Share Market

INNOVATION

Apps and tools to manage your money from your mobile device

Adam Courtenay Our mobile devices are becoming the go-to instruments of convenient commerce, offering something that consumers are only just beginning to come to terms with – a world of instantaneous...

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Motley Fool: Putting a price on technology

Atlassian founders Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes at the debut in New York.

Scott Phillips How an investor can value the shares of tech companies.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Motley Fool: A new day or false dawn for Myer?

Scott Phillips Department store Myer has improved its financial performance - but for how long?

WELL HEELED

The advantages of renting over home ownership

Renting might deliver more freedom and options than home ownership, especially if you hedge your bets with an investment property.

Melissa Browne Australians give lip service to wanting freedom and options, but how we're behaving with our money tells quite a different story.

BOURIS ON MONEY

Getting ahead in a low-interest rate environment

Mark Bouris The low interest rates are not welcomed by savers and retirees, but there are opportunities to maximise your returns.

INVESTMENT 101

Motley Fool: How to choose a stockbroker

Scott Phillips The three key steps to choosing a stockbroker or trading service.

Shares Race week 4: Leader scrapes a win in tough week for shares

Vanessa Desloires What threatened to be a blowout in this month's Shares Race ended up a close tussle between the top two.

SHARES RACE

Shares Race Week 2: leader plots a map to success

Vanessa Desloires There's been a shake up in the ranks this week, and one clever tipster has shot from fifth to first place on a bet in volatile small cap stocks.

NOEL WHITTAKER

High-income earners to turn to insurance bonds instead of super

Noel Whittaker As a result of the changes to superannuation announced in the budget, high-income earners will be looking for other ways to build wealth. One product springs to mind – insurance bonds.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Motley Fool: Which companies will benefit from the falling dollar

Winner: Westfield owns shopping malls overseas such as this one in London.

Scott Phillips Investors can also benefit - or lose - when the currency falls.

THE HONEST BROKER

Good investment practice means tuning out the noise and looking to the long term

Investors: don't get distracted by the short term, but stick to your knitting.

Listening to, reading and watching reactionary research, commentary and media on a 24-hour basis makes you dumber not smarter.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Why your investment portfolio may be more risky than you think

If you have a LeBron James on your team, make the most of it.

Graham Witcomb Good diversification is about reducing risks, not merely adding more stocks.

Four rules for investing in uncertain times

John Manuel Owing BHP and Rio Tinto isn't diversification, nor is owning a rental property down the road from your own home.

INVESTMENT 101

Motley Fool: compile a watchlist of companies you like and wait for opportunity

Scott Phillips If you understand a company's strategy, management and opportunity, you'll be ready to pounce when the market next throws the baby out with the bathwater.

INVESTMENT 101

Motley Fool: how to judge a company by its chiefs

Scott Phillips The best chief executives understand their business intimately… and love it.

NOEL WHITTAKER

The beauty of dividends for investors

Noel Whittaker Don't forget that it is the after-tax return of investments that counts and that is where franked dividends come into their own.

INVESTMENT 101

Motley Fool: It's not just about what a company does, but what it has

Scott Phillips In recent weeks, we've been looking at some of the attributes of a great company, on the premise that the better the business, the greater our chance of investment success.

SHARES RACE

Neck and neck in first week of a new Shares Race

Tim Handley, CEO of Latam Autos. Illustration: David Rowe

John Collett It's the first week of a new Shares Race and past achievements count for nothing.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Motley Fool: never buy from private equity

Myer's share price has never reached the IPO height.

Scott Phillips Any time you read "accepted wisdom", you should ask yourself whether that's simply code for "I just use the same tired cliches as everyone else".

Market's small fry do better than blue chips

John Collett

John Collett Despite the Australian sharemarket being dragged down by the banks and miners the market's newbie listings are flying high.