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GLOSS LOST

Market slump hits mums and dads hardest

John Collett

John Collett Small investors have taken a hit with most of the big dividend payers falling behind the broader market over the past year.

GETTING AHEAD

What to do when the market gets wobbly

The sharemarket is a bit like a plate of jelly - it can get the wobbles.

David Potts There are ways to protect yourself when the market corrects apart, that is, from not being in it in the first place.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Late bloomers can flourish

Marcus Padley

Marcus Padley Post retirement, the stockmarket can be a hobby that makes money. And it's fun, too!

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Are the banks cheap yet?

Banks may not be the investment they once were.

Scott Phillips  They're the stocks we love to love, but 2015 has been tough.

ASSET CHECK

Share market biased against small investors

A pat on the back for CBA.

Daryl Dixon Allowing short selling when companies are raising capital or markets are under pressure from external shocks increases the already significant risks for smaller share investors.

GETTING AHEAD

London to a BRIC, the hottest stocks are in Asia

David Potts Whenever our market plays up sure enough there'll be a fund manager spruiking the merits of investing offshore which requires deep research and matching fees.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Should we worry about a China crash?

Festive spirit: In China, a huge shadow banking sector has financed a speculative bubble.

John Addis Chinese leaders are trying to transition from an investment to a consumption-led model. The big question is "how".

TIP OF THE WEEK

Trackers can get your finances in shape

Behaviours encouraged by your Fitbit can also be applied to your financial life.

Catherine Robson Whether its your health or your money, developing positive habits is the cornerstone of success.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Returns depend on asset choices

Choices, choices.

Thabojan Rasiah The way investments perform is determined by several factors, but one is far and away the most important.

ASSET CHECK

Rebound makes time for a new game

Daryl Dixon

Daryl Dixon Recent events mean smaller investors have the opportunity to rebalance their portfolios.

It’s easier to get in with the e-crowd

Global Kinetics Corporation chief executive Andrew Maxwell wears a Parkinson's KinetiGraph medical device, which helps doctors treat patients with movement disorders. GKC has used crowdfunding site OurCrowd to raise money to take the product to the American market.

Christine Long Small investors could soon find fresh ways to back new ventures.

WIPEOUT

How it feels to get burned on the stockmarket - one investor's hard-learned advice

Paul Courtney, left, has learned the hard way about what not to do when investing. He is with his son, financial adviser Andrew Courtney.

David Wilson The tumult on the share markets this week is a reminder to all investors of just how treacherous trading can be.

STARTING YOUNG

The rise of the Gen Y share investor

If you get kids interested in the stock market when they are young they are likely to develop a healthy interest.

Barbara Drury Tech-savvy young investors are tapping into the share market.

HOT STOCK

Spark New Zealand delivers a haymaker for the naysayers

Spark has seen many changes with a  major rebranding.

Greg Smith The Kiwi telco has surpassed earnings growth expectations and delivered a higher dividend. But is it a good buy?

SURVIVAL GUIDE

What to do during market turmoil

No, we're not in panic mode yet.

Richard Livingston Shares in our big banks and miners have been hard hit. That makes now a good time to buy. Or does it?

Big bank shares have hidden perils

Investors in banking shares must consider a financial institution's future profitability.

Daryl Dixon Share investors have sound reasons for being concerned about participating in the current spate of new share issues.

HOT BULLION

The goldrums could be a good time to buy big

Gold enthusiasts say now is a good time to buy gold, like every other time. Economists have a different view.

Alexandra Cain As the price of the yellow metal slides to its lowest level for some time, many investors are sensing a golden opportunity.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Tip of the Week: How to create wealth outside your job

Michael Hutton Your level of income is important in generating wealth but equally, if not more, important is what you do with your income to create wealth. 

WELL-HEELED

Don't let debt fears paint you into a corner

Melissa Browne.

Melissa Browne Not all debt is bad for you - so paying all your debts down at once might not be such a great idea.

PROPERTY PLANS

How to make a flipping profit

Buying an old house, renovating it and selling it at a profit is not as easy as TV reno shows may suggest.

John Collett If you want to buy, sell and move on – fast – it helps to pick a property in the right suburb