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Motley Fool: How to invest in a Trumpian world

Scott Phillips The rules have changed … or have they?

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.

Rich is a state of mind, not a bank balance

Marcus Padley Look no further than the hordes of rich but miserable celebrities and Lotto winners.

The outlook for the Australian economy and investors in 2017

The Australian economy will face global challenges, especially if the US changes trade policies.

Daryl Dixon Despite historic low interest rates, super funds and investors generally have fared well in 2016.

Bad Santa and Banqer – teaching school kids about money

Catherine Robson There is little doubt that fostering financial literacy in young people leads to more confident decision making in adulthood which in turn leads to lower stress and better outcomes.

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Motley Fool: Monopolies beware, tech is out to get you

Walmart might be many times the size of the next largest retailer in the US, but it still has well under half of the market share enjoyed by Woolies here in Australia.

Scott Phillips Complacent investors may feel the pain.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Getting the measure of Trump is a short-term game for investors

Mark Bouris dinkus.

Mark Bouris Don't rush a decision or change a plan just because there's a new US president.

The best way to become a financial winner

Catherine Robson The most likely way to become a financial winner is to make good quality growth investments and then get out of the way and let time do the work.

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Motley Fool: The elephant in the bank inquiry room

Inappropriate incentives are at the heart of the banks' cultural problems. Illustration: Kerrie Leishman

Scott Phillips Bank staff's remuneration is not aligned with their customers' success – only the banks'.

Mark Bouris: why home ownership is one of the best investments you can make

Home ownership is a good foundation for building wealth.

Mark Bouris You may have to take on a large debt to buy it, but the family home also becomes your biggest asset.

Motley Fool: What the banking inquiry means for shareholders

Scott Phillips The big bank CEOs seem contrite at the parliamentary inquiry, but the banks are probably safe from real consequences.

Motley Fool: was buying Blue Poles for $1.3m in 1973 a good investment?

Jackson Pollock's 'Blue Poles' is on loan to the Royal Academy of Arts in London for the 'Abstract Expressionism' exhibition.

Scott Phillips The government was mocked for spending $1.3 million on Blue Poles in 1973. It's now worth $350 million. Was it a good investment?

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Nicole helps... a woman who left an abusive ex and wants to rebuild her finances

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Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon has a new column helping fight financial injustice.