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Top 10 articles of last week

Glenn Freeman  |  17 Jun 2019Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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Articles about potential ETF investing pitfalls, tax-time super strategies and a potential threat to SMSF life insurance arrangements were among our most-read last week.

5 golden rules for buying Australian ETFs 

While there are a lot of reasons to like ETFs, their ease of access and a few other pitfalls can pose problems for investors, explains Morningstar's Matthew Wilkinson.

SMSF trustees face new legal threat 

The life insurance of self-managed super fund trustees who have opened APRA-regulated super funds to access this protection could be under threat, warns the SMSF Association.

Investing basics: pay yourself first - the simple money habit to grow your wealth

A little bit of planning can help you quickly and painlessly establish a nest egg, writes Emma Rapaport.

4 super strategies for this end of financial year 

The end of financial year is looming but it’s not too late to put in place some smart superannuation strategies before 30 June to help reduce tax liabilities.

How miners, LNG exporters are faring amid US-China trade war 

Trade tensions between the US and China are affecting Australian miners and oil and gas players in different ways, writes Nicki Bourlioufas.

Why AGL's $3bn Vocus bid makes sense for one side, not the other 

AGL Energy's $3 billion tilt at Vocus is a questionable move, but one which holds potential upside for shareholders of the corporate telco, say Morningstar analysts.

Big four, Telstra back in vogue for this fund manager 

Sean Martin tells Morningstar why it’s time to rethink the fortunes of two pillars of the ASX.

Why franking fears, dividends may leave some investors worse off

Some investors could be worse off if they acted early on fears about Labor's franking credit policy, says super industry expert Phil La Greca.

7 US stocks to avoid 

Investing in stocks with unpredictable cash flows when they’re trading at nosebleed valuations is a recipe for failure, writes Susan Dziubinski.

How to choose the best emerging market investment opportunities 

Morningstar Investment Management analysts explain why they prefer emerging market investment opportunities in Europe and Asia, and why investors need to be cautiously selective.

is senior editor for Morningstar Australia

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