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Lex Hall  |  15 Jun 2018Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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Morningstar readers registered their enthusiasm for diversification as the most read articles of the week focused on global equities and the perils of concentration, while interest in our story on how to save twice your salary by 35 shows no sign of waning.  

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.

Offshore stock investing rapidly overtaking Aussie shares

Australia's managed fund industry increased in size during the first quarter of 2018, with an increase in assets invested offshore, while investments in local Australian equities dipped.

Funerals, auto parts among top stock list changes

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

Chess and the looming investment revolution

The mid-1990s chess match between Garry Kasparov and Deep Blue is an interesting analogy for what's happening in the investment world.

APA hits record on Chinese takeover offer

Shares in APA Group have soared after the Australian infrastructure giant received a $13 billion takeover proposal from a Chinese consortium led by global infrastructure player CK Infrastructure Holdings. 

Why 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.

What Westfield sale could mean for investors

This top-100 ASX company, currently capitalised at $17.6 billion, will be part of a retail empire worth more than $90 billion if the proposed acquisition by Unibail-Rodamco is approved.

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.

How Blockchain can be used

Financial transactions, database management and the sharing economy are areas that can benefit from blockchain's decentralised technology. 

Commodity exporters boost GDP growth

Export growth was the primary driver of Australia's strong 3.1 per cent GDP growth for the first quarter 2018, as reported in Australian Bureau of Statistics data.

 

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Lex Hall is a Morningstar content, based in Sydney.

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© 2020 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither Morningstar, its affiliates, nor the content providers guarantee the data or content contained herein to be accurate, complete or timely nor will they have any liability for its use or distribution. This information is to be used for personal, non-commercial purposes only. No reproduction is permitted without the prior written consent of Morningstar. Any general advice or 'class service' have been prepared by Morningstar Australasia Pty Ltd (ABN: 95 090 665 544, AFSL: 240892), or its Authorised Representatives, and/or Morningstar Research Ltd, subsidiaries of Morningstar, Inc, without reference to your objectives, financial situation or needs. Please refer to our Financial Services Guide (FSG) for more information at www.morningstar.com.au/s/fsg.pdf. Our publications, ratings and products should be viewed as an additional investment resource, not as your sole source of information. Past performance does not necessarily indicate a financial product's future performance. To obtain advice tailored to your situation, contact a licensed financial adviser. Some material is copyright and published under licence from ASX Operations Pty Ltd ACN 004 523 782. The article is current as at date of publication.

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