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Lex Hall  |  03 Dec 2018Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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A survey of ideas on where to invest $10,000 right now topped our coverage last week, alongside a look at three top-rated ETFs, and the heated debate over Australia's superannuation outlook. 

Savvy ways to invest $10,000 right now

We've tapped a panel of investment professionals for their tips, which cover a range of sectors from mining services, to European financials and unlisted commercial property. 

3 top-rated ETFs for your portfolio

iShares, Magellan and Vanguard offer ETF options that carry enviable ratings and offer access to lucrative markets and a buffer against market downturns.

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

Australian retirees can either look forward to a comfortable life after work or face the prospect of rounding out their days in poverty. 

5 stocks trading at attractive valuations

This eclectic mix of companies spanning the energy, automotive, oil and gas, telco and manufacturing sectors are each trading substantially below Morningstar's fair value estimate. 

Morningstar fund downgrades for 2018

Staff turnover and the exit of key managers have forced a ratings downgrade for Macquarie’s Asia New Stars fund and Franklin Templeton’s Australian Equities fund. 

Macquarie's earnings upgrade boosts analyst outlook

Macquarie is set for impressive earnings growth, says Morningstar, which has increased its fair value estimate for the global diversified financial services group to $135. 

Seven Group could be Australia's next conglomerate

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A program of more than $800m in acquisitions is among several reasons Seven Group Holdings may become Australia's next major conglomerate, says Morningstar analyst Mark Taylor. 

Mixed outlook for Aussie equities, property and credit

Australian companies remain over-exposed to global macro-economic threats, including US market movements and political uncertainty around US-China trade tariffs, according to the November 2018 Australian economic update from Morningstar. 

WAAAX v FAANG: weighing Aussie tech stocks against their US rivals

The Australian technology sector has enjoyed solid return performance in recent years, so much so that some of the leading companies have been given their own acronym – the so-called "WAAAX" stocks. 

Investing basics: your guide to diversification

Volatility has returned to global equity markets and along with it, the prophets of doom. Billionaire US money manager George Soros warned earlier this year that "we may be heading for another major financial crisis." 


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