Shares

MOTLEY FOOL

Shares: What are you really buying?

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

MOTLEY FOOL

Can I still bank on my bank shares?

 

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

INVESTING

Professional investors lift their exposure to global shares

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

INSIGHT

Bank shares no longer in a sweet spot

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

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Using shares to top up your pension pot

Investing in the share market isn't a game of chance.

Scott Phillips If you can stomach some volatility, shares could be just the tonic your super needs.

GETTING STARTED

Rush into bonds gives shares some added shine

The Japanese are stepping up money printing.

David Potts With bonds offering ultra low and even negative yields dividend paying shares are more attractive to investors. Indispensable even.

MOTLEY FOOL

How to make a million in shares

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Scott Phillips Three simple steps can see you hit the big time.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Running scared of shares has cost the cautious

Fear factor: There is a share market theory that a loss has three times the emotional impact of a gain which attempts to explain why stocks glide gently up like a hot air balloon but can plummet like stones when they come down.

Marcus Padley The GFC has left a big scar in the public's mind and many people are now highly share averse. More fool them.

SHARES RAE

Dartboard winning the shares race with help from red-hot Alexium

David Potts Setting such a blistering pace in our shares race, the dartboard might need some of the fire-proofing that is the speciality of its top pick Alexium.

Communications

Tidy profit for DIY funds with Telstra shares

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John Collett The Telsta buy-back could be very rewarding for some shareholders.

SHARE RACE

Wall St shares' record run gives racers a big push

New surge: The market is in a sweet spot of improving growth with continued low interest rates.

David Potts A record run on Wall Street pushed our tipsters into the black for the first time with one week left of this round.

INVESTING

Low interest rates a boost to shares

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Daryl Dixon As the US sharemarket hits its straps, local shares are not proving nearly so buoyant.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Shares fall out of favour as property bubbles merrily

Flush investments: Is your money going down the drain? Think carefully about where you invest.

Marcus Padley We need something new to talk about because the current offering is hard to sell.

SHARES RACE

Shares race: dartboard takes lead in four-week race

David Potts Random picks by the dartboard were the best result after the first week of a month-long shares race.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Five steps to getting started in shares

Baby steps: Even the best businesses can stumble, but there's a lot you can do to put the odds in your favour.

Scott Phillips Investing can be daunting - but the reward is worth it.

Investing

Sit on shares and win, says pokies billionaire

James Frost Billionaire pokies king Len Ainsworth has some words of wisdom for share traders who think they can beat the market.

Shares race: Potts falters, Dartboard in pole position

David Potts He's second to last in the shares race, but David Potts sees encouraging signs in the market.

INSIGHT

Dividends put shares in a class of their own

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Clancy Yeates If you're comparing different asset classes, shares have one significant advantage at the moment: the dividends.

ASK NOEL

Get parents' help to buy shares

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Noel Whittaker I'm in Year 12 and have saved 75 per cent of my earnings for the past three years. Should I buy shares?

INVESTING

Shares crack whip in funds

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John Collett Market recoveries have made for a very good year for share-based managed funds and their investors.