Share Market

HOT STOCK

Oil Search on the up

David Lennox The recent result was one of the best around, but what does the future hold for this energy stock?

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Is Myer a takeover target, again?

Myer needs a cash injection if it is to smarten up its look and attract more shoppers.

John Addis Myer could be a potential opportunity at some stage. And perhaps private equity is already on to it.

GETTING AHEAD

What to do when the market gets wobbly

The sharemarket is a bit like a plate of jelly - it can get the wobbles.

David Potts There are ways to protect yourself when the market corrects apart, that is, from not being in it in the first place.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Late bloomers can flourish

Marcus Padley

Marcus Padley Post retirement, the stockmarket can be a hobby that makes money. And it's fun, too!

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Are the banks cheap yet?

Banks may not be the investment they once were.

Scott Phillips  They're the stocks we love to love, but 2015 has been tough.

More thrills and spills on the way

David Potts Shareholders tend to cling to stocks that are falling in value, and sell those that are rising.

UNDER THE RADAR

Small caps leading the innovation revolution

Technology to improve the speed and cost of producing carbon fibre gives Quickstep its big potential.

Richard Hemming Malcolm Turnbull wants our nation to be agile, innovative, and creative. Some smaller listed companies are already being just that.

GETTING AHEAD

London to a BRIC, the hottest stocks are in Asia

David Potts Whenever our market plays up sure enough there'll be a fund manager spruiking the merits of investing offshore which requires deep research and matching fees.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Should we worry about a China crash?

Festive spirit: In China, a huge shadow banking sector has financed a speculative bubble.

John Addis Chinese leaders are trying to transition from an investment to a consumption-led model. The big question is "how".

TIP OF THE WEEK

Trackers can get your finances in shape

Behaviours encouraged by your Fitbit can also be applied to your financial life.

Catherine Robson Whether its your health or your money, developing positive habits is the cornerstone of success.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

No reason to cheer end of uncertainty

Malcom Turnbull  replaced Tony Abbott at the helm.

Scott Phillips Four years, four prime ministers. What does this new 'certainty' offer?

TIP OF THE WEEK

Returns depend on asset choices

Choices, choices.

Thabojan Rasiah The way investments perform is determined by several factors, but one is far and away the most important.

ASSET CHECK

Rebound makes time for a new game

Daryl Dixon

Daryl Dixon Recent events mean smaller investors have the opportunity to rebalance their portfolios.

It’s easier to get in with the e-crowd

Global Kinetics Corporation chief executive Andrew Maxwell wears a Parkinson's KinetiGraph medical device, which helps doctors treat patients with movement disorders. GKC has used crowdfunding site OurCrowd to raise money to take the product to the American market.

Christine Long Small investors could soon find fresh ways to back new ventures.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Has Woolies passed its use-by date?

Despite Woolies' shares having  fallen by a third in about 16 months, the company could still be one to watch.

Scott Phillips Can the big grocer reclaim its crown?

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

The tip of the iceberg

A sterling-silver Longines pocket watch awarded to Clarence Petersen de la Motte  in 1916 is one of the feature items in Leonard Joel's March sale of fine jewellery.

James Cockington Interest in early Australian jewellery appears to be on the rise - especially if the piece comes with a story.

HOT STOCK

Running the rule over HUB24

James Lennon Shares in managed accounts platform provider HUB24 have undergone a complete turnaround. So is now a good time to buy?

1-Page out of the textbook shows how to beat a market meltdown

David Potts Our shares race was extended a week to give everybody another shot, but most still finished in the red.

WIPEOUT

How it feels to get burned on the stockmarket - one investor's hard-learned advice

Paul Courtney, left, has learned the hard way about what not to do when investing. He is with his son, financial adviser Andrew Courtney.

David Wilson The tumult on the share markets this week is a reminder to all investors of just how treacherous trading can be.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Relax. It wasn’t a crisis, just a correction

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Marcus Padley

Marcus Padley Last week’s market maelstrom was about growth assumptions being downgraded, nothing worse.