or timely nor will they have any liability for its use or distribution. This information is to be used for personal, non-commercial purposes only. No reproduction is permitted without the prior written consent of Morningstar. Any general advice or 'class service' have been prepared by Morningstar Australasia Pty Ltd (ABN: 95 090 665 544, AFSL: 240892), or its Authorised Representatives, and/or Morningstar Research Ltd, subsidiaries of Morningstar, Inc, without reference to your objectives, financial situation or needs. Please refer to our Financial Services Guide (FSG) for more information at www.morningstar.com.au/s/fsg.pdf. Our publications, ratings and products should be viewed as an additional investment resource, not as your sole source of information. Past performance does not necessarily indicate a financial product's future performance. To obtain advice tailored to your situation, contact a licensed financial adviser. Some material is copyright and published under licence from ASX Operations Pty Ltd ACN 004 523 782. The article is current as at date of publication.

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