Shares

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.

Ethical investment up-ended by Hunter Hall turmoil

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.

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Shares Race returns with tipsters backing gold miners in front

Mining services companies are doing well, along with gold miners.

John Collett Tipsters with portfolios loaded up with gold miners and mining services companies have done best in the first week of the four-week Shares Race.

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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.

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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.

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.

Tough start to the six-week Shares Race

John Collett Maca helps one tipster take an early lead.

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 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.

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.

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.

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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.