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Motley Fool: Five investing concepts you might be getting wrong

Scott Phillips "You keep using that word", Inigo Montoya said in the movie The Princess Bride, "I do not think it means what you think it means."

Sharemarket investing for the smashed avocado generation

Frustrated millennials can get a taste of the sharemarket.

Jessica Irvine So, you've given up the dream of home ownership – for the moment, at least.

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.

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?

The Motley Fool: the ASX rout was the fall we had to have

Scott Phillips The largest fall of 2017 isn't a surprise – or necessarily even a harbinger.

Why our assumptions, and current share prices, might be wrong

Before the Brexit vote, investors assumed Britain would not vote to leave the EU.

Marcus Padley Assumptions are the root of all major losses. What assumptions are we making today?

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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.

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Why housing for the military is a solid investment

Naval officer Scott Palmer and his wife Monica invested in a DHA property after first living in one. Anyone can invest in a DHA home, not just defence personnel.

Ben Hurley If you are worried about nasty surprises, it's worth considering an investment property from Defence Housing Australia.

How to protect yourself from housing bubble downside

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

How to claw back the age pension

It's not too late for many retirees to get back some of the age pension.

John Collett Changes to the age pension assets test that took effect from January 1 have seen about 200,000 better-off retirees receiving smaller pension payments.

Women investors share their success stories

Kaye Rees (right) founder of Trading for Blondes investment club with (left to right) three other members, Leigh Montague, Sue Poon, Cheryl Moseley.

John Collett Women are increasingly building share portfolios by themselves or in groups.

Motley Fool: The joy of being average … and the times you should ignore it

Scott Phillips The average has a lot to offer – and to teach us – especially if we're investors.

The beauty of fully franked dividends

Focus on maximising your after-tax income rather than tax minimisation.

Scott Phillips Far too many Australians let the tax "tail" wag the investing dog.

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?

Motley Fool: How to invest in a Trumpian world

Scott Phillips The rules have changed … or have they?

SHARES RACE

Gold continues to shine for tipsters on back of Trump concerns

John Collett The top three places remain unchanged at the end of week two of the four-week Shares Race, as the themes of the first week continued into the second.

Market volatility not as scary as it seems

Volatility on share markets can be a reminder to make sure you are in the right super fund investment option.

Clancy Yeates With returns from super getting bumpier, it's important for members to make sure they are in the right investment option.

SHARES RACE

Shares Race returns with tipsters backing gold miners in front

Mining services companies are doing well, along with gold miners.

John Collett Tipsters with portfolios loaded up with gold miners and mining services companies have done best in the first week of the four-week Shares Race.

Trump, Brexit and super changes in the mix for 2017

Australian shares may not reproduce the bumper returns of 2016 this year.

John Collett What a year 2016 was. Britons voted to leave the European Union, Donald Trump won the US presidential election – and financial markets reacted well to these events.

What's your big investment idea for 2017?

Marcus Padley As they say in the stockmarket, if you have one good idea a year, it's a good year.