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Lex Hall  |  12 Nov 2018Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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The entry of Macquarie Group into our Global Best Ideas list led our top stories this week alongside the hit to Westpac's share price in the wake of the royal commission, which put pressure on the earnings outlook of the big four more broadly.

Ramsay out, Macquarie in for global best equity ideas

Global financial group Macquarie Group has replaced Ramsay Health Care in the Morningstar Australia and New Zealand monthly Best Stock Ideas list on concerns about the private healthcare provider's long-term growth outlook. 

Royal commission hits Westpac share price outlook

Morningstar banks analyst David Ellis has made a 6 per cent cut to his fair value estimate for Westpac (ASX: WBC) following its full-year cash earnings result.

Earnings season wrap: big four under pressure as profits slide

Housing headwinds and mounting royal commission costs are shrinking the profit margins of Australia's major banks, forcing Morningstar analysts to slash fair values across the board. 

Automotive Holdings undervalued despite property market ripple effect

Automotive Holdings Group remains undervalued despite a forecast fall in car sales linked to a dip in property prices, which is eroding sentiment and forcing consumers to put off buying big-ticket items. 

What the US midterms mean for investors

It seems every election we are told this one is the most important in our lifetime, but people might just believe it this cycle. Early polling shows far more interest in this election than is typical for midterms. 

Platinum CEO on ESG investing, Facebook and cannabis

Platinum Asset Management is implementing an environmental, social and governance screen to its investment process, impacting how it views sectors such as coal mining, CEO Andrew Clifford revealed last week. 

Morningstar welcomes takeover bid for Greencross

Morningstar has welcomed a private equity takeover bid for pet and vet retailer Greencross, trimming its fair value estimate in line with the offer, which it expects will go ahead.

3 top stocks named at Morningstar conference

These well-known stocks spanning finance, telecommunications and education headed our equity analysts' top picks at the Morningstar Individual Investor Conference 2018. 

Ugly month for investors marks return to volatility

October certainly lived up to its fear-driven reputation. It was an ugly month for risk-taking investors once again, conjuring memories of the Great Depression in October 1929, Black Monday in October 1987 and the Global Financial Crisis in October 2008.

Artificial intelligence: investing in a friend and foe

Artificial intelligence has been likened to fire and electricity for its potential to alter human destiny. 

    

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

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