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Why you should approach small cap investing with caution

It might seem straightforward advice, but according to some of Australia’s leading small cap fund managers, investors in the sector could benefit from professional expertise.

Cloud computing is the most important technology story for investors

Overall, we view the tech sector as overvalued today at a market-cap-weighted price/fair value of 1.05 as of the end of February versus 1.08 at the end of November and 1.09 at the end of August.

Where to from here for Australia's wide moat major banks?

Not all doom and gloom for the big four banks, despite the incessant news flow from sensationalist media and grandstanding politicians.

Australian investors not awake to currency risk

While the Japanese Yen has proven a notable beneficiary of rising trade tensions between the Trump administration and China, the Canadian dollar and more recently, the Australian dollar, have been among the more vulnerable of mainstream currencies

5 funds to catch the electric wave

Each of these Australian-domiciled funds hold positions in companies providing raw materials for the expanding lithium battery segment.

Study shows heightened fears of financial crisis

The Next Generation of Trust, a survey of more than 3,000 retail investors from 12 markets, finds the gap between what investors want and what the financial industry delivers
has widened.

Australia's other exchange driving down trading costs

Though many investors are likely unaware, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) isn't the only way to trade directly in equities, ETFs, warrants and other securities.

Does financial education make you a better investor?

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9 technology themes investors should be following

It's difficult to predict which technologies will change our world and how long their influence will last.

A behavioural minefield for investors

Like most of 2017, investors are grappling with a backdrop of trade tensions, political instability, rising interest rates, and a mature business cycle.

Glenn Freeman is a Morningstar senior editor, based in Sydney.

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