Share Market

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

A Bonds-led recovery at Pacific Brands?

Graham Whitcomb Has PacBrands experienced the turnaround everyone's been waiting for?

INVESTING

A war chest for when the price is right

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David Potts

David Potts Warren Buffett has invested in insurer IAG and likes our banks, too. Should you follow his lead?

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Pumped up but Caltex still no star

Caltex altered profile and it paid off.

Guarav Sodhi  Caltex is a far better business than it was two years ago but still not a great one.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Ways to avoid high fees slicing into your investments

Small differences in fees over long periods can add up to a big slice of your money.

Catherine Robson The lower your investment management costs, the better your long-term returns are likely to be.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

How to kick the lights out in the new financial year

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Marcus Padley

Marcus Padley How does last year's performance colour your investment choices for the next 12 months?

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Blue chips may be safe but you need to know why you’re being sold them

While blue chips may be the safest way to go, your wallet may not thank you.

Scott Phillips Beware of brokers selling 'quality' stock - the power of incentives can be pervasive.

ON TRACK?

Pick a tracker that doesn't lose the scent

One of the first myths of index investing is that an index fund allows you to

Richard Livingston ETFs (and other index funds) are low-cost, but they're not zero-cost, and fund returns will always lag the market.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

All fired up for live steam sale

OS 5-inch guage live steam Stephenson's Rocket with matching trailer.

James Cockington An upcoming auction of some top end model trains has boys of all ages all steamed up.

INSIGHT

Savers say deposit accounts are best option

Perceived as super-safe: bank deposits topped a recent survey on wise investing.

Clancy Yeates Interest rates on bank deposits are miserable, but apparently the humble savings account is as popular as ever.

UNDER THE RADAR

Onthehouse holds on to its potential but needs a white knight

Onthehouse needs a white knight to come to its rescue.

Richard Hemming Shares in website owner and real estate services group Onthehouse have more than quadrupled since listing in August last year.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Turns out greed not that good after all

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Marcus Padley

Marcus Padley Stockbrokers' child or small European nation - the culture of easy credit has got us all into a world of trouble.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Netflix and the war for the living room

Netflix and its kin are set to upset the pie cart.

Scott Phillips In entertainment, as in most areas of business, it's the disrupters who nearly always win.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Our best resource stock sells … blood

CSL's  plasma therapies are medical necessities.

Graham Witcomb Significant economies of scale, steady growth and a clean balance sheet make CSL one of Australia's best businesses,

INVESTING

How to overcome sharemarket trading anxiety

Could a change in thinking lead to more consistent success? Maybe.

David Wilson Forget just focusing on share price, earnings and growth targets. If you want to play the sharemarket successfully, you should go deeper – strive to shift how you think.

MOTLEY FOOL

Shares: What are you really buying?

Scott Phillips Don't let the so-called ''experts'' tell you it's too hard.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Flawed model is Metcash's Achilles heel

John Addis Grocery wholesaler's shares slumped last week. Sadly, the pain is only just beginning.

UNDER THE RADAR

2B or not 2B? Questions swirl around graphite investing

Graphite is the one bright spot  in the resources market place.

Richard Hemming Investors looking at the resources market over the past four years haven't had much to cheer about with one exception - graphite.

MOTLEY FOOL

Can I still bank on my bank shares?

 

Scott Phillips As they say, the trend is your friend … until it comes to an end.

GETTING STARTED

Is this the season to think of selling?

David Potts It's where the old adage "sell in May and go away" comes from - June is the worst month for the sharemarket.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Rookies beware: top four sharemarket mistakes

Just because I can cut wood and hammer nails doesn't mean I should build a house.

Marcus Padley Having a smartphone doesn't make you an expert in the sharemarket. Here's four mistakes any rookie can make.