Share Market

YOUR QUESTIONS

How to best invest your parents' savings: share market or balanced funds?

George Cochane Should my mum put half her savings into the share market?

SHARES RACE

Four-week share market battle won by dartboard

Roar of the crowd: Our contestants fought to the finish, as you do in all good competitions.

David Potts Scramble for second spot, with car industry software supplier the deciding factor.

SHARE RACE

Market moves reset leaders in share market contest

David Potts Hypothetical $100,000 investments turn good profit for four competitors.

SHARE RACE

Racers feel market pain - but some fare better than others

Gareth Hutchens This week's market mayhem has left some - but not all - of the racers' dreams in tatters.

ASSETT CHECK

The party may be over

Daryl Dixon Market slides are bad, but a more important concern for many investors is the impact of the APRA crackdown on lending to property investors.

SNAP 'EM UP

Plenty of bargains for savvy investors

Share bargains are there for the taking if investors seize the opportunity.

John Collett Share bargains are there for the taking among the big, good quality Australian-listed companies, analysts say.

STARTING YOUNG

The rise of the Gen Y share investor

You're never too young to learn about investments and share trading.

Barbara Drury It should come as no surprise that the way these digital natives interact with technology is changing the way they invest.

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.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Great result but Telstra is like Woolies

Gaurav Sodhi Little seems capable of troubling Telstra right now. Yet as Woolies' experience warns, outsized returns are a threat.

UNDER THE RADAR

Small Caps standing tall amid market mayhem

Richard Hemming Despite the general market turmoil, some smaller stocks are performing well.

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.

HOUSE PROUD

Are four walls still safe as houses?

Dean and Sally Lewis, with their children Bronte and Dan, have been buying and renovating houses for 25 years.

David Potts Unlike the share market, property is unlikely to plummet but will prices keep on climbing?

Shares race: punt on Silicon Valley's 1-Page helps journalist lengthen lead

Gareth Hutchens There's something not-quite-right here. It looks like a financial journalist knows what he's doing.

HIGH FLYERS

Is Qantas set to keep on soaring?

John Collett Investors want to know if profit growth can be sustained and whether there’s more upside in share price.

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.

BRICK BY BRICK

Lego sets the pace for smart investors

A re-creation of the

Dan Hyde Forget stocks, property or gold, the real place for investors to make a killing is in collectable Lego.

BOURIS ON MONEY

Property plans in tatters? Don't despair

Mark Bouris What do tighter lending rules mean for those who dreamt of buying an investment property?

SHARES RACE

Front-runner defies market shocker to end in the black

David Potts A rough week fails to deter our ace.

BANKING ON IT

Buyers beware in banks' stock clearance sales

The Big Four banks are having a clearance sale.

David Potts It might look tempting, but don't rush in to buy.