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Glenn Freeman  |  05 Feb 2018Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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Morningstar analyst insights on the oil price uptick, tips on managing money in 2018 and Australia’s childcare investment opportunity were among the most-read articles on Morningstar.com.au.

Top-rated exposures to small cap boom

The Australian Securities Exchange is seeing a boom in local listings of companies valued at less than $100 million, according to research compiled by HLB Mann Judd.

5 smarter money decisions for 2018

Particularly for empty-nesters with a paid-off mortgage, the following tips can help overcome some common pitfalls, according to wealth management specialist Jonathan Philpot.

3 stocks with healthy investor appeal

Healthcare holds broad investor appeal, with its diverse array of companies occupying different niches, global reach, and the ageing population all supportive of the sector.

Where to look beyond blue chips

Australian investors have favoured blue chip stocks and bond surrogates during the protracted post-GFC market recovery, but other companies now drive growth, says Bennelong's Julian Beaumont.

4 auto sector stocks worth a look

While the automotive sector is somewhat unloved by investors, these four companies--two local and two global--show there are opportunities out there.

How to play Aussie childcare bonanza

The childcare sector's $3 billion government funding boost from July 2018 creates compelling investment opportunities--these are Morningstar's recommended exposures.

New generation of investment opportunities

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With machine learning and artificial intelligence set to potentially affect almost every industry, a few sectors in particular could see significant disruption, creating new investment opportunities.

Why stock investors need to look at moats

A recent Morningstar study reveals that the presence of economic moats is increasing among the world's largest firms.

ETFs in 2017: Top trends, new launches, winners and losers

More than $10 billion flowed into Australia's exchange-traded products sector in 2017, which grew 39 per cent to $35.4 billion over the year.

Oil may present rare investment opportunity

With many contrarian investors now bullish on the outlook for oil companies, we run down the investment case and pick out a few stocks and funds to play the sector.

 

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Glenn Freeman is a senior editor at Morningstar.

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