Share Market

What to do in a falling share market

Marcus Padley Amuse yourself somewhere warm while you watch and wait for things to get better.

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.

YOUR QUESTIONS

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

Investments need to be made with an eye to the future.

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

SHARE RACE

Market moves reset leaders in share market contest

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

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.

The Motley Fool: the ASX rout was the fall we had to have

Scott Phillips The largest fall of 2017 isn't a surprise – or necessarily even a harbinger.

Why our assumptions, and current share prices, might be wrong

Before the Brexit vote, investors assumed Britain would not vote to leave the EU.

Marcus Padley Assumptions are the root of all major losses. What assumptions are we making today?

Comments 8

Medical cannabis stocks are all the rage, but it's a bubble

Smoking is still bad for you, but taking cannabis in oil form can have medicinal value.

Scott Phillips The ASX has gone to pot. Medical cannabis is the only game in town and it's going to end badly.

SPONSORED

Why housing for the military is a solid investment

Naval officer Scott Palmer and his wife Monica invested in a DHA property after first living in one. Anyone can invest in a DHA home, not just defence personnel.

Ben Hurley If you are worried about nasty surprises, it's worth considering an investment property from Defence Housing Australia.

SHARES RACE

Tipster rides high on cannabis-stock pick

John Collett Kalkine's Hina Chowdhary has shot to the lead in week two of the four-week shares race with her original $10,000 investment in medicinal cannabis stock, AusCann, now worth $21,719.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Three investment lessons from Warren Buffett

Scott Phillips He's worth almost $100 billion - it pays to listen.

Women investors share their success stories

Kaye Rees (right) founder of Trading for Blondes investment club with (left to right) three other members, Leigh Montague, Sue Poon, Cheryl Moseley.

John Collett Women are increasingly building share portfolios by themselves or in groups.

The two trends that have turned reporting season into Results Roulette

Company share prices are experiencing ever-growing volatility post results announcements.

Marcus Padley There are a lot of positive write-ups about the recent results season, but don't be fooled.

Why more women should invest in the sharemarket

Scott Phillips Women, it's time for an investing revolution. Ignore those who say it's not for you.

SHARES RACE

Shares race: Chartist's satellite communications pick goes gangbusters

John Collett Richard Pritchard has stormed ahead in week one of the new four-week Shares Race.

How to spot a property spruiker

Noel Whittaker.

Noel Whittaker When any asset class is booming, the predators arrive.

Results season: small investors left behind as mining stocks boom

Small fry: the big stocks favoured by mums and dads have not done so well.

John Collett Many small investors have been hurt because they don't hold the resources companies.

Ethical investment up-ended by Hunter Hall turmoil

Ziggy and Leeanna Spencer were not interested in an ethical-lite option, they wanted the real deal.

John Collett Investors with more than $1 billion between them with deep-green investment manager Hunter Hall, must be wondering what to do after the shock resignation of founder Peter Hall.

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.

Tipsters struggle early into the one-year Shares Race

John Collett Welcome to the year-long Shares Race, where 12 tipsters have selected 10 stocks each and their progress will be updated each month.