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Top 10 articles of last week

Lex Hall  |  27 May 2019Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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The market's reaction to the shock election result took top billing in our list of most read articles last week, alongside articles about bargain IPOs, retail stocks and the latest RBA interest rate decision.

What the Coalition's ‘miracle’ win means for investors

The Coalition under Prime Minister Scott Morrison has staged one of the most stunning wins since World War II

Election2019: Market set for bounce as tax cuts loom

The Liberal-National Coalition is capitalising on Scott Morrison’s sweeping election win to pass through signature tax cuts in a bid to bolster a slowing economy.

Online travel stocks with room to run

Travel and tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the global economy, creating one out of every five new jobs worldwide, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council.

How to spot a bargain IPO

Morningstar analyst Karen Wallace assesses when to buy and when to avoid initial public offerings, and also explains how they are priced and other Morningstar analysis of IPOs.

Retailers and recessions: opportunities in the aisles

Investors often assume that consumer staple stocks are among the safest places to be in a recession.

RBA eyes cut as APRA urges scrapping of 7pc home loan buffer

Scott Morrison's dramatic election victory has received an economic double-shot in the form of a mooted fall in interest rates and a loosening of access to home loans.

Xero deep in overvalued territory despite strong result

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Cloud-based accounting software firm Xero has booked a strong result but the WAAAX club member  remains deep in overvalued territory, says Morningstar. 

Labor's election loss a welcome reprieve for health insurers

Share prices at private health insurers NIB Medibank Private bounced as Labor's election defeat scuttled several policies that would have likely increased member outflows and slashed margins. 

Bonds climb as investors seek security

Australian government bond yields dropped to record lows amid fears of a local and global economic slowdown, with investors flocking to the safety of bonds as a buffer to expected ongoing volatility.

James Hardie cuts dividend despite 57pc full-year profit jump

Construction materials company James Hardie has cut its final dividend despite lifting full-year profit 57 per cent to $US228.8 million ($331 million).

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