Time to buy mining shares and dump insurance stocks? Not so fast

Scott Phillips No investor ever made money (other than through sheer luck) looking only in the rear vision mirror.

Why regulators are worrying about housing debt

Low wage growth and high indebtedness means it will take longer for borrowers to pay down loans than in the past.

Clancy Yeates Mortgage debt is a big concern for financial regulators, but maybe not for the reason you think.

Why most Australians don't invest in shares

Four per cent of Australians haven't invested in shares because they prefer property.

Caitlin Fitzsimmons The vast majority of Australians have never invested in shares, and there's no great mystery why – they can't afford it.

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Don't bet the house on solving the affordability crisis

Mark Bouris We're seeing a lot of calls for solutions to the housing affordability crisis. But are the solutions as useful as they claim?

Should pension fund investors take profits now?

Daryl Dixon Is this as good as it gets for investors?


Investing in defence housing: do the numbers stack up?

Ben Hurley Investment homes leased back to Defence Housing Australia for housing military personnel become a key part of many Australians' investment portfolios, and at first glance there is little not to like.


Why Woolies and Coles should fear Costco, not Amazon

Scott Phillips The big box retailer has big ambitions… and runs on the board.


Defence housing offers a defensive yield in low-interest times

Ben Hurley The low-interest rate environment is driving rising numbers of private investors to put some of their money into housing for Australian Defence Force members.

Motley Fool: What China collapse?

A few months ago the smartest people in finance were waxing lyrical on whether the Chinese landing would be

Scott Phillips What's the greatest threat to the world economy and our economic prosperity?

Keep the shorting 'hyenas' in your peripheral vision

Hyenas rarely do the initial damage but once they swoop in, they can quickly become the problem.

Marcus Padley All investors and traders should keep shorting activity in their peripheral vision because it highlights stocks that have an issue.

How to protect yourself from housing bubble downside

Melissa Browne.

Melissa Browne When looking at investing in property, you need to build in a buffer to help you withstand any dramatic changes.

The best-performing asset class of the past five years

A-REITs have done very well, including ALE Property Group, which owns pubs.

John Collett The best-performing asset class of the past five years are the listed trusts that own commercial property.

Margin loans are bad for your financial health

Leverage magnifies both losses and gains.

Scott Phillips Borrowing to invest. The idea is almost as old as investing itself.

It's bonds to the rescue as the needle points up for interest rates

Danica Hampton Younger investors may never have made decisions in the environment we are heading into.

Budget 2017: If you want to avoid an unwelcome tax slug it's time to get moving

It's time for action.

Melissa Browne What you might want to consider doing before the end of the financial year to minimise losses and maximise opportunities.

Most investors are too focused on tax rather than fundamentals

Noel Whittaker.

Noel Whittaker There is anecdotal evidence that regulatory measures and budget proposals are having an effect on the housing market, which is a sad reflection on the mentality of the average property investor.

What the Moneyball story teaches us about investment


Caitlin Fitzsimmons Does share market investment require a technology-driven approach, or is it not that simple?

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Lower returns ahead for investors

Daryl Dixon So far, financial year superannuation fund returns have been good with the prospect of double digit returns if world share markets don't tank in June.

It's not too late to boost your tax deductions

Melissa Browne This year was going to be different.

Noel Whittaker gives his verdict on micro-investment app Acorns

The Acorns app rounds up each purchase you make and stores it in an investment portfolio for you.

Noel Whittaker For years I have been going on about the power of investing small sums of money.