Share Market

What the Pokemon Go craze tells us about investment

Scott Phillips Nintendo shares soared 70 per cent after the surprise hit of Pokemon Go. What are the lessons for investors on corporate turnarounds?

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SHARES RACE

Shares Race week 4: digging out a win

Vanessa Desloires It was a great month for share racers, as long as you held mining stocks.

INVESTMENT 101

What to do when your share portfolio becomes overweight in one stock

Scott Phillips Owning too much of one share has negative side effects for your financial health, just like being physically overweight does for your health.

Time to look at other property options rather than residential

John Collett With price growth for the housing and apartment market expected to slow and possible price falls in some cities, some investors are opting for non-residential property.

ASSET ALLOCATION

You've saved your money, now what? Understanding 'asset allocation'

Kate Donnelly could be doing more to grow her savings.

John Collett Kate Donnelly has tens of thousands of dollars saved. The problem is the money is held in an online saver and a bank account earning next to nothing.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Motley Fool: Resources are on the rise, is it time to invest?

Scott Phillips There are signs the mining bust is over. Is it time to jump aboard?

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Who's the real Woolworths villain?

James Greenhalgh Do you feel sorry for Woolworths' former chief executive Grant O'Brien? You probably don't.

INVESTMENT 101

Motley Fool: The next step to a diversified portfolio

Illustration: Simon Letch

Scott Phillips For better or worse, the job of the investment adviser is to help his or her clients get the best outcomes, not to give the most rational advice.

SHARES RACE

Shares Race Week 3: Stock picking gold

Vanessa Desloires Gold shines again, but its the tiny miners that have stood out this week.

THE HONEST BROKER

Selling stocks is not 'panic': Brexit could be a tipping point for market fears

Looking at investment fundamentals to determine how to react to Brexit ignores the fact that markets are largely about sentiment.

Marcus Padley The market falls on the back of the Brexit vote have triggered an avalanche of somewhat predictable motherhood statements about why you shouldn't sell your investments.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

How the investment industry turns a small fee into a large one

Mitchell Sneddon In finance, the 'F' word is 'fees' if you're a client and 'fun' if you happen to be on the other side of the fence.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Motley Fool: there is always something to fear - but don't

If you had perfect foresight, you'd be able to pick the next Lotto numbers.

Scott Phillips Pessimism sounds smart but track record trumps all, writes Scott Phillips.

ASSET CHECK

A disappointing end to the financial year

Daryl Dixon What a difference just a week has made to the 2015-16 financial year superannuation fund returns.

Brexit gifts share bargains to local investors

Volatility on the Australian sharemarket is creating some bargains.

John Collett Volatility on sharemarkets always turns up good buying opportunities and the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave the European Union is no different.

INVESTMENT 101

Motley Fool: How to choose a managed fund

Scott Phillips The problem with managed funds is that many deliver an investment performance that beats the market - but not after fees.

Make money with the sharing economy beyond Uber and Airbnb

Joy Baines, of Annandale in inner-city Sydney, listed her Toyota Yaris on car-sharing platform Car Next Door for $6 an hour or $30 a day and it's in constant demand.

Barbara Drury The sharing economy is more than just Uber and Airbnb, there are dozens of local start-ups letting individuals sell access to their unused assets, time and skills.

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INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Three types of managed fund to avoid

Graham Witcomb There are many honest, hardworking and smart fund managers, but the industry also has its fair share of sharks.

MIND OVER MONEY

Take the long view in the wake of the Brexit vote

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons We all know markets hate uncertainty, and we saw just how much in emotional technicolour after the outcome of the "Brexit" vote became clear on Friday.

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Motley Fool: Crown's conjuring trick – the $1b press release

Crown is not magically worth more because it is being split.

Scott Phillips Want to know the best way to spot the winners when you're at the casino?

THE MOTLEY FOOL

The five-step Brexit survival guide for investors

Scott Phillips No one knows what comes next, but you can prepare.