Share Market

MOTLEY FOOL

How to make a million in shares

Scott Phillips Three simple steps can see you hit the big time.

SHARE RACE

Club keep heads above water as rivals fall away

Alana Schetzer Just like in the race that stops the nation, those who start out in front cannot always maintain the lead.

BOURIS ON MONEY

Plan for the four ages of personal finance

Mark Bouris dinkus.

Mark Bouris The ways you structure your spending, saving and investing change as you get older.

SHARE SLIDE

The carnival is over, but it's not all gloom

The Australian dollar has fallen to a six-month low.

Daryl Dixon Just what will happen with our share market from here is far from certain.

Hot Stock

Long-life assets tie Santos to Asian energy needs

David Lennox Gas producer appears to be well positioned to participate in Asia’s growing energy requirements.

Don't get taken in by the finance industry's sleight of hand

Smoke and mirrors: When something appears too good to be true, it usually is.

Richard Livingston A good rule of thumb is 'if you don't understand a financial product then don't buy it'.

UNDER THE RADAR

Volatility provides opportunities to find value

Richard Hemming Does recent volatility provide a buying opportunity for stocks that have been sold off?

GETTING STARTED

Good news for some in dollar's decline

Which  way will it go?

Sally Patten Holiday plans might have to change if the currency continues like this.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

What Myer can learn from US retailer Nordstrom

Nathan Bell The question Myer shareholders should be asking is why are Nordstrom's sales increasing so fast while Myer's have stagnated.

BOURIS ON MONEY

Time to get stuck in to bonds

Mark Bouris Fixed interest funds – which mostly invest in government and corporate bonds – can be a conservative way to pursue above-cash returns with a modest increase in risk.

THE ECONOMY

Dollar and market locked together

The fortunes of the dollar and that of the  sharemarket are locked together.

David Potts Whether it's the chicken or the egg coming first, the fact is the dollar and the sharemarket are moving in lockstep.

HOT STOCK

Australian Bauxite gets lift from lease for Tasmanian mine

Bauxite is a key ingredient in the manufacture of aluminium.

David Lennox Production moves closer and, after a tough few years, the miner seems set for better times.

RISE OF THE ROBOTS

Is this the future face of financial advice?

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David Wilson A windup? No. According to Oxford University research, many financial advisers are likely to be replaced with robots.

SHARE RACE

Three racers' share selections make money in a falling market

David Potts Three tipsters made money despite the market falling in the first week of the new round of our shares race.

HOT STOCK

Carbine Tungsten gets ammunition from Japanese loan

Tungsten filaments are widely used in light bulbs.

David Lennox Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi has approved a A$17 million loan to develop the first stage of Australian miner's Mount Carbine project.

UNDER THE RADAR

Ride out the volatility with Kerry Stokes

Market leader: Follow Kerry Stokes's lead and ride out the volatility.

Richard Hemming Those looking to profit from this bout of volatility might think about riding the coat tails of one of Australia's richest men, Kerry Matthew Stokes.

BUYING TO LET

Patchy outlook for investors

Building wealth.

John Collett Record-low interest rates have been driving property prices higher. But borrowing won’t always be cheap and, if you’re thinking of buying to let, you will need to tread carefully.

Perpetual listed investment company float opens soon

Training session: Maxi-yacht Perpetual Loyal.

John Collett & David Potts Perpetual is seeking at least $150 million to float an investment company. John Collett & David Potts report

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Secrets of the millionaire next door

Door knocker

Scott Phillips Look past the European cars to those who are really rich.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Note the errors, omissions and cash in

Where's Banjo? This $10 note sold for $1200.

James Cockington No Banjo, no brumbies, but this $10 is worth $1220. Welcome to the world of collectable error banknotes.