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.

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: Investors should focus on the forest, not the trees

Pic: Rob Banks Tossing a 20 cent coin

Scott Phillips Overcome this investment mistake to improve your returns.

BetaShares launches 'true to label' ethical ETF

BetaShares launches deep-green exchange traded fund

John Collett Specialist exchange traded fund (ETF) provider, BetaShares, has launched an ETF that gives investors access to a portfolio of the world's leading sustainable and ethical companies in one investment.

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.

Motley Fool: The lucky country for investors

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Scott Phillips Why 2017, like every other year, is shaping up to be a good one.

Memo to investors in 2017: hedge your equities, and sell your bonds

President-elect Donald Trump's 100-day plan has injected confidence into the sharemarkets.

Jon Horton "Investors are visionaries in some respects – they look beyond the present."

Six ways to become a better investor through entertainment

John Oliver on Last Week Tonight.

Chris Brycki The summer holidays are the best time to make good on all the New Year's resolutions you've ever made to get "better at" money and investing.

Five biggest mistakes people make saving for retirement

Gary Stone Saving for retirement is a multi-decade investing venture, even for those approaching retirement.

HotCopper is too hot

The HotCopper site is a sharemarket forum perhaps better known for spruiking and rampant speculation, rather than detailed research and considered views.

Alex Hughes There is as much hot air in HotCopper's share price as there is in its forums.

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.

Motley Fool: 2016 was a year of surprises

Investors turned on former market darlings such as Bellamy's Organic.

Scott Phillips Things that are always clear in hindsight are never clear at the time. But 2016 has really outdone itself.

The hidden danger of investing in aged care

Aged care is destined to have increasing demand, but there may be oversupply.

Graham Witcomb Favourable demand forecasts aren't enough to make money in aged care. Focus on supply.

The investment lies we tell ourselves

Scott Phillips The hardest part of investing is not the balance sheet analysis or ratio calculations. It's the way we use that information.

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.

SHARES RACE

Shares Race: Galaxy Resources up 46pc, while Cre8tek nearly doubles

A Panasonic lithium-ion flexible battery that's just 0.55 millimetres thick.

Galaxy Resources, a mining company focused on lithium, has emerged as one of the strongest performers in the final Shares Race for 2016.