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Lex Hall  |  17 Dec 2018Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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The intensifying debate over franking credits topped our coverage last week, alongside the growing concerns about Australia's housing market, and our survey of the top stockpickers for 2018. 

Franking credits shape as an election battleground

The coalition MP charged with overseeing a probe into Labor's plan to axe cash refunds for franking credits has poured scorn on the scheme despite admitting he has no modelling to back his criticisms. 

Brace for hard landing in Aussie property market, OECD warns

A global forum has swooped on the decline in Australian housing prices, warning investors to brace for a 'hard landing', which it says could have a ripple effect across the economy. 

Revealed: Hyperion, QVG among best stockpickers for 2018

A multi-billion-dollar asset manager, whose top investments include an internet auction website and healthcare darling CSL, has taken the crown for top performing Australian equity large growth fund, beating the index by almost 7 per cent. 

Cost-out remains key 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. 

Magellan's dip in FUM an early warning for fund managers

A drop in funds under management for one of Australia's largest asset managers could be a warning of things to come as volatility risks crimping asset values and performance, says Morningstar analyst John Likos. 

Morningstar puts IOOF under review as top brass forced out by APRA claim

Morningstar equity analysts have placed listed financial services giant IOOF under review following the regulator's bombshell decision to disqualify its top executives from managing people's retirement savings.  

Investing basics: 3 easy steps to sort out your super

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Superannuation. It's one of those things that sits on your to-do-list but seldom gets done. And to be honest it's not your fault. Retirement saving is all about delayed gratification – locking away money now to enjoy in your latter years. No wonder you don't feel engaged. 

Brexit: worst-case scenario hits British bank and supermarket stocks

Betting on the outcomes of political debates isn't our forte, and the upcoming UK House of Commons vote that could determine the direction of the world's fifth largest economy for the foreseeable future is no exception. 

November's rocky ride casts doubt over Christmas rally

Markets traditionally rally into Christmas, but November's bear market has raised a question over whether Santa will visit stock markets this year after a volatile year of share trading. 

Savvy ways to invest $10,000 right now

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



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