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Top 10 articles of last week

Lex Hall  |  15 Apr 2019Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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Topping coverage this week was an overview of three ideas to consider should Labor's franking plan take effect, followed by a look at the challengers to biotech giant CSL, and a survey of areas tipped for 'exponential' growth.

Franking debate: 3 alternative ideas to consider

The setting of the federal election date brings into sharper focus the franking debate. David Ellis suggests some alternative ideas to consider if Labor's plan is implemented. 

CSL remains favourite but biotech field broadening

The biotech giant has jumped 22pc a year for the past decade but new players are emerging. 

9 undervalued companies with 'exponential' growth potential pt. 1

Analytics, nanotechnology, robots, ultra-fast computers: these are just some of the areas that are primed for strong growth. 

Don't subscribe to WiseTech's share purchase plan

Australian tech darling WiseTech Global is giving investors the opportunity to purchase new shares under its share purchase plan, but Morningstar equity analyst Gareth James is urging shareholders not to subscribe. 

Pre-retirees: are you taking too much risk?

Morningstar columnist Christine Benz notes how many pre-retirees and retirees are reluctant to lighten up on equity risk despite very strong market gains in recent years. 

Head to head: index funds versus ETFs

The design of the two products means investors should be aware of the differences between them when it comes to trading, dividends and cost. 

The real cost of home ownership in Australia

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Investing in your 60s

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6 reasons to tap your emergency fund

Karen Wallace examines the right times to deploy the financial reinforcements. 

Investing basics: do you know your ESG from your impact investing?

Sustainable, ethical, ESG, socially responsible investing, or SRI, green, impact, responsible investing: these terms are often used interchangeably but they don’t all mean the same thing. 


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