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Glenn Freeman  |  09 Apr 2018Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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Leading our most-read articles last week were features on fund manager insights; market views on the latest RBA rate announcement; and Morningstar's perspective on hybrids if Labor's proposed dividend imputation changes are introduced.

How hybrids would fare under dividend franking shift

As many as 20 per cent of investors holding additional Tier 1 (AT1) securities would be negatively affected by the Australian Labor Party's proposal to end cash refunds of excess imputation credits, says Morningstar's John Likos.

Gold, commodity and mining stocks outlook

With few exceptions, equity analysts still see mined commodity and miner share prices as overvalued, propped up by the sustained Chinese stimulus.

Finding value in a fairly-valued world

We've had a wild ride in Australian equities over the past couple of months, and after a 5% fall in the S&P/ASX-200 since the start of the year, the market is starting to offer better value.

Investors need a seat belt, not a life jacket

While investors would be wise to proceed with caution over the next 12 to 18 months, the situation shouldn't warrant all-out panic, explains J.P. Morgan's Kerry Craig.

Market corrections: How bad can they get?

Data suggests the worst of the share market declines are behind us, but a final bottom in the market could still be weeks or months off, according to BetaShares economist David Bassanese.

5 funds with FAANGs

Here's what Morningstar analysts think of these medal-rated funds that hold exposures to market behemoths Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google parent Alphabet--collectively known as the FAANGs.

Rising debt threatens Chinese financial system

China's expanding debt raises concerns given similarities with other credit booms that crashed, dominance of state-owned enterprises, shadow-banking, and its dangerously distorted property market.

Shares and property boost Australian household wealth

Australian household wealth hit new highs in the December 2017 quarter, boosted by higher share and property prices. However, continued share market volatility could hurt household wealth.

Telstra falls, but value seen in the stock

Telstra shares have plummeted to their lowest level since November 2011 and many investors are now facing a considerable loss on their shares.

RBA decision continues record run of low interest rates

The Reserve Bank of Australia has left the cash rate unchanged at 1.5 per cent, meaning Australia's interest rate has been at a record low for 20 months.

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Glenn Freeman is a senior editor at Morningstar.

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