Share Market

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Short term or long, whichever fits best

Marcus Padley Investors should be asking which investment is best suited to their own personal disposition, urgency, risk appetite and personality.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Building wealth for share-loving investors

Scott Phillips Here’s a way to have your cake and eat it, too.

SUPER & FUNDS

Developers paying brokers for investors’ names

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John Collett Some off-the-plan property developers are making payments to mortgage brokers in return for sales leads.

A MINER BLIP

Down times are suitable for miners

David Potts

David Potts Some insiders say mining stocks have hit the bottom and are ripe for the plucking. Others urge caution.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Sweet lessons from Nutella

The taste and ease of use of Nutella have made it an international hit.

Gaurav Sodhi Michele Ferrero ran his hugely successful business by following the maxim of doing something different and sticking at it.

MONEY'S PROPERTY SPECIAL

Pensioners' poser: nest - or divest?

Many retirees find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place once they try to downsize.

Barbara Drury The garden's too big, there's too many steps to the front door – it's time to move to somewhere smaller. So what's stopping you? Well...

ON THE CREDIT SIDE

Dividend franking gains a reprieve

Money, franking

David Potts Relax. The fact Treasury thought better of mentioning one of the major arguments against franking suggests it's not fussed either way.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Six ways for a girl to get started in investing

It's important to get your children to learn about the value of saving and investing, without scaring them off.

John Addis It's never too early to begin and these tips should help get the ball rolling.

TIP OF THE WEEK

If it's in fashion it'll leave you out of pocket

What's in fashion now can easily fall out of favour.

Michael Hutton Following the latest investment fads can cost you in the long term.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Still got some chocolate left? You're in luck

Softie: The ability to delay gratification can put you a step ahead on the investment journey.

Scott Phillips Science proves that the way you treat treats as a kid colours your approach to investment in later life.

HOT STOCK

Australian Bauxite is on a roll with development of Campbell Town mining centre

David Lennox Tasmanian operations are just the start for the aluminium ore producer.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Your bear market survival guide

 

Nathan Bell The best time to plan for a bear market is when things are going well, as they are now.

GETTING STARTED

Why an ETF suits couch potatoes

David Potts

David Potts Exchange traded funds are the first step in for the novice. I’d never leave home without one, frankly.

INSIGHT

Iron ore falls off cliff but markets keep on climbing

The ASX 200 climbing as the price of iron ore tumbles is in contrast to historical trends.

Clancy Yeates What Australia gets paid for its most valuable export has fallen off a cliff, but you wouldn't know it from looking at the share market.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

The Whack-a-Mole world of dividend stripping

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Marcus Padley The golden rule of dividend stripping is that you only ever buy a stock for a sustainable dividend.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Win from the inside track

Nathan Bell Insiders have more information about a company's prospects than outsiders.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Vintage just got a little younger

A Japanese kimono from the 1950s, selling for $250, and a Comme des Garcon's  wool pinafore designed by Junya Watanabe - price sought $420.

James Cockington Still wearing clothes from the nineties? Lucky you - fashion from this decade is in high demand.

THE 'HONEST' INVESTOR

Future of super will be in your own hands

Marcus Padley

Marcus Padley Before you know it, you'll be able to run your superannuation investments yourself.

YOUR QUESTIONS

What's my super plan now retirement looms?

Thinking of retiring? 
It pays to do your homework first.

George Cochrane I intend to retire this year and have to decide what to do with my superannuation that will complement my part aged pension.

COLLECTING

Opportunity for high-end shoppers

Archive vintage fashion store manager Ellana Powell wearing Celine Blue double satin dress, Comme Des Garcons jacket and shoes.

Stephen Crafti Investing in high quality modern designer fashion can be money well spent and some top-end secondhand stores are cornering the market.