Share Market

The lower the yield, the higher the cost of fees

Michael Pascoe Several factors mean we shouldn't be so easily fooled about fees now – well, that's the theory.

Keep the shorting 'hyenas' in your peripheral vision

Hyenas rarely do the initial damage but once they swoop in, they can quickly become the problem.

Marcus Padley All investors and traders should keep shorting activity in their peripheral vision because it highlights stocks that have an issue.


Reshuffle of the Shares Race rankings in volatile market

The Shares Race is still anyone's game.


Why Woolies and Coles should fear Costco, not Amazon

Scott Phillips The big box retailer has big ambitions… and runs on the board.


Money reader takes lead on clean energy and livestock feed picks

Money reader John Wyatt is backing renewable energy companies.

John Collett Money reader John Wyatt has opened a decent lead in week one of the new four-week Shares Race, helped by his clean energy picks – Carnegie and Infigen.

Top Australian share funds named

There are some fund managers with a track record of outperforming the market.

John Collett It was not all that long ago that some fund managers had star status with investors.

Who's to blame when bad investments hit the wall?

Michael Pascoe Everyone has the right to be stupid and blow their savings – and then to complain bitterly about it afterwards.

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How I cheated myself out of $17m on the sharemarket

For all the talk of averages and long-term returns, most investors and traders would love to find that life-changing stock that's like winning the lottery.

Marcus Padley The best money-making opportunities require you to sit back and do absolutely nothing.


Money reader leads in year-long Shares Race

Bega is diversifying beyond cheese, buying Vegemite from Kraft.

John Collett Nine weeks into the year-long Shares Race and Money reader Rod Leonarder has a clear lead thanks to strong returns from his picks - private health insurer NIB Holdings, NAB and jobs website Seek.

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: 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.

Motley Fool: The joy of being average … and the times you should ignore it

Scott Phillips The average has a lot to offer – and to teach us – especially if we're investors.

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.