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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.

Marginal gains: What Team Sky's success can teach us about achieving money goals

Catherine Robson How would you feel if you had set yourself a huge goal and not only achieved it, but smashed it, doing twice as well as you had planned?

Understand the risk of buying property off the plan

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Graham Hand and his wife, Deborah Solomon, bought one of the Harbour Mill apartments for their daughter, Elana. They bought the apartment off-the-plan and had the layout changed to suit the needs of Elana on November 24, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Dominic Lorrimer/Fairfax Media)

John Collett It's easy to be seduced by slick marketing but there are some things you need to know before you sign on the dotted line.

Buying into a retirement village? Beware these traps

Bina Brown Don't let the sales hype and glossy marketing blind you to the financial reality of buying into a retirement village.

Retirement special: time to sell 'safe income' stocks

Many investors turn to stocks such as Telstra for the income.

Marcus Padley Interest rates are rising globally and it's time for retirees to think about their investment strategy.

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.

What the new world order means for your hip pocket

 Trump: 'These claims are are all fabricated' (Thumbnail)

John Collett The victory of the billionaire maverick Donald Trump to become 45th President of the United States may well lead to a period of political uncertainty.

SHARES RACE

Tipsters finish the week ahead on positives of Trump victory

Investors see positives, such as President-elect Donald Trump's plan to spend big on US infrastructure.

John Collett The Australian sharemarket seesawed this week in response to the US presidential election, before leaving our tipsters generally better off as investors viewed a Trump presidency favourably.

The five things stopping you investing

Scott Phillips They're decent reasons, but don't let them stop you.

Trump threat leaves tipsters in the red

Another poor week for shares mainly as a result of US presidential election worries.

John Collett As the US presidential election draws closer, the worry that Donald Trump could win has been the main factor in sending our sharemarket from about 5300 points to 5200 points during the week. 

Making sense of the Dreamworld tragedy for investors

Queensland Police assistant commissioner Brian Codd speaks to media at Dreamworld, where four people died after a malfunction with the ''Thunder River Rapids'' at the theme park.

Scott Phillips The human cost was high, what does it mean for investors?

Governments are powerless to make housing more affordable for first-home buyers

Policies to help first-home buyers can backfire.

Noel Whittaker The catalyst for the global financial crisis was US President Bill Clinton's idea that housing should be available to everybody.

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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.

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Sharemarket heavy weather a challenge for tipsters

John Collett It has been a tough week for our tipsters given that the sharemarket went backwards.

Motley Fool: Last roll of the dice for Tatts and Tabcorp

The Tabcorp-Tatts deal is smart, but the outcome is far from guaranteed.

Scott Phillips There are no shortage of gamblers. But growth is hard to come by.

How the average person's wealth doubles from about age 30 to 40

The average person's wealth doubles from when they're in the 25-34 age bracket to a decade later.

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon The greatest wealth divide is between those just starting out, and their 35-plus, established selves. Beyond that, the growth in your bottom line is slow and steady.

Motley Fool: The lessons we haven't learnt from the GFC

The Big Short: Steve Eisman's character was portrayed by Hollywood actor Steve Carell.

Scott Phillips Watching The Big Short is a sobering experience. Here's what it can teach us.

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Mining services companies ahead while Crown falls on China arrests

John Collett Richard Hemming continues to build his lead in week two of the six-week Shares Race.

Motley Fool: why property investment is nuts right now

Rental yields are tiny right now.

Scott Phillips Owning a house might be the great Australian dream. But investors should think twice.

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