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Top 10 articles of last week

Glenn Freeman  |  24 Jun 2019Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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Articles on planning  for your aged care needs, end of financial year tips and insights on the Woodford funds train wreck topped our most-read list last week.

4 ways to improve your portfolio before fiscal 2020 

Make the most of another financial year-end with these top tips on reviewing your investment portfolio, including avoiding the ATO's wash sale crackdown.

4 steps to address the missing link in retirement planning 

Many Australians are failing to plan for the healthcare costs they will almost certainly face in their later years.

Don't give up on the ageing bull market yet, says Fidelity 

Global equities will continue to deliver good investment returns despite warning signs of a US recession, says Fidelity's Anthony Doyle.

Woodford: a cautionary tale for Australian investors 

Morningstar explains the rise and recent fall of rock-star UK fund manager Neil Woodford and his Woodford Equity Income Fund.

Retirement income business Challenger down but not out 

Australia’s ageing population will allow the annuity provider to ride out a shorter-term profit hit, even as it suffers fall-out from the banking royal commission and declining interest rates, says Morningstar.

Vocus has questions to answer as another suitor flees 

AGL Energy's sudden reversal of its $3 billion Vocus bid marks the fourth aborted acquisition inside two years, raising serious questions about the telco's books.

5 golden rules for buying Australian ETFs 

There are many reasons to like passive exchange-traded funds. They let investors access a wide range of asset classes and global markets in a single trade, while also being transparent, accessible and – on the whole – cheap.

A handful of companies wield too much influence

A small collection of large companies, such as Google and Facebook, wield too much influence on economies and wages, says the International Monetary Fund in a new report.

Diversification means investing overseas too 

If diversification is the only free lunch in investing, investors around the world might be leaving a lot on the lunch table.

Impact investing is moving into the mainstream, but at what cost? 

The impact investing industry is experiencing incredible momentum as investors seek to make the world a better place.

is senior editor for Morningstar Australia

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