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Motley Fool: Investors should focus on the forest, not the trees

Pic: Rob Banks Tossing a 20 cent coin

Scott Phillips Overcome this investment mistake to improve your returns.

Six ways to become a better investor through entertainment

John Oliver on Last Week Tonight.

Chris Brycki The summer holidays are the best time to make good on all the New Year's resolutions you've ever made to get "better at" money and investing.

Motley Fool: The lucky country for investors


Scott Phillips Why 2017, like every other year, is shaping up to be a good one.

Five biggest mistakes people make saving for retirement

Gary Stone Saving for retirement is a multi-decade investing venture, even for those approaching retirement.

HotCopper is too hot

The HotCopper site is a sharemarket forum perhaps better known for spruiking and rampant speculation, rather than detailed research and considered views.

Alex Hughes There is as much hot air in HotCopper's share price as there is in its forums.

Rich is a state of mind, not a bank balance

Marcus Padley Look no further than the hordes of rich but miserable celebrities and Lotto winners.

Motley Fool: 2016 was a year of surprises

Investors turned on former market darlings such as Bellamy's Organic.

Scott Phillips Things that are always clear in hindsight are never clear at the time. But 2016 has really outdone itself.

The hidden danger of investing in aged care

Aged care is destined to have increasing demand, but there may be oversupply.

Graham Witcomb Favourable demand forecasts aren't enough to make money in aged care. Focus on supply.

The investment lies we tell ourselves

Scott Phillips The hardest part of investing is not the balance sheet analysis or ratio calculations. It's the way we use that information.

The outlook for the Australian economy and investors in 2017

The Australian economy will face global challenges, especially if the US changes trade policies.

Daryl Dixon Despite historic low interest rates, super funds and investors generally have fared well in 2016.


Shares Race: Galaxy Resources up 46pc, while Cre8tek nearly doubles

A Panasonic lithium-ion flexible battery that's just 0.55 millimetres thick.

Galaxy Resources, a mining company focused on lithium, has emerged as one of the strongest performers in the final Shares Race for 2016.

Bad Santa and Banqer – teaching school kids about money

Catherine Robson There is little doubt that fostering financial literacy in young people leads to more confident decision making in adulthood which in turn leads to lower stress and better outcomes.

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Motley Fool: Monopolies beware, tech is out to get you

Walmart might be many times the size of the next largest retailer in the US, but it still has well under half of the market share enjoyed by Woolies here in Australia.

Scott Phillips Complacent investors may feel the pain.

The truth about the sharemarket

There's no Smart Money, there's just competent and different levels of dumb, just like in the Jim Carrey movie Dumb and Dumber.

Marcus Padley There are a few things that you won't read in the text books about investment that you probably need to know.

Home buyers forking out fees to unqualified building inspectors

Houng Lau bought the fourth property on which she had a building report.

Linda Vergnani House hunters seeking to avoid nasty surprises should know that not all building inspections are equal.

Reshuffling of the ranks as editor widens lead

Money editor Caitlin Fitzsimmons has widened her lead in the three-week Shares Race, with her top pick now worth $16,829.

Motley Fool: Beware the Trump share rally

Scott Phillips Investors are excited about President Trump. But is the market getting ahead of itself?


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.