Share Market

How to spot a property spruiker

Noel Whittaker When any asset class is booming, the predators arrive.

SHARES RACE

Tipster rides high on cannabis-stock pick

John Collett Kalkine's Hina Chowdhary has shot to the lead in week two of the four-week shares race with her original $10,000 investment in medicinal cannabis stock, AusCann, now worth $21,719.

The only way to read a stock price chart

Graham Witcomb, Intelligent Investor Scores of investors analyse charts, hoping to find a pattern telling them when to buy or sell a stock.

Should pension fund investors take profits now?

Daryl Dixon Is this as good as it gets for investors?

Don't bet the house on solving the affordability crisis

Mark Bouris We're seeing a lot of calls for solutions to the housing affordability crisis. But are the solutions as useful as they claim?

Professional investors come up trumps in Shares Race finale

John Collett The pros finish first and second in the final week of Shares Race.

The Motley Fool: the ASX rout was the fall we had to have

Scott Phillips The largest fall of 2017 isn't a surprise – or necessarily even a harbinger.

Does employee ownership make companies more successful?

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons Does it make sense to invest in companies with a high level of employee ownership?

SHARES RACE

Gold continues to shine for tipsters on back of Trump concerns

John Collett The top three places remain unchanged at the end of week two of the four-week Shares Race, as the themes of the first week continued into the second.

Market volatility not as scary as it seems

Volatility on share markets can be a reminder to make sure you are in the right super fund investment option.

Clancy Yeates With returns from super getting bumpier, it's important for members to make sure they are in the right investment option.

SHARES RACE

Shares Race returns with tipsters backing gold miners in front

Mining services companies are doing well, along with gold miners.

John Collett Tipsters with portfolios loaded up with gold miners and mining services companies have done best in the first week of the four-week Shares Race.

Trump, Brexit and super changes in the mix for 2017

Australian shares may not reproduce the bumper returns of 2016 this year.

John Collett What a year 2016 was. Britons voted to leave the European Union, Donald Trump won the US presidential election – and financial markets reacted well to these events.

Motley Fool: How to invest in a Trumpian world

Scott Phillips The rules have changed … or have they?

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Three investment lessons from Warren Buffett

Scott Phillips He's worth almost $100 billion - it pays to listen.

Women investors share their success stories

Kaye Rees (right) founder of Trading for Blondes investment club with (left to right) three other members, Leigh Montague, Sue Poon, Cheryl Moseley.

John Collett Women are increasingly building share portfolios by themselves or in groups.

The two trends that have turned reporting season into Results Roulette

Company share prices are experiencing ever-growing volatility post results announcements.

Marcus Padley There are a lot of positive write-ups about the recent results season, but don't be fooled.

Why more women should invest in the sharemarket

Scott Phillips Women, it's time for an investing revolution. Ignore those who say it's not for you.

SHARES RACE

Shares race: Chartist's satellite communications pick goes gangbusters

John Collett Richard Pritchard has stormed ahead in week one of the new four-week Shares Race.

Results season: small investors left behind as mining stocks boom

Small fry: the big stocks favoured by mums and dads have not done so well.

John Collett Many small investors have been hurt because they don't hold the resources companies.

Ethical investment up-ended by Hunter Hall turmoil

Ziggy and Leeanna Spencer were not interested in an ethical-lite option, they wanted the real deal.

John Collett Investors with more than $1 billion between them with deep-green investment manager Hunter Hall, must be wondering what to do after the shock resignation of founder Peter Hall.