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Lex Hall  |  11 May 2018Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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AMP's removal from Morningstar's Asia-Pacific Equity Pick List for May 2018 was among last week's most read articles along with the news that Telstra is trading at a 30 per cent discount to our fair value estimate.   

7 stock standouts from APAC hit list

The removal of Australian financial services company AMP Limited (ASX: AMP) is one of three changes made to Morningstar's Asia-Pacific Equity Pick List for May 2018.

Why Telstra holds strong investors appeal

This major telecommunications company, a favourite of Australian investors large and small, is trading at a 30 per cent discount to Morningstar's fair value estimate.

Buffett on cryptocurrency and Amazon

The colourful duo behind Berkshire Hathaway discussed some of the world's largest companies, including several of their successful picks and misses over the last 12 months, and a blunt Bitcoin assessment.

Are bonds still sufficient diversifiers?

One of the biggest risks facing investors today is the potential for the equity-bond correlation to decouple, according to Sebastian Lyon, chief investment officer at UK-based fund manager, Troy Asset Management.

Advance Australia fair but good advice will still cost you

While the Hayne royal commission still has many months before the interim report is due, it is becoming increasingly likely it will recommend the separation of financial product manufacture and the provision of financial advice. The government will agree. 

Budget 2018: what it means for investors

An early return to surplus, minor changes to superannuation, and $140 billion in income tax cuts all featured in Scott Morrison's pre-election budget.

Analysts downgrade AMP stewardship rating

The Hayne Royal Commission’s alarming findings of poor corporate governance and culture at AMP Limited (ASX: AMP) have forced Morningstar equity analysts to downgrade the stewardship rating of the wealth manager to “poor”.

Blockchain holds both potential and risk for investors

Blockchains have the potential to disrupt economic activities ranging from simple payments to the structure of companies.

5 stocks tipped for growth in 2018

These five companies spanning a range of sectors are tipped to provide good earnings growth over 2018 and beyond, according to Morningstar analysts.

Mahathir's shock election win rattles markets

Mahathir Mohamad's stunning upset win in the Malaysian election risks causing short-term uncertainty in the southeast Asian nation's economy and short-term volatility for investors, analysts say. 

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Lex Hall is a Morningstar content editor, based in Sydney.

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