Shares Race week 4: Leader scrapes a win in tough week for shares

Vanessa Desloires What threatened to be a blowout in this month's Shares Race ended up a close tussle between the top two.


Shares Race Week 2: leader plots a map to success

Vanessa Desloires There's been a shake up in the ranks this week, and one clever tipster has shot from fifth to first place on a bet in volatile small cap stocks.


Finance: Own airline shares? Sell them, tips Motley Fool investment advisor

Scott Phillips Qantas has done well for investors. Perhaps for not much longer.


Neck and neck in first week of a new Shares Race

Tim Handley, CEO of Latam Autos. Illustration: David Rowe

John Collett It's the first week of a new Shares Race and past achievements count for nothing.


Are volatile shares worth the pain?

Keep in mind that it's normal to have four negative years out of every 10 if you are investing in the sharemarket.

Noel Whittaker A reader asks Noel Whittaker how dividend income overcomes the volatility of shares.

Shares Race: the dartboard wins first game of 2016

The Dartboard hit a bullseye with Beach Energy this week

Vanessa Desloires At the end of the five week shares race, it was the dartboard that hit the er, bullseye.


Shares Race: Week 3

Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens gave a slapdown in central banker speak.

Gareth Hutchens The Dartboard still reigns. Richard Pritchard is still coming second. But they're the only contestants who remain in the black.


Seven steps to start investing in shares

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

James Greenhalgh Believe it or not, now is a great time to begin investing in shares.


Shares Race: Santa rally postponed as rate double whammy looms

Santa has not brought his good cheer to the sharemarket yet.

David Potts Santa has been delayed, so this year's Christmas seasonal sharemarket rally must wait another week.


Finance: How to get comfortable with investing in shares

Melissa Browne If you think investing in the sharemarket is just a form of gambling but know you should learn more about it, read on.

Are Blackmores and Bellamy's shares in a bubble?

How frothy is Blackmores' rapid rise on the scale?

David Potts Shares in Blackmores and Bellamy's Organic have made astronomical gains, prompting fears of a bubble.


Australian shares world beaters over 100 years

John Collett Australian shares have outperformed the global market over the past century, but local investors still need more exposure to international shares.


Is Lego a better investment than shares or gold?

Lego sets, like the Star Wars Millennium Falcon, can appreciate in value if kept pristine.

James Cockington Earlier this year the Daily Telegraph in the UK reported that Lego has been a better investment over the last 15 years than the stock market, gold or bank accounts.


BHP shares on the skids as the mud flies

The town of Bento Rodrigues in Brazil flooded after an iron ore mine dam burst.

David Potts BHP was struggling even before the mine disaster in Brazil and some mud, so to speak, is bound to stick.

Shares race: punt on Silicon Valley's 1-Page helps journalist lengthen lead

Gareth Hutchens There's something not-quite-right here. It looks like a financial journalist knows what he's doing.

Big bank shares have hidden perils

Investors in banking shares must consider a financial institution's future profitability.

Daryl Dixon Share investors have sound reasons for being concerned about participating in the current spate of new share issues.


Shares: What are you really buying?

Scott Phillips Don't let the so-called ''experts'' tell you it's too hard.


Can I still bank on my bank shares?


Scott Phillips As they say, the trend is your friend … until it comes to an end.


Professional investors lift their exposure to global shares

John Collett.

John Collett Professional investors are lifting their investment in overseas shares and reducing their exposure to Australian shares.


Bank shares no longer in a sweet spot

Clancy Yeates dinkus Dinkus

Clancy Yeates The bank dividend bonanza of recent years is unlikely to be repeated.