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Morningstar's overview of five yield stocks worth considering once again monopolised reader attention, followed closely by our articles on what it takes to make a million before retiring, and no-fee index funds. 

5 yield stocks worth considering

These companies spanning the automotive and financial services sectors are tipped to deliver solid dividend yields over at least the next two years.

Investing basics: Make $1m before retirement

Australians have long been told that having $1 million in savings is needed for a worry-free retirement. But for a lot of people, that sounds like a Herculean task.  

Are no-fee index funds coming to Australia?

Fidelity Investments in the US last week launched two index funds with zero fees, signalling a new chapter in the passive investing price war. 

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Elon Musk tweet could be an attack on short-sellers

Electric car company Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, has tweeted possible plans to remove the company from public ownership, in what Morningstar suggests could be a direct dig at short-sellers.

Domino's shares plunge despite profit jump

Domino's Pizza (ASX: DMP) shares have plunged after the chain missed its full-year earnings guidance and indicated slowing sales in Australia in the new financial year. 

Falling short: Aussies underestimate the cost of retirement

Australians are underestimating by up to 20 per cent the amount of money they'll need in retirement, according to a new survey from global investment manager Schroders. 

Wesfarmers result not all bad news

Despite the conglomerate recording a loss over the financial year to 30 June 2018, Morningstar remains encouraged by margin and business improvements.

Investing basics: everything you need to know about reporting season 

Reporting season can be a tricky time for investors, confronted with a deluge of information, heavy media coverage and rapid stock price movements. Here are some important things you need to know to get through the month.

How to diversify your portfolio: Global infrastructure

Infrastructure may sound like a dry word reserved for technocrats, but in the mind of the investor it's synonymous with tangible assets, predictable cash flows and steady returns. 

Telstra profit down 8pc as costs and competition grow

Telstra's (ASX: TLS) full-year profit has dropped 8.4 per cent to $3.56 billion, as the telco giant faces increasing competition and is hurt by the further rollout of NBN.

  

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

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