Motley Fool: The beauty of dividends

Scott Phillips Have you ever wondered why so many investors are enamoured with dividends?


Australia's other great duopoly is literally pathological – Sonic and Primary

Graham Witcomb There's Coles and Woolies, Qantas and Virgin, but the new duopoly in town is Primary Health Care and Sonic Healthcare.


Are volatile shares worth the pain?

Keep in mind that it's normal to have four negative years out of every 10 if you are investing in the sharemarket.

Noel Whittaker A reader asks Noel Whittaker how dividend income overcomes the volatility of shares.


The number plates that are worth more than cars

James Cockington There are people driving around today with number plates worth more than their cars.


Finance: How to get comfortable with investing in shares

Melissa Browne If you think investing in the sharemarket is just a form of gambling but know you should learn more about it, read on.


Vintage skateboards in hot demand

James Cockington Prices for vintage skateboards have taken off over the past 10 years or so.


Motley Fool: Don't invest by looking backwards

Scott Phillips  The rear vision mirror isn't for looking forwards - extrapolation from the past can lead investors astray.

Five things to know from Warren Buffett's letter to investors

Over the past five decades, he has built the Omaha, Nebraska-based company into a sprawling enterprise with a stock portfolio valued at more than $US110 billion and interests in insurance, energy, manufacturing, media, retail and transportation.

Jessica Sier Investing sage Warren Buffett has delivered his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders; those fortunate holders of the $US200,000 stock.

A mild correction forecast for house prices

Apartment prices in Sydney and Melbourne are expected to decline more sharply than houses.

John Collett Leading forecaster BIS Shrapnel says property prices in Sydney and Melbourne will experience a "mild correction" during the next three years.


Bitcoin Group on the block

Bitcoin miners are likely to remain capital-intensive, low-margin businesses.

Andrew Legget One way to invest in Bitcoin is to get in on the ground floor with the IPO of 'Australia's biggest Bitcoin miner'. But it might be a bit risky.


Swinging bling in vogue again

A selection of items made by Charles de Temple to be sold by Shapiro Auctioneers in Sydney on October 20.

James Cockington Jewellery is hot right now as those with some spare cash invest in precious jewels rather than under-performing stocks and shares.


Make your money mistakes work for you

Even seemingly sweet deals can go wrong.

Barbara Drury Successful investors regard their missteps as valuable learning experiences. You can learn from them too.


Don't let your vote go to waste

Meet new friends and influential people at your next AGM.

David Potts If you're a shareholder you'll have been invited to the company AGM. Make sure you go.

Much ado about nothing

Daryl Dixon A small rise in US rates is not a threat to Australian savers and investors, even if it leads to further market gyrations.

Safety nets not always the best way to go

Catherine Robson

Catherine Robson Inside the enclosure of the net, children take less care and engage in riskier behaviour. This scenario has lots of parallels with investing.


America beckons for discs with history

A recording of South Pacific from the collection.

James Cockington Woman inherits fabulous collection of old records. But the question is what to do with it - and where to find someone to sell it to.


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.


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.


Late bloomers can flourish

Marcus Padley

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


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.