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Top 10 articles of the year so far

Glenn Freeman  |  15 Jan 2018Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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As we hit the mid-point of January 2018, we look at the top-performing articles on Morningstar.com.au.

Investors were particularly interested in our analysts’ views on mining and healthcare stocks, how Australian banks are expected to perform this year, our credit market outlook and other company and sector analysis.

Large-cap stocks to watch

While Australian companies in the mining and materials sectors were among the best performers in the ASX200 index at the end of 2017, that's not the full story.

 Top performing funds of 2017

The past year has seen further growth in the exchange-traded product sector, with the latest ASX data putting the sector’s total market capitalisation at more than $250 billion

5 stocks tipped for growth in 2018

These five companies spanning a range of sectors are tipped to provide good earnings growth over 2018 and beyond, according to Morningstar analysts

High-net worth investors hungry for guidance

In the year ahead, investors are particularly hungry for insights and information on equities, exchange-traded funds, managed funds and portfolio asset allocation, according to a recent survey of high-net worth investors.

How Australia's big 4 will fare this year

For all the noise building around the Federal Government's Royal Commission into Banks and Financial Services, Morningstar's senior banks analyst David Ellis reminds investors of a few home truths.

5 lessons for SMSFs from 2017, preparing for 2018

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Self-managed super fund trustees have had an eventful year thanks to July's super changes and another rollercoaster ride for financial markets. Here are some lessons from the experience, and tips on how to prepare for the year ahead.

5 moat-rated dividend stocks to consider

In the ongoing low interest rate environment, income investors face challenges finding high-quality sources of dividends, but the following list may help.

Legal shift disqualifies popular SMSF tax deduction

Recent legislation changes to allowable tax deductions may have implications for SMSF trustees who hold investment property in their fund, writes Elizabeth Wang.

Investors rush to take advantage of pot stock high

The Federal Government’s decision to allow exports of medicinal cannabis products prompted an early investor rush on ASX-listed Australian medicinal cannabis producers.

Mixed bag for investors amid credit market volatility

Insights on the Australian interest rate outlook, US tax reform, and winners and losers in fixed income featured in Morningstar's Australian Credit Monthly for December 2017.

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• Unpredictability a key investment risk in 2018

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Glenn Freeman is Morningstar's senior editor.

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is senior editor for Morningstar Australia

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