Share Market

THE MOTLEY FOOL

What to do in a market gone mad

Scott Phillips What is an investor to make of all the recent kerfuffle - and what on earth should you be doing?

HOT STOCK

Spark New Zealand delivers a haymaker for the naysayers

Spark has seen many changes with a  major rebranding.

Greg Smith The Kiwi telco has surpassed earnings growth expectations and delivered a higher dividend. But is it a good buy?

SURVIVAL GUIDE

What to do during market turmoil

No, we're not in panic mode yet.

Richard Livingston Shares in our big banks and miners have been hard hit. That makes now a good time to buy. Or does it?

Shares race: punt on Silicon Valley's 1-Page helps journalist lengthen lead

Gareth Hutchens There's something not-quite-right here. It looks like a financial journalist knows what he's doing.

HIGH FLYERS

Is Qantas set to keep on soaring?

John Collett Investors want to know if profit growth can be sustained and whether there’s more upside in share price.

Big bank shares have hidden perils

Investors in banking shares must consider a financial institution's future profitability.

Daryl Dixon Share investors have sound reasons for being concerned about participating in the current spate of new share issues.

HOT BULLION

The goldrums could be a good time to buy big

Gold enthusiasts say now is a good time to buy gold, like every other time. Economists have a different view.

Alexandra Cain As the price of the yellow metal slides to its lowest level for some time, many investors are sensing a golden opportunity.

BRICK BY BRICK

Lego sets the pace for smart investors

A re-creation of the

Dan Hyde Forget stocks, property or gold, the real place for investors to make a killing is in collectable Lego.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Great result but Telstra is like Woolies

Gaurav Sodhi Little seems capable of troubling Telstra right now. Yet as Woolies' experience warns, outsized returns are a threat.

UNDER THE RADAR

Small Caps standing tall amid market mayhem

Richard Hemming Despite the general market turmoil, some smaller stocks are performing well.

HOUSE PROUD

Are four walls still safe as houses?

Dean and Sally Lewis, with their children Bronte and Dan, have been buying and renovating houses for 25 years.

David Potts Unlike the share market, property is unlikely to plummet but will prices keep on climbing?

SHARE RACE

Racers feel market pain - but some fare better than others

Gareth Hutchens This week's market mayhem has left some - but not all - of the racers' dreams in tatters.

ASSETT CHECK

The party may be over

Daryl Dixon Market slides are bad, but a more important concern for many investors is the impact of the APRA crackdown on lending to property investors.

SNAP 'EM UP

Plenty of bargains for savvy investors

Share bargains are there for the taking if investors seize the opportunity.

John Collett Share bargains are there for the taking among the big, good quality Australian-listed companies, analysts say.

BOURIS ON MONEY

Property plans in tatters? Don't despair

Mark Bouris What do tighter lending rules mean for those who dreamt of buying an investment property?

SHARES RACE

Front-runner defies market shocker to end in the black

David Potts A rough week fails to deter our ace.

BANKING ON IT

Buyers beware in banks' stock clearance sales

The Big Four banks are having a clearance sale.

David Potts It might look tempting, but don't rush in to buy.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Is it too late to invest overseas?

Australians wanting to buy Nasdaq technology stocks may find them expensive since the fall in the Aussie dollar.

John Addis For investors looking for international exposure, the obvious question is "have I missed the boat"?

UNDER THE RADAR

Four areas to focus on this reporting season

The reaction to the Commonwealth Bank results shows you can meet expectations, but that's not enough.

Richard Hemming Growth is the key to making money on the stock market and the balance sheet is one place where you can see it.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

At last - the horrible truth about the stock market

Marcus Padley This is how how the share market really works. To the insiders, it's like a car yard.