Share Market

SHARE RACE

Share race: Boart catapults laggard into top spot

David Potts Uncertainty about quantitative easing has gripped the market.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Wrong decisions can turn out to be right

Nathan Bell One of the great things about errors in investing is the opportunity they offer for improvement.

BUILDING WEALTH

Auction tips from those who know

Peter Cerexhe Can you win at property auctions through superior tactics? Auctioneers of fine art, livestock and office furniture offer their tips.

EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS

Find the missing pieces of your portfolio

David Potts With a single share trade you too could own some of Apple, Facebook, Google and hundreds of other global names.

MOTLEY FOOL

Your most important investment: You

 

Scott Phillips You need to save hard and invest well – but earning more can really juice your returns

SHARES RACE

Ben-ites hold off strong challenge to take out race

Richard Hughes The Ben-ites U3A investment club have narrowly won our penultimate share race of 2014.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Money lessons from the Melbourne Cup

Harness the benefits: Learn financial lessons from the Melbourne Cup.

Scott Phillips The race that stops a nation can help you improve your financial position.

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.

BOURIS ON MONEY

Getting cash to work harder

Mark Bouris You may have missed it, but on Tuesday the RBA kept interest rates on hold. Again

INSIGHT

Big banks are far from bulletproof

Clancy Yeates It's important to remember that the big four would not escape a severe economic slump unscathed.

GETTING STARTED

Ignore the banks' squeals. They can take the pain

No need to panic: So long as banks can find somebody to lend to they will be on a gravy train.

David Potts Despite their objections to the Murray inquiry there's no clear and present danger to bank profits.

Discover smart ways to buy art

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Christine Long Getting a start in buying art doesn’t have to mean having the big bucks at the ready. If you’re determined, there are ways to make it accessible.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Forget Medibank noise and use your head

Laughing all the way to the bank: Finance Minister Mathias Corman at the Medibank share float.

Scott Phillips Why the fuss? Why the rush? It's just hype. And it's all part of the marketing machine.

IPOs

Medibank a short-term shot

Good tidings: Christmas could be coming early for investors who participate in the sharemarket listing of Medibank Private.

John Collett Demand is high and if some past floats are a guide, there could be a windfall in the offing.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Healthy demand likely to buoy Medibank float

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GENERICS- medibank , medibank private

Nathan Bell It's likely to be reasonably priced and the long-term prospects are good.

GETTING STARTED

Don't rush in to Medibank float

MEDIBANK AFR PHOTOGRAPH BY GLENN HUNT 13th February 2014.
GENERICS- medibank , medibank private

David Potts Hold your horses if you're thinking about the Medibank Private float.

BIG FLOAT

Clock ticking on Medibank share offer

Take a number, but don't wait too long. You have until midnight to apply for Medibank Private shares.

John Collett You have until midnight to apply for shares in the Medibank Private float and investors who manage to snare some could be looking at an early Christmas present.

SHAREHOLDER ACTIVISM

Super funds flex their muscles on executive pay

Grey power: Small shareholders' best bet for influence is through their super funds.

John Collett When it comes to keeping companies to account, small investors have an ally in the big funds.

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.

Your bank holdings under threat

Uncertainty: Inquiry set to trigger a shakeup in the banking industry.

Daryl Dixon Decisions need to be made on the banking industry - the savings of millions of Australians are at stake.