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Glenn Freeman  |  19 Feb 2018Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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Watch tremors don't develop into something much larger

Markets have apparently forgotten about the recent past as risk-on and FOMO (fear of missing out) juices resurfaced.

Your market downturn toolkit

To help investors cope with the market volatility in a concrete and productive way, we've put together a Market Downturn Toolkit outlining some worthwhile jobs to tackle during a downturn.

Takeover activity heats up, more to come

Any further dips in share prices may make Australian companies cheaper for offshore buyers and promote more takeover activity, rather than deter it.

A tale of 2 infrastructure-linked stocks

Both are Australian moat-rated companies--one a rail freight operator that announced a 52 per cent profit jump for 1H17, the other a major toll road investor that tripled profits over the same period.

Retirement saving: are you grower, spender or preserver?

New research that segments trustees into growers, spenders and preservers considers a combination of retirement income risks and suggests more detailed cashflow strategies are needed.

BlackRock: ETF inflows not distorting market

The dramatic growth of index funds has generated scepticism among some and outright hostility from others.

Why contrarian investors don't get invited to parties

Equities in Australia and the US are over-priced and set to under-deliver, as are fixed income assets, according to Daniel Needham, president and CIO, Morningstar Investment Management.

Is lower for longer over?

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With the stock market continuing to gyrate wildly, it's easy to forget that, until now, equities had generally moved in a straight line higher.

Navigating a safe course for China through 2018

With an expected slowdown in the Chinese economy potentially impacting commodity prices and thus Australia, J.P. Morgan's Kerry Craig discusses whether investors should be concerned.

Common characteristics of failed exchange-traded products

There are likely to be more failures such as the recently shuttered negative-VIX funds in the US, with an increase in product launches also likely to mean more duds, writes Ben Johnston from Morningstar in Chicago.

 

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Glenn Freeman is a senior editor at Morningstar.

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