Vanessa Desloires There's been a shake up in the ranks this week, and one clever tipster has shot from fifth to first place on a bet in volatile small cap stocks.
John Collett Changes in the official cash rate always create winners and losers. Irene Dumer is one of the winners.
James Cockington Keen buyers at the latest Leonard Joel fine art auction were ''all looking for the Brett Whiteley of the future''.
John Manuel Owing BHP and Rio Tinto isn't diversification, nor is owning a rental property down the road from your own home.
Scott Phillips If you understand a company's strategy, management and opportunity, you'll be ready to pounce when the market next throws the baby out with the bathwater.
Noel Whittaker Don't forget that it is the after-tax return of investments that counts and that is where franked dividends come into their own.
Caitlin Fitzsimmons It's not just that one in three buyers are investors, it's also that they're disproportionately competing with first-home buyers.
Scott Phillips In recent weeks, we've been looking at some of the attributes of a great company, on the premise that the better the business, the greater our chance of investment success.
THE MOTLEY FOOL
Scott Phillips Any time you read "accepted wisdom", you should ask yourself whether that's simply code for "I just use the same tired cliches as everyone else".
James Cockington Sculptor Arthur Fleischmann spent a productive 10 years in Sydney, but his works from this period were kept in storage for half a century, and will now be sold.
Scott Phillips The best companies in Australia are surrounded by moats – although not the ones you are thinking of.
Scott Phillips Spinning the company results may result in a short-term gain for investors, but substance is what matters in the longer term.
Daryl Dixon By highlighting the increased risk for both investors and the banking system of an oversupply of apartments and commercial real estate, the Reserve Bank has added to the normal uncertainty facing...
Catherine Robson Many assume doctors are rich. But in many ways they face more headwinds than most.
John Collett Increasing bad debt provisions, dividends under threat and falling share prices are giving long-term big-bank shareholders pause to think.
THE HONEST BROKER
Marcus Padley At some price every stock becomes dangerous, even so-called defensive assets such as Transurban and Sydney Airport.
Scott Phillips Have you ever wondered why so many investors are enamoured with dividends?
Graham Witcomb There's Coles and Woolies, Qantas and Virgin, but the new duopoly in town is Primary Health Care and Sonic Healthcare.
Noel Whittaker A reader asks Noel Whittaker how dividend income overcomes the volatility of shares.
James Cockington There are people driving around today with number plates worth more than their cars.