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Lex Hall  |  13 May 2019Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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A look at new deadlines for SMSF members topped our coverage last week, followed by an examination of five ETFs attracting Aussie investors, and the pros and cons of hiring a financial adviser.

New deadline looms for SMSFs members

SMSF members must remember the deadlines for both transfer balance account reporting  and annual return reporting for the 2017-2018 income year are now aligned on 15 May. 

The 5 ETFs drawing in Aussie investors

The newest and cheapest broad market Australian shares exchanged-traded-fund caught the eye of local investors over the quarter, attracting inflows of $108m. 

Investing basics: is hiring a financial adviser 'worth it'?

Morningstar's director of personal finance Christine Benz looks at when it's worth it to work with a financial adviser. 

Morningstar upbeat on Macquarie despite softer FY20 guidance

Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG) has posted a record $2.98bn profit for fiscal 2019 while guiding towards softer results next year, but Morningstar believes management is being overly conservative. 

Vodafone to fight ACCC on TPG merger

Vodafone Hutchison Australia says it and TPG Telecom will fight for the right to merge, hours after Australia's competition watchdog declared it would oppose the $15bn tie-up. 

Three high-quality Chinese stocks trading at a discount

Morningstar equity analysts say buying opportunities remain in the world's second-largest economy, despite renewed investor fears of a US-China trade war. 

NAB cuts dividend more than expected, but a good long-term decision: Morningstar view

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National Australia Bank’s (ASX: NAB) first half fiscal 2019 cash earnings of $3 billion mildly disappointed, falling 5 per cent below our forecast. 

Market shaping for 'sell in May and go away'

The run-up in share prices is leading some to believe that the old adage may play out this year, writes Nicki Bourlioufas. 

Uber IPO looks attractive to Morningstar

Uber, the largest ride-sharing provider outside of China, is tipped to boost market share on the back of growth in its food delivery service, despite failing to keep pace with rival Lyft. 

Nufarm, Iluka and Domino's enter Morningstar best ideas list

Nufarm, Iluka Resources and Domino’s Pizza are the latest Australian names to enter Morningstar’s Global Equity Best Ideas list and are trading at discounts of almost 30 per cent.

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