Property

BOUNCING BACK

Make your money mistakes work for you

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

YOUR SAY

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.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

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.

INVESTMENT 101

The real definition of risk for investors

Scott Phillips  Throw away the textbooks: investment risk is not the same as volatility.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

For sale: art works by late portrait painter Judy Cassab

James Cockington Painter Judy Cassab left "an indelible mark on the story of Australian art", with her portraits of everyone from prime ministers to princesses.

MONEY BRAIN

Time for the next Big Short?

Catherine Robson Few films about finance make you laugh, are touching and leave you more informed than when you went in.

BAD TIMING

'Time in the market' is a slogan, not a strategy

Time is not always on your side.

Richard Livingston The price you pay for a stock is the key to making money from the share market.

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?