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Lex Hall  |  21 May 2018Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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An insider's view of Warren Buffett's stock positions, insights on what Budget 2018 means for SMSF trustees, and a colourful reminder of investment compounding topped our readership charts last week.

3 undervalued companies worth a second look

The recent share price declines at each of these companies are largely sentiment-driven, with their fundamental value propositions intact, according to Morningstar analysts.

Surprise millionaire further proves power of compounding

Sunday's New York Times story about a long-time secretary whose relatives discovered her US$9.2 million fortune only after her recent death isn't quite the investment miracle it might seem, writes John Rekenthaler.

AustralianSuper tops performance league table

Superannuation did very well over the last five years, with funds posting positive results across the board, according to Morningstar's Australian Superannuation Survey for 1Q 2018.

Budget 2018: the changes SMSFs need to know

There was a sigh a relief when the budget revealed there would be no major changes to superannuation, but it still pays to examine measures that passed under the radar and how they could affect you.

Investors seek safe haven in healthcare

Investors have poured money into healthcare stocks, including Cochlear (ASX: COH), which has now topped $200. CSL Limited (ASX: CSL) shares are close behind, having recently rallied to a record $178, and experts believe this upswing is set to continue. 

What Buffett bought in 1Q18

There were few big surprises in wide-moat-rated Berkshire Hathaway's latest 13-F filing - a quarterly Securities Exchange Commission requirement for institutional investment managers.

Telstra holds strong investor appeal

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

3 Chinese companies tipped to outperform

Even as US President Donald Trump's latest tweets about another Chinese company potentially walk back a toughening of trade relations, Morningstar tips these artificial intelligence heavyweights to outperform.

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.

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. 

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Lex Hall is a Morningstar content, based in Sydney.

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