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Top 10 articles of last week

Lex Hall  |  10 Dec 2018Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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Our survey on where best to invest $10,000 right now topped last week's articles, followed by a look at dividend traps and the 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. 

How to dodge dividend traps

Low interest rates and an ageing population hungry for retirement income has swelled equity income funds since the financial crisis, even as growth stocks have outperformed. 

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. 

Why recession 2019 looks increasingly likely

There are fears an inverted yield curve, softening housing market and sluggish car sales will lead to a US recession in 2019. 

James Hardie cements a place in Morningstar best ideas list


Shares in the industrial building materials company look compelling, currently trading at sizable margin of safety versus our fair value estimate of $21.20. 

'Apocalyptic' Brexit warnings stir controversy

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A disorderly Brexit would trigger the worst economic slump since the second world war, the Bank of England has said, with an 8 per cent drop in economic growth within a year.  

Three 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. 

Young wealthy undeterred by advice horror stories

Cashed-up milennials prefer more exotic, higher-risk investments over traditional asset classes and are more likely to engage their conscience when investing, a recent study has shown. 

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. 

Cost-out remains key for Telstra and shareholders

The roll-out of 5G may well boost Telstra's revenue, but its continuing cost-cutting initiatives remain the most important theme for the telco, says Morningstar's Brian Han. 



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