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Lex Hall  |  10 Sep 2018Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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Our overview of Woodside's entry into the Best Ideas list topped last week's most read articles followed by a look at three utilities stocks caught up in power prices and politics, and our examination of five yield stocks worth considering.  

Woodside cracks Best Ideas list as Brambles, QBE exit

Growing demand for liquefied natural gas and favourable international currency movements underpin Morningstar's positive outlook for Woodside Petroleum (ASX: WPL) – even amid the oil price uptick.

3 utilities hit by power prices and politics

The former prime minister isn't the only one to cop heat from the National Energy Guarantee last month, as power price regulations weigh on energy retailers' profits.

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.

Recession risks on the rise

Rising interest rates and a global trade war are threatening to dampen world growth, heightening risks of a downturn. Is it time for Australian investors to start battening down the hatches?

Smaller lenders woo savers with better rates

Australian savers suffering from low term deposit rates from the big four banks would do well to consider small lenders offering more attractive rates.

Spotlight on 10 undervalued US equities

To find companies with a history of dividend growth - and the ability to sustain it - the Morningstar US Dividend Growth Index uses several screens.

A recipe for better investment predictions

An understanding of inside and outside forecasting and the intrinsic fees-performance connection are among the powerful investor lessons of Morningstar's Active/Passive Barometer.

Is Facebook the world's cheapest company?

On a long-term view, Facebook (FB) is "the cheapest company in the world", according to Blue Whale Capital's Stephen Yiu, but that hasn't stopped the fund manager slashing his position in half due to short-term challenges.

Transurban wins in $93bn WestConnex deal

A consortium headed by toll road operator Transurban (ASX: TCL) has agreed to pay the NSW government $9.3 billion for a 51 per cent stake in the new WestConnex motorway.

How to benefit from the falling Australian dollar

As the Australian dollar hits 20-month lows, it may be wise to consider unhedging some international investments, according to several experts.

   

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

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