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Lex Hall  |  07 May 2018Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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Tips on how to tell a good adviser from a bad one and a list of medal-winning funds offering double-digit returns topped our list of most engrossing reads for the week. 

How to sniff out a bad financial adviser

To help you identify professional, trustworthy financial planners, we’ve put together the following guide.

Mostly medalled funds deliver double-digit returns

Four of these five global equities funds hold Morningstar medals, and all have delivered double-digit returns in the financial year-to-date.

Advance Australia fair but good advice will cost you

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.

Choppy waters for Aussie stocks, smoother sailing for credit

Morningstar saw reasonable valuations in domestic credit over 1Q18, while Australian equities remain overvalued as the two largest sectors are unattractive.

5 stocks tipped for growth in 2018

Proceedings at the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry capture almost 40% of the market capitalisation of the S&P/ASX 200. 

Hayne inquiry lashes finance sector as inflation fears build

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.

Can micro-investing deliver big results?

Acorns in the US was one of the trail-blazers of micro-investing--which refers to the process of making regular, relatively small investments, usually into automated, digital products.

3 tips for making your kids money savvy

Teaching kids from an early age how the financial system works, using online tools in particular, will help instil a shrewder appreciation of money.

Pockets of investor value in Australian credit

In an environment of increasing volatility and tight valuations, careful security selection is vital.

Financial advice problems not uniquely Australian

In an environment of increasing volatility and tight valuations, careful security selection is vital. 

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Lex Hall is a Morningstar content, based in Sydney.

© 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 ("ASXO"). The article is current as at date of publication.

is content editor for Morningstar Australia

© 2019 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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