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A retirement future of either feast or famine was the focus of our most popular article last week, along with analyst insights on China's Tencent, Australia's franking credit debate, Coles IPO and SMSF property lending.

Retire in comfort or on the breadline: war over super erupts

Australian retirees can either look forward to a comfortable life after work or face the prospect of rounding out their days in poverty: that's the stark battleline that has been drawn. 

2 top stocks in mining and infrastructure

These two companies – one a miner and the other an infrastructure play – are among the top local stock picks of Fidelity portfolio manager Kate Howitt.

Coles ASX debut: steady cash flows but rivals loom

Morningstar has assigned a fair value estimate of $13.30 to Coles as Australia's second-largest supermarket marks its ASX debut, breaking away from Wesfarmers, whose share price has plummeted on the separation. 

Franking changes won't deter stock investors

Various experts believe Australian dividend stocks will remain popular if a Labor government is elected and follows through on its proposed changes to dividend imputation credits. 

Investing basics: check this before investing

There are a lot of reasons to like listed managed investment structures such as ETFs, ETMFs, active ETFs and LICs. Listed investments benefit from expert management and diversification, while also being transparent, accessible and – on the whole – cheap. 

Chinese internet giant Tencent 'severely undervalued'

Even after lowering our forecasts, we think Tencent is severely undervalued. The wide-moat Internet giant has the largest social networking platforms in China, and monetises them widely. 

Investment managers ride active ETF wave

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Active ETFs are the latest phase of a product revolution in the Australian investment market, proving accessible and transparent listed options are gaining popularity fast.

A2 Milk raises a glass to strong start

The A2 Milk Company is off to a FY19 flier, lifting its earnings for the first four months of the year while appearing unfazed by the prospect of higher marketing costs, and the impact of China's new cross-border e-commerce laws. 

Electric vehicles: the investment case revs up

Over the next decade, battery vehicles will be able to cover longer distances, and take less time to charge, eventually closing the gap on petrol-powered cars.

Banks throw wrench in SMSF property plans

Leveraged borrowing by SMSFs for the purchase of property has become more expensive as the big four banks have withdrawn support for the practise, suggesting its end may be nigh. 


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