Share Market

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Hero to zero; iron ore now drags chain

Nathan Bell Iron-related stocks are in trouble and the falling price of iron ore looks likely to hit the economy hard.

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.

GETTING STARTED

Lodes of reasons for silver's decline

Fair exchange: Silver seems to be very relatively cheap, compared to gold.

David Potts The prices of silver and gold were once closely entwined. Now the precious metals are going their separate ways.

ASSET CHECK

After Telstra, the gloss could be rubbing off big share buybacks

Buyback: Telestra results disappointing.

Daryl Dixon The Telstra buyback disappointed many, and serves as a timely warning for investors of the potential risks as well as the benefits of accepting seemingly attractive offers.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Invest time wisely to help your children reap the rewards

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Marcus Padley It's a subtle art talking to kids, whether about finance or life in general; it's not about telling them what to do, it's about telling them stories.

UNDER THE RADAR

Community backlash could scupper Tassal's expansion

Salmon - tasty and healthy but not necessarily a good investment.

Richard Hemming Salmon harvester Tassal has seen it's stock fall about 12 per cent in the past month.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Healthy demand likely to buoy Medibank float

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Nathan Bell It's likely to be reasonably priced and the long-term prospects are good.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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'.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

The seven deadly money sins

Bad habits: It only takes a bit of self-discipline to regain control of your financial affairs.

Scott Phillips Doing the right thing is only half the battle, you need to avoid doing the wrong things, too.

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.

BOURIS ON MONEY

Plan for the four ages of personal finance

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

YOUR QUESTIONS

What's the best way to take advantage of Telstra buyback?

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George Cochrane Should I participate in the share buyback scheme being offered by Telstra?