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Lex Hall  |  18 Mar 2019Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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A look at three companies tipped to weather a global downturn was among our top stories, alongside the effect of franking credit reform and the push by SMSFs to stock up on blue-chip shares.

Investing basics: winners and loser in franking credits debate

Whether it becomes law or not, Labor's franking credits policy has certainly had a polarising effect, which is set to intensify in the countdown to the May 2019 federal election.

3 companies tipped to weather global slowdown

Leading indicators point to a slowdown in the Australian economy, but Reece Birtles, chief investment officer at Martin Currie Australia, still sees opportunities for domestic stocks. 

SMSFs load up on blue-chip bargains amid market rout

Self-managed super funds have heeded calls to keep calm in the face of last year’s global market rout, finding pockets of opportunity among blue-chip stocks at bargain prices. 

Household names among season's biggest single-day share price dives

Blackmores, Woolworths and Carsales.com each suffered share price falls of more than 5 per cent in the 24 hours following their announcement of their first-half earnings, Morningstar research shows. 

Investing basics: high interest rate savings accounts

Investing in stocks is often the best way to reach long-term financial goals, but because cash also has its place, we've rounded up some of the best savings rates on offer. 

Coalition backflip on mortgage broker changes

Mortgage brokers will continue receiving trail commissions beyond 2020 under a federal coalition government, with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg revealing a plan to scrap them has been dropped. 

7 things you need to know about Brexit

British MPs have rejected leaving the European Union without a deal in any scenario, paving the way for a vote to delay Brexit to seek a way out of the country's worst political crisis in generations. 

5 influential women managing top-rated funds

These five highly-regarded managed funds are notable not only for their performance but the fact their asset selection teams are headed by women, who are still under-represented in senior roles with Australian financial services companies. 

CBA suspends mortgage-broking demerger

Commonwealth Bank is suspending the demerger of its mortgage broking and wealth management businesses to focus on customer remediation and implementing the recommendations of the royal commission. 

Millennials help push ETF use to record level

Millennials and women are among the investor cohorts behind a record 20 per cent increase in the number of people in Australia pouring money into exchange-traded funds, says BetaShares. 

 

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