Share 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.

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

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

Digging for bargains in the rubble

Nathan Bell Four filters to help you spot mining services stocks with potential.

DIVIDENDS

Bank dividends are too good to be true

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts Chasing bank dividends has been a strategy that has paid in spades.

INVESTING

Mixing it up key to success

Penny Pryor dinkus.

Penny Pryor Spread the risks, and always understand what you are investing in.

HOT STOCK

Litigation funder steps up growth

Greg Smith We regard commercial litigation funder Bentham IMF as an interesting opportunity.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Self-managed funds no walk in wonderland

John Addis Advisory websites sell self-managed super funds as tax benefit nirvana, offering the chance to ''boost your returns''.

WHERE TO INVEST

The ABC of investing

The ABCs of investing.

You didn't need the budget to tell you that you are on your own, although a reminder every now and then never goes astray.

INVESTING

Pre-flight checks: 20 essential tips for investors

Richard Evans Use these investment checklists to avoid losing money.

Money: Small stocks do's and don'ts

Nathan Bell Small stocks are better value than they've been in years, but risks remain.

Full-service brokers: we're worth every cent

Marcus Padley Try getting your personal financial issues sorted by a 20-year-old at a call centre - then you'll see why you're paying $19.95 a trade.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Do’s and don’ts when looking to small stocks

Nathan Bell The last few years have favoured the big over the nimble.

THE CHARTIST

Starbucks losing its froth

Starbucks.

Rod Myer The company has received positive press lately, but this chart shows a different picture.

SHARES RACE

From feather duster back to rooster as market slips back

The competition starts afresh with participants racing to see who can makes the best virtual pile of cash.

David Potts From feather duster last time, yours truly is rooster in the first week of our new four-week shares race.