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Lex Hall  |  20 May 2019Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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The effect of the election on Ramsay Health Care dominated our coverage last week, alongside the policies that affect investors, and our overview of Gold-rate Aussie equity funds. 

How the election will affect Ramsay Health Care

Private health insurance rebates, the cost of private health insurance premiums, and Medicare rebates are the key election policy areas that will affect Ramsay Health Care. 

Gold-rated Aussie equity funds and how to buy them

Greencape Capital, Fidelity International, and Schroders rank highly for their leadership, portfolio management, and shrewd investing approach. 

Coalition v Labor: the Election2019 policies that affect you

Tax reform, housing policies and franking credits changes are some of the key battlegrounds as Australians head to the polls in what shapes as one of the hardest fought election campaigns in recent history. 

Retirees face higher inflation, growth assets still key

Retirees face higher healthcare costs and greater inflation exposure, emphasising the importance of also holding growth assets in their investment portfolios, say financial planners. 

Morningstar analysis of China trade scenario

Whether the US and China strike a new trade deal or not, this is not the time to get complacent about the long-term threat of conflict between the two countries, write Morningstar's Preston Caldwell and Stephen Ellis. 

Election2019: investors urged to seek other sources of income if franking scrapped

We begin part two of our election coverage by examining one of the most contentious aspects of the campaign: Labor’s plan to scrap cash refunds for excess franking credits. 

Investing basics: why investors go gaga over interest rates

An understanding of how interest rates work is crucial as they can affect whether you get a good savings rate from your bank or solid returns from the stock market. 

Remediation costs dent CBA's 3Q update

The Commonwealth Bank’s strong balance sheet and market hegemony are enough to dispel a poor third quarter, says Morningstar’s David Ellis, who retains an upbeat long-term view. 

Caterpillar, Adient among best ideas trading at discounts

The trade tensions buffeting equity markets this week have pushed some of the new entrants on Morningstar’s Global Best Ideas list to new discounts. 

5 investing lessons from Game of Thrones

The hit fantasy series has a lot of advice that investors can use in real life, writes Ruth Saldanha.

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