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Lex Hall  |  08 Jun 2018Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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Morningstar's analysis of Telstra's built-in advantages in the face of fierce rivalry topped our list of most read articles for the week, followed by the promotion of Invocare to our best stock ideas list and the divergent views on utility and energy heavyweights. 

Telstra tipped to retain long-term dominance despite dip in sentiment

Telstra may be facing fierce competition and low investor sentiment but it has built-in advantages to ensure long-term dominance, say Morningstar analysts.

Funerals, auto parts among latest top stock list changes

The addition of multi-national funeral home operator Invocare and removal of two other companies are among the changes to Morningstar's Best Stock Ideas list for June 2018.

2 differing views on these utility, energy stocks

Equity analysts have divergent views on AGL Energy, Origin Energy, Alinta and Woodside Petroleum, with pockets of value amid some problems.

Why a double-income superannuation stash is unrealistic

A savings target of twice your income by the age of 35 is achievable for some people but unrealistic for many others, writes John Rekenthaler.

What is Blockchain?

With billions of dollars invested within the space and its currencies, including Bitcoin, Morningstar is somewhere between extremely bearish and outright bullish on blockchain. 

Why Aussie investors are missing the China boom

Most local investors are entirely missing the potential returns of emerging heavyweights such as Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu, writes VanEck's Arian Neiron.

How to save twice your salary by age 35

While it may seem impossible to many, such an ambitious saving target is achievable, writes Morningstar's Karen Wallace.

Shareholders welcome CBA $700m settlement in anti-money laundering case

The Commonwealth Bank will pay the largest fine in Australian corporate history after agreeing to fork out $700 million to settle the money-laundering and terrorism-funding case brought by AUSTRAC.

Metcash takes $352m hit as supermarket pulls out

With bond yields rising and the lowest correlations between fixed income and equities returns in years, here's what the smartest people in the room told Morningstar last week.

What is the best way to invest in global equities?

The debate between the merits of concentrated and diversified portfolios is always a hot topic. But research shows why a more concentrated portfolio doesn’t necessarily lead to better excess returns. 

 

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Lex Hall is a Morningstar content, based in Sydney.

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