Share Market

BHP and Rio are understating profits

Gaurav Sodhi Analysts don't get it. Now that the mining boom is over, the two big miners are much more profitable than they look.

Shares Race Week 2: Mendy's Midas touch

Vanessa Desloires One Money reader has taken a seemingly unassailable lead in week two.

Motley Fool: Don't invest like Noah

Two of everything is not a wise investment strategy. Illustration: Andrew Dyson

Scott Phillips One of the biggest challenges for investors is engaging our rational brains and banishing our emotions.

Five ways to know you're a good investor

Graham Witcomb We all get lucky investing from time to time. Here's how to know whether your results are from skill or luck.

Shares Race Week 1: Money reader or master stockpicker?

Vanessa Desloires The surprise winner of the last Shares Race has set a formidable lead in the first week of a fresh contest.

Motley Fool: There's no such thing as 'smart money'

Demand from China has sent Bellamy's stock soaring, making it one of the ASX's recent success stories.

Scott Phillips The idea that there is a 'big end of town' that trades in and out of companies before you and I have a chance is a myth.

Tech-focused super product called Spaceship to target millennials

Spaceship founders Paul Bennetts, Andrew Sellen, Dave Kuhn and Kaushik Sen have raised $1.6 million from tech heavyweights.

Caitlin Fitzsimmons Software billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes is leading a who's who of the Australian technology industry in backing a new superannuation product with a technology focus aimed at millennials.

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Why Warren Buffett doesn't care that he just lost $1.9 billion

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

Scott Phillips No matter how far your portfolio has fallen in the past, you've never had a day like Warren Buffett just had.

Why big tech is the worst place for young Australians to invest right now

Chris Brycki, founder of automated investment advisor Stockspot, says the technology sector is too frothy.

Chris Brycki The launch of a new super product with a technology focus targeted at millennials has attracted attention, but caution is warranted.

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BRICKX offers fractional ownership of residential property for investors

Fractional ownership of investment property is a first for Australia

John Collett Petar Sabados wants to buy an investment property; but he needs to save the deposit.

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The investor's guide to picking stocks

The only way to achieve growth in a flat market is to pick the right stocks.

Marcus Padley Riding the market is no longer enough, the only way to make money is to pick the right stocks and know when to sell them.

My shares are being consolidated, is that fair?

George Cochrane Financial expert George Cochrane answers readers' questions.

Motley Fool: Three of the best CEOs you may not know

Scott Phillips True success or failure should really be measured only after a chief executive has been in the chair for five years or more - preferably 10.

AFR's Phil Baker opens up commanding lead

The shares race is likely to close with a clear winner, thanks to Ausdrill and Cleanaway.

John Collett It is week three of the shares race and the AFR's Phil Baker has hit a purple patch.

Seven investment ideas for high returns in a low-growth world

Higher returns can be found, if you're prepared to take on additional risk. Illustration: Karl Hilzinger

John Collett Seven investment ideas that will lift you out of the low-growth world.

Don't let impatience steal your investment returns

Scott Phillips Evolution teaches us that action beats inaction – and it's usually true, but not when it comes to investment.

Market expectations are a short-term drag for companies

The new CEO of Woolworths, Brad Banducci, on the day the company announced its 2015-2016 results.

Scott Phillips Results matter less - in the short term - than you might think.


Shares Race Week 2: The cream rises to the top

Vanessa Desloires Company profit season has delivered some spectacular hits and misses, with the gap between first and last place blowing out.

Three ways to make your tax refund last longer

Melissa Browne The average tax return is just more than $3000 but it's often frittered away.

Healthcare stocks deliver mixed results this reporting season

Dr Colin Goldschmidt, the chief executive of Sonic Healthcare, which bumped its top line by 20 per cent and its bottom line profit by a healthy 30 per cent for the year.

Scott Phillips We're all getting older, we all get sick, and the continuous improvements in technology mean medicos are finding more – and more expensive – ways to patch us up and keep us going.