Share Market


Share market biased against small investors

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.


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?


Market moves reset leaders in share market contest

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


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.


Don't let your vote go to waste

Meet new friends and influential people at your next AGM.

David Potts If you're a shareholder you'll have been invited to the company AGM. Make sure you go.


Make your money mistakes work for you

Even seemingly sweet deals can go wrong.

Barbara Drury Successful investors regard their missteps as valuable learning experiences. You can learn from them too.


The power to right investment wrongs

Ron Hodge The right robo advice model can save investors from unbalanced portfolios and subjective bias


Share service choice can cost you in the end

Max Newnham The consequences of selecting the wrong share service are made plain after a husband's death.


Swinging bling in vogue again

A selection of items made by Charles de Temple to be sold by Shapiro Auctioneers in Sydney on October 20.

James Cockington Jewellery is hot right now as those with some spare cash invest in precious jewels rather than under-performing stocks and shares.


'Time in the market' is a slogan, not a strategy

Time is not always on your side.

Richard Livingston The price you pay for a stock is the key to making money from the share market.


What to do with your dividend windfall

The best way to ride a volatile sharemarket is to invest a fixed sum of money at regular intervals.

David Potts Billions of dollars worth of dividends are hitting bank accounts right now, but in a market as choppy as this, what's the best next move?


Bitcoin Group on the block

Bitcoin miners are likely to remain capital-intensive, low-margin businesses.

Andrew Legget One way to invest in Bitcoin is to get in on the ground floor with the IPO of 'Australia's biggest Bitcoin miner'. But it might be a bit risky.


Times getting tough? Time to pull plug

Marcus Padley

Marcus Padley Years of indoctrination have led us to believe that the market only ever goes up. It doesn't.


End of China's explosive growth not end of Incitec Pivot story

Signs are good for a potential share price appreciation.

Andrew Blackmore Prospects for fertiliser and explosives maker hinge on two engines – the US economy and the industrialisation of Asia.


10 decisions Scott Morrison must make

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has handed new Treasurer Scott Morrison a golden opportunity to leave his mark with sensible decisions to benefit society and our economy.

Scott Phillips New Treasurer can choose political expediency or focus on the long-term interests of the country.


America beckons for discs with history

A recording of South Pacific from the collection.

James Cockington Woman inherits fabulous collection of old records. But the question is what to do with it - and where to find someone to sell it to.


Market slump hits mums and dads hardest

John Collett

John Collett Small investors have taken a hit with most of the big dividend payers falling behind the broader market over the past year.

Much ado about nothing

Daryl Dixon A small rise in US rates is not a threat to Australian savers and investors, even if it leads to further market gyrations.

Safety nets not always the best way to go

Catherine Robson

Catherine Robson Inside the enclosure of the net, children take less care and engage in riskier behaviour. This scenario has lots of parallels with investing.

More thrills and spills on the way

David Potts Shareholders tend to cling to stocks that are falling in value, and sell those that are rising.