Share Market

CHASING YIELD

Join hunt for a plan that pays

David Potts Must rate cuts mean a pay cut? There are ways to get a better income for only slightly more risk.

MARKET MOVERS

All good, but Wednesday could change everything

David Potts - dink - dinkus

David Potts Expect stock market fireworks as US Federal Reserve chairman Janet Yellen is grilled by Congress over when rates will rise.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Easing calms nerves, soothes jitters, makes income stocks shine

Jill and Jack Citizen are not the primary beneficiaries of quantitative easing.

Marcus Padley Europe's money printing may not do much for Europe's economy but could be better news for the lowly Australian investor.

UNDER THE RADAR

Property trust builds bulwark against rising rates

Ettalong Beach Holiday Village is run by Ingenia Communities.

Richard Hemming Ingenia's aged care focus is a point of difference from its REIT peers.

How to make rate cut work for you

What to do for the best...

David Potts Should you increase your mortgage repayments, or shunt the savings into super?

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Beware the 'Helpers' who'll take your money

Changing hands: Doing many deals is likely to benefit

Scott Phillips Will all that "help'' really make you any better off?

GETTING STARTED

No golden ratio for bricks and mortar

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts Buying property used to be a sure profit-making enterprise, but economies are a-changing.

BLUE CHIPS

Investor love drives 'sexy six' to new heights

Share the love, share the profit: The big banks, Telstra and Wesfarmers offer enticing yields.

John Collett The big four banks, Telstra and Wesfarmers are all the rage, but are these companies being loved too much?

BANK WATCH

You can always bank on the banks

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts If the banks can dispense ever bigger dividends when the economy is slowing, imagine what they could do when it picks up.

SHARES RACE

Leaders put their foot on the gas as finish line approaches

Full steam ahead: is it possible we are in a raging bull market?

David Potts With the sharemarket running its longest ever winning stretch, our race's pacesetters are going gangbusters.

SHARES RACE

Share tipsters off to a flyer as market gets boost from fall in oil prices

David Potts Playing it safe gave David Potts a head start in the four week championship round of our share race.

ASSET CHECK

Greek result spells climate change

The election victory of Greece's Syriza party has placed more strain on the stability and growth prospects of the euro block.

Daryl Dixon Investor uncertainty is increasing in the wake of falling commodity prices and interest rates.

LOW RATES

Time to spread the load

If the cash rate is cut, term deposit rates will barely keep pace with inflation.

John Collett If the Reserve Bank cuts interest rates on Tuesday, savers and those living off their savings may need to reconsider their investment options.

GETTING STARTED

Oil's slide means good times for top gold producers

David Potts Most shares are dragging their heels but since late last year gold miners have been going like the clappers.

UNDER THE RADAR

Quickstep's carbon fibre manufacturing technology for military has motoring potential

Soaring opportunity: Quickstep has agreements with Lockheed Martin, the manufacturer of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

Richard Hemming One of Australia’s manufacturing success stories is defence, where some small caps are making big gains.

LOOKING FOR YIELD

Blue chips hit highs - but will run last?

Blue chips - we can't get enough of them.

John Collett Rate cut pushes Telstra, Wesfarmers and the big banks to record highs. But experts see a correction on the horizon.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Stark warning: Winter is coming, prepare for the worst

Scott Phillips As sure as night follows day, busts have followed booms since time immemorial. So are you ready for the next recession?

NUMBERS YOU NEED

Numbers you need

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John Collett 5.3 per cent

GETTING STARTED

Stick or twist? The smart move is to sit tight

Better to take the losses in order to win big when things improve.

Sally Patten If the going gets rough, investors should remember one of the key lessons from the GFC.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Predictable predictions for 2015

Time for a bit of foresight for 2015.

Marcus Padley The great thing about the stock market at the end of the year is that you can look back and see everything that you should have known.