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.

Motley Fool: Ignore market tantrums over central bank policies

The market threw a tantrum over the US Federal Reserve's decision to wind down quantitative easing.

Scott Phillips Markets behave illogically about interest-rate moves and expect central bankers to signal their every move.

BHP and Rio are understating profits

BHP Billiton's giant Escondida mine in Chile.

Gaurav Sodhi Analysts don't get it. Now that the mining boom is over, the two big miners are much more profitable than they look.

Shares Race Week 2: Mendy's Midas touch

Vanessa Desloires One Money reader has taken a seemingly unassailable lead in week two.

Motley Fool: Don't invest like Noah

Two of everything is not a wise investment strategy. Illustration: Andrew Dyson

Scott Phillips One of the biggest challenges for investors is engaging our rational brains and banishing our emotions.

Shares Race Week 1: Money reader or master stockpicker?

Vanessa Desloires The surprise winner of the last Shares Race has set a formidable lead in the first week of a fresh contest.

Five ways to know you're a good investor

Graham Witcomb We all get lucky investing from time to time. Here's how to know whether your results are from skill or luck.

Motley Fool: There's no such thing as 'smart money'

Demand from China has sent Bellamy's stock soaring, making it one of the ASX's recent success stories.

Scott Phillips The idea that there is a 'big end of town' that trades in and out of companies before you and I have a chance is a myth.

Tech-focused super product called Spaceship to target millennials

Spaceship founders Paul Bennetts, Andrew Sellen, Dave Kuhn and Kaushik Sen have raised $1.6 million from tech heavyweights.

Caitlin Fitzsimmons Software billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes is leading a who's who of the Australian technology industry in backing a new superannuation product with a technology focus aimed at millennials.

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Why Warren Buffett doesn't care that he just lost $1.9 billion

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

Scott Phillips No matter how far your portfolio has fallen in the past, you've never had a day like Warren Buffett just had.

Why big tech is the worst place for young Australians to invest right now

Chris Brycki, founder of automated investment advisor Stockspot, says the technology sector is too frothy.

Chris Brycki The launch of a new super product with a technology focus targeted at millennials has attracted attention, but caution is warranted.

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BRICKX offers fractional ownership of residential property for investors

Fractional ownership of investment property is a first for Australia

John Collett Petar Sabados wants to buy an investment property; but he needs to save the deposit.

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The investor's guide to picking stocks

The only way to achieve growth in a flat market is to pick the right stocks.

Marcus Padley Riding the market is no longer enough, the only way to make money is to pick the right stocks and know when to sell them.

My shares are being consolidated, is that fair?

George Cochrane Financial expert George Cochrane answers readers' questions.

Motley Fool: Three of the best CEOs you may not know

Scott Phillips True success or failure should really be measured only after a chief executive has been in the chair for five years or more - preferably 10.

AFR's Phil Baker opens up commanding lead

The shares race is likely to close with a clear winner, thanks to Ausdrill and Cleanaway.

John Collett It is week three of the shares race and the AFR's Phil Baker has hit a purple patch.