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Tipster backs husband to take lead in Shares Race

John Collett What a difference a week can make. After battling the head winds of market turbulance our tipsters have hit an early purple patch.

Six-week shares race ends with all but Dartboard underwater

Investors are expecting continuing volatility in wake of the Trump victory.

John Collett The US presidential race that saw Hillary Clinton ahead in the polls and Donald Trump's surprise victory created havoc on markets.

Why bonds are not really 'safer' than shares

Gold prices recently fell and bond yields rose, meaning bondholders took a hammering.

Noel Whittaker While bonds generally guarantee return of capital, you can still take a capital loss if inflation rises.

Betting on the Melbourne Cup versus investing in shares

Lucky for some: Trainer Bart Cummings and foreman Reg Fleming after Viewed won the 2008 Melbourne Cup.

Andrew Legget Australians love a punt but there are better ways to make money.

My shares are being consolidated, is that fair?

George Cochrane Financial expert George Cochrane answers readers' questions.

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Shares Race Week 3: the king of speculation surges ahead

Speculative stocks, including a junior miner, have played well for the shares race leader.

John Collett Money reader Mendy Amzalak is doing it again. He has picked two highly speculative stocks that are coming up trumps.

Tough start to the six-week Shares Race

John Collett Maca helps one tipster take an early lead.

Shares Race Week 2: Mendy's Midas touch

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

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.

It's a good time to buy Telstra shares: Marcus Padley

Marcus Padley Telstra and the banks are major income stocks and they share the same pattern of seasonal peaks and troughs over the past 20 years.

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Shares Race week 4: digging out a win

Vanessa Desloires It was a great month for share racers, as long as you held mining stocks.

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Shares Race Week 3: Stock picking gold

Vanessa Desloires Gold shines again, but its the tiny miners that have stood out this week.

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Shares Race Week 2: The cream rises to the top

Vanessa Desloires Company profit season has delivered some spectacular hits and misses, with the gap between first and last place blowing out.

A guide to selling or keeping your shares if the company is being taken over

Scott Phillips If there's a takeover bid for a company you are invested in, you don't need to sell your shares straight away.

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Shares Race Week One: Profit results heat up competition

Vanessa Desloires The busiest week yet of company profit season gave some Shares Racers a leading edge.

Motley Fool: Time to sell your bank shares

Scott Phillips Investors should take more than just a passing interest in our banks this reporting season.

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Shares Race Week 4: Luck, be a dartboard

Vanessa Desloires If there were ever a reason to believe in luck, take the dartboard's performance this shares race.

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Shares Race Week 2: The rising tide

Vanessa Desloires The racers are enjoying another buoyant week, but earnings season is about to begin.

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Shares Race Week 1: A rally for everyone

Vanessa Desloires A big rally sees our racers set for some action-packed weeks.

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Beware Yanks selling Airbnb shares in the latest scam

In days gone by, scammers would sell the Brooklyn Bridge. Now they have other tricks.

Marcus Padley If someone calls trying to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge, you'd run a mile. It's no different if they're offering Airbnb shares instead.