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Lex Hall  |  17 Sep 2018Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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As Australian house prices begin to wobble it's little wonder readers flocked this week to our look at property versus shares, while an overview of 10 bargain global equities vied for reader attention with yet more troubling revelations out of the royal commission.  

Property versus shares: a question of timing

After the end of the housing boom in Sydney and Melbourne, have stocks gained the upper hand or is bricks and mortar a better option?

10 bargain, high-quality global equities

Chinese tech giants SINA and Tencent join Canadian uranium miner Cameco at the top of our list of international stocks trading at steep discounts to our fair value estimates.

Insurer breached anti-hawking law 300,000 times

Life insurer ClearView used 'emotional' telephone pitches to sell accidental death policies to people on low incomes in more than 300,000 illegal cold calls, the royal commission has heard. 

Why yield and income aren't the same thing

There is a place in portfolios for high-paying investments that will maintain their distribution rates but not increase them. However, it is not the only way to invest for distributions - and in many cases, not necessarily the best.

Bank-owned super funds face new legal threat

Bank-owned superannuation funds face the threat of class actions on the back of evidence from the banking royal commission.

CKI's bid for APA unlikely to succeed: Morningstar

Morningstar says a $13bn takeover bid by Hong Kong infrastructure giant CKI for Australian energy company APA Group is unlikely to succeed because of regulatory hurdles.

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.

ETFs open up corporate bond market

Many SMSF portfolios remain overloaded with cash, shares and property and are more risky than people realise but one way to curb this risk is to diversify into corporate bonds.

Financial year 2018: The good, the bad and the oddly

Confession season was eerily quiet leading into reporting season unlike the noise from the royal commission and the incredible events out of Canberra where another prime minister didn’t reach their full term.

Why WiseTech and Netwealth are overvalued

Looking to take profits from your investments? These two Australian companies are overvalued, according to Morningstar analysis.

   

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Lex Hall is a Morningstar content editor, 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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