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Lex Hall  |  02 Oct 2018Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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Among our top stories this week was an overview of three Australian large-cap stocks whose ties to Chinese demand present both opportunity and risk, while readers also enjoyed our look at the best and worst of earnings season, and three small caps to watch.  

3 Aussie large-cap stocks with strong ties to China

This trio of commodities companies hold strong intersections with Chinese demand, which brings both opportunities and risks.

Earnings season's best and worst performers

Software play WiseTech Global and financial services company FlexiGroup shone this earnings season while for G8 Education and packaging group Pact it was a rougher ride.

3 top-rated small-cap funds to watch

Rigorous research and attention to cashflow and earnings potential are the key attributes of three medal rated small-cap funds covered by Morningstar. 

Aged care sector braces for royal commission

The extent to which companies will be affected by the mooted royal commission into the aged care sector will depend largely on the terms of reference, says Morningstar. 

Lithium the jewel in the SQM crown

A joint venture with Australia's Kidman Resources ranks among the reasons why Morningstar likes this US-listed Chilean lithium miner.

How to close the retirement income gap

An account-based income stream blended with a deferred annuity could be the solution to Australia's retirement income shortfall, says Schroders global head of retirement Lesley-Ann Morgan. 

Investing Basics: How to tell an ETF from an LIC

Exchanged-traded funds (ETFs) and listed investment companies (LICs) are both listed on the stock exchange, transparent and cheap. But that's where the similarities end.

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. 

a2 Milk sees formula for success in China

The future for powerhouse dairy play a2 Milk (ASX: A2M) lies in the infant formula market in China, says Morningstar, who have initiated coverage on a stock it tips is set for 20 per cent growth in EPS over the next decade. 

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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© 2021 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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